What is a cookie?
A cookie is a tool used by web servers to store and retrieve information regarding visitors to the server. It is a small text file that we store on your device to keep a record and remember your preferences when you return.
Who is responsible for using cookies?
The cookies we use help us store information regarding a User’s preferences and language in order to show them contents and offers suited to their profile, and to record the number of times a certain message is shown to a User (generally, news regarding the website).
How are cookies classified?
“Cookies” can be:
- Session cookies: they help us identify a session linked to a user and are deleted once the user leaves the website that generated the cookies. They are required to use some of our services. They are not stored in your computer. Thanks to this tool, we can strengthen your security and provide faster browsing.
- Permanent cookies: they help recognise the user for a period of time. They remain in your device until a certain date and are used to offer a better service. They are unable to read information from your hard drive or other “cookie” files created by others.
Similarly, “cookies” can be:
- Proprietary cookies: managed by the dominion which the user is accessing and from which a certain service is being requested.
- Third-part cookies: sent to the user’s device from a dominion other than the dominion being accessed.
Users may freely decide whether the cookies used are stored or not on their hard drive. In this regard, Users may configure their permission regarding cookies by setting them while browsing the website, as shown below. MGP can only store users’ cookies through explicit consent.
When do I express my consent?
How can I exercise my rights?