The cookie is a small text file that, while not collecting personal information that identifies the user, will store on the access device generic information that allows you to later use the sites more quickly and efficiently.
Cookies have specific functions, which can last throughout the session of the user or extend after the closing, persistently, according to the function for which they are intended.
Types of cookies
The cookies can be:
Necessary – usually only active during the session of the user, allowing you to identify it, are essential to the operation of the services available on the site;
Performance – active during the user session, or persistently, in order to improve the performance of the site, by analyzing the way users use it;
Functional – active during the session of the user, or persistently, in order to allow the user a more efficient and individualized navigation;
Advertising – persistently active but for a limited period of time, in order to collect user information on Internet browsing habits so that the advertisement displayed by the user matches their needs and interests.
All browsers allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies, in particular by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser, so that the user can, at any time, partially or totally disable cookies.