What are cookie
Cookies are coded pieces of information that are placed and stored on your device (your computer, smartphone or tablet) when you visit our website. The internet browsing software and browsers used on your device can store these small text files (cookies) and then transmit them back to our website the next time you visit, thus keeping a record of your interaction with us.
Cookies can contain different types of information depending on their function. They may contain non-personal information such as your language settings or information about the type of device you are using such as the name of the server; or they may include personal information such as an IP address, user name, unique identifier or email address.
Cookies may remain on your system for the duration of a session (i.e. until you close the browser you are using to browse the web) or for long periods and may contain a unique identifier.
What functions cookies have. General overview
Cookies have different functions, according to which they can be classified. The Data Protection Authority explains this in a video tutorial which you can watch here: Cookies and privacy: on the side of users
To sum up:
Some cookies are used to facilitate the fruition of content, perform computer authentication, monitor sessions and store information on specific configurations related to users accessing a web page. These so-called technical cookies are useful because they can make browsing and use of the site faster and more convenient, because they facilitate certain procedures when you shop online by keeping track, for example, of the items in your online shopping cart, when you log in to restricted areas, when you fill out registration forms or request assistance or when the website automatically recognises the language you use.
A particular type of cookie, called analytics cookies, are then used by website operators to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site itself, and thus develop general statistics on the service and its use.
Other cookies may instead be used to monitor and profile users while they are browsing, to study their web browsing behaviour and habits or their consumption habits, also with the aim of sending targeted and personalised advertising services. In this case we are talking about profiling cookies.
It may also happen that a web page contains cookies coming from other sites and contained in various elements hosted on the page itself, such as advertising banners, images, videos, etc.... We talk, in these cases, of so-called third-party cookies because the cookies that you download on your computer, smartphone and tablet can also be read by others, different from those who manage the web pages you visit.
What kind of cookies BOXOL.IT uses
We use the following categories of cookies:
- Technical cookies which are those strictly necessary for the operation of our site. These cookies are activated, for example, when you request certain services such as access to your personal area, when you buy a ticket or when you ask us for assistance. Technical cookies do not store any of your personal data and cannot be deactivated without impairing the proper functioning of our website.
- Performance or so-called analytics cookies as we analyse how Boxol.IT is used by you and other users with the aim of making it more efficient. The use of this type of cookie depends on your choice, but please note that all information collected is anonymous and that monitoring visits to our site is only to improve its performance.
- Functionality cookies, also set by third parties, which allow us to offer additional features such as allowing you to share content with your network of connections.
- Profiling cookies for the purpose of sending targeted and personalised advertising. These cookies are used to observe specific recurring actions or patterns of behaviour when browsing our site in order to place you in one of a number of different profile groups. These cookies allow you to receive personalised advertising messages that are more in line with your preferences.
List of cookies
How can you control cookies
The only type of cookie that we have pre-set is the technical cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our website. If you do not wish to accept this type of cookie you can change the settings on your browser, however, in this case, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to navigate our site correctly and you will not be able to complete a purchase order.
The other types of cookies used are subject to your express consent and you can accept them all by selecting the "Accept all" button or you can choose them individually by selecting the "Cookie settings" command which will take you to a dedicated page that lists them all (including third party cookies) and briefly describes them. Remember that if you select the "Accept all cookies" button, you will consent to all optional cookies, including those related to profiling for the delivery of targeted advertising.
If you do not agree to the use of any cookies other than technical cookies, you can decide to do so in one go by selecting the "Reject all" button. Similarly, when you close the banner on the home page, which warns you about cookies, by clicking on the x in the top right-hand corner, you are only accepting the technical cookies that are strictly necessary for browsing the site.