What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file that a site sends to the browser and which is saved on the device of the user visiting a web site. Cookies are used to make the site function or to enhance performance, or to provide information to site owners.
What kind of cookies does storyteller-labs.com use, and for what purpose?
The Site uses various kinds of cookies and similar tools, each of which has a specific function, as indicated in the table below:
TYPES OF COOKIES AND FUNCTIONS
Navigation Cookies: this type of cookie enables the Site to function correctly and enables users to view content in their own language and tailored for their market from the first access. They also enable an account to be created, and allow users to log in and manage purchase orders on the Site. The cookies mean that the Site can recognise each registered user as such when accessing the services that are offered. In general terms, navigation cookies are necessary for the functioning of the Site.
Functional Cookies: these cookies enable the Site to recognise a user based on their request (which may, for example, be expressed by clicking on "Stay connected") whenever they access the Site, so that they do not have to re-enter their data each time they visit the Site. If a user has added items to their “Shopping basket” and closed their session without completing the purchase, this type of cookie enables the user to continue shopping when re-accessing the Site within a given period, and to find the Shopping basket as they had left it the last time. These kinds of cookie are not essential for the functioning of the Site, but enhance the quality of the browsing experience.
Analytical cookies: these cookies are used by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to create statistical analyses of users’ browsing practices on the site, via computers or mobile applications, of the number of pages visited or the number of clicks made on a page during browsing on a site. The Data controller treats the results of such analyses anonymously and solely for statistical purposes and only when the service provider users cookies in connection with the browser installed on the computer or on other devices used by the user to navigate on the Site.
Third party cookies for marketing/re-targeting: this kind of cookie is used by trusted third party companies enabling banner advertisements on other affiliated sites, for example showing the user the latest products that that they saw on the Site. While the user is browsing on the Site, these cookies are also used to display products that might be of interest to such a user, or products similar to those that they had previously viewed, based on the user’s browsing history. The use of such cookies does not normally entail the processing of personal data; however, it may enable the connection of the computer to other devices used by the user and the tracing of saved data (this kind of cookie connects to the browser installed on the computer or on other devices used by the user during navigation on the Site).
A detailed list of the main types of cookie used by the Site or by third parties in connection with access and browsing on the Site:
Links are provided below to web pages containing information and forms for the acquisition of consent to third-party cookies:
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
How to disable cookies
The main browsers on the market (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. Nonetheless, the majority of browsers also allow you to control and disable cookies via the browser settings. Disabling navigation or functional cookies may cause the Site to malfunction and/or restrict the services offered there. These are the links to the main browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Google Analytics cookies of my visits
For further information you can also visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.com.