Definition of cookies
Cookies are small text files that websites send to users’ devices (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone, notebook, etc.), where they are saved and then sent back to the same sites on the user’s next visit. Cookies may require the user’s prior consent.
Cookies allow the device on which they are stored to be identified for the entire period of their validity or registration. During visits to the Website, navigation data-related information received from the user’s device may be stored in cookies installed on the latter.
Cookies perform different functions and make navigating the Website more efficient by remembering the user’s preferences and enhancing their navigation experience. They can also help personalise the advertisements shown during navigation and the marketing activities aimed at the user, ensuring that they reflect his/her interests and preferences.
Types of cookies used
When a user connects to the Website via their web browser, cookies may be installed on their device in order to enable the Website to recognise that device, ensuring the effective use of the Website for the lifetime of the cookies, and to collect information on accesses to the Website.
When navigating the Website, cookies may also be sent to the device from other sites or servers (i.e. “third parties”); these may contain certain elements (e.g. images, maps, sound, specific links to pages in other domains) present on the site being visited. With regard to this profile, these may be:
- First-party cookies, sent directly from Enel to the user's device.
- Third-party cookies, which are sent by a third party but on Enel’s behalf.
Depending on the purpose for which cookies are used, they can be divided into:
- Technical cookies: their use does not require user’s consent. The use is strictly limited to the transmission of session-identifying data (numbers generated randomly by the server) necessary for the secure, efficient navigation of the Website; these are not persistent cookies stored on the user’s computer but are erased when the browser is closed. These cookies are used for security reasons and to improve the service offered to users. Analytics cookies that collect information in aggregate form on visits to the Website and its navigation, in order to optimize its contents, can be equated to technical cookies.
In particular, on the CERT Website you will find only technical cookies, which are necessary to navigate in the Website or to provide the requested service in order to ensure the navigation on the Website and the use of some of its functions.