What is a Cookie and What is it Used for?
Cookies are small text files sent by a website to the user’s device (computer or phone), to be stored in the main memory. Cookies enable the website to remember the user’s device and store information about the preferences of use.
Apart from these, statistics cookies and targeting/advertising cookies are also used on the Website. These cookies are sent only upon the user’s consent. Users can allow or prevent use of these cookies through Cookie Settings.
The following table provides details on what cookies and for what purposes the cookies are used on the Website.
|Mandatory Cookies||They are essential for our website to run properly. For example, mandatory cookies are used for purposes such as identity verification or ensuring that the data about your current session are not lost. These cookies are used for purposes such as security and authentication and are not used for any marketing purposes.|
|Cookies Required for Functionality||These are the cookies that allow the users visiting our website to remember their preferences. For example, they allow remembering the visitor’s language preference or text font size selection. Not consenting to the use of such cookies may result in a special feature not being available to you and prevents remembering your preferences.|
|Cookies Required for Performance and Analysis||They are cookies that help improve our website. Such cookies collect information about visitors’ use of the website and are used to check whether or not the website is running properly and to detect errors received.|
|These cookies are used to promote products and services on our website or in other media other than our website, to display to you relevant and personalized ads with our business partners, and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.|
How Cookies are Collected?
Data are collected through your devices via which you access browsers. Such collected data are only specific to the devices. They can be deleted by the user at any time, and access to the data can be disabled.
Your privacy is important to us. Our obligations to protect your personal data, and your security rights are our fundamental principle. In this context, you can find our information text on the protection of personal data (https://ilbernardo.com)
Storage Periods of Cookies
Cookies are categorized into two different categories in terms of their storage periods: Permanent or temporary.
Temporary cookies are called session cookies and are stored for the duration of the browser session. They end when the browser session is closed. These cookies are used, for example, to remember the products in the shopping cart.
Permanent cookies are longer-lasting cookies and continue to be stored on the device between the sessions. Permanent cookies are used to remember user preferences. Visitors can delete the permanent cookies through the browser settings.
Your Preferences Regarding Cookies
Most of the browsers are designed to accept cookies by default; however, visitors can change the browser settings such that cookies are not used if they wish so or an alert is issued when cookies are sent. It is also possible to delete the cookies stored previously in the browser, through the settings.
Visitors can choose to (i) delete cookies completely, or (ii) delete only cookies sent from certain websites, or (iii) delete cookies pertaining to a certain period, through the browser settings.