There are different types of cookies and it is possible to specify whether all types of cookies, some or none, can be saved on the computer. If you do not accept any type of cookie, you may not be able to view some websites and take advantage of the personalization features (for example, to view local news, weather reports or stock quotes). A cookie is a file created from a website for the purpose of storing information about the user in the system, such as the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the site. For example, if the user searches for a flight schedule on an airline website, the website can create a cookie that contains the user's itinerary. Or the cookie may contain a recording of the pages visited on the site. This information will be used by the site to personalize the visualization that will be presented to the user on the next visit. Personal identity information may also be stored in cookies. Personal identity information is information that can be used to identify or contact a person, such as a name, email address, home or office address, or telephone number. In any case, a website can only access information provided personally by the user. For example, the site cannot detect the e-mail address, unless the user provides it directly, nor can it access other information on the user's computer.Cookies saved on the computer can only be read by the site. Web that created them, the files that contain them have in fact the name composed by the URL of the website that created them.
PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY COOKIES
A permanent cookie remains stored as a file on the computer even after the browser is closed and can be read by the website that created it the next time the user visits the site.A temporary cookie remains stored only for the duration of the current session and is removed from the computer when the session is closed: this closure can be caused by a specific command, by closing the browser or by using a URL other than that of the site that generated the cookie.
FIRST-PARTY AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Browsers can be configured to control the arrival of cookies, generally the configuration option that allows you to disable the arrival of cookies is linked to the management of privacy.