What are cookies
Why cookies are used
Types of cookies
Certain cookies meet mere technical requirements that contribute to making a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page browsing and access to protected areas of the Website. The website may not function properly without these cookies. Sometimes cookies are also used to allow a website to remember information that affects the way the website behaves or presents itself, such as the preferred language or region where the user is located, or to understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and transmitting information in an aggregate form that is not directly identifiable to the user (analytics).
These types of cookies are also referred to as "technical". The law states that "technical" cookies may be installed on the user's device subject to prior notice, which is provided with this document.
All other cookies, together with statistical cookies managed by third parties, are considered "profiling" cookies. This category mainly includes cookies used to monitor and analyse the activity carried out by the user on the network, in order to make improvements and provide our services in a more efficient and personalised way. The aim is to offer the visitor the display of relevant and engaging ads for the individual user. The use of these cookies requires the prior consent of the user: the first time the user consents to the installation of profiling cookies he/she is considered to have consented to the installation of the profiling cookies if the user continues to browse after the presentation of the cookie alert contained in the banner. Subsequently, the user may deny consent by checking the appropriate boxes contained in the descriptive forms in this document.
Distinctions between cookies
Cookies can be distinguished in the following categories according to the characteristic examined: the subject to which they belong, the duration of storage, the purpose of use.
distinction by subject
- Own cookies: These are sent to the terminal of your computer from a computer or domain operated by the operator of the Website, and from which the service requested by you is provided.
- Third party cookies: These are sent to the user's terminal by a machine or domain that is not managed by the operator of the Website, but by another person who processes the data obtained through cookies.
The cookies installed through the Website are both ours and third party cookies. In the latter case, advertisers and others may use their cookies to collect information about your activities on the Website and/or the advertisements you clicked on; we provide links to the policies and consent forms of such third parties or any intermediaries (if available) to enable users to make their own informed choices.
This information may be used by them to offer you advertisements that they think may be more interesting to you because it is enough about the content you have seen.
We do not control these cookies. To disable or reject third party cookies you must then refer to the third party websites.
Distinction by storage duration
- Session cookies: These cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are often used to store information only for the service requested by the user at any time and are automatically deleted at the end of the session (for example, a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies: The data is stored in these cookies in the user's terminal and can be accessed and used for a period of time defined by the Amplifon Foundation, which can last from a few minutes to considerably longer periods (as specified in the reference tables in this document).
Distinction by intended purpose
Essential Cookies: allow you to browse the Website and use all its features. Without these cookies some services or functions could not be provided and browsing the Website would not be easy and functional.
Functionality Cookies: these allow you to remember your choices on the Website and/or the services that you expressly request, in order to provide you with more advanced and more personalised services, such as customising a certain page or remembering if and what was proposed to you previously.
Analysis Cookies: they collect information about the use of the Website by the user (such as the indication of the most frequently visited pages, the verification of recurring patterns of use of the Website, etc.) and allow to improve its operation, helping to understand any difficulties encountered in using the Website.
Targeting and advertising cookies: to serve advertisements that you believe are of interest to you, for example, by limiting the number of times an advertisement is placed on the Website (because the cookie remembers what you have seen on the Website) and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. This information may be shared with other parties, for example, advertisers. For more information about Targeting and Advertising cookies and how to disable them, as well as by exercising consent through the forms in this document, we recommend the following websites: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices e http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
With regard to the configuration of the browser, the user may use one of the following procedures, depending on the type of browser used:
Google Chrome (Under Tools Settings)> Show Advanced Settings > Privacy (Content Settings)>Cookies
Microsoft Internet Explorer (In Tools Menu) Internet Options> Privacy> Advanced
Safari Favourites > Privacy
Firefox (In Tools Menu) Options> Privacy> Cookies
Opera Configuration> Options> Advanced> Cookies
If you have a different browser, we recommend that you check your browser's manual to see how to configure cookie management or visit the https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cookie_statement.
The following tables describing the cookies installed through the Website, specify the subject to which they belong, the purpose of each one, the duration of storage as well as the exercise of consent or opposition.
If the cookie is a third party cookie, a link to the policy of the third party or the intermediary (when available) is provided so that the user can make an informed choice in this regard as well. If the direct link to third parties is not available you can use the following links http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html to obtain more information about Targeting and Advertising cookies and how to disable them.
Browsing/essential/performance/process or security cookies contribute to the functioning of the website, for example the ability to browse between pages or access protected areas. If it is blocked, the website cannot function properly.
NB: the security cookie is a subtype that allows you to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect data from unauthorised parties.