Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user to send his terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit to the same user. During the navigation of a site, you can get on to their terminals also cookie sites of different web server (cd cookie "third parties"); this is because the website visited can be present elements as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one where you find the page you requested. In other words, these are cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.
Cookies are used to perform authentication information, monitoring of sessions and storing specific information about users accessing the server and normally are present in the browser of each user in very large number.
Cookies may be used for purposes of profiling, statistics or advertising in the following cases:
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