COOKIE POLICY

Cookies are code fragments that are installed automatically during navigation. They are used to save various types of information, in order to improve the browsing experience of Users. They are distinguished according to the type of information processed: some cookies are necessary for the correct provision of the site or useful for its personalized use; in this case, their inhibition could compromise some features of the site.

Types of Cookies

Below is a list of descriptive types of the main types of cookies.

Cookie persistenti:

  • remain stored, until their expiration, on the user’s / visitor’s device;
  • can be used for:
    • facilitate navigation within the site to facilitate access to services that require authentication;
    • statistical purposes;
    • monitor the areas of the site visited;
    • manage advertising spaces to deliver content and advertising in line with the choices made by surfers.

Session cookies:

  • they are not stored permanently on the user / visitor’s device and are removed when the browser is closed;
  • are used in order to transmit the session identifiers necessary to allow safe and efficient exploration of the site.

First party cookies:

  • they can be both persistent and session;
  • are managed directly by the owner and / or manager of the site and are used, for example, to ensure its technical functioning (so-called “technical cookies”) or to keep track of preferences expressed regarding the use of the site itself.

Third party cookies:

  • they can be both persistent and session;
  • are generated and managed by managers external to the site visited by the user;
  • they are used, for example, to find out the number of pages visited within the site itself (“statistical cookies” or “analytics cookies”) or to publish content or advertising on the site you are visiting.

Main purposes of cookies

Technical cookies:

  • these are the cookies necessary to allow navigation of the site and the use of some products and services;
  • they are used to recognize the user who has authenticated and keep the session open even when visiting other pages of the site;

Statistical or “analytics” cookies:

  • they are used to monitor the performance of the site, for example to know the number of pages visited or the number of users who have viewed a certain section. The analysis of these cookies generates anonymous and aggregated statistical data without any reference to the identity of the site surfers. They are also useful for evaluating any changes and improvements to be made to the site itself.

Cookies for storing preferences:

  • they are useful cookies to facilitate the correct use of the site by the user and to create a browsing experience that adheres to the expectations expressed. They are used, for example, to keep track of the chosen language.

Advertising cookies:

  • are aimed at providing advertising space;
  • they are installed by third parties;
  • some of them are used to calculate the value of the advertising offer, identify individual advertisements and know which ones have been selected and when;
  • Behavioral cookies and retargeting cookies are used to deduce your “profile” as a navigator and then propose you advertising messages in accordance with your behavior on the net. This “profile” is anonymous and the information collected through these cookies does not allow to trace your identity.

Social Network Cookies:

  • are the cookies typically used to activate the “Like” or “Follow” functions of the Social Networks;
  • consult the privacy policy of each of the Social Networks used by you to know the purposes and methods of the processing of personal data carried out by them.

Cookies managed on merak.net

The cookies managed on this site are:

Cookie management via browser

You can remove existing cookies and block the installation of new cookies through the browser options. The most popular browsers provide for the possibility of blocking only third-party cookies, accepting only those of the site. The procedure for managing cookies is different for each browser, refer to the guide of the program used. For more information on cookies, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/