WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually the browser) where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later , even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
During navigation on a site, the user can also receive cookies on his terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which certain elements may be resident (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) on the site that the same is visiting.
Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with long temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: execution of computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookies”.
TYPES OF COOKIES
The are two macro-categories of cookies: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “.
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of users is not require.
This site www.windandseatravel.com uses technical or similar cookies:
The site uses a technical cookie pll_language that stores the preference for displaying the language of the website, between Italian or English, of the visitor and keeps in mind the preference for future navigation.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. Because of the particular invasiveness that such devices can have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and express their valid consent.
This site www.windandseatravel.com doesn’t use profiling cookies.
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). An example are the “social plugins” of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. These are parts of the page visited 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 information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which reference is made.
MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES BY THE VISITOR
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.
The total or partial disabling of technical cookies does not compromise the use of site features.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web browsers.