Cookie

4+3 websites use cookies and similar technologies to ensure the proper functioning of procedures and improve the experience of using online applications. This document provides detailed information about cookies and similar technologies, on how they are used, and on how to manage them.

Definitions

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences from a single browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behaviour and use of services.
Later in this document we shall refer to all cookies and similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.

Types of cookies

Depending on the characteristics and use of cookies, we may distinguish between different categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies . These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website. The duration of the cookies is strictly limited to the working session (when the browser is closed, they are deleted).
  • Analytical and performance cookies. These cookies are used anonymously to collect and analyse site traffic and site use. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. These cookies may be deactivated without any loss of functionality.
  • Profile cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience. Our sites do not use cookies of this type.

Google Analytics

quattropiutre.it also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These are also third-party cookies that are anonymously collected and managed to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymously the information on the behaviour of the usage of quattropiutre.it (including your IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for operators of 4+3 concerning activities on the websites themselves. This site neither uses nor permits any third parties to use Google Analytics to monitor or collect any personal identification information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google or seek to link an IP address to the identity of a user. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or if third parties process the aforementioned information on Google’s behalf.
For further information, please refer to the link below:The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing theopt-out component on their browser. To disable Google Analytics, please visit the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Duration of cookies

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser  is closed or the logout command is carried out. Other cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and are also available for future visits.
These cookies are called persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases, a deadline is set. In other cases, the duration is unlimited.
quattropiutre.it does not use persistent cookies.
However, when browsing the website pages, you can interact with sites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.

Management of cookies

The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.
Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. Nonetheless, public contents can still be used when cookies are completely disabled.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not affect the browsing experience in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to determine different settings for “proprietary” cookies and those of “third parties”.
For example, under the Tools -> Options -> Privacy menu in Firefox, you can access a control panel and specify whether you want to accept certain cookies or even remove them.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html