What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file sent by a website to your browser and saved on your personal computer when you are surfing the net. Not only do cookies improve website performance, but they also give information to the website owners.
What kind of cookies do we use? For which purposes do we use them?
These kinds of cookies are basic for proper website use since they allow people to surf the website and use the main features.
These cookies allow the user to be recognized by the website when you visit it. These kinds of cookies are not essential for the website, but they improve the quality of the “surfing experience.”
These cookies are used by Google Analytics for statistical analysis on how users navigate the site through computers or mobile applications, tracking the number of pages visited and the number of clicks made on a page while browsing a website. The results of this analysis are collected anonymously and exclusively for statistical purposes. I use this information to make the site more efficient and to monitor the level of activity on my site.
Cookies for content sharing on social networks (by third parties)
These cookies allow users to share pages and contents through social networks and other platforms. They help you to simplify access to social networks. In some pages I have embedded content from Youtube and Slideshare. These platforms use their own cookies to recognize you and save data on their servers, which can be located outside the EU. I don’t have any agreements with these services, so I cannot control how they use this data. You can read their privacy policies to find out more.
Keep in mind that if you don’t allow these third party cookies you might not be able to properly see the embedded content.
How can I disable cookies?
Most browsers are configured to accept cookies and to disable them through the browser settings panel. Disabling certain cookies can hinder navigation or cause the website to malfunction. Moreover, it can restrict the service quality.
If you need to learn how you can change cookie settings, here are some resources:
For other browsers check their technical documentation.
To disable analytics cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting information, you can download the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.