What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. The cookie then sends information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to remember your preferences. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.
Cookies we use and why we use them
Cookies are often categorized by function. We use four types of cookies by function on our Site:
1. Essential Cookies
These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website or for performing services that an individual user has requested.
2. Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Analytical cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information that analytical cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are used only to improve how a website functions.
3. Functional Cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices users make and to provide enhanced, personalized features. For example, on our Site, these cookies remember users’ language preferences.
4. Targeting/Advertising Cookies
Targeting/advertising cookies are cookies used to deliver advertisements relevant to the user. They remember that a user has visited a website and share this information with other organizations such as advertising vendors.
Cookies can also be categorized by how long they remain on your device. There are two broad categories of duration:
1. Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
2. Session cookies
Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.
We use both session and persistent cookies on our Site.
Cookies for E.U. users
Cookies can also be categorized by who puts the cookie on the user’s computer or other device the user uses to browse the internet.
First party cookies are cookies placed by the party operating the website. For example, any cookies we place on your computer from our Site are first party cookies.
Third party cookies are cookies placed from a website by a party that does not own or operate that website.
The following describes in more detail the types of functional cookies that we use.
An example of an essential cookie used by the site is the cookie we place to remember what tab you selected. The Site uses this cookie to ensure the tab remains selected as you browse within the tab.
Although these cookies provide information to Google Analytics, they are first party cookies because we place them ourselves.
You can object to the collection of your information by Google Analytics by clicking here.
An example of a functional cookie we use is a cookie that remembers your location preference. For example, if you choose the United Kingdom version of our Site, this cookie remembers that you prefer to browse this version.
Cookies in this category may include Remarketing Cookies. These are cookies that remember that you visited our Site after you leave. Sometimes they collect information about what pages of our Site you visited. They then share this information with our third party vendors, such as Google and DataXU. Based on this information, the third party vendors show you advertisements for Stel srl products on third party websites that we think may interest you based on what you viewed on our website. The Remarketing Cookies are first party cookies.