a. What cookies are and how are they used.
Cookies are small text strings that the sites which a user has browsed sends to their terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, notebook), where they are stored, before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit.
The purpose of the cookie is to remember user actions and preferences, such as the browsing language, so that it does not need to be indicated again when the user moves from one page to another on the same site, or returns at a later time.
Cookies are therefore used to authenticate users, monitor browsing sessions and store information about the user’s activities for statistical or advertising purposes.
While browsing within a site, user’s computer or mobile device can also receive cookies from web servers other than the one he is visiting. These cookies are called "third-party cookies".
Cookies may not collect any information stored on the user’s computers or files.
Cookies can be:
The most common and widespread web browsers allow cookies to be deleted manually or automatically when the browser is closed. The same browsers can be configured (admin panel) to block the creation of cookies; in this case, the proper functioning of the website or Internet service offered is no longer guaranteed
Analytics, browsing and function cookies that do not require prior user consent.
Cookies relative to third parties, of websites or web servers other than www.babylux-project.eu, used for the purposes of said parties. Fondazione Politecnico di Milano is unable to exercise specific control over said parties and the relative cookies. To obtain information about these cookies, their characteristics and how they work and specially consent to their use, users must use the links present in the cookie table provided or directly contact the relative third parties. The use of the third party cookies can normally be denied by the user, also by selecting the appropriate option in his browser. On this subject, please see the following indications.
Cookies settings on most used web browsers: