Information about Cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are lines of text stored in small files sent from a website to a web browser used for online browsing from a fixed or mobile device.
They are stored on the computer's hard disk and allow the website to recognise users and store specific information about them to enable or improve the service offered.
They are often useful and even essential as in home banking or e-commerce where they make browsing easier or more secure.
There are different types of cookie. Some are needed to use the Website and others have different purposes such as guaranteeing internal security, performing system administration tasks and statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the Website are more relevant to users or offering a personalised experience on the Website.
Technical cookies are ones used for carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide the service.
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or operator.
They can be divided into browsing or session cookies which allow users to browse and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or verify their identity in order to access reserved areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies, which are used by the website to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website; functional cookies, which allow users to browse according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products chosen for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
Another group of cookies consists of profiling cookies which are used to track user browsing and create profiles on preferences, habits, choices, etc.
They are usually used by large portals such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ebay. For example:
Google Adsense states that it uses profiling cookies; Facebook states that it also uses profiling cookies through external sites that integrate its services; Twitter states that it also uses profiling cookies through external sites that integrate its services.
They potentially invade privacy since they are used to transmit advertising messages to the user's terminal with preferences already expressed by the user during online browsing.
Types of cookies used
The website www.generalecostruzioniferroviarie.com uses only technical cookies, both first-party and third-party, and does not use profiling cookies. The above refers to both the user's computer and any other device the user can use to access the Website. You can disable the reception of cookies from your own browsers. However, it should be noted that disabling cookies may limit the ability to use the Website and prevent you from making full use of the functions and services on the Website.
To decide which cookies to accept and which to refuse, a description of the technical cookies used on the Website is included below.
First-party cookies (i.e. cookies that belong to the website of the editor who created them) are set by the website visited by the user whose address appears in the URL window. By using these cookies, the website can work efficiently and the behavioural models of its visitors can be tracked.
Third-party cookies are set from a different domain from the one visited by the user. When a user visits a website and a different company sends information through that website, these cookies are third-party cookies.
Persistent cookies are stored on the user's device between browser sessions and allow the website to remember preferences and user actions on the website. They can be used for different purposes, e.g. to remember preferences and choices when using the Website.
These cookies are strictly necessary for Website operation. Without the use of these cookies, some parts of the Website may not work. They include, for example, cookies that enable access to protected areas of the Website. These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be disabled.
These cookies are used to identify a user that returns to the Website. They can be used to customise content and remember preferences (for example, the selected language or the country). These cookies do not collect information that can identify the user. All collected information is anonymous.
Cookies for sharing on Social Networks
These cookies facilitate the sharing of website content through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To consult the respective privacy and cookies policies, you can visit the websites of the social networks.
For Facebook and Twitter, users can visit https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies and https://twitter.com/privacy .
How to change cookie settings
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can usually change these settings to disable this function. You can block all types of cookies, or accept to receive some and disable others.
The "Options" or "Favourites" section in the menu of each browser can be used to avoid receiving cookies and other user tracking technologies as well as to receive notification when these technologies are used.
For more information:
- Disabling cookies on Firefox
- Disabling cookies on Chrome
- Disabling cookies on Internet Explorer
- Disabling cookies on Safari
- Disabling cookies on Opera
Disabling cookies from a mobile device:
For more information on cookies and managing cookie preferences (first- and/or third-party), we recommend visiting the platform www.youronlinechoices.com
However, remember that disabling browsing or functional cookies may affect the functioning of the Website and/or limit the service offered.