Types of cookies
In addition to the legal distinction between functional cookies and performance cookies, cookies can be divided into categories according to their origin, function and lifetime.
(direct cookies): these cookies are set by INI during your visit to one of our sites.
- Third-party cookies (indirect cookies): these cookies are set by a third party when you visit a INI website, such as cookies set by Google, Twitter or Facebook.
- Functional cookies: these cookies monitor correct operation of the website. They include login cookies, registration cookies and language preference cookies. Functional cookies are first-party cookies.
- Performance cookies: these cookies are set on the website for statistical, social or commercial purposes or to generate general visitor profiles. The purpose of performance cookies is basically to make your browsing session easier, more convenient and more enjoyable. Performance cookies may be first-party or third-party.
- Cookies set for statistics purposes enable the site managers to see which website pages you have visited and to geographically locate the computer/device used, e.g. Google Analytics.
- Cookies set for social purposes enable users to share website content on the social networks:Twitter, Facebook, etc. if they wish.
- Cookies set for profiling purposes enable the site managers to establish user profiles so as to be able to display advertising suited to their main interests: e.g. DoubleClick cookies.
- Cookies set for advertising purposes record the advertisements that have been displayed during a user’s browsing sessions and their frequency. A number of cookies of this kind are used by Google Analytics. Convenience cookies may be either first-party or third-party cookies.
- Persistent cookies: also known as 'tracking cookies', these outlast an individual session and remain on your hard disk for a predefined period of time or until you choose to delete them.
- Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that enable visitors to navigate quickly and easily through the site during a browsing session. A browsing session begins when the visitor opens the browser window and ends when the visitor closes the window. All session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Session cookies are usually functional cookies.
For more info on cookies
At http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ you can learn more about how cookies work.
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), an alliance of online advertising agencies, offers a lot of useful information and advice on behavioural advertising and online privacy at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
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