There are various types of cookies, but basically the main aim of a cookie is to make a Website operate more efficiently and to enable certain functions.
Cookies are used to improve the user’s all-round browsing experience. In particular:
- they make it easier to browse more efficiently from one page to another of the Website.
- They store user names and entered preferences.
- They make it possible to avoid entering the same information (such as user name and password) several times while visiting a site.
- They measure the use of services by Users, to optimize the browsing experience and the services themselves.
- They present publicity info targeted to match the user’s interests and behaviour during browsing.
There are various types of cookies. The following are the types of cookie that can be used on the Website with a description of the purpose for which they are used.
This type of cookie is necessary for the correct operation of some areas of the Website, such as the login. The cookies in this category include persistent and session cookies. Without these cookies, the Website, or some areas of it, might not operate correctly. Therefore, they are always used, no matter what the user’s preferences are. The cookies in this category are always sent from our domain.
The cookies used to trace users’ Web browsing and create profiles of their tastes, habits, choices, etc. With these cookies, advertising messages can be sent to users’ computers to match the preferences they show during their online browsing.
Cookies: Google AdWords Remarketing, Facebook Remarketing
Cookies of this type are used to gather information on the use of Websites. The Controller uses this information for statistical analysis, to improve the site and simplify its use, as well as for monitoring its correct operation. This type of cookie gathers information in anonymous form on users’ activity on the site, on how they reach the site and the pages they visit. Cookies in this category are sent by the site itself or by third party domains.
Cookies: Google Analytics, Yandex Metrica
Third-party tracking cookies
Cookies of this type are used to gather information on the use of Websites by visitors, the key words used to reach the site, the visited Websites and the origin of the traffic from which visitors arrive for marketing campaigns. The Controller can use this information to draw up reports and improve the Site. The cookies gather information in anonymous form. Cookies of this type are sent by the site itself or by third-party domains.
Cookies for the integration of third-party functions
Cookies of this type are used to integrate third-party functions on the Site (for example, forms for comments or social network icons that enable visitors to share the site’s content). Cookies in this category can be sent from the domains of partner sites or those that offer functions on the site.
The Controller does not have to request the user’s consent for technical cookies, since they are strictly necessary to provide the service.
For the other types of cookies, consent can be given by Users, according to current regulations, by means of specific configuration of the browser and software or devices that are easy and clear for Users to use. The Controller reminds Users that it is possible to modify cookie preferences at any time. It is also possible to disable cookies from the browser at any time, but this could prevent the users from using some parts of the Site.
Cookies: Facebook Like button, Google Plus’s +1 and the Twitter Button
In compliance with art. 122 sub-section 2 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, consent to use these cookies is given by the party involved by means of the individual setting they freely choose for the browser used for browsing the Website, without prejudice to the user's faculty to communicate to the data processing Controller his/her wishes regarding the data managed by means of the cookies which the browser itself has accepted.
This Website also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a Web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). In this case too these are third-party cookies gathered and managed in an anonymous manner to monitor and improve the performance of the host Website (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to gather and analyze in an anonymous form information on the behaviour of users of the Extrasound Website. This information is gathered by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for Extrasound regarding the activity of the Websites. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google’s analysis tool to monitor or gather personal ID information. Google does not link the IP address to any datum in Google’s possession or try to associate an IP address with a user’s identity. Google can also communicate this information to third parties when this is required by law or when such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
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Users can disable the action of Google Analytics in a selective manner by installing the opt-out Add-on provided by Google on their browsers. To disable the action of Google Analytics, use the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some cookies (session cookies) only remain active until the browser is closed or the logout command is given. Other cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and are available for later visits by users.
These are called persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases, an expiry date is set, in others duration is unlimited.
Users can decide whether to accept cookies or not, using their browser settings. Please note: disabling technical cookies completely or partially can compromise the functions of the Website reserved for registered users. On the contrary, public content is accessible even if cookies are completely disabled.
Disabling “third-party” cookies does not jeopardize browsing in any way.
Settings can be defined specifically for the various Websites and applications. Moreover, the best browsers allow users to define different settings for “proprietary” cookies and for those of “third parties”.
For example, with Firefox, using the menu Tools->Options ->Privacy, access is gained to a control panel where it is possible to decide whether or not to accept the various types of cookies and proceed with their removal.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9