What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that store Internet settings. Almost every website uses cookie technology. Your Internet browser downloads the cookie the first time you visit a website. The next time you visit this website from the same device, the cookie and the information in it are either sent back to the originating website (first-party cookies) or to another website to which it belongs (third-party cookies). Cookies are a useful and often needful mean because they let to differentiate users who access the pages of a site and then let to offer them a personalized service. Depending on the function and the purpose of use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies, profiling cookies and third-party cookies.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are strictly necessary to provide the service requested by the user and are typically first-party cookies, i.e. they are directly released by the service provider itself. Among these, you can find session cookies, analytics cookies and functional cookie. Session cookies are saved on your computer only while you are actually browsing the website in order to manage your visit. Analytics cookies are useful for statistics; they collect anonymous information in order to known how users visit the site and their number. Functional cookies are usually permanent; they allow the user to browse through a set of criteria selected by him (for example, the language displayed, the ability to hide some page elements, etc...). According to Italian law (art. 122 comma 1 del D.Lgs. 196/2003) and European directives on privacy, the user consent is not required for this kind cookies.
On this website we use only three technical cookies, each with its own purpose:

  1. A cookie for session management that is destroyed when browser is closed.
  2. A cookie lasting one year to store the user's preference on the language to be displayed.
  3. A cookie lasting one year to manage the banner containing the brief information on our use of cookies.

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles in order to deliver adverts more relevant to the user according the interests he shows surfing the net.
This website does not use any kind of profiling cookies.

Third-party cookies

While navigating a website, you could receive on your device cookies of different web server (called third-party cookies). This happens because the site could include elements such as images, maps, sounds and specific links to web pages of other domains that are located on web server or providers different from the one that stores the visited page. These third-party providers can in theory place cookies while you visit a website, and in doing so can obtain information about the fact that you have visited that website.
The following list contains the third parties that can install cookies through this site. Each item of the list is a link leading to the cookie policy of the third party.

Le dame della Cortesella is not responsible for any use that third parties make of their cookies. Nevertheless, it is obliged to alert the user of their presence, to inform him how to block these cookies and to point out that continuing the navigation in the other pages without changing the settings of his browser he implicitly consents the use of third-party cookies. Those users who do not want to authorize this kind of cookies may refer to the following paragraph about cookie management and change the settings of their browser. However Le dame della Cortesella cannot ensure the proper operation of third-party widgets if their cookies are blocked.

Cookie management

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change their settings to disable this feature. You can block all types of cookies, or agree to receive only some and disable others. The "Options" or "Preferences" menu of the browser allows you to avoid receiving cookies and other tracking technologies.
If you want to change your browser settings relating to cookies and you need more information click on the name of your own browser in the following list.
On desktop computer:  Internet ExplorerChromeSafariFirefoxOpera
On mobile device:  AndroidSafariWindows PhoneBlackberry