What is a cookie and what is its purpose?
A cookie is a small file that is sent to the browser and saved on your device when youvisit a website like storiesofitaly.com. Cookies allow the website to function efficientlyand improve its services, in addition to providing information to the site owner forstatistical or advertising purposes, primarily to personalize your navigation experienceby remembering your preferences (for example, remembering the language andcurrency you set, in order to recognize you at the next visit, etc.). Cookies can remain inthe user device for the duration of a session (that is, until you close the browser usedfor web browsing) or for a pre-defined period of time.
Which cookies do we use and for what purposes?
Our website uses various types of cookies and similar technologies, each of which has aspecific function.
Technical cookies are essential for the correct functioning of the website and to providethe service offered and requested by a user. We refer especially to navigation cookie,which from the first access allow the website allow you to view content on your deviceby recognizing the language and market of the country from which you’ve chosen toconnect. If you are a registered user, they will allow you to be recognized and to accessthe services offered from the dedicated areas.
Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the website, but ratherimprove navigation quality and experience.For example, they allow you to berecognized when you subsequently access the website, so that you do not have to enteryour information each time (for example: Remember me). If you have added items intoyour Shopping Bag and closed the session without completing the purchase and withouteliminating those items, these cookies allow you to continue the shopping experiencethe next time you access the website (within a limited period,) finding the same articlesthat were selected.
Analytical cookies are used to prepare statistical analyses on the navigation methods ofour website’s users. Stories of Italy treats the results of these analyses anonymously andexclusively for statistical purposes only if the service provider uses the cookies toconnect to the browser used or other devices used to navigate on the website. Thewebsite uses certain Third-Party services which, entirely independently, install their owncookies.
Social network cookies
Social network cookies are necessary to allow your social account to interact with ourwebsite. For example, they are used to express your appreciation and to share it with your social networking friends. The social network cookies are not needed fornavigation.
Marketing and profiling cookies
Marketing and profiling cookies are aimed at creating user-related profiles to sendcommercial messages that meet the preferences shown during the visit, or to improveyour navigation experience: while you navigate on our website, these cookies are usefulfor showing you products of interest to you or which are similar to those you haveviewed.
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What are the consequences of refusing cookies?
How can I disable cookies and manage my preferences?
Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.Below is the procedure link to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your navigation, you can download and install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
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