What are cookies?
Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent from a server to the user's Internet browser, from said browser automatically stored on the user's computer and automatically returned to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site.
Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, the life of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on the user's device) and a value, which is usually a unique number generated randomly. At each subsequent visit the cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user's device and have different purposes such as, for example, to efficiently navigate pages, remember favorite sites and, in general, improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and his interests.
If you decide to disable cookies, this may affect and / or limit your browsing experience within the Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain sections of a Site or may not receive personalized information when you visit the Sites.
How do cookies work and how do they work?
The operating modes as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted whenever cookies are sent to his device. There are several ways to manage cookies, for this purpose refer to the instruction manual or the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change the settings of the same. The user is enabled, in fact, to change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
Below is the path to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
If the user uses different devices to view and access the Sites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), he must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect their cookie preferences. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone / tablet you must refer to the user manual of the device. What types and categories of cookies use Gruppo Autogas and for what purposes?
Below is an explanatory detail of the cookies used on this site:
"Technical" cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the Sites and allow users to browse the Sites and take advantage of their characteristics (for example, they allow the storage of previous actions or allow to save the user's session and / or to carry out other activities strictly necessary for the functioning of the Sites).
This category also includes the "analytical" cookies that help Gruppo Autogas to understand how users interact with the Sites by providing information on the last page visited, the number of sections and pages visited, the time spent on the Sites and each event is emerged during navigation, such as an error message, and help to understand every difficulty the user encounters when using the Sites. This information may be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, they are analyzed together with information from other users so as not to identify a particular user with respect to the other.
These cookies are collected and aggregated anonymously and allow Gruppo Autogas to improve the performance of the Sites.
Finally, the "functionality" cookies allow the Sites to remember the user's choices (for example the user name) to provide the latter with a more personalized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the functioning of the Sites, but they improve the quality and the browsing experience. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functionality of the Sites may be lower and access to the contents of the Sites may be limited.
These cookies collect information on how users use the website, for example which pages are visited more often and if users receive error messages.
The collected data are read in aggregate form to understand the efficiency of the site and the level of browsing experience; they are only used to improve the functioning and performance of the website.
Google Analytics uses text files that are stored on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the anonymity of the IP address on this site, your IP address will be shortened within the borders of the European Union and the states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be transmitted to Google's servers and will be shortened there. Google will use this information to monitor the use of the site, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable cookies from your browser according to the procedure indicated by Google, which implies impediments in the use of the site.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
If the user does not wish to associate the visit of the pages of the site to his social account, he must log-off. The following are the modes offered by the main social networks to allow the user to disable the social plugins:
• Facebook: access your account, privacy section.
For more information on the processing and use of data through social networks, as well as on the settings for the protection of privacy, it is advisable to check the privacy policies of the respective social networks or websites. Following are the links in question: