This document contains the following information:
What are cookies
Types of cookies.
Third party cookies.
Privacy and Security on Cookies.
Other threats based on Cookies.
Cookies on the Tonelli Leather website.
1. What are Cookies.
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to the device (usually to the browser). They are stored in the corresponding browser folder while the user is intent on visiting a website, to then be retransmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits. They are used for the purpose of improving navigation, (the http protocol is stateless and cannot “remember” the authenticated user browsing the pages), saving user preferences already entered (username, password, etc.), tracking the tastes and preferences of the user allowing to manage the presence or otherwise of targeted marketing initiatives or the provision of services related to the activity of the Owner such as newsletters, dem, etc. If there are restrictions on their use, these will certainly have effects on the user’s status during the consultation. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could cause an incomplete use of the services offered by the web application.
2. Types of Cookies.
Session cookies are temporary cookies, which are limited to “existing” for the entire duration of the user’s use session; when the browser is closed, these Cookies are deleted. They are generally used to identify users when they access a site, to remember the user and his preferences when switching between the pages of the site, to provide specific information previously collected. The most common example of this functionality is the shopping cart functionality of an e-commerce site. For example, when you visit a page of a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers the selection so that in a virtual shopping cart the elements remain selected when you are ready for the checkout operation. Without session cookies, if the user clicked on checkout, the new page could not recognize the activities passed on the previous pages and the cart would always be empty.
Persistent cookies remain active even after closing the browser and help sites remember user data and settings for later consultation. This allows faster and more convenient access in terms of time since it is not necessary to log in again. In addition to authentication, other website features are made possible and include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, bookmarks or favorites and many more. During the visit, the user selects their preferences and they will be remembered through the use of the persistent cookie during the next visit.
3. Third party cookies.
There are various types of cookies, some of which are defined by third parties. They are used, for example, by the site which the visitor first chose and which contains advertisements from another third party server or website. Operationally, the browser collects information fed from different sources so that all elements are displayed on the same page, thus creating a cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All these cookies can be removed directly from the browser settings or it is possible to block their creation. In the latter case, some site services may not work as expected and it may not be possible to access or even not having the associated Cookie anymore, to lose user preferences: in this way the information would be displayed in the wrong local form or could not be available.
Web Beacon: also called “tracking pixel”, “1 × 1 gif”, “single pixel gif”, “pixel tag” or “action tag” are graphic images, which generally do not exceed the dimensions of 1 pixel x 1 pixels that are used for the purpose of collecting anonymous information on how users use a site and to offer personalized content. They also allow to identify the types of browsers and the words entered in the search engines by the visitors used to reach the site. The Web Beacons present in e-mail communications let you know if a user has received, opened or clicked on the links provided with the e-mail received.
Flash cookies or Local shared objects (LSOs): websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages, to store some information on the device. As for HTTP cookies, local shared objects can be used by websites to collect information on the paths taken by users regarding navigation between websites. Online banks and advertisers can use shared local objects for monitoring purposes.
Functionality Cookies: they are markers that remember user choices and therefore automate some procedures or allow user experience to be customized (e.g. allow not to display overlay advertising banners).
Google Analytics: is a service offered by Google Inc. that generates detailed statistics on a website’s traffic and traffic sources. It is the most used statistics service. Google Analytics can monitor visitors from all external links to the site, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and reference sites. It also displays advertising, pay-per-click, email marketing and links within PDF documents.
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Google AdSense: is a program managed by Google Inc. that allows advertisers in the Google network to publish advertisements on their website by earning based on the number of advertisements displayed or clicks made on them.
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4. Privacy and security on Cookies.
Cookies are not viruses, they are only text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor executed in memory. As a result, they cannot duplicate themselves, spread to other networks to be replicated again. Since they cannot perform these functions, they do not fall under the standard definition of viruses. However, cookies can be used for malicious purposes. Since thanks to them information about preferences, the history of a user’s actions, specific browsing between multiple sites are stored, Cookies can be used to act as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are well aware of this problem and routinely report Cookies as possible threats.
As for Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customize the Flash Player settings related to their management. To access the various adjustments offered, it is instead necessary to access any web page containing the created creativity, click on it with the right mouse button, choose the Global Settings option then click on the General Settings Panel link. Alternatively, you can visit the page directly:
It is good to remember that if you delete Flash Cookies or completely disable their storage, some websites may no longer operate as expected. Flash Cookies can be used, for example, to force a new creation of a traditional HTTP Cookie containing the information that it previously hosted.
5. Other threats based on cookies.
Since Cookies are transmitted between the browser and the website, an attacker or an unauthorized person could intercept the transmission of data and information relating to them. Although relatively rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the site using for example an unsecured WI-FI network. Other attacks based on Cookies involve server settings. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted connections (e.g. https), attackers could exploit this vulnerability to deceive visitors by sending them personal information through unsafe channels. Attackers then hijack personal data for unauthorized processing purposes.
6. Cookies on the Tonelli Leather website.
The responsible and ethical policy with which Tonelli Leather deals with aspects relating to Privacy is to include clear descriptions of how Cookies are distributed on the tonellileather.com website. Most browsers have implemented the privacy setting functionality which provides different levels of cookie acceptance, expiration and deletion after a user has visited a certain site. It is our intention to be transparent regarding the conditions and purposes of the use that Tonelli Leather makes of Cookies and other technologies.
In line with the standard practices of many websites, the Tonelli Leather website, tonellileather.com, could install on the computer used by the user and access Cookies, Web Beacons, Flash Cookies and other technologies. By using the Tonelli Leather website tonellileather.com, the user accepts the use of them.
If you do not want to use the features that cookies offer, you can remove or disable cookies from different browsers:
– Google Chrome
– Apple Safari
– Mozilla Firefoz
– Windows Internet Explorer
For more information on the law decree, you can consult the provision of the privacy guarantor at the address: www.garanteprivacy.it