Last update 25/09/2021.
- Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.
- They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
- We use essential technical cookies to make our site work.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES
- Essential technical cookies: these are all the cookies that are required for the website to work properly and to ensure that users can access certain page functions. These can be disabled by changing the browser settings, but this may affect how a website functions. Essential cookies do not require the user’s explicit consent for them to be transferred to the user’s device.
- Non-essential technical cookies: cookies that are not used solely to ensure the website functions properly, but also to collect other data such as analysis cookies and marketing cookies, which are used primarily to track user browsing behaviour and interests. These non-essential cookies, which are usually integrated by third-party sites, require the explicit consent of the user before they can be transferred.
- Cookies can also be categorised as third-party or first-party depending on whether they are associated with the domain of the site that a user visits. Third-party cookies are associated with a domain that is different from the domain of the site that a user visits.
- Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- Analytics cookies such as Google Analytics cookies help to improve a website by collecting and reporting information on how a visitor uses it. These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify a user. These cookies do not require user consent as they are deemed to be equivalent to essential technical cookies.
- Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies: we do not allow third-party advertisements to be displayed on our website so no advertising cookies are used anywhere on the website.
3. TRUSTED THIRD PARTY COOKIES
- Google Analytics (_ga, _gid, _gat_gtag_UA_): these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports (aggregated anonymous reports) and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. We have activated IP anonymisation (IP addresses are masked) in our Google Analytics account and we have verified that it is using pseudonymous identifiers. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
- Google Ads: is Google’s online advertising programme, which allows us to create online ads to reach new and different audiences that could be interested in our products. Linking our Google Ads and Analytics accounts gives us a more complete picture of the user path from impression to conversion (with no personal data being collected).
- Google Maps: we use Google Maps to provide information to you on our location. For more information, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en#types-of-cookies.
SPECIAL CASE: for Facebook and Instagram, as we only provide a direct link to our social networking pages, no cookies are generated. If you follow the Facebook and Instagram links, please note that they have their own policies for which we do not accept any responsibility or liability.
4. DURATION OF COOKIES
Essential technical cookies (exempt from consensus)
- ci_session / session cookie that stores user settings / duration of session.
Analytics in anonymous form (exempt from consensus)
- Google Analytics / _ga / calculates visitor, session, campaign data and keeps track of site usage / 2 years.
- Google Analytics / _gid / provides information on how visitors use our website / 1 day.
- Google Analytics / _gat_gtag_UA_ / used to distinguish users / 1 minute.
5. CHANGE/DISABLE COOKIE SETTINGS
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Below you will find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Update 2021: Safari and Firefox have already implemented some blocking against third-party tracking cookies. Google will phase out third-party cookies in the Chrome browser in 2023.
- YourOnlineChoices (EU)
- Digital Advertising Alliance
6. CONTACT US
If you have any concerns about cookies, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can phone us at +39 0173 65636.