What are cookies, what are they for and how to manage them.

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make the user's use of the website more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are essential for the operation of this site but that for other uses we need your permission to do so. Non-essential cookies are not used to track individual users or identify them, but to obtain useful information about how the site is used so that we can continue to improve it for our users. This site uses different types of cookies. Some of our pages use cookies to remember your viewing preferences, such as contrast color settings or font size, or if you have already responded to a survey or alert popup (thanks to the cookie it will not appear again ), or even just to store if you have accepted (or not) the use of cookies on this site. In addition, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously collect statistics on how you arrived and which videos you visited. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behavior in general - such as the typical length of time spent on the site or the average number of pages viewed by a user. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you use Out-Law.com's audio or video players, Google Analytics will try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a local shared object or Flash cookie. This helps us analyze the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch the videos to the end, and how many people quit midway. The Adobe website offers tools to control the Flash cookies on your computer. If you want to delete cookies that are already on your computer, refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory where the cookies are stored. You can access your browser's cookie folders, find cookies and Google Analytics cookies and, if you wish, you can delete them. More information about cookies, including how to block or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org. Some third-party cookies are set by the services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not under our control. They are set by Twitter, Facebook and inShare and refer to the ability of users to share the contents of this site. On this site you will always find available, on all pages, the procedure for accepting or rejecting cookies or even accepting only those necessary for the sole use of this site.