Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on the next visit. The so-called “third party” cookies are, on the other hand, set by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than that of the site visited.
Types of cookies
– Technical cookies. Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website; analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria in order to improve the service provided. For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he uses only such devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable. obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he uses only such devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable. obligation to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code, which the site manager, if he uses only such devices, will be able to provide in the manner he deems most suitable.
Google Fonts & Font Awesome
Google Fonts do not set any cookies. However, it is a web font service that provides API to deliver font files. Google Fonts collects user requests, retrieves files from its servers, and delivers them to the end users to generate fonts. In this process, Google’s server records the user’s IP address and may use for analytical purposes.
According to GDPR, an IP address is personal information which can be used for identifying the user. Thus, Google Fonts violates GDPR by collecting and sharing personal information with third-party services without user consent.
Font Awesome respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 , the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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 at the time of their creation. In some cases a deadline is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings on his browser. On this website, the user can click on “Accept All” to accept all cookies or on “Reject All” to reject all cookies. The user can manage his choice and have a general overview by clicking on “Manage Consent”.
Warning: disabling all or part of the technical cookies could compromise the optimal use of the site.
Disabling “third party” cookies does not affect navigability in any way.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, browsers allow you to define different settings for “proprietary” and “third party” cookies. By way of example, in Firefox, through the Tools-> Options-> Privacy menu, 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. On the internet it is easy to find documentation on how to set the cookie management rules for your browser, by way of example, some addresses relating to the main browsers are reported: