Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser ) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookie). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.
In the following of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.
Types of cookie
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are essential cookies for the proper functioning of the site maino.it and are used to manage the login and access to the reserved functions of the site. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the working session (closed the browser they are deleted). Their deactivation may compromise the use of the services accessible by login. The public part of the site is normally usable.
- Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
- Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve his browsing experience. Maino.it sites do not use this type of cookies.
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owner”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). An example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page visited generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made. To guarantee greater transparency and convenience, follows below the web addresses of the various policies and methods for managing cookies.
Facebook policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (settings): login to you account. Privacy section.
Twitter policies: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (settings): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (settings): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
The maino.it sites also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case, these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymously the information on the behavior of use of the maino.it websites (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for AlmaLaurea operators regarding the activities on the websites themselves. This site uses the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Please refer to the link below for further information:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases, a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
maino.it does not use persistent cookies.
However, by browsing the pages of the maino.it websites, you can interact with websites managed by third parties that can create or modify permanent and profiling cookies.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
The disabling of “third-party” cookies does not affect the navigability in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for cookies “owners” and those of “third parties”.
As an example, in Firefox, with the menu Tools->Options ->Privacy, it is possible to access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and to proceed with their removal.
maino.it will keep this policy constantly updated.