What are cookies?
Cookies are small software tags that are stored on the access devices through the browser, retaining only information related to preferences, not including, as such, personal data.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are used to help determine the usefulness, interest and number of uses of the sites, allowing faster and more efficient navigation, eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
What type of cookies are being used on the ERA website?
There are two groups of cookies being used:
- Permanent cookies – which are stored at the browser level on access devices (desktop, laptop, mobile devices – smartphones and tablets) and which are used whenever a user makes a new visit to the site. They are generally used to direct navigation to the user’s interests, allowing to provide a more personalized service.
- Session cookies – are temporary cookies that remain in the browser’s cookie file until you leave the site. The information obtained by these cookies serves to analyze traffic patterns on the web, allowing you to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
- Analysis cookies – They are used anonymously for the purpose of creating and analyzing statistics, in order to improve the functioning of the website.
- Functionality cookies – Keep the user’s preferences regarding the use of the website, so that it is not necessary to configure them again each time the user visits the website.
- Below we explain which cookies are used and for what purpose:
- Google Analytics (_ga _gid _gat)
- These cookies are used to collect information about users who visit the ERA website. This information serves to make reports and to help us to improve. These cookies collect information anonymously, including the number of visits to the sites, the origin of the visitors and which pages they came from, etc.
These cookies are for analysis only.
The cookies used by the ERA website do not collect personal information that allows users to be identified, but only store generic information, namely the form or geographic location of access and the way they use the website (Google Analytics). Cookies only retain information related to user preferences, and no personal identifiers are recorded.
How can users manage cookies?
All browsers allow the user to accept, refuse or delete cookies, and allow the user to be notified whenever a cookie is received, namely by selecting the appropriate settings in the respective browser. The user can configure cookies in the “options” or “preferences” menu of his browser.
Note, however, that by disabling cookies, you can prevent some web services from functioning correctly, affecting, partially or totally, navigation on the website.