What is a cookie and how is it used by us?
A cookie is a file containing a series of data (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent from a web server to a web browser and stored by the latter when navigating a site. The identifier is returned to the server whenever the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies do not contain any information that can identify a user, however, the personal information stored on our site can be linked, for our part, to the information stored in cookies and obtained from cookies.
The information we obtain as a result of the use of our cookies can be used for the following purposes:
- Recognize your computer when you visit our website
- Improve the usability of the website
- Analyze the use of the website
- Administer the website
- Prevent fraud and improve website security
- Customize our website
Is enabling cookies safe?
Yes. Cookies contain only small portions of data and can not perform any operation independently. Elsist strongly recommends that users configure the web browser to accept cookies from our site.
How can I change my cookie settings?
To enable cookies, follow the instructions below depending on the version of the browser you are using.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu
- Click on the "Privacy" tab
- Click the "Default" button (or manually scroll the bar to "Media") in "Settings"
- Click on "OK"
- Go to the "Tools" menu
- Select "Options"
- Select the "Privacy" icon
- Check the box corresponding to "Accept cookies from sites"
- Click "OK" to save the changes
- Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu
- Find the "Cookies" section in the "Advanced" category
- To enable: select "Accept all cookies" (or "Enable all cookies")
- Click on "OK"
- Select "Safari"> "Preferences" and then click "Privacy"
- In the "Block cookies" section, specify if and when Safari can accept cookies from the sites visited
What types of cookies are used by www.elsist.biz?
Our website uses three different types of cookies:
Session cookies - Temporary files that are stored only for the duration of the browsing session on the website. The web browser normally deletes them when it is closed.
Persistent cookies - The duration of these files exceeds the browser session (for example, if you log in to a website, it recognizes the user on his next visit and shows a welcome message). Persistent cookies allow this type of functionality.
Third-party cookies - During the use of our website, the user may transmit third-party cookies that do not refer to Elsist. If you access a web page with embedded content, such as YouTube, cookies may be transmitted from that site. Elsist does not control the settings of these cookies, therefore we recommend consulting the third-party websites for more information regarding the cookies they use and how to manage them.
Most browsers allow cookies to be rejected. Eg:
- In Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking on "Tools," Internet Options "," Privacy "and selecting" Block all cookies "using the slider;
- In Mozilla Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking on "Tools", "Options" and unchecking "Accept cookies from websites" in the "Privacy" box.
Blocking cookies, however, can have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
- In Internet Explorer, cookie files must be deleted manually (instructions on this procedure can be found at the following address http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- You can delete cookies in Mozilla Firefox by first making sure you can execute this command when you select "Delete custom settings" (you can change this setting by clicking on "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Custom settings" box) and then clicking "Delete Custom Settings" in the "Tools" menu.
This action can have negative consequences for the usability of many websites.