Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to the user’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on user behaviour and use of services.
In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply by using the term “cookie”.
Types of cookies
– Cookies that are strictly necessary. These cookies are essential to the proper functioning of the Verison sites and are used to manage your login and access to the site’s confidential functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session (when you close your browser, they are deleted), with the exception of areas of the site that are only accessible by logging in (user recognition), where cookies with a longer duration (expiring 30 days) are used to recognize the visitor’s computer for this limited period of time. Their deactivation compromises the use of the services accessible by login. The public part of the sites remains normally usable.
– Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyse anonymously the traffic and use of the site. These cookies, while not 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. These cookies can be deactivated without any loss of functionality.
– Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) your preferences and improve your browsing experience.
Third Party Cookies
When you visit a website, you may receive cookies both from the website you visit (“owners”) and from websites operated by other organisations (“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 from these sites and integrated into the page of the host site. 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 from and to all sites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information which please refer to. In order to ensure greater transparency and convenience, the following are the web addresses of the different information and methods for managing cookies.
The Weexpo sites also include certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. “(“Google”). These are also third-party cookies that are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze anonymously information about your use of the Verison websites (including your IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of compiling reports for Verison’s operators on website activity. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google’s analytics tool to track or collect personal identifying information. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google, nor does it attempt to link an IP address with a user’s identity. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
You may selectively disable Google’s action.