This website, as is the case with many others, uses small text files known as “cookies” to help improve and customise the browsing experience of the user. This document offers additional information on cookies and the way they are managed.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) stores on the user’s computer or mobile device. They help websites store some information. Cookies should be thought of as providing “memory” for the website, in addition to helping it recognise a user and respond appropriately.
When you visit a page of the AcquaEco.com website, the following types of cookies may be generated:
- website performance cookies;
- anonymous analytics cookies;
- registration cookies;
- third-party cookies.
Website performance cookies
This type of cookies is used to offer visitors the best experience while browsing the AcquaEco.com website: they keep the user session connected to the same server for as long as possible and remember any key user preference on website use.
Anonymous analytics cookies
Any time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third-party organization generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies tell us whether or not users have visited our website before. The users’ browser will tell us if they have these cookies already; if they do not, we generate new ones. This will help us track how many individual users we have and how often they visit our website.
Unless the user is signed in to the AcquaEco.com website, these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals. They are used exclusively to gather statistics. If the user has logged in to the website, we will also know the details the user has provided, including the username and email address.
When the user registers with AcquaEco.com, we generate cookies that inform us whether the user has signed in or not. Our servers use these cookies to understand which account the user has signed in with and whether the user is allowed access to specific services. They also help us match orders, etc. to the user’s account.
Third parties can set up their own cookies on some pages of the AcquaEco.com website for the purpose of tracking operation of their own application or offering the user a customised version of the application. Acqua&Co S.r.l. has no access to these cookies nor can third parties access data from the cookies used by Acqua&Co S.r.l. For instance. When the user shares an article using the Share in social media button in the AcquaEco.com website, the social network that has created the button registers the user’s activity.
How to disable cookies
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. Blocking cookies means that the users may not be able to use some functions of the website they are visiting.
All modern browsers enable users to change their cookie settings. These settings are normally listed in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of the user’s browser. The links below may be helpful to change the cookie settings. As an alternative, please use the “Help” option in the browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
The following browser plug-in should be downloaded and installed to prevent Google from detecting a cookie that is generated as a result of and in connection with the use of this website (including the user’s IP address) and from processing the related data: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
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If you have questions on cookies, please write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org