A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember useful information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).
The cookies used do not contain any personal information about users.
Some cookies are allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These automatically expire when you close down your browser. Another type of cookie would remain on your PC for a period of time. These are known as "persistent" cookies.
Cookies can be installed by the site you're visiting (first-party cookies) or may be installed by other websites (third-party cookies).
In what follows we will use the term "Customer" to indicate the company has purchased LiveHelp® chat service provided by SOSTANZA SRL and the term "User" to indicate the end-user of LiveHelp® service.
In case of the Customer's sites, the cookies used by LiveHelp® could be interpreted as third-party cookies.
LiveHelp® generates a cookie (USERIDxxxxxxx) on the computers of end-users that require a chat, to store a unique identifier for each user, in order to save time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and improve the user experience of the users themselves.
The cookie is issued when the user activates the chat by clicking the engagement button on the site of the Customer or when displaying the engagement button; it is a persistent cookie and it has a duration of 5 years.
When using the service, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends via HTTP protocol.
Such information may include IP address, browser type and device used, browser language, the date and time of the request, the web page of origin of the chat request.
USERIDxxxxxxx cookie does not store any personal information about users.
LiveHelp® does not use profilation cookies.