Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual 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 remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of cookies
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are indispensable for the correct functioning of the Countryisa website and are used to manage login and access to the site’s reserved functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (when the browser is closed they are deleted). Their deactivation compromises the use of the services accessible by login. The public part of the Countryisa site normally remains usable.
- 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 make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
- Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience.
By visiting a website you may receive cookies both from the visited site (‘owners’) and from websites 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 visited page 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 the information collected by ‘third parties’ is governed by the relevant information to which reference should be made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below.
Types of cookies used by this website
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The Countryisa site also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Also in this case they 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 anonymous information on the behavior of use of the Countryisa website (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for Countryisa operators regarding the activities on the websites themselves. 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 your IP address with any other data held by Google or 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:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies ‘survive’ when the browser is closed and are also available for subsequent visits by the user.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Countryisa does not use persistent cookies.
However, by browsing the pages of the Countryisa website, you can interact with sites managed by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.
The user can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on his browser.
Attention: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies.
Disabling ‘third party’ cookies does not affect browsing in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for ‘proprietary’ and ‘third-party’ cookies.
As an example, in Firefox, through the Tools-> Options -> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can define whether to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.
Update of information
Countryisa will keep this information constantly updated. The ‘LAST UPDATE’ section at the bottom of the page indicates the date on which the information was updated. Countryisa will also be responsible for publishing Countryisa websites or through them the updated information.