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Based on  artt. 13 e 122 del D. Lgs. 196/2003 (“codice privacy”), and based on Provvedimento generale del Garante privacy dell’8 maggio 2014, mister Federico Zaza, – Viale Eritrea, 91 – 00199 Roma – P.IVA 10444281009 – Phone +39 3925410367 federico.zaza@gmail.com owner of treatment, gives some information to the users about cookies used on www.federicozaza.com website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a text file stored in a user’s web browser on any device they use to access a website that holds information regarding the user’s visit, such as preferences. When the user returns, the browser provides the cookie with the stored information to the site.
What cookies are used for?

Cookies are used for adjusting a website’s content to fit a user’s preferences and optimize the website. They store useful information that improve the user’s experience of a website. They are most commonly used for:

Storing login information so that a user does not need to re-login on every visit.
Recognizing the type of device a user is browsing with and any preferences applied to optimize the website specifically for the device.
Creating statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.

What types of cookies are used?

There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for a period of time specified in the cookie’s file parameters or until removed manually. When you return to a website and it requires you to login again despite previously storing your login information, it is usually because the persistent cookie expired; this helps to increase security while maintaining accessibility.

Session cookies, on the other hand, are used temporarily and expire once the website or browser is closed. They are used to track user activity on a website during a single visit. When a website requires that you verify your age or location once every visit before allowing you to view content and without requiring additional personal details, that is a session cookie at work.
Do cookies include personal data?

If there is a need for the collection of personal information, such as for creating accounts, then cookies may store personal information. However, it is required by data protection law that users are informed of the collection of personal data. This data will also be encrypted to render it inaccessible for unauthorized users.
Managing cookies

By default, browsers are configured to accept cookies. However, these settings may be changed to block cookies entirely, or to inform the user each time they are used. Detailed information about cookies and the options associated with them are available in each browsers’ settings.

You can easily remove any cookies that have been created in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are on Windows machine, here are the steps on how to use Windows Explorer to erase cookie files:

* Click on ‘Windows Explorer’
* Select the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
* Enter “cookie” into the search box field for ‘Folders and Files’
* Choose ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ drop down menu
* Click on ‘Search Now’
* Select and open the folders that are retrieved
* Click to highlight any cookie file
* Click the ‘Delete’ key to erase the cookie file

If you don’t have Windows Explorer, click the “Help” function on your “Start” button and enter “cookies” to search for information on how to locate the folder.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies.You can clear cookies, prevent cookies, delete cookies and enable cookies at your will and for differernt circumstances.If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Click on the link for your browser below to get information on how to prevent or clear cookies from being created on your particular browser.

Netscape Navigator 3.0
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Firefox 2.0+ / 3.0+ / 4.0+/8.0+
Internet Explorer 3.0
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Internet Explorer 5.0+
Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0+
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What Cookies Do to Your Devices

Cookies are browser dependent and are essentially text files that contain information your browser saves on one of this folders for some websites that do send out cookies. By themselves, cookies pose no risk since they do not contain virus in any form nor do they spy on your devices content to compromise security. They are used to make online surfing faster and easier by make the sites you’ve visited remember who you are, like remembering you IP address or passwords, along with your own preferences such as when a company recommend a book or music CD similar to what you looked for in your last visit.

But this convenience feature of having cookies can be eagerly overused when some websites use them to track you across various websites often for analytical competition purposes and thus, record you surfing behavior. In gets a bit frightening when the companies that track you are those you have never dealt with and to whom you never gave your personal information.

Older browsers like Internet Explorer 5.x or Netscape 4.x offered a limited choice in managing cookies. They just completely allow or disallow cookies so you either benefit from them or not. They can also be set to prompt you for a YES or NO response in each attempt for a site to send one. Today, newer browsers from Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera allows better degree of control in selecting which sites can or cannot send cookies.

Managing Cookies from the Latest Firefox 8.0 Browser

Just as an example of what a modern browser can do, you can specify your cookie options under Firefox 8.0 by selecting Tools -> Options -> Privacy. On the Privacy box, you can disallows websites from tracking you by checking on the “Tell web site I do not want to be tracked” under Tracking. But even if you are tracked, you can go to the linked “remove individual cooker” which opens up a new dialog box containing the websites and their respective cookie files saved by the browser. You can individually delete the cookies, search for specific cookie or just delete all of the with one click.

Managing Flash cookies

As browser cookies generally make it faster and easier for you to access sites the next time around, the same benefit can be had with Flash cookies. Deleting them may require you to re-enter verification information in sites that do the next time you visit the same site. Bur just like any cookie, you can delete Flash cookies for security or technical reasons since flash cookers do tend to slow down your browser. Here’s what you can do:

* Visit the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player. You will be taken to the Adobe website.
* The Adobe site lists the websites with the cookies in your browser.
* Click delete opposite the website where you want the cookies deleted. More on removing flash cookies here.