as specified in the banner, the site uses “cookies” and other technologies to ensure that all users have a browsing experience as pleasant and efficient as possible.
What is a “cookie”?
The “cookie” is a small text file that is usually saved in the browser of the computer, tablet, or smartphone used to browse the internet by the connected user.
Thanks to cookies, the server sends information that will be re-read and updated every time the user returns to that site. In this way, the website can automatically adapt to the user, improving the browsing experience.
You can find more information about cookies, including how you can understand what cookies have set on your device and how you can manage and delete them, by accessing the following link: www.allaboutcookies.org.
What are cookies used for
Cookies are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, session monitoring, storage of information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, storage of preferences, or to facilitate the use of online content, such as to keep trace of items in a shopping cart or information for filling in an IT form, etc. .; but they can also be used to profile the user, that is to “observe” their behavior, for example in order to send targeted advertising, measure the effectiveness of the advertising message and adopt consequent commercial strategies. In this case we are talking about profiling cookies.
The same result can also be achieved by means of other tracking tools or techniques, including fingerprinting.
Classification of cookies
Based on the subject that issues them, “cookies” can be classified into:
- “ first party cookies “: such is the “cookie” that is saved (“made to save”) in the user’s browser upon instruction of the site visited by the user;
- “ third party cookies “: such is the “cookie” that is saved (“saved”) in the user’s browser on instructions from other sites.
Based on the time spent on the user’s device and based on their life cycle, “cookies” can be further classified into:
- “ session cookies “: they are removed when the user closes the browser and therefore have an extremely limited duration;
- “ persistent cookies “: they are saved over a long period of time. However, this type of “cookie” has an expiration date. “Permanent cookies” allow websites to remember information and settings on subsequent visits by the user, thus making navigation more practical, quick, and efficient.
Based on their intended use, “cookies” are further classified into:
- “ technical cookies “: they are used to support navigation or to provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner.
- “ profiling cookies “: they are aimed at creating profiles relating to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net.
- “ analytics cookies “: (provision of 8 May 2014 and Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools of 10 June 2021). The Guarantor has specified that they can be assimilated to technical cookies if used for the purpose of optimizing the site directly by the owner of the site, who can collect statistical information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site.
If the processing of these statistical analyses is entrusted to third parties, the user data must be minimized in advance and cannot be combined with other processing or transmitted to other third parties. Under these conditions, the same rules apply to analytics cookies, in terms of information and consent, provided for technical cookies.
By way of exception, it is however allowed both to the first party that does it on its own and to the third party acting on the mandate of the first, the production of statistics with data relating to multiple domains, websites or apps attributable to the same owner or business group.
- “targeting cookie”: they can be connected to services provided by third parties such as the “like” button of social media or the targeted advertising campaigns developed by third parties that provide services and in exchange report that the user has visited the company site or for remarketing actions.
Which “cookies” does the site use?
- technical cookies: are essential to navigate the site using all its features. Without these cookies it would not be possible to provide the requested services. These cookies do not collect information to be used for commercial purposes.
Request for consent
User consent is not required for the installation of technical and analytics cookies, while it is always necessary to provide information (Article 13 of the 2016/679 EU Regulation).
Profiling cookies or other tracking tools, on the other hand, can only be used if the user has given his consent after being informed in a simplified manner.
Duration of cookies
Cookies have a duration dictated by the expiration date (or by a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation.
By way of example, we list below some cookies on the site; the list is indicative and NOT exhaustive:
|Nome del Cookie||Fornitore||Tipo||Durata/scadenza|
|map_accepted_all_cookie_policy||Postalcoop.it||connection to the same site||about six months|
|map_cookie_33||Postalcoop.it||connection to the same site||about six months|
Can “cookies” be avoided?
Surely. Each user, if desired, can deactivate them. Each browser has its own way to limit or disable cookies. Here are some links where you can find information to change your browser settings:
- Google Chrome: chrome://settings/cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: about:preferences#privacy
- Microsoft Edge: edge://settings/content/cookies?search=cookie
In any case, for those who do not want to know about “cookies”, the simplest thing to do is to use the “incognito browsing mode “.
If there is any part of this information that is unclear to you, or you simply want to have clarifications on what you have read, you can write us an email at the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
 The device fingerprint, the machine fingerprint or the browser fingerprint are information collected on a remote processing device for identification purposes. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are disabled.