Extended policy on cookies

Amareproject.eu uses cookies and similar technologies to ensure the proper functioning of amareproject.eu and improve the user experience. Below you can find detailed information about the use of cookies, how they are used by Amareproject.eu and how to manage them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that the visited sites send to the user’s browser- which is installed on computers or mobile devices- these text files are stored and so hence can be retransmitted to the site on the next visit. Basically the cookies help internet sites to recognise devices in their successive visits.

What type of cookies exist?

Technical cookies: so-called technical cookies are needed for browsing and to simplify the access to and use of sites by the user. These include analysis cookies used to collect and analyse anonymously the traffic and use of the site. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, the detection of this same user were they to connect again at a different time. In addition they allow you to monitor and improve system performance and usability. Disabling such cookies can be done without any loss of functionality.

Profiling cookies: these cookies are used to track the user’s web surfing to create profiles according to the user’s tastes, preferences, interests and even their searches.

Is consent from the user needed to install cookies on their terminal?

To install technical cookies no consent is needed while profiling cookies may only be installed on the user’s terminal with the latter’s consent after having been notified in a simplified way.

Cookies used by amareproject.eu

  • Session cookies: these are temporary, existing only for the duration of the session; when you close the browser, these cookies are deleted.
  • Lasting/Persistent cookies: these stay active even after closing the browser and help sites to remember user settings and data for later consultation.
  • Third party cookies: third party companies may leave their Cookies to the user through script of embedded in videos or in other content not found on our servers.

In particular, amareproject.eu uses:

  • WorldPress cookies, cookies used for the proper operation of CMS
  • Google Analytics cookies, used to anonymously collect and analyse information on the behaviour of the user of the site (including the user’s IP address). Collecting data in anonymous form, Google Analitycs cookies are similar to technical cookies. Neither amareproject.eu nor Google Analytics collect data to monitor or gather personal information of the user.
    For further information about Google Analytics, click on the following link https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
    The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on their browser the opt-out add-on provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics’ actions, refer to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
  • Furthermore, the site uses a social plugin that may involve the use of cookies by third parties such as Facebook, twitter, google and linkedin. Such an option is granted by the user’s choice to share or at least share in part the content of amareproject.eu on social network sites.
    The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties.
    The management of the information collected by ‘’third parties’’ is governed by the relevant privacy policies which we ask you to refer to below. To ensure greater transparency and comfort, we have listed below web addresses of different privacy policies and procedures for managing cookies.
    Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
    Facebook (configuration): access your personal account. Privacy section.
    Twitter’s privacy policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
    Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
    Linkedin’s privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
    Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
    Google+’s privacy policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
    Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/

The list of cookies used by amareproject.eu may be subject to change in the event of third party companies modifying cookies according to their necessities or changing the classification of them. In this case the page will be promptly updated.

List of cookies used by amareproject.eu


Cookie Name Expiration time Description Information
PHP PHPSESSID Session This cookie is used for managing user session on the
Google Analytics __utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Google Privacy Policy
__utmt 10 minutes  Used to throttle request rate.
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
gac 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
Cookie Consent viewed_cookie_policy Max 30 months from set/update Persistent cookie that is saved when you accept the policy of use of cookies on this website. The installation of this cookie allows Google Analytics (anonymized) tracking through the use of a GA code optimization plugin.
WPML WP Plugin _icl_current_language 24 hours Used by the WordPress plugin “WPML” to store the user’s current language. WPML Privacy Center
_icl_visitor_lang_js 24 hours Used by the WordPress plugin “WPML” to store the language to which it has been redirected.


Anonymous browsing

Browsing without using technical cookies or profiling cookies is possible through a web surfing that is defined as “anonymous” or “unknown” and is doable with all major browsers.

How can I deactivate the cookies?

A user can deactivate Goggles Analytics while browsing by using the add-on available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari

A very simply procedure allows you to modify your browser in order to deactivate cookies.


  • Open Firefox
  • On the instrument panel at the top part of the browser, select ‘’Menu’’ and then ‘’Options’’ (with Macs you need to select ‘’Firefox’’ from the menu bar and then ‘’preferences’’)
  • Then click on the ‘’Privacy’’ tab
  • Click on ‘’Settings history:’’ and then on ‘’Use custom settings for history.’’ Deselect ‘’Accept site cookies’’ and save the preferences.

Internet Explorer:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on ‘’Tools’’ and then on ‘’Internet Options’’
  • Select the ‘’Privacy’’ tab and move the scroll to the level of privacy that you wish to set (move it up to block all the cookies or down to allow them all)
  • Then click Ok

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Click on the ‘’Tools’’ icon
  • Select ‘’Settings’’ and then ‘’Show advanced settings’’
  • Select ‘’Content settings…’ under the Privacy heading
  • Under the Cookies heading you can deselect cookies and save your preferences


  • Open Safari
  • Select ‘’Preferences’’ on the instruments bar, then select the ‘’Security’’ panel in the dialogue window that follows
  • In the section ‘’Accept cookies’’ you can specify if and when Safari should save site cookies. For further information click on the Help option (indicated by the question mark)
  • For more information about cookies visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org