Cookies are divided into “first-party cookies” or “third-party cookies”, based on the website or domain they come from.
First-party cookies are essentially cookies set and managed by the website owner. For this type of cookies, the owner has the obligation to inform users, to collect the consent and/or to block cookies, if needed.
Third-party cookies are set by a domain which is different from the one visited by the user. For these cookies, the third party has the obligation to inform and indicate the modalities for the consent and/or the block. In this case, the website owner has only the obligation to insert, in the website, the link to the third party where these elements are available. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is regulated by the relative information we invite you to take into consideration.
Their use into users’ terminals is forbidden if users have not been properly informed and if they have not given a valid consent according to the opt-in technique
This type of cookies can in turn be grouped based on the function they perform:
Analitycs: cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on website accesses or visits. In some cases, if they are associated with other information as credentials for the access in the customer area (personal email address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited websites, downloaded contents, types of interactions, etc.)
Widgets: all those graphical components of a user interface aimed at making the user interaction with the program easier. For example, facebook, google+, twitter cookies are widgets.
Advertsing: cookies used for advertising purposes into a website. Google, Tradedoubler belong to this category.
Web beacons: code strings which allow a website to transfer or collect information through the request of a graphic image. Websites can use them for several purposes, like the analysis of website use, control and report activities on advertisement and on the customization of advertisement and contents.