Cookies are small text files sent by websites the user is visiting to the visitor’s terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored prior being referred back to the site when the user visits the website again. While navigating a website, the user’s terminal might also receive cookies from other websites or web servers ( so-called "third-party"cookies); this happens because the visited site may contain elements ( such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains ) that are hosted on servers that are different from the one hosting the requested page. In other words, these cookies are set by a site other than the one you are visiting.
Cookies can remain in the system for long periods of time and can also contain a unique identification code. This allows websites that utilize cookies to track the user's navigation within the site for statistical purposes or advertising (for example, to create a customized user profile according to what pages you visited previously in order to show you targeted advertising).
Cookie name: Google Analytics
Function: Collection of statistical navigation data in an anonymous aggregate form
Type of cookie: Analytical
Duration: 10 minutes / 2 years
Owner: Google Inc.
Registered information: Browser used, pages visited, source, exit pages
Where used: The whole site