Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that 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 cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, 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 cookies
Technical cookies, or strictly necessary. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the site. The duration of cookies is usually limited to the work session (the browser is closed and deleted).
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 you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability.
Third-party cookies. By visiting a website, you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the 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.
The www.thomashardysale.com website also includes 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 information on the behavior of use of websites anonymously. 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 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. For more information, please refer to the link below:
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:
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser. The usability of the contents of the site is also possible by completely disabling cookies. The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “owner” and “third-party” cookies.
As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal. Below are the procedures for removing and disabling cookies for the main browsers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT
For the management of cookies from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), we recommend referring to the relative user manuals.
Update of the information
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