What is a cookie?
What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the computer when a website is visited by a user. The text stores information that the site is able to read in the moment in which it is seen at a later time. Some of these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the site, while others are useful to the visitor because they can safely store such things as your user name or the language settings. The advantage of having cookies installed on your pc is to no longer need to fill in the same information every time you want to access a website visited previously.
First Party Cookies
Cookies First Party (first-part cookies), are the cookies generated and used by the operator of the site on which the user is browsing. These cookies, technical and performance, are limited: in the first case to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) that allow for safe and efficient navigation of the website; in the second case for statistical purposes for the collection of unique users, the content displayed or downloaded etc., it is an example of Google Analytics. The data is stored anonymously and are used as an aggregate.
In particular, to disable cookies from Google Analytics, you can use a special add-on made available by Google. To install it click here.
Cookies third party (third-part cookies), such as the one set by the button "Like" Facebook, cookies are generated and used by persons other than the operator of the site on which the user is browsing, based on contracts between the website owner and the relevant third party. Some advertisers use these cookies to track user visits to sites where they offer their services.
How can I disable cookies?
You can change your browser to turn off cookies through a very simple procedure. Caution: disabling cookies results that the username and password will no longer be stored on the site login box.
Press the "Alt" button on the keyboard.
In the toolbar located at the top of the browser, select "Tools" and then "Options."
then select the "Privacy" tab.
Go to "Timeline Settings" and then "Use custom settings." Uncheck "Accept cookies from sites" and save your preferences.
Open Internet Explorer.
Click on the "Tools" button and then click "Internet Options".
Select the "Privacy" tab and move the slider to the level of privacy you want to set (up to block all cookies or down to allow it all).
Then click OK.
Open Google Chrome.
Click on "Tools".
Select "Settings" and then "Advanced Settings".
Select "Content Settings" under "Privacy".
From the card "sites Cookies and Data" where you can search and delete specific cookies.
Type chrome: // settings / cookies in the address bar and hit enter.
And go to "Cookies and site data" tab where you can search and delete specific cookies.
Select "Preferences" in the toolbar, then select the panel "Security" in the dialog box that follows.
In the "Accept Cookies" section, you can specify if and when Safari should save cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button (labeled with a question mark).