What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that a user’s device (computer, tablet or mobile) downloads when it visits a website. They allow the site to “remember” your computer, but not specifically who is using it, and improve your user experience.
What is the scope of Cookies?
Cookies are used generally for different purposes, such as letting the user navigate between pages efficiently, implementing the user’s preferences and generally improving their browsing experience, by customizing the website according to their navigation and user profile. They can also help ensure that the adverts that the user sees online are more relevant to them and their interests.
What cookies do we use?
Our website uses several type of cookies for different purposes as better explained below in section 4 “Categories of cookies on Essere Vegano.com”.
In particular we use:
A) Session cookies, which only last for the duration of a browsing session. They are usually used to facilitate the access to the services on our website, and
B) Persistent cookies, which last for more than one visit. They are used to remember a user’s preferences and actions within the website. In this case, when a user returns to our website, or visits sites that use the same cookies, the site reads the cookies and identifies the user’s browser.
Among these cookies it is possible to refer to:
- First party cookies, which are supplied by the website you are visiting, i.e. Essere Vegano.com and can be read only by such site. First party cookies can be either session or permanent cookies.
- Third party cookies, which are meant to collect data on an anonymous way, for example analytics information, including browsing statistics. Other third party cookies are meant to track our visitors’ response to our online promotional activities. This technology uses information about your visits to our website and third parties’ sites on which we advertise, to deliver relevant advertisements. We also use this to learn which banner adverts bring users to our website.
Also third party cookies can be either session or permanent cookies.
Categories of Cookies on Essere Vegano.com site
The type of cookie used on our website can fall under one of the categories below.
A – Technical Cookies: Based on the Guidelines of the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) on simplification of procedure to release the data protection notice and to collect the consent for cookies (dated 8 May 2014) technical cookies include navigation or session cookies, cookies analytics and functionality cookies. We do not need to seek your consent to use these cookies.
A.1: Navigation or Session Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary session cookies essential to enable you to move around the website and use its essential features.
A.2: Analytics: These cookies are also known as performance cookies and collect information about how you use our website, so that we can improve the quality of our site and services. Some examples include which pages you visit most often, whether you get error messages from web pages. Performance cookies allow us to implement these choices and optimise the way our site works.
All the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore they do not collect personal identification information. These types of cookies may be first party or third party.
These cookies include analytics that allow us to obtain statistics about website access and browsing, monitor which website our users arrive from, help us improve the site by measuring usage information and any errors which occur during our users browsing experience, as well as the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, using aggregated information.
A.3: Functionality Cookies: Functionality cookies allow the website to remember your online settings (such as your user name, language or location) and provide enhanced, more personalised features.
These cookies can also be used to remember changes you made to text size, fonts and other parts of web page that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for or to prevent you from receiving services you have already refused. These types of cookies may be first party or third party. Presently we only use first party cookies, and can be session or permanent.
When you choose functionalities and services, you agree to our use of the related functionality cookie.
B – Profiling Cookies: These cookies, that include advertising and targeting cookies, are used by Essere Vegano, our advertising providers and/or third parties to offer you a customised browsing experience by delivering you advertisements that are relevant to you and your interests on third party websites. Cookies are used to identify your preferences and analyse your online interactions and transactions with us. This information is exclusively for the benefit of Essere Vegano and will not be shared with any third party, except with Essere Vegano service providers for the purpose of processing it on our behalf.
Among many types of advertising or targeting cookies, we may use Flash Cookies and Pixel Tags:
Flash Cookies: We may also use local shared objects, known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences. The amount and type of information collected through Flash cookies and how they work is different from browser cookies. Please be aware that the browser’s tools to manage cookies will not remove Flash cookies.
To disable flash cookies, please use the setting tool provided by Flashplayer: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html
Pixel Tags: If you agreed to being tracked and/or profiled, we may use other tracking technologies (e.g. web beacons, clear gifs) in the communications we send to you. The purpose of these may be to learn about whether you have read or opened the email, whether you have interacted with any link, e.g. by clicking on it, and if so which ones. This information may be combined with other information we have gathered about you, to help us deliver more interesting communications to you, based on your browsing experience and shopping.
We need your consent to use profiling cookies. At any time you can manage your preferences for advertising or targeting cookies through your browser settings as per section 6 below, or by enabling/disable all third party cookies as per section 7 below.
How to Manage Your Cookie Preferences
Most browser applications automatically accept cookies but you can set it to receive an alert each time an operator tries to send you cookies/pixel tags, and/or prevent it from accepting them. On most browsers, the “Help” portion of the toolbar will tell you how to prevent it from accepting cookies, how to have it notify you when you receive cookies/pixel tags, or how to disable cookies/pixel tags altogether.
Below are pages describing these settings in more detail for each browser:
Internet Explorer 7 and 8: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
If you use multiple browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc) you must repeat this procedure with each one, and if you connect to the web from multiple devices (e.g. from work and at home), then you will need to set your preferences on each browser on each device.
Please note that if you disable completely cookies from the browser, then it is possible that some parts of our website will not function properly such as the normal surfing of the site, the purchase activity, and finally you may also lose any personalized activity such the advertising you receive when you visit this website will not be tailored to your interests.
How to disable third party cookies and advertising or targeting cookies from Essere Vegano.com site
You may learn how to disable third party cookies and advertising or targeting cookies on your computer by checking http://youronlinechoices.com/.