In line with European legislation, Idro Meccanica aims to ensure that every website user understands what cookies are and why they are used for so as the users can make informed decisions whether they want the cookies on their devices or not.
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer through an anonymous code that may identify your computer but not the user and passively track its activities on the website.
The cookies are classified in four categories, upon their functions:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Targeting cookies and advertising cookies
Idro Meccanica websites use the following cookies categories, which consent is not required for the delivery of these:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like login into the website or create shopping baskets, cannot be provided.
- Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Our websites use Google Analytics cookies, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Information generated by cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) are transmitted to and stored by Google who will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to activities and internet usage.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Please note that some website features may be reduced or not accessible, disabling cookies.
- From the menu at the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and select Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- Under Settings history: select use custom settings.
- To enable cookies, tick Accept cookies from websites; untick to disable
- Select the period of time for which the cookies may remain stored.
- Click OK to close the Options window. Click Close to close the Preferences window. Close the Preferences window.
- Select “Tools” in the bar at the top right, then “Internet Options”.
- Select the “Privacy” tab from the Internet Properties dialogue box
- Using the cursor, select the level of privacy you desire.
How to delete cookies:
- In the Internet Properties dialogue box located in the General, click Delete under Browsing History.
- In the Delete Browsing History dialogue box, clear all ticked boxes except for the Cookies box, and then click Delete.
- Click the wrench icon on the toolbar of the browser.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show Advanced Settings.
- In the “Privacy” section, click the Settings content button.
- In the “Cookies” section you can change the following settings relating to cookies:How to Delete cookies:
- Click on All cookies and website data to open the Cookies dialogue box and other data.
- To delete all cookies, click Remove all, at the bottom of the dialogue box.
- To delete a specific cookie, select the website that issued the cookie and the cookie, then click Remove.
- You can also choose to remove all cookies created during a specific time period using the dialogue box Clear browsing data.
If you want Google Chrome to automatically delete cookies when you close all browser windows, select the check box “Clear cookies and other website data when I close my browser” in the Settings dialogue contents window. You can also create exceptions so that cookies from certain sites are deleted every time you close the browser.
How to Remove cookies:
- Click on the Safari menu.
- Select Preferences.
- Click on Security.
- Click Show Cookies.
- Click Remove All.
- Click Done to close the cookies list.
- Close the “Preferences” dialogue box.
- Choose the Action menu, then Preferences, and then click Security (the “Action Menu” is located near the upper right corner of the Safari window and contains a gear icon).
- In the section “Accept cookies”, specify whether and when Safari will have to accept cookies from websites. For an explanation of the options, click the Help button (which looks like a question mark).
- If you want more information on cookies stored on your computer, click Show Cookies.