What is a cookie and what is it for?

A cookie is a small file that a website sends to the browser and saves on the user's computer while browsing. Cookies are used to make the website work or to improve performance, but also to provide information to its owners.

Which and how many types of cookies a site can use and for what purpose ?

Navigation cookies
Navigation cookies allow the website to function correctly and allow you to view the contents in the user's language or for the its market from the first access. They are able to recognize which country the user is connecting from and ensure that, every time they visit the site, they will be automatically directed to the version for their country. This type of cookie allows you to search for an account, log in and manage the information released by the user. If the user is already registered, thanks to cookies the site will be able to recognize him as such when he accesses the services offered to registered users. These cookies are useful for the proper functioning of the site.

Functional cookies
Functional cookies allow the site to recognize the user based on his request, every time you access the website, by clicking, for example, on the "recognize me every time" button - if present -, so as not to have to enter your data every time you log in. These cookies are not necessary for the functioning of the site but they improve navigation and use by the user.

Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies are used for example by Google Analytics to process statistical analyzes on how users navigate the site, through computers or mobile applications, on the number of pages visited or the number of clicks made on a page while browsing. are treated mostly anonymously and exclusively, for analytical purposes and only if the service provider uses cookies to connect to the browser installed on his computer on other devices used to navigate.

Third party cookies for marketing / retargeting
These cookies are used by trusted companies that allow the user to display advertising banners on other affiliated sites, showing him the latest products viewed on the website to, especially when it comes to e-commerce. While the user browses the site, these cookies are used to show him the products that may be of interest to him, perhaps similar to those he has looked at previously, based on the browsing history. The use of these cookies does not normally imply the processing of personal data, but can allow the connection to the user's computer or other devices and trace the saved data: these cookies connect to the browser installed on the computer or other devices of the user while browsing the site.

Which cookies does the e-commerce site "www.gantis.it" use?
The cookies present are only for technical type, necessary for the correct functioning of the site such as PHPSESSID, useful for keeping the session active, if the user decides to stop browsing to reopen it while remaining logged in. Another cookie used is cod_user which stores the user's code when logging in, referring to the database code. These are essentially navigation cookies that allow the website to function properly and make it easier for the user to use it. There are no profiling cookies.

How to disable cookies?
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) are configured to accept cookies .However, most browsers allow you to control and even disable cookies through the browser settings.The choice to disable navigation or functional cookies can cause the site to malfunction and / or limit the service offered. < br> For more information on managing or disabling third-party cookies, we recommend the following site www.youronlinechoices.com. To disable cookies analytics and prevent Google Analytics from collecting navigation data, you can download the browser add-on to deactivate Googlie Analytics. (tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). .