What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text string sent by a web server (for example, the website) to the user’s Internet browser, which automatically saves it on the user’s computer and automatically sends it back to the server each time the website is accessed. Each cookie contains different data such as, for example, the name of the server it comes from, a numeric identifier, etc. Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of the session (i.e. until the browser used for web navigation is closed) or for longer periods and may contain a unique identifier code. By default, almost all web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. However, each web browser allows cookies to be restricted and deleted (for more information refer to the section in this information notice on “How to enable, disable or delete cookies”). Remember, however, that disabling or deleting cookies may impede the optimum use of some areas of the website or compromise the use of services requiring authentication.
Types of cookie used by CRIF D&B
This website uses the following categories of cookie:
- Technical cookies: technical cookies are those used solely for the purposes of sending a communication on an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the service provider of the information company to provide a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user. These can be divided into: navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website, analytics cookies, treated as technical cookies where used directly by the website manager to gather information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the website and functionality cookies, which enable the user to navigate based on a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service provided to the user.
- Third-party cookies: these are set by a website other than the one the user is actually visiting. While navigating the website, the user may also receive cookies sent from other websites or web servers (so called "third parties"), which may contain certain elements (including, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages from other domains) present on the website the user is visiting.
Links to third-party cookies
Analytics cookies: analytics and cache cookies are set by Google Analytics and are used to collect information on the way in which visitors use the website, including the number of visitors, how visitors arrived at the website, and the pages visited on our website. In this case, the information generated by the cookie about the use of the website is transmitted to Google Inc. and stored on its servers. These data recipients use this information for the purpose of producing reports on the website activities, intended for the organization or for parties appointed by it. You can refuse to provide navigation data by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser.
How to enable, disable or delete cookies
By default, almost all web browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. These can be restricted or blocked through the browser settings. If you prefer websites not to save certain cookies on your computer, you can set up the browser so that you receive a notification prior to saving each cookie. Alternatively, you can set up your browser to reject all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete all cookies already on the system. It is important to underline that the settings must be changed separately for each browser and each computer. Blocking cookies does not block advertising. These will simply no longer be customized on the basis of your interests and will be sent more frequently. Settings are changed differently for each browser. If necessary, use the browser Help function to define the correct settings.