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COOKIES INFORMATION NOTE

Globalacronyms.com web sites employ cookies in order to guarantee correct operation and improve users' experience. The present document presents detailed information on cookies utilization, on how globalacronyms.com employs them and on how to manage them.

Definitions

Cookies are short text files (letters and numbers) which allow the web server to save on the client (your browser) information reusable in the current (session cookie) or some future visit (persistent cookies). Cookies are saved, according to the user's preferences, by the browser on the specific device used, be it a computer, tablet, smartphone, or other.

Similar technologies like, for instance, web beacon, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user's browsing behavior and on his use of provided services.

From now on in this document cookies and all similar technologies will be referred to simply as "cookie".

Types of cookies

We can distinguish different typologies of cookies with respect to their features and utilization mode:

  1. Technical cookies. These cookies are employed to collect and analyze traffic and web site utilization on an anonymous basis. These cookies do not permit to identify the user, but they allow to detect whether the same user returns at a different time. They also allow system monitoring so as to improve performance and usability. They can be disabled without loss of function.
  2. Profiling cookies. Permanent cookies used to single out users' preferences (anonymously or not) to improve their browsing experience and propose advertising.
  3. Third party cookies. As you visit a web site you can receive cookies both from the site itself ("proprietary") and from sites of other organizations ("third parties"). An important example is the presence of social plugins from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These pieces of the page are in fact generated by the aforementioned sites and embedded in the site you are visiting. The most common use of social plugins is sharing of content on social networks. Other third party cookies are generated by Google Adsense ads. Google AdSense is a program by Google Inc. which allows publishers to publish advertisement on their web site earning in function of the impressions and/or the number of clicks over them. The presence of these cookies implies the transfer from and to the third party's site. Third parties' policy about managing this information can be found in their cookie information notices. For better transparency and convenience we provide the following list of links to the relevant information notices and configuration pages.
    1. Facebook information note: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
    2. Facebook (configuration): log on to your account, privacy section.
    3. Twitter information note: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
    4. Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
    5. Linkedin information note: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
    6. Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
    7. YouTube (information note): http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
    8. YouTube (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
    9. Google Ad Sense: http://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms

Google Analytics

Globalacronyms.com web sites further include some cookies from Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). In this case as well these are third party anonymous cookies whose purpose is to monitor and improve the guest's site performance (performance cookies).

Google Analytics uses cookies to anonymously collect and analyze user's browsing behavior on the Globalacronyms.com web sites, including IP address. Such information is gathered by Google Analytics, which uses it to generate reports to Globalacronyms.com about browsing activity on the site itself. Globalacronyms.com does not employ (nor it allows others to employ) Google analysis tool to monitor and collect identification personal information. Google does not connect a user's IP address with any other data in their possession nor with user's identity. Google may relate this information to third parties where this is required by law or when such third parties manage this information in its behalf.

For further information, please refer to the following link

http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Users can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing in their browsers the opt-out component provided by Google. Please refer to the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cookies expiration

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active until the browser is closed or the user explicitly logs out from the site (for those sites which allow log in at all). Some other cookies survive and are available from session to session.

These cookies are called persistent and their expiration is determined by the server when they are created. Some cookies are set to never expire.

Browsing on globalacronyms.com web sites, the user may interact with third party sites which may create or modify permanent and profiling cookies.

Cookie management

Users may decide whether to accept or refuse cookies by modifying their browser's settings.

To disable technical cookies may compromise totally or partially the use of those parts of a site which are reserved to logged in users, for sites which have a private section. Public content is browsable whether cookies are enabled or not.

To disable third party cookies does not compromise in any way the user's browsing.

This configuration can be specified for different sites; moreover, many browsers allow the user to choose different settings for proprietary and third party cookies.

In Firefox under Options -> Privacy, for instance, there is a control panel which allows the user to choose whether to accept or refuse the different types of cookies and to remove them.

Information note update

Globalacronyms.com will keep this information note up to date. You can find the date of last modification in the following section "Last update".

Last Update

20 May 2016




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