What are cookies and what they are for

Almost all websites use cookies. A cookie is a small file that saves Internet settings and download the browser during the first access on the website. The next time the user returns to the site using the same device, the browser checks the presence of a related cookies (that contains the name of the site) and uses the data within the cookie to be sent back to the site. This allows sites to recognize the browser and, in some circumstances, to vary the content shown depending on the case.

The advantages of cookies

Some cookies are useful for easier navigation when a user visits a website already consulted earlier. If you use the same device and the same browser, cookies may as remembering user preferences, and make the most relevant content on the screen to its interests and its needs.

The types of cookies

There are 4 main types of cookies generally used on the websites:

strictly necessary Cookies : These cookies are essential in order to allow you to navigate on a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some services (like selecting a product to buy it) may not be included.

functional Cookies: These cookies allow a website to remember the choices you made earlier (such as user name, preferred language or region where you are) and provide advanced or customized functionality. For example, they can be used to remember information about your account and your personal preferences, or to provide the services you have asked how to evaluate an opinion or share content via social media. The information collected by these cookies can be made anonymous, preventing the tracking of your business on the web.

Performance Cookies: these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages appear more often and if you see error messages. These cookies do not collect information that helps to identify the users. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and users therefore remain anonymous. The information is used only to improve the functioning of a website.

targeted advertising Cookies: These cookies are used to display more relevant advertisements and more in line with your interests. They are also used to limit the number of views of an ad and help to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies remember that you visited a website and this information is shared with other companies such as publishers and advertisers.

You can find more information about cookies on this page www.allaboutcookies.org and in this www.youronlinechoices.com

The cookies we use on this site

None of the cookies used on this web site collects information that personally identifies you.
No personal data is saved. Therefore the cookies we use are not attributable to a specific person and therefore not attributable to you. In no time you can bring your personal data to the identification number and in no time you will try to do it. Your name, your IP address and similar data that could identify you personally, will never be used. Based on the cookie technology only we receive information in the form of a pseudonym, for example regarding what pages of our online website are the most visited.
Stephen Castles and third parts listed below may set and access any of the following cookies when you visit our site or third-party site with whom we work.
The purpose of these cookies is indicated for each of them:

Facebook Social Plug-ins, functional cookies
It allows sharing on Facebook of the page you’re visiting
Details: http://www.facebook.com/

Google+, functional cookies
Allows sharing of the Google+ page you’re on
Details: http://www.google.com/

Google Analytics, Performance
It allows us to collect data regarding the use of our website
Details: https://developers.google.com/

Twitter Button, functional
It allows sharing on Twitter of the page you’re visiting
Details: http://twitter.com/privacy

Acceptance of this policy

By accepting this Cookie Policy you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the practices described in this page.
If you prefer not to accept it, we encourage you to set up your web browser appropriately or not to use our site. We remind you that if the browser does not accept cookies, it is possible that you no longer able to access or use all features of the site.

How to control and delete cookies

The majority of Internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically.
However, you have the option, at any time, reset your browser to accept all cookies, only some, or to reject them, disabling their use by sites. You can also set your browser preferences so as to be notified each time a cookie is stored in your computer’s memory.
At the end of each browsing session, you can delete cookies from your hard disk collection.

To manage and / or delete cookies

You can refer to:

http://it.wikihow.com/Cancellare-i-Cookie-del-tuo- browser-Internet
http://www.aboutcookies.org