1. WHAT COOKIES ARE AND WHAT COOKIES THE SITE USES
Cookies are small text strings that sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites on the next visit by the same user. In the course of browsing a site, “user may also receive on his terminal equipment cookies that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which may reside some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the same is visiting.
Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in very large numbers and sometimes even with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, session monitoring, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc. In order to arrive at a proper regulation of such devices, it is necessary to distinguish them given that there are no technical characteristics that differentiate them from each other precisely on the basis of the purposes pursued by those who use them. Moreover, the legislator itself has moved in this direction, which, in implementation of the provisions contained in Directive 2009/136/EC, has brought back the obligation to acquire the prior and informed consent of users to the installation of cookies used for purposes other than purely technical ones (see art. 1, paragraph 5, lett. a), of Legislative Decree no. 69 of May 28, 2012, which amended art. 122 of the Code).
In this regard, and for the purposes of this measure, two macro-categories are therefore identified: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies.
a. Technical cookies
The site uses first-party technical cookies (session, functionality and in some cases aggregate analytics) and possibly third-party technical cookies.
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such a service” (see Article 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for any further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the operator of the site to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
The installation of such cookies does not require the prior consent of users, while the obligation to give the information pursuant to Article 13 of the Code remains in place, which the operator of the site, if using only such devices, may provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
However, it is possible to block the installation of technical cookies using the methods outlined in section 3 below.
N.B.: We invite you to consider that, by blocking the installation of technical cookies, or subsequently deleting them, your ability to access the Site, to use all or part of it, to enable or disable certain functions, or to receive certain services may be wholly or partially impaired.
b. Profiling cookies
The site does not use first-party profiling cookies, but may use third-party ones.
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of web browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that these devices can have within the private sphere of users, European and Italian regulations provide that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express his/her valid consent.
They are referred to in Article 122 of the Code where it provides that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contractor or user or access to information that has already been stored is permitted only on condition that the contractor or user has given his or her consent after being informed in the simplified manner set forth in Article 13, paragraph 3” (Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
It is possible to block the installation of third-party profiling cookies in the manner indicated in Section 3 below. Stakeholders: publishers and “third parties”
A further element to be considered, for the purpose of correctly defining the subject under consideration, is the subjective one. That is, it is necessary to take into account the different entity that installs cookies on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is the same operator of the site that the user is visiting (which can be succinctly referred to as the “publisher”) or a different site that installs cookies through the former (so-called “third party”).
Based on the findings of the public consultation, it is deemed necessary that this distinction between the above two entities should also be duly taken into account in order to correctly identify their respective roles and responsibilities, with reference to the issuance of information and acquisition of consent of online users.
There are multiple reasons why it is not possible to place an obligation on the publisher to provide information and acquire consent for the installation of cookies within its site even for those installed by “third parties.” Therefore, the publisher disclaims any and all responsibility for the possible request and/or release of personal data to third-party sites.
2. WHO IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION AND REQUEST CONSENT OF COOKIES
The owner of the website installing profiling cookies. Recall that this site – as mentioned above – does not use first-party profiling cookies.
For third-party cookies installed through the site, the information and consent obligations rest with the third parties, but the site owner, as a technical intermediary between them and users, is required to include in the “extended” information notice updated links to the third parties’ own disclosures and consent forms.
3. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
a. By browser configuration
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies. He or she can use the settings of the Internet browser for this purpose. Most browsers allow you to manage (view, enable, disable, and delete) cookies through the settings. Consult the user manual of the browsing browser you are using to find out how to manage cookies. We indicate below as an example and not exhaustive how to find the instructions provided by the manufacturers of the most popular browsers:
Chrome: per maggiori informazioni visitare la pagina dedicata
Mozilla Firefox: per maggiori informazioni visitare la pagina dedicata
Internet Explorer: per maggiori informazioni visitare la pagina dedicata
Safari: per maggiori informazioni visitare la pagina dedicata
Opera: per maggiori informazioni visitare la pagina dedicata
The above links may be subject to weather changes not due to the site. The same information is, however, readily available using a search engine.
If your browser is not present, refer to the cookie information provided by your browser. If you use a cell phone, refer to the relevant manual to find more information.
Following the disabling of cookies through the browser settings, please note the need to always provide through the same to delete those already present before the disabling itself.
N.B.: by indiscriminately blocking the receipt of all cookies, including technical cookies, without providing a specific exception for the Site, you may no longer be able to browse the Site or take advantage of all or part of its functionality. Furthermore, by deleting all cookies from your browser, technical cookies may also be removed and, therefore, you may be able to remove the preferences you set using the Site or no longer find the products or services you placed in your shopping cart.
b. Through the methods made available by third parties
This site may use third-party cookies in certain sections. Chief among these are:
|THIRD PARTY STORING USER INFORMATION||Link to third party disclosure||Link to the third-party consent form|
|Link||Log in to your account. Privacy section.|
N.B.: the above links may be subject to weather changes not due to the site. The same information is, however, easily found by using a search engine.
c. By the site www.youronlinechoices.com
For disclosures and to disable profiling cookies delivered by third parties, you can also use: www.youronlinechoices.com/it
Your Online Choices is a website operated by the non-profit association European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), the Italian version of which can be reached at www.youronlinechoices.eu/it/, which provides information on behavioral advertising based on profiling cookies and allows Internet users to easily object (opt-out) to the installation of the main profiling cookies installed by advertisers and used on Internet sites. Before using this tool, we recommend that you carefully read the Your Online Choices site’s Terms of Service, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and User Guide (HELP).
ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR CONSUMERS
The consumer residing in Europe should be aware that the European Commission has established an online platform that provides an alternative dispute resolution tool. This tool can be used by the European consumer to non-judicially resolve any dispute relating to and/or arising from contracts for the sale of goods and services concluded online. Accordingly, if you are a European consumer, you can use such platform for the resolution of any dispute arising from the online contract concluded with the Holder. The platform is available at the following link (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/). The website owner is available to answer any questions forwarded via email to the email address published herein.
For further information or explicit requests, please refer to the contact information on the website.