Cookie Policy

Information on Cookies

What cookies are

A "cookie" is a text file saved on the user's computer when he accesses a website for the purpose of providing information each time the user returns to the same site. It is a sort of reminder of the website visited. With the cookie, the web server sends information to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) stored on his computer, and will be reread and updated every time the user returns to the site. In this way, the website can automatically adapt to the user. In the course of navigation, the user may also receive on his terminal cookies from different sites ("third-party" cookies), set directly by the managers of these websites and used for the purposes and according to the modalities defined by them.

On the basis of their duration, they are distinguished in session cookies (or rather those temporary and automatically deleted from the terminal at the end of the browsing session, closing the browser) and in persistent cookies (or those that remain stored on the terminal until their expiration or deletion by the user).

Depending on the function and purpose of use, cookies can be divided into technical cookies and profiling cookies.

Technical cookies

Some cookies are used to perform computer authentications, monitoring sessions and storing specific information about users accessing a web page. These so-called technical cookies are often useful to allow you to browse a website and use all its features. Technical cookies are those whose use doesn’t require the user’s consent. Analytics cookies also belong to this category. These are cookies that collect information about the use that a user makes of a website and that help to improve its operation. For example, analytics cookies show which pages are most frequently visited, allow you to verify which are the recurring patterns of use of a website and help you understand any difficulty that the user encounters in using.

Profiling cookies

Other cookies can instead be used to monitor and profile users while browsing, study their movements and habits of web consultation or consumption (what they buy, what they read, etc.) also for the purpose of advertising targeted and customized services. In this case we talk about profiling cookies. The use of these cookies requires prior acquisition of the free informed consent of the user pursuant to Art. 7 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 and of the national legislation in force.

Third-party cookies

It can also happen that a web page contains cookies from other sites and contained in various elements hosted on the same page, such as advertising banners, images, videos, maps or specific links to web pages of other domains residing on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are set directly by managers of websites or servers other than this website. We talk, in these cases, about the so-called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. The use of these cookies requires prior acquisition of the free informed consent of the user.

Types of cookies used by our website

The main functions of cookies installed by www.yourguideinsicily.com are technical, they are used to constantly improve the Service, for authentication, for statistical purposes, such as counting site visits. The use of cookies is therefore strictly aimed at facilitating the functions of the server while browsing the Service. The site also allows the sending of the following third-party cookies. These cookies are not tools of our ownership, for more information, therefore, you can access the information and the acquisition form of the consent of third parties by clicking on the links. To improve the website and understand which parts or elements are most appreciated by users, are used as an anonymous and aggregated analysis tool, the third-party cookies of Google Analytics. These cookies are not our tools, for more information, so you can consult the information provided by Google. The website pages incorporate some widgets and sharing buttons of Facebook and Google Plus, to allow the user to share the content of the website on their social channels, and to interact with our channels. These cookies are not our tools, but they are created by Facebook and Google respectively when you use the respective widget or share button. To learn more visit the following informative pages: Facebook and Google. Some web pages incorporate YouTube video content into them. Visiting a page containing a video, or clicking to view the video, may call cookies from YouTube. These cookies are not our tools. To find out more, visit the Google Information page. The website could use Facebook ADS programs managed by Facebook Inc., Google adwords and Google remarketing technology, managed by Google Inc. The Facebook ADS and AdWords conversion tracking feature also uses cookies to help us track sales and other conversions.

Cookies management

The user can manage his own preferences related to cookies through the functionality present in common browsers that allow to delete/remove cookies (all or some) or to change the settings of the browser itself so as to block the sending of cookies or to limit it to specific sites (compared to others). Therefore, it is possible to deny the use of cookies, following the disabling procedure provided by your browser. Below are the modes proposed by major browsers: Microsoft Windows Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Google Analytics by downloading a specific browser plug-in. For information on cookies stored on your terminal and disable them individually, see the link: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte

Plugin Social Network

The www.yourguideinsicily.com site also incorporates plugins and/or commands for social networks, in order to allow easy content sharing on your favorite social networks. These plugins are programmed so as not to set any cookies to the access of the page, to safeguard the privacy of users. Eventually cookies are set, if so provided by social networks, only when the user makes effective and voluntary use of the plugin. Please note that if the user is logged into the social network then he has already consented to the use of cookies delivered through this site at the time of registration to the social network. The collection and use of the information obtained through the plugin are regulated by the respective privacy policies of the social networks, to which please refer.

- Facebook - (link informativa cookie)
- Twitter - (link informativa cookie)
- LinkedIn - (link informativa cookie)
- Google+ - (link informativa cookie).

This privacy policy may change over time - also related to the possible entry into force of new industry regulations, updating or delivering new services or technological innovations - for which the user/visitor is invited to consult periodically this page www.yourguideinsicily.com.