Cookies are short pieces of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) for reuse during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even days later (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 web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behavior and the use of services. Throughout this document, we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies simply using the term "cookies."
Types of Cookies:
- Technical Cookies: These are cookies necessary for the proper functioning of the sites.
- Analytical Cookies: Cookies in this category allow for the collection of aggregated statistical navigation information. The data is collected anonymously.
- Third-Party Service Analysis Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information anonymously about the use of the site by users, such as pages visited, dwell time, traffic sources, and geographic origin. These cookies are sent by third-party domains external to the site.
- Cookies to Integrate Third-Party Software Products and Functions: This type of cookie integrates functionalities developed by third parties within the site's pages, such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks for content sharing or the use of third-party software services (such as mapping software and additional software offering additional services). These cookies are sent by third-party domains and partner sites that provide their functionalities among the site pages.
- Profiling Cookies: These are permanent cookies used to identify user preferences, also for the purpose of sending advertising.
The University of Cagliari's sites do not use profiling cookies.
In general, users can decide whether to accept or reject cookies by using the settings in their browser.
Settings can be chosen specifically for each site or web application.