Cookies are strings of small text (letters and/or numbers) that websites visited by the user send to the browser, where they will be stored and be then retransmitted to the same site the next time it is visited by that user.
Cookies are stored by a single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
While navigating a website some elements from other websites (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) may remain. In these cases, the user may also receive cookies by these (c.d. “third parties”) on their terminal.
Similar technologies, such as, web beacons and clear GIFs are able to be used to collect information on user behaviour and use of services. In the following section of this document we will refer to cookies and to all the similar technologies whilst simply using the term “cookies”.
Cookies are categorised based on the duration and on the site that set them up.
We repeat that it is essential to provide to users, information on cookies that our site takes advantage of, and of the purposes for which they are used. There are three objectives: guarantee your privacy, assure the simplicity of use and to optimise the development of our website. The following are the main types of cookies and the related purposes for which they are used.
Technical cookies are used with the sole aim of “implementing the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication network or as is strictly necessary to the provider of an information service company explicitly required by the subscriber or by the user to supply such a service” (Article 122, comma 1 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 “Code regarding the protection of personal data”).
They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed by the data handler or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies that guarantee normal navigation and use of the site.
Session cookies are temporarily archived in the device memory during site navigation, for example, to keep track of the chosen language or authentication to access restricted areas. Session cookies remain stored in the device for a brief period of time. They are in fact deleted as soon as the user closes the browser.
Permanent cookies save a file onto the device for a long time period. This type of cookie possesses an expiry date. Permanent cookies allow websites to remember information and settings to following visits of the users, making browsing more practical and faster, seeing as for example it is no longer necessary to implement access.
On the expiry date, the cookie is automatically deleted when you first log onto the website that created it.
Function cookies improve the service provided by allowing the user to navigate the site with predetermined criteria selected by the browser (for example, language, products selected for purchase)in order to improve the given service.
Analytics cookies, are linked to technical cookies in which they are directly used by the website manager to collect information on the amount of users and how they visit the site, in aggregate and anonymous form.
For installation of all types of technical cookies, users’ prior consent is not required.
Listed below are the technical cookies used on our site.
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Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertisements that correspond to the preferences shown in the field through online browsing. As a result of the particular invasiveness that these devices may have in user’s private lives, Italian and European legislation outlines that the user must be adequately informed on their use, and express valid consent.
Our site does not use profiling cookies.
Third party cookies
By visiting the website, you may receive cookies from both the site visited (“proprietors”) and sites managed by other organisations (“third parties”).
A notable example is demonstrated by the presence of social plugins for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
The most common use of social plugins is directed at sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins on the site brings the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties.
The management of data collected by “third parties” is organised by the relevant information to which we ask you to refer to.
To achieve a greater transparency and convenience, listed below are the web addresses of different methods and information on how cookies are managed.
Facebook information page: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): access your own account. Privacy section.
Twitter information page: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin information page: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ information page: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
For further information, please see the link below:
The user has the option to disable the installation of Google Analytics on their browser using the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, please see the link below:
Deactivation, activation and deletion of cookies
At any moment, the user may limit or block cookies using the browser settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.) The setting can be defined specifically for different sites and web applications.
More detailed information relating to cookie management procedures (deactivation, activation, deletion and control) are available to be consulted on the web address www.aboutcookies.org or on the following addresses of the most used browsers:
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
If you block cookie storage, we can no longer guarantee full operation of the site and some functions may not be available.
The deactivation of just “third party” cookies will not compromise site navigation.
It is important to highlight that settings can be modified separately in each browser and device used (PC, notebook, smartphone, tablet, etc.).
Personal data is handled with automated instruments for the time strictly necessary for the collection purpose.
Specific security measures are followed to prevent loss, illegal or incorrect use, and non-authorized access of information.
Following consultation of this site, data relevant to identified or identifiable people may be processed.
The data handler of personal data is Phyllon GmbH, with headquarters in Plüddemanngasse 104/3 – 8042 Graz, Austria.
Rights of persons concerned
The person to whom the data refers to has the right at any moment to obtain confirmation of the existence of such data and to know its content and origin, confirm its accuracy or request its integration, updating or rectifying. (Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003).
Pursuant to this Article, you have the right to request the cancellation, anonymization or blocking of data handled in breach of the law, as well as to prevent of in any case, for legitimate reasons, their processing. Rights relevant to Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 may be exercised upon informal request (hand delivery, mail, fax) to the holder or manager of security and protection of personal data delivered to the company headquarters in Plüddemanngasse 104/3 – 8042 Graz, Austria or to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislative Decree 196/2003 Code of privacy: Article 7 – Right to access personal data and other rights
At any moment, the user may exercise the rights outlined in Article 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003:
The person concerned has the right to access personal data.
The person concerned has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data that regards them, even if it has not yet been recorded, and their communication in a comprehensive manner.
The person concerned has the right to obtain information about:
- the origin of personal data, and of the purposes and methods of its handling;
- the logic applied in case of processing implemented with the use of electronic instruments;
- personal information regarding the data controller, data processors, and the representative appointed under Article 5, comma 2;
- individuals or categories of individuals to whom personal data may be communicated or that may come into knowledge of them as appointed representatives of the State, data processors or handlers.
The person concerned has the right to obtain:
- the updating, rectification or, when interested, integration of data;
- the cancellation, anonymization or blocking of data handled in breach of the law, including those whose retention is not necessary for the purpose of its collection or following processing.
The person concerned has the right to oppose, in whole or in part:
- for legitimate reasons the handling of personal data that pertain to them, even if pertinent to the purpose of its collection;
- the processing of their personal data when used for the sending of advertisements, direct selling, carrying out market research or commercial communication.