What is a “cookie”?

Cookies are small files sent by websites to the navigation program (browser) of their visitors’ computers. Cookies store information regarding the pages viewed, the duration of the visit, and information voluntarily and knowingly submitted by the visitor. The contents of cookies are automatically recalled by the website during a subsequent visit.

 

Which cookies do we use?

Cookies allow Metalpress to collect information such as the type of browser, the time spent on the site, the pages visited, the language preferences and the navigation path. The different cookie types that are used on our website are listed below.

 

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are essential for the operation of a website and allow the user to browse through it and use its services and functions. Metalpress uses this information for security reasons, to facilitate navigation, to recognise a user on follow-up visits and to view information more effectively. In the absence of these cookies, the whole website or some portions of it may not work properly. Therefore, these cookies are always used, regardless of the preferences expressed by the user.

 

Analytics cookies

Cookies of this type are used to collect information regarding website use by the user. Metalpress uses this information for statistical analyses, to improve its website and streamline its use, as well as to monitor its proper functioning. These cookies collect information on how users landed on this web page and which pages they visited and could be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, this information is analysed so as not to be able to trace the identity of a particular user.

 

Third-party cookies

Some third-party cookies are installed throughout the website which are activated by clicking “ACCEPT” on the banner or by selecting an item contained in the page with the banner. Details on third-party cookies, and the links through which the user can receive more information and ask for these cookies to be disabled are provided here below.

 

ANALYTICS http://www.google.com/analytics/  –   Privacy: google.com/analytics

 

Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. The cookies stored on the hard disk of the user’s device can be deleted and it is also possible to disable cookies by following the instructions provided by the most commonly used browsers.