Use of cookies stores information in small text files on your computer. These files are called cookies.

There are several types of cookies, and you can specify whether the computer can save all kinds of cookies, some types or none. If you do not accept any cookies, you may not be able to view some Web sites and take advantage of customization features (such as for viewing local news, weather reports or stock quotes).

A cookie is a file created by an Internet site in order to save the system information, such preferences expressed by the user when browsing the site. If, for example, the user performs a search on a flight schedule at an airline’s Web site, the site can create a cookie that contains the user’s route. Or the cookie can contain a record of the pages you visit within the site. This information will be used by the site to customize the display that will be presented to the user at the next visit.

Cookies may also be stored in the personal identity information. The personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify or contact a person, such as name, email address, home or office address or phone number. In any case, a Web site can access only the information provided by the user personally. For example, the site can not detect the e-mail address, unless you do not provide directly or can access other information in the user’s computer.

The cookie stored on your computer can be read only by the website that created them, the files containing them are in fact the name consists of the URL of the Web site that created them.

Cookies and temporary cookies

A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer after you close your browser and may be read by the website that created the next visit of the site by you.

A temporary cookie is stored only for the duration of the current session and is removed from the computer at the end of the session: this closure can be caused by a specific command, by closing the browser or by the use of a URL different from that of the site It generated the cookie.

Cookies from first-party and third-party

The first-party cookies are created by the website you are viewing, or sent to it, and are typically used to store information such as user preferences that are visiting the site.

The third-party cookies are cookies created by a Web site other than the one shown, or sent to it. The third-party Web sites usually provide some content of the Web site appears. For example, many sites use advertising from third-party Web sites that, in turn, may use cookies. Cookies of this type are typically used to track the use of a Web page by the user for advertising or marketing. The third-party cookies can be permanent or temporary.

Some cookies are potentially dangerous because they can allow access to personal information that could be used for ulterior purposes without your consent.

For more information on third-party cookies and their management can refer to this page:

Configuring the browser

Browsers can be configured to control the arrival of cookies, generally the configuration option to disable the arrival of cookies is related to privacy management.