Information on Cookies by Associazione ActionAid Switzerland
What are cookies?
Cookies are information stored on the hard drive of a user's terminal which is sent by the user's browser to a web server and which contains details on network usage. As a result, they have information about the services used, the websites visited, and the options selected when browsing the Internet. In other words, cookies are small files containing letters and numbers that are downloaded onto a user’s computer or mobile device when they visit a website. Cookies are then redirected to the original website at each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes these cookies. Cookies are useful because they enable a website to recognize the user's device.
This information is not, therefore, provided spontaneously and directly, but is a trace of the user's browsing experience.
Cookies perform various tasks and allow users to browse efficiently, remembering their preferences and, more generally, improving their experience. They can also help to ensure that the commercials shown are relevant to the user and that the marketing activities carried out are in line with the user's preferences, avoiding unwelcome promotional initiatives or those not in line with the user's needs.
While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on their terminal that are sent by different websites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), which may contain different elements (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) found on the website they are visiting.
There are different types of cookies:
Depending on the purpose for which they are used, cookies can be divided into:
Categories of cookies that we use and how users can manage them.
Cookies can be classified according to the categories in the table below. Users may give their consent or change it (if previously expressed) to accept the various types of cookies:
Functionality cookiesThe information generated by this type of cookie (including IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Anonymous IP has been activated on this website. This means that the user's IP address is first shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the USA for shortening. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how visitors use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing website operators with other services relating to website activity and internet usage in general. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/
|Type of cookie||Purpose of cookie||Source and how to block it|
|Website Essential Cookies (session and browsing)||These cookies are essential for a proper browsing and use of the functions of a website. These cookies do not collect personal information that can be used for marketing purposes or store the websites you visit. The use of these cookies (which are not permanently stored on the user's device and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary for a safe and efficient browsing of a website. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.||(direct cookies)|
|Functionality cookies||These cookies allow us to remember the user’s choices (such as username, language or geographic location) and provide them with improved and personalized features. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymized and does not keep track of the user’s browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.||(direct cookies)|
|Analytics and third-party advertising cookies|
These cookies, including cache cookies, are set up by Google Analytics and are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, including number of visitors, the websites from which they come, and the pages visited on our website. We use this information to generate reports and to improve our website; this allows us, for example, to learn about any errors that may have been detected by users and to ensure that they are able to easily find what they are looking for. In general, these cookies remain on the visitor's computer until they are deleted.
The information generated by this type of cookie (including IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Anonymous IP has been activated on this website. This means that the user's IP address is first shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the USA for shortening. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how visitors use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing website operators with other services relating to website activity and internet usage in general. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Technologies similar to cookies
Like many other websites, we use technologies similar to cookies, including local shared objects (also known as "flash cookies"), browser history analysis, browser fingerprints and pixel tags (also known as "web beacons"). These technologies provide us and our suppliers with information about how the website and its content are used by visitors and allow us to identify if the computer or device has visited our or other websites in the past.
Our servers automatically collect the user's IP address, which enables us to associate the address with the user's domain name or the domain name of their Internet Provider. We may also collect certain "clickstream data" relating to the use of the website. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about the user's computer or device, browser and operating system as well as their settings, the source page, the pages and content viewed or clicked during the visit, the timing and manner of such operations, the items downloaded, the website visited afterwards, and any search terms entered on our website or on a redirect website.
How to control or delete cookies
The user has the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. Below is some information on how to exercise this right. However, please note that if the user chooses to disable cookies, they may not be able to use the website's full functions and, if they have given consent to profiling on other occasions, the communications they receive may not be relevant to their interests. Please also note that in case the user chooses to manage cookie preferences, our cookie management tool will still set a technical cookie on the device to allow us to execute the user's preferences. The deletion or removal of cookies from the user’s device also involves the removal of cookies related to preferences; these choices must, therefore, be made again.
Cookies can be blocked using the links in the table above. Alternatively, please modify your browser’s settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your device. To do this, you must follow the instructions provided by the browser (usually found in the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" menus). Disabling a cookie or a category of cookies does not delete them from your browser. Therefore, this operation must be carried out directly in your browser.
In order to delete, disable or restore cookies on a computer, you can use the cookie configuration pages provided by any third-party content providers, or via the user's browser options.
Below is a list of instructions on how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:
For mobile devices, please refer to the following instruction manuals for mobile devices to find out how to manage cookies:
For more information about cookies, including how to view cookies that have been set on your device, how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte.
Previously set cookies
If you disable one or more cookies, we will still be able to use the information collected prior to such disabling through the preferences. However, as of that time, we will no longer use disabled cookies to collect further information.