WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that a website save on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
TYPES OF COOKIES
There are two different types of cookies:
Session cookies - these are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will need to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the site uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
Persistent cookies - these files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file.
The type of Cookies used by ItalianPotteryandCeramics.com are ‘Session Cookies’ – these are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and return to our website, the site will not recognise you. You will need to log back in, or select your preferences again. A new Session Cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave our site and close your browser.
WHAT ARE SESSION COOKIES USED FOR?
Session Cookies enable our website to keep track of your movement from page to page, so that you don’t get asked the same information already given to the site, cookies allow you to proceed through many pages of our site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit.
Session Cookies allow users to be recognised by our website so that any page changes or item / data selection you make is remembered from page to page. The most common example of this functionality is the Shopping Cart feature of any e-commerce site. When you visit a page and select some items, the Session Cookie remembers your selection so your Shopping Cart will have the items you selected when you are ready to Check Out. Without Session Cookies, if you click CHECKOUT, the new page does not recognise your past activities on prior pages and your Shopping Cart will always be empty.
HOW TO CONTROL COOKIES
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our site and some services and functionalities may not work.