Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even at a distance of days (persistent cookies).
Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behavior and the use of services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
These are cookies that are essential for the proper functioning of the Stream site and are used to manage the login and access to the reserved functions of the sites. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (once the browser is closed they are deleted).
Their deactivation compromises the use of the services accessible by login. The public part of the Stream site remains normally usable. Analysis and performance cookies.
These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the site anonymously.
These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
Third party cookies
By visiting a website you can receive cookies both from the visited site (“owners”), and from sites managed by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned sites and integrated into the host site page.
The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which please refer. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the various information and methods for managing cookies are shown below. Facebook information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/ Facebook (configuration): access your account.
Twitter informative: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514 Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedininformative: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ informative: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
The Stream site also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Again, these are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of the Stream site (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of drawing up reports for Stream operators regarding the activities on the websites themselves.
This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to connect an IP address with the identity of a user.
Google can also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the logout command is executed. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available on subsequent visits by the user. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited. The Stream site does not use persistent cookies. However, by browsing the pages of the Stream site, you can interact with sites managed by third parties who can create or modify permanent and profiling cookies.
Management of cookies
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser. Warning: the total or partial disabling of technical cookies can compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is also possible by completely disabling cookies. Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect browsing in any way. The setting can be defined specifically for the different websites and web applications.
Furthermore, the best browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies. As an example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools-> Options -> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with their removal.