What is a cookie?

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file that is memorized by the computer when a website is visited by a user. The text memorizes information that the website is able to read when consulted a second time. Several of these cookies are necessary in order to keep the website functioning properly. Others are useful to the visitor since they are able to memorize a username or language settings in a secure manner. The advantage to having cookies installed on one’s computer is to avoid entering the same information every time one wants to access a previously visited website.

First-Part and Third-Part Cookies

First-part cookies are those generated and used by the website administrator on the site which the user is navigating. Third-part cookies, for example those installed on a Facebook “Like” button”, are those generated and used by third parties apart from the website administrator of the website being navigated by the user and are based on the contract between the site owner and the relative third party. Advertisers often use these cookies to track user visits on websites that offer their services.

Technical, analytical and profiling cookies

Technical cookies permit the transmission of communication via an electronic communication network or the provision of a service requested by the user. For example, technical cookies automatically recognize the language the user is using, they can facilitate online purchases or they can make home banking procedures less complex and more secure, etc.

Technical cookies are distinguishable by “sessions”, which are automatically cancelled when the browser is closed, or “persistent”, which are those that remain archived in the user’s browser history until the expiration date which is fixed on the PC.

Analytical cookies are those used by the website administrator to collect aggregated data and statistics (for example, the number of website vistors).

Profiling cookies check the user’s navigation by tracking and monitoring the profile of the user such as tastes, habits or consumer habits in order to send personalized commercial offers.

Cookies used by the kubosourcing.com website

The kubosourcing.com website uses technical “session” cookies and Google Analytics cookies for a statistical analysis of website visits. Profiling cookies are not used.

kubosourcing.com has adopted the appropriate tools to reduce the ability to identify users by masking the IP address identifiers. In addition, kubosourcing.com has constrained the third party from using cookies outside the realm of the service provision of the website administrator.

It is possible to disable Google Analytics cookies by using a special add-on provided by Google. To install it, click here

This website shows the icons of three social networks: twitter, facebook and linkedin. You can connect to the corresponding social networks, through appropriate links, by clicking on the aforesaid icons. We invite you to read the privacy information notice on cookies issued by the social network you are logging in. The Data Controller refuses any responsibility in case of possible requests and/or dissemination of personal data to the websites of third parties.

How can I disable cookies?

It is possible to modify browser settings to deactivate cookies through a simple procedure.

Attention: by disabling cookies, usernames and passwords will not be memorized on website log-in screens.


Open Firefox
Click the “Alt” button on your keyboard.
In the navigation bar above the browser, select “Tools” and then “Options”.
Select the “Privacy” tab.
Go to “ChronologySetting” and then “Use personalizedsettings”.
Uncheck “Accept cookies from websites” and saveyourchanges.

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer.
Click on the “Tools” button and then “Internet Options”
Select the “Privacy” tab and move the mouse over the privacy option you wish to implement (move up to block all cookies, move down to allow all cookies).
Click on OK.

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome.
Click on the “Tools” icon.
Select “Settings” and then “Advanced Settings”.
Select “Content Settings” under the “Privacy”field.
From the “Cookies and website data” tab it is possible to search and delete specific cookies.Or
type chrome://settings/cookie into the navigation bar and hit enter.
You will come to the “Cookies and website data” tab where it is possible to search and delete specific cookies.


Open Safari.
Select “Preferences” from the navigation bar, then select the “Security” tabin the dialogue window that follows.
In the “Accept Cookies” section it is possible to specify if and when Safari has to save cookies from websites. For additional information click on the Help button (represented by a question mark).