In line with European legislation, Panini aims to ensure that every website user understands what cookies are and why they are used for so as the users can make informed decisions whether they want the cookies on their devices or not.
A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of user’s computer through an anonymous code that may identify the computer but not the user and passively track its activities on the website.
The cookies are classified in four categories, upon their functions:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Advertising cookies
Panini websites use the following cookies categories, which consent is not required for the delivery of these:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable the user to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services the user has asked for, like login into the website or create shopping baskets, cannot be provided.
- Performance 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. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. These cookies can be compared to “technical cookies” when alternately (i) are directly used by the site’s administrator to collect information in aggregate form or (ii) are managed by third parties and are adopted specific means in order to reduce the cookies capability to identify users (for example, by masking significant IP address portions) and the third parties uses them exclusively for the provision of the service. For example they store cookies data separately without crossing them or enrich with any available personal data.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices the user makes (such as username, language or the region the user is in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to provide services the user has asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track the user's browsing activity on other websites. These cookies are also called technical cookies.
All the above mentioned cookies are called persistent as their duration is set by the server at the time of their creation.
The user could find that a content of a website page, normally a videoclip, is delivered by Youtube. When the user clicks on this part of the page to enjoy the content, YouTube sets cookies that collect IP address and performance of the user.