A. What are cookies and how they are used
are lines of text used to perform automatic authentication, session tracking and storage of specific information regarding users accessing the server, such as favorite websites or, in the case of internet purchases, the contents of their "shopping carts".
In detail, they are small text strings sent by a server to a Web client (usually a browser) and then sent back by the client to the server (without modification) each time the client accesses the same portion of the same web domain . The term "cookie" – literally "biscuit" – derives from magic cookie, a concept known in the UNIX environment which inspired both the idea and the name of HTTP cookies.
Each domain or its portion that is visited with the browser can set cookies. Since a typical Internet page, for example that of an online newspaper, contains objects that come from many different domains and each of them can set cookies, it is normal to host many hundreds of cookies in your browser.
By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.
- of "session" which are stored on the user's computer for mere technical-functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow safe and efficient exploration of the site; they are canceled at the end of the "session" (hence the name) by closing the browser. This type of cookie avoids the use of other IT techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of users' browsing;
- "persistent" cookies that remain stored on the computer's hard drive until they expire or are canceled by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at each visit. Persistent cookies fulfill many functions in the interest of surfers (such as the use of the navigation language or the registration of the shopping cart in online purchases). However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or even for purposes of dubious lawfulness. Visitors can set their computer browser so that it accepts/rejects all cookies or displays a warning whenever a cookie is offered, in order to be able to evaluate whether to accept it or not. However, the user is enabled to change the default configuration (default) and disable cookies (i.e. block them definitively), setting the highest level of protection.
These two types of cookies (session and persistent) can in turn be
- "first party" when they are managed directly by the owner and/or manager of the website;
- "third party" when cookies are set up and managed by managers unrelated to the website visited by the user.
B. How cookies work and how to delete them
The operating modes as well as the options to limit or block cookies can be made by changing the settings of your Internet browser.
It is also possible to visit the site, in English, https://www.aboutcookies.org for information on how to manage/delete cookies based on the type of browser used.
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, refer to the device user manual.
C. List of cookies on the hotelsettenote.com website
The following table shows the websites that refer to it, associated with the cookies present.
Cookies can be session and persistent as well as third-party cookies. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same manager and are divided into the following macro categories:
- Analytics. These are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses/visits to the website. In some cases, associated with other information such as the credentials entered for access to restricted areas (your e-mail address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded contents, types of interactioncarried out, etc.).
- Widgets. This category includes all those graphic components of a user interface of a program, which has the purpose of facilitating the user's interaction with the program itself. By way of example, widgets are cookies from facebook, google+, twitter. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
- Advertising. This category includes cookies used to advertise within a site. Google, Tradedoubler fall into this category. Further information on privacy and their use can be found directly on the websites of the respective operators.
- Web beacons. This category includes code fragments that allow a website to transfer or collect information by requesting a graphic image. Websites can use them for various purposes, such as analyzing the use of websites, monitoring and reporting on advertising and personalizing advertising and content.
Information on third-party cookies
link to information
|Google (Maps)||Google Notice|
|Google (Analytics)||Google Notice|
|Google (Youtube)||Google Notice|
d. Use of Flash cookies
The website may use Adobe Flash Player to offer some multimedia content. On most computers, the program is installed by default.
In the event that some of these contents are used, Google Analytics stores additional data on the computer, also known as Flash cookies (or Local Share Objects) through which the owner is able to know the total number of times in which a certain audio/video file is opened, the number of people who use it until the end and how many people, on the other hand, close it before the end.
The Adobe website provides information on how to remove or disable Flash cookies (see https://www.adobe.com/it/privacy.html )
Please note that limiting and/or eliminating the use of this type of flash cookie can affect the functions available for applications based on Flash technology.