Cookies are short pieces 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 individual 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 gather information on user behavior and use of services.
In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the word "cookie".
Types of cookies
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of this site and are used to manage login and access to the site's reserved functions. Their deactivation compromises the use of the services accessible by login. The public part of the site is normally usable.
"Technical" cookies (analysis and performance). These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously and not) user preferences and improve their browsing experience.
Third-party cookies Visiting a site you may receive cookies from both the visited site ("owners") and from websites managed by other organizations ("third parties"). An example is the "social plugins" of Facebook, Twitter, Google+. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by the aforementioned 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 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 reference should be made. 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): log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter information: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security Informative
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
Pinterest information: https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy
Youtube http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ (Google's privacy also applicable to YouTube services)
This site also uses components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Also in this case they are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses "cookies" to collect and analyze anonymous information on the behavior of use of this site (including the user's IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to prepare reports for the operators of the vulturbike.com website and regarding the activities on the sites. 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 or attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
For more information, please refer to the link below: https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on his browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the Google Analytics action, 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 in subsequent user visits. 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. Browsing the pages of this site, you can interact with sites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent and profiling cookies.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can refuse them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change your browser's security settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Opera, etc.). Each browser has different procedures for managing settings. The user can then decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on his or her browser. The total or partial disabling of technical cookies does not compromise the use of the site's features.
The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications. Below are the web resources that illustrate how to proceed for each of the main browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT Android native browser: Select "Settings", then "Privacy" and check or uncheck the "Accept cookies" box