a. What they are and how cookies are used
Cookies are text strings sent by a web server (for example, the site) to the user’s Internet browser, which is automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically sent back to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site.
By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
“session” that are stored on the user’s computer for mere technical and functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) with the closing of the browser. This type of cookie avoids the use of other technologies that could compromise the privacy of users’ browsing;
“Persistent” that remain stored on your computer’s hard drive until their expiration or cancellation by users / visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies satisfy many functions in the interest of surfers (such as the use of the navigation language or the registration of the shopping cart in online purchases.) However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or even For purposes of dubious lawfulness Visitors may set their computer’s browser in such a way that it accepts / refuses all cookies or displays a warning every time a cookie is proposed, in order to evaluate whether or not to accept it. user is enabled, however, to change the default configuration (default) and disable cookies (ie block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
These two types of cookies (session and persistent) can in turn be
of “first part” when they are directly managed by the owner and / or manager of the website
“third party” when cookies are set up and managed by managers unrelated to the website visited by the user.
b. How cookies work and how they are deleted
The operating modes as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies can be made by changing the settings of your Internet browser.
You can also visit the site, in English, www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to manage / delete cookies based on the type of browser used.
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet, it is necessary to refer to the user manual of the device.
For more info, please also refer to the excellent Google guide: https://www.cookiechoices.org/
c. List of cookies on the so4blog.com website
As reported under a), cookies can be in addition to session and persistent even third-party cookies. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same manager and are divided into the following macro-categories:
- Analitycs. These cookies are used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses / visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password), can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions made, etc.).
By way of example, Google Inc. for aggregate statistical information, useful for evaluating the use of the website and the activities carried out by the visitor, stores the information collected by the cookie, on servers that may be located in the United States or in other countries. Google reserves the right to transfer the information collected with its cookie to third parties where this is required by law or where the third party processes information on its behalf. Google makes sure that you do not associate the user’s IP address with any other data held in order to obtain a more detailed user profile. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
- Widgets. This category includes all the graphic components of a user interface of a program, whose purpose is to facilitate the user in interacting with the program itself. By way of example, the cookies of facebook, google +, twitter are widgets. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
- Web beacons. This category includes the code fragments that allow a website to transfer or collect information by requesting a graphic image. Web sites can use them for different purposes, such as the analysis of the use of websites, control activities and reporting on advertising and the personalization of advertising and content.
The blog uses Google Analytics ANONYMIZED: analytics cookies are considered technical if used only for optimization purposes and if users’ IPs are kept anonymous. We inform the user that this site uses the free service of Google Analytics.
Recall that the data are used only to have the data of the most visited pages, the number of visitors, aggregate data of visits by operating system, browser, etc. These parameters are stored on Google servers that govern their privacy according to these guidelines.
The code used to make IPs anonymous with Google Analytics is as follows: ga (‘set’, ‘anonymizeIp’, true);
Interaction with social networks and external platforms
Like button and Facebook social widgets, Instagram button and Instagram social widgets. They use: cookies and usage data.
Like button and Facebook social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)
The “Like” button and Facebook social widgets are services of interaction with the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook, Inc.
Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.
Cookies In Use on This Site
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.