The Data Controller following the new Cookie Guidelines and other tracking tools of 10th June 2021 issued by the Guarantor Authority which can be viewed at the following address https://www.gpdp.it/web/garante-privacy-en/home_en and in compliance with the provisions of the European Regulation 2016/679, informs the site users, in general, on the following and in detail, cookies and other tracking systems and technical identifiers used specifically on the site on which you are browsing.
A cookie is a small text file that a website places on the user’s hard drive, in detail are text strings that websites (so-called publisher or first parties) visited by the user or different websites or web servers (so-called third parties) place and store - directly, in the case of publishers and indirectly, in the case of third parties - within a terminal device in the availability of the user himself.
Cookies thus uniquely identify the browser of the user or allow access to information on the user’s terminal. As the Guarantor Authority recalls in the measure of June 2021 "... The terminals referred to are, for example, a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or any other device capable of storing information ... among them we must also include the so-called IoT devices (Internet of Things) ...".
Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies have the function of streamlining the analysis of traffic on the Web or reporting when a specific site is visited and allow Web applications to send information to individual users.
Why are cookies used?
Cookies are necessary for the website to operate (technical cookies) in order to optimize its performance and provide better browsing experiences (navigation cookies). Cookies provide the users with a navigation experience as smooth and simplified as possible, every time you visit the site it is no longer necessary to receive or enter the same information. Cookies can therefore perform important and different functions, including monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, facilitating the use of online content etc. (for example, they can be used to keep track of items in an online shopping cart, or the information used to fill in a computer form). In general, the Guarantor recalls that some of the results pursued through cookies are also reachable by other tools such as "tracking tools" the "passive identifiers" assume the mere observation of the User and, in this way, carry out similar treatments to those of cookies. Among the "passive" instruments is included e.g.: fingerprinting. The information encoded in cookies may include personal data, such as a username, a unique identifier or an email address, an IP address, but may also contain non-personal data, such as language settings or information about the type of device that a person is using to browse.
Types of Cookies and classification methods
Cookies can be classified according to the life cycle in:
A good comparison is to think of these cookies as keys. When your computer already has the key, the website can immediately let you in, instead of treating you like a new visitor every time you view the page.
This type of Cookies is not stored persistently on the user’s device and are deleted when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: persistent cookies are placed on your computer for a longer period of time. They are removed only after the expiration time of the cookie or until the user himself removes it. This means that, for the entire lifetime of the cookie, your information will be transmitted to the server each time you visit the website, or each time you view a resource belonging to that website from another site (such as an advertisement).
This type of cookie remains on your computer for a longer period of time than session cookies. Persistent cookies can be used for multiple purposes such as storing access details and storing your preferences or settings. Persistent cookies are mostly used to keep track of visitors when browsing a website to "see" what the visitor likes so that their user experience can be improved.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
There are two macro-categories of cookies that are used by this website:
• Direct cookies used directly by us on your computer or mobile device.
• Indirect cookies used by third parties.
The website uses technical cookies and browser cookies. However, profiling cookies to track the user’s navigation on the network and create profiles on his tastes, habits, choices, etc. are not used. With these cookies advertising messages can be transmitted to the user’s device in line with the preferences already made known by the same user during online browsing.
Specifically, this website uses the following types of cookies:
Technical and Browser Cookies
These cookies are used for browsing or to supply a service requested by the user. They are not used for other reasons and are normally installed directly by the owner of the website. Without use of these cookies, some functions might not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure. Therefore, these cookies allow the website to operate correctly and the user to see the content on the device used. Browser cookies are technical cookies needed for the site to operate.
These are cookies saved on the computer or on another device which, on the basis of the user’s request, record the choices made by the user, allowing the cookies to store them, with the aim of optimising and supplying improved and personal browsing within the service or for accessing the website (e.g. recording passwords in restricted areas, registering products in the shopping cart so that they may be found there at the next session, saving the language selected, watching a video or writing comments on a blog etc.). Functional cookies are not essential for the site to operate but improve the quality and experience of browsing.
Analytical cookies are not essential to the operation of the site.
How to disable Cookies
Note: If the user wishes to disable all types of cookies (technical included), it should be noted that some site functions could be limited or become unavailable.
To disable the use of analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting browsing data, download the add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To disable the use of YouTube cookies, refer to the same pages indicated above.
To disable directly from the browser the types of cookies used by this website:
- Internet Explorer
If a web browser is used that is not on the list given above, please refer to the documentation or to the online guide of your browser to obtain further information. Users are advised that the Data Controller functions merely as a technical intermediary for the links given in this document and cannot assume any responsibility in the event of any change.
The rights granted to data subjects by the GDPR
What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
art. 15 - right of access, that is, the data subject/user has the right to obtain information on which his personal data are processed by the Data Controller, on the purposes pursued, on the time for which said data will be stored and how they are processed.
art. 16 - right to rectification, that is, the data subject/user has the right to verify the correctness of their data and to request any changes/additions.
art. 17 - right to erasure, that is, the data subject/user can request the cancellation of their data to the use of certain conditions, such as, for example, the personal data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
We are entitled to refuse to comply with your request for cancellation (pursuant to Article 17 GDPR) for one of the following reasons:
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
- to fulfil legal obligations or to carry out a task in the public interest or to exercise official authority;
- on public health grounds in the public interest;
- for archiving, searching or statistical purposes;
- to exercise or defend a legal right.
art. 18 - right to restriction of processing, that is, the data subject/user can request a limitation of the processing available with reference to their data occurring certain conditions, such as, e.g. for the data subject has been acquired with respect to that specific purpose in an unlawful way.
art. 20 - right to data portability, that is, the user/data subject has the right to receive their data in structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, where technically feasible, to obtain the unimpeded transfer to another data controller when the data is processed with automated tools and the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract of which the User is a party or on contractual measures related to it
art. 21 - right to object, that is, the user/data subject has the right to object to the processing of their data when it takes place on a legal basis other than consent for reasons related to their particular situation; when, on the other hand, the legal basis is consent, the data subject/user can object at any time, but the processing carried out up to that time remains lawful.
art. 22 - Automated decision-making process relating to natural persons, including profiling: unless specific derogations are expressly provided for in the article of the law, the data subject/user has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects that affect him or her or that have a similar significant impact on his or her person.
To exercise the rights aforesaid or to obtain more information, you may send an e-mail to the following address email@example.com indicating in the subject "cookies policy: exercise of rights ex GDPR" and inserting in the body of the mail the right you want to exercise and in the case the e-mail address on which you want to receive feedback.
The Data Controller will give feedback on the exercise of rights within the time limits indicated in art 12 paragraph 3 GDPR We remind you that it is your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Data Protection Authority www.garanteprivacy.it)
Data Breach: In the event that the Data Controller suffers a breach, as configured ex art. 33/34 involving a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons (data Breach), he will made- if appropriate - the notification to the Guarantor Authority and the communication of the incident to all interested parties.
The Data Controller advises that if it intends to further process personal data for others purpose than that for which they were collected, before such further processing, he will provide the data subject with information on this different purpose and any other relevant information, collecting, in the specific case, his consent.