Cookies are short snippets of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (browser) to be re-used during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance Days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, from the single browser on the specific device you are using (computers, tablets, smartphones).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behavior and usage of services.
In the following, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookies”.
Types of cookies
Cookies strictly necessary: These are essential cookies for the proper functioning of WordPress sites and are used to manage login and access to the site’s private functions. The duration of cookies is 30 days to recognize, for such a limited period of time, the visitor’s computer – through an alpha-numeric code generated at the first access session – to reproduce the test result of the user. Their deactivation compromises the use of accessible login services. The public part of the site remains normally usable.
Analysis and Performance Cookies: These cookies are used to collect and analyze traffic and use the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect whether the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor your system and improve its performance and usability. Disabling such cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
Third party cookies
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) or from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly from the above sites and integrated into the site of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is to share social networking content.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, here are the web addresses of various information and how to manage cookies.
Facebook Informative: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): Log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter informative: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
LinkedIn (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ info: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/managing/
WordPress sites also include some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Again, this is third-party cookies that are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of your site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze in anonymous form information about the behavior of WordPress websites (including the user’s IP address). This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google Analysis Tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google or attempts to link an IP address to a user’s identity. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties refer the above information to Google.
For more information, please refer to the following link:
The user can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable Google Analytics action, please refer to the following link:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active until the browser closes or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” at the end of the browser and are also available on subsequent visits of the user.
These cookies are said to be persistent and their duration is fixed by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings.
Warning: total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of site features reserved for registered users. Conversely, the accessibility of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be specifically defined for different sites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third-party” cookies.
By way of example, in Firefox, through the Tools-> Options -> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can decide whether to accept or not the different types of cookies and to remove them.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9