Cookies are small text files sent from the website visited by the user to the user’s device (usually to the browser), where they are stored so that they can be recognized on the next visit. In fact, on each subsequent visit, cookies are sent from the user’s device to the site.
Each cookie generally contains the name of the server from which the cookie was sent; the expiration date and a value, usually a unique number automatically generated by the computer. The website server that transfers the cookies uses this number to recognise the user when they return to visit a site or navigate from one page to another.
Cookies can be installed by the operator of the site visited by the user (first-party cookies) or may be installed by other websites (so-called third-party cookies). This happens because on the visited site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, links to web pages of other domains, e.tc) that are located on a server other than the one of the visited site.
Generally, cookies are classified into different types based on:
session cookies (temporary) automatically deleted when the browser is closed;
persistent cookies active until its expiration date or its cancellation by the user.
first-party cookies sent to the browser directly from the site you are visiting;
third-party cookies sent to the browser from other sites and not from the site you are visiting.
Navigation / indispensable / performance/ process / security cookies contribute to the functioning of the site, for example, the ability to navigate between pages or access protected areas. If it is blocked, the site cannot function properly.
Functionality / preferences / localization / session status cookies allow you to store information that changes the behaviour or appearance of the site (preferred language, size of texts and characters, the geographical area in which you are located). If it is blocked, the experience is less functional but not compromised.
statistical / analytic cookie a) first-party or b) third-party with IP masking, without data crossing similar to the technical cookie for purposes, used to collect information and generate website usage statistics to understand how visitors interact.
third-party statistical / analytic cookies without IP masking, without data crossing, are used to collect information and generate usage statistics, with possible identification and tracking of the website’s users to understand how visitors interact.
Profiling / advertising / advertising / tracking or conversion cookies for selecting advertising based on what is relevant to a user (personalized ads). Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net.
SAFO UK Ltd. Owner of the processing of personal data collected through the Site, under national and European regulations on the protection of personal data, wishes to inform users that its Site uses only so-called “Technical” cookies. These cookies are used to browse or provide a service requested by the user; they are not used for other purposes and are typically installed directly by the website owner. Without using these cookies, some operations could not be performed or would be more complex and less secure. Furthermore, Users are informed that the Website does not use so-called “analytics” and “profiling” cookies.