Cookies are small text files (letters or numbers) that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive and that allow the website server to remember your preference.
Cookies can be session cookie (they save the user’s preferences during a single session) or persistent cookies (they save the user’s preferences for some days). Cookies are stored by the browser on the device used by the user (personal computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, like web beacons, GIFs and all kinds of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be useful to collect information on the user’s behaviour.
Types of cookies
There are three main types of cookies:
- Site functionality cookies. They are essential for proper functioning of the website. Their duration is strictly limited to the work session (once the user closes the browser, they are cancelled);
- Site analytics cookies. These cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our customers use the site, to improve both its functionality and the user’s shopping experience. Although the user is anonymous, these cookies can detect if the same user browses the website in different moments.
- Customer preference cookies. They are permanent cookies, used to identify (anonymously or not) the user’s preferences in order to improve his browsing experience. These cookies remember the user’s preferences (like your language or location). Our websites do not use this kind of cookies.
redoupcycling.com also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. These cookies are also collected anonymously to monitor and improve the functionality of the website (performance cookie).
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The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on your browser the component diopt-out provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” the closing of the browser and are also available on subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are named persistent and their duration is set by the server in the moment of their creation. In some cases, the browser sets a deadline, in other cases, thei duration is unlimited.
Redoupcycling.com does not use persistent cookies.
However, browsing the pages of the website redoupcycling.com, it is possible to interact with websites which are controlled by third parties that can create or modify permanent cookies or profilation cookies.
Managing of cookies
The user can decide if accepting the cookies or not by using the settings on his browser.
Important: the total or partial deactivation of technical cookies can compromise the functionality of the website reserved to registered users. Public contents is possible also when cookies are completely deactivated.
The deactivation of third-party cookies does not affect the browsing experience.
The setting can be personalised for different websites or web applications. The most advanced websites allow to set different settings for first-part and third-part cookies.
For example, Firefox allows to access a control panel (Settings->Options->Privacy), through which it is possible to set if accepting or not the different types of cookies and removing them.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9