Cookies consist of text files, often including unique identifiers, that are sent by web servers to web browsers, and which may then be sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies facilitate your navigation and provide secure connections.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user’s session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies on this Website
De’Longhi Group uses session and persistent cookies on the Website.
Cookies do not contain any information that identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
De’Longhi Group may use the information we obtain from your use of our Website, collected by the cookies, for the following purposes:
- to recognise your computer when you visit the Website;
- to track you as you navigate the Website, and to enable the use of the shopping cart in case you are entering the Website to purchase De’Longhi Group’s products (where available);
- to improve the Website’s usability;
- to analyse the use of the Website;
- to administrate the Website.
Third party cookies
When you use the Website, third party cookies may also be sent to you.
The Website may contain cookies sent by third parties. De’Longhi Group cannot be held responsible for the cookies provided by third parties.
In addition, De’Longhi Group uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of the Website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about how the Website is being used by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
- in Internet Explorer clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;
- in Firefox clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un- checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of the Website: if you block the cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on the Website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
- in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of the Website.