Cookies Use Information 

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This document provides detailed information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used on www.elss-project.eu, and how to handle them.


Definitions

Cookies are short snippets of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored on the basis of user preferences, from the single browser on the specific device you are using (computers, tablets, smartphones). Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behavior and usage of services.


Types of cookies

Depending on the characteristics and the use of cookies we can distinguish different categories:
• Cookies strictly needed. These cookies are essential to accomplish user-requested tasks. For example, to store information provided by the user while browsing the site or managing the status of "login" during the visit.
• Analysis and performance cookies. These are cookies used to collect and analyze traffic and site usage anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect whether the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor your system and improve its performance and usability. Disabling such cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
• Profiled Cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) the user's preferences and enhance its navigation experience. The site www.elss-project.eu doesn’t use cookies of this type.

Third party cookies

By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site ("owners") or from sites managed by other organizations ("third parties).

Google Analytics

The www.elss-project.eu web site also includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Again, this is third-party cookies that are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of your site (performance cookie). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to collect and analyze anonymously the information about site usage behaviors (the user's IP address has been rendered anonymous following the procedure provided by Google https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes them for the purpose of drafting reports for ELSS PROJECT operators regarding activities on the websites themselves. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google Analysis Tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google doesn’t associate the IP address with any other data held by Google or attempts to link an IP address to a user's identity. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties refer the above information to Google. For more information, please refer to the following link:  https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/. The User can selectively disable Google Analytics action by installing on its browser the opt -out component provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, please refer to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Manage cookies

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings. Warning: total or partial disabling of technical cookies may compromise the use of site features reserved for registered users. Conversely, the accessibility of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies. Disabling "third party" cookies does not affect navigability in any way. The setting can be specifically defined for different sites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for "proprietary" and "third-party" cookies. By way of example, in Firefox, through the Tools-> Options -> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can decide whether to accept or not the different types of cookies and to remove them. Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9 Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT