WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites so that when you revisit these sites, it can present tailored information to you based on your last visit. They effectively make your user experience a whole lot better.
Cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Monitor user traffic patterns
- Understand how our visitors use our website
What all of this means is that you get the best possible user experience and the most relevant information based on your needs. Cookies enable us to constantly evolve, develop and improve functionality to provide you with the best possible user experience.
THE COOKIES WE USE
- Strictly necessary: just as it says, these are the essential cookies to enable you to use the site effectively i.e. applying for a job or submitting a CV. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the site;
- Functionality and Performance: these cookies help our site remember the choices you made, for example, username, and also help make the most of our enhanced features, such as providing news or updates relevant to you. They also help us monitor the performance of our site, providing us with the information to constantly optimise and develop our site to get the best user experience for you;
- Personalisation: personalisation or targeting cookies are used to make the user experience a personalised one. Aegis Srl websites don’t use this type of cookies.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
By visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”) or from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A noteworthy example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly from these sites and integrated into the site’s host site. The most common use of social plugins is to share 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 controlled by the relevant information to which reference is made. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, here are the web addresses of various information and how they are managed.
Facebook Informative: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): Log in to your account. Privacy section.
Linkedin information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Twitter information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
LinkedIn (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ information: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/managing/
Aegis Srl websites also include some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These are third-party cookies that are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of your site (performance cookie).
The user can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the ‘opt-out’ component provided by Google on their browser. To disable Google Analytics action, please refer to the following link:
List of cookies on the site
|1 year||This cookie name is associated with the Polylang plug-in for WordPress powered websites. it stores a language preference for the visitor to support multi-lingual websites. When set as a persistent cookie, or with the default lifespan of 1 year, it has to e considered Functional rather than strictly necessary.|
|__utma||HTTP Cookie||2 years||This cookie stores the amount of visits (for each visitor), the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit|
|__utmb||Google Analytics tracking cookie||Session||This cookie is used to check approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly).|
Google Analytics cookie that tracks which search engine you have used to come to this website, which keyword(s) you used to find the website, which link(s) you have clicked on within the website and where you were located when you clicked that link.
|__utmz||HTTP Cookie||6 months||Google Analytics cookie that tracks which search engine you have used to come to this website, which keyword(s) you used to find the website, which link(s) you have clicked on within the website and where you were located when you clicked that link.|
Some cookies (session cookies) will be active until the browser closes. Other cookies “survive” at the closure of the browser and are also available on subsequent visits of the user. These cookies are said to be persistent and their duration is fixed by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited. Aegis Srl, since the information is stored for technical purposes only, does not use persistent cookies.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings. Disabling third-party cookies does not affect navigability in any way. The setting can be specifically defined for different sites and web applications. In addition, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third-party” cookies. By way of example, in Firefox, through the Tools -> Options -> Privacy menu, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept different types of cookies and remove them.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9