1. DEFINITION OF COOKIES
Cookies are text files of reduced size that the server of the site visited sends to the hard disk of the user. These files are memorized, in a permanent or temporary mode, and are re-transmitted when the user returns to the site. This allows the website to recognise its users and memorize certain information concerning them, in order to be able to improve or allow the use of the services offered. There are different types of cookies; some are essential in order to navigate the site, others guarantee internal security, administrate the system and carry out analysis for statistical purposes, whereas yet others are needed to gain insight into which sections of the site the user’s main interest lies, or to offer a personalised visit to the site. The site www.thehealthfoodcompany.com utilizes technical cookies and profiling cookies.
The information above refers both to the user’s computer and to any other device that the user may use to connect to the site.
The cookies our website utilises allow us:
- to memorize preferences expressed;
- not to request information already given in previous visits (e.g. username and password);
- facilitate navigation and increase efficiency of the site;
- guarantee the correct functioning of certain areas of the site;
- save the user profile so as to be able to monitor the most frequently visited area of the site, and gain insight
- into which sector falls within the user’s area of interest.
1.2 HOW TO MODIFY COOKIE PREFERENCES. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but the user can also modify the settings to disable this function. It is also possible to block all types of cookies, or give consent to the use of some and disable others. The sections “Options” or “Preferences”, present on the browser menu, allow the disabling of cookies and other user-tracking technologies and, moreover, they obtain notification from the browser should the above become active again. Alternatively, the “Help” section, present on most browser toolbars, could be consulted, or choose from the following list of browsers and follow the instructions:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
From a mobile device:
- Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
- Windows Phone: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
For further information on cookies and managing cookie preferences (first and/or third party), users are invited to also visit the platform www.youronlinechoices.com It must be remembered that disabling navigation or functional cookies may lead to the incorrect functioning of the site and/or the limitation of services offered.
2. TECHNICAL COOKIES
Technical cookies are those which are necessary in order to navigate or to supply the service requested by the user. They are not used for any other purposes and are generally installed directly by the owner or manager of the website. Cookies can be subdivided into navigation cookies or session cookies, guaranteeing normal navigation and utilization of the website (enabling, for example, a purchase or authentication in order to access reserved areas).
The technical cookies used by the site are:
- Session Cookie
They are utilized to manage and allow login and access to the site’s reserved functions. Their deactivation compromises the use of the services made accessible by login.
3. FIRST PARTY PROFILING COOKIES
The site www.thehealthfoodcompany.com does not use first party profiling cookies.
4. THIRD PARTY PROFILING COOKIES
Third party cookies are set up by a different domain from the one visited by the user. If a user visits a site, and a different company takes advantage of that site to send information, then third party cookies are being utilized.
The site www.thehealthfoodcompany.com provides for the use of the following third party profiling cookies:
- Google Analytics cookies
Le pagine del nostro sito utilizzano i cookie di performance di terze parti di Google Analytics (servizio offerto da Google Inc.) per la raccolta dati in forma anonima, per monitorare il comportamento dei visitatori durante l’utilizzo del sito, ai fini di migliorarne la fruibilità e l’esperienza d’uso. Attraverso l’uso del pannello di Google Analytics, è possibile capire se le visite sono state eseguite da visitatori nuovi o di ritorno, verificando la modalità di navigazione delle pagine (link di ingresso, di uscita, spostamenti tra le pagine, tempi di permanenza, provenienza geografica, ecc.).
Se si desiderano ulteriori informazioni relative a Google Analytics è possibile consultare i seguenti siti:
È anche possibile inabilitare l’azione di Google Analytics attraverso gli strumenti forniti da Google. Per avere maggiori informazioni a riguardo consultare il sito: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Social widget cookies
The pages of our site use Google Analytics third party performance cookies (a service offered by Google Inc.) for data collection in an anonymous form, to examine the behaviour of visitors during their use of the site, to improve its usability and user experience. Through the use of the panel of Google Analytics, it can be seen whether the visits were made from new or returning visitors, by checking out how the pages were navigated (input and output links, movements between pages and time spent on them, geographical origin, etc.).
If further information is required regarding Google Analytics, the following sites can be consulted:
It is also possible to disable the action of Google Analytics through the tools provided by Google itself. For further information, refer to the website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are installed to show site visitors content relevant to their preferences. They can then be used to show advertising content targeting the user’s interests.
This type of cookie usually works in collaboration with third party sites, and can keep track of past navigation on pages present on different domains. These cookies usually keep track of the user’s IP address along with other information, some of which may be personal.