What are Cookies and what are they for?
Cookies are portions of information, which the website inserts into the User’s navigation device when he visits a page. Cookies are stored in the User’s browser file directory, which will read the cookie and relay the information to the website, to the entity that originally created the cookie or to other sites that operate on behalf of the Data Controllers.
Cookies have many functions. They help the administrator of a website to understand how Users use the site; they allow the User to navigate the various pages of the site more efficiently and help to remember the preferences expressed etc. Through Cookies it is also possible to have commercial information which help, for example, the administrator of a website to understand which products the User is most interested in and which of these products he considers most important.
The session cookies used on this site avoid the use of other IT techniques that potentially can be detrimental for the confidentiality of users’ browsing and they do not allow the acquisition of the user’s personal identification data. The retention period of the acquired data depend on the types of cookies. Session cookies expire when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies, including local shared objects (“Flash cookies”), have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.
The User can decide to disable all cookies by changing the settings of the program used to navigate (browser). Disabling cookies, however, some of the services may not work properly and the User will not be able to access many features designed to optimize the browsing experience.
For more information on cookies and their general functions, you can visit the informative website allaboutcookies.org
How to disable Cookies
Most Internet browsers are at first set up to accept cookies automatically. This means that User, at any time, can set the browser in order to accept all cookies, only some of the cookies, or to reject them, disabling their use by the sites.
In addition, the User can normally set browser preferences so that he will be notified every time a cookie is stored on his computer. At the end of each browsing session, the User can also delete the cookies collected by the device’s hard disk. If the User wants to delete the cookies installed in the cookie folder of the browser used, he must remember that each browser has different procedures for managing the settings.
You can find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses:
Mozilla Firefox – https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Apple Safari – https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?locale=it_IT
Apple Safari per mobile – https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
Microsoft Windows Explorer – https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Microsoft Windows Edge – https://privacy.microsoft.com/it-IT/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
The Controllers use Google Analytics service provided by Google Inc. for the management of the Site. According to the terms of service (http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/it.html) Google will use this information, as an independent data controller, for the purpose of: tracing and examining the use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for the website operators and providing other services relating to website activities, connection methods (mobile, pc, browser used etc.) and ways to search and reach the portal pages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate IP addresses with any other data owned by Google.
In order not to receive Google Analytics cookies, the User can visit the page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Alternatively, the User can only disable Google Analytics cookies, using the opt-out add-on provided by Google for the main browsers. If you want to know more about cookies in general, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.garanteprivacy/cookie.
What types of cookies are used?
TECHNICAL COOKIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE CONSENT
The “technical” cookies, for which consent is not required, are the followings:
- Cookies related to activities that are strictly necessary for the correct working of the website and for the provision of the service: these cookies are designed to guarantee normal site navigation. In most cases, these are session cookies. Without these cookies, some online services requested by the User (e.g. access to reserved areas) cannot be provided.
- Functional cookies, related to optimization activities: they are cookies that allow the user to browse the site according to the selected criteria (such as language, currency, contents of the cart during online purchases, size of the character of the text used) in order to allow the use of the services provided and/or to improve them. In some cases, these cookies can also be used to offer online services (e.g. offering a live chat service) or to avoid the new proposal of services or messages that the User has already refused in the past. In most cases, these cookies have a maximum duration of 365 days. In the event that the User deletes this type of cookie, the preferences and/or settings selected will not be stored for future visits.
- Performance cookies: they collect anonymous information and allow us to understand how users interact with our website in order to improve the operating of the website and the browsing experience of the users.
Our website releases on the device of the User this type of cookie in a completely anonymous way without the possibility of identifying the User.
All technical cookies do not require consent; therefore, they are automatically installed after the access to the website and they are not used for further purposes.
SESSION COOKIES (ESSENTIAL FOR SITE MANAGEMENT) AND PERMANENT COOKIES
Cookies can expire at the end of a browsing session, meant as the period between the opening of a window by the User and its closing, or they can be kept for a longer period.
Session cookies: they are deleted and disappear from the device when the User leaves the website and closes the program used for navigation; they expire when the browser session ends and, therefore, are not kept for long term. Session cookies are used to manage authentication, to manage the site and to access to restricted areas. The use of session cookies (which are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and are deleted by closing the browser) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers that are necessary to allow a safe and efficient exploration of the site.
Permanent cookies: they remain on the device even after the User has left the website until he deletes them or until the reaching of their possible expiry date, set by the site administrator.
FIRST-PARTY AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
A cookie is “first party cookie” or “third party cookie” in relation to the website or domain from which it originates.
First-party cookies are cookies set directly by the websites visited by the User or by the website whose address has been entered by the User (displayed in the URL window).
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a different website beside the one visited by the User. There are third-party cookie when the User visits a website and a third releases a cookie through it.
Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems by using the services of this website cannot be technically controlled by the Controllers, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative.
Check your behavioural cookies
You can view the behavioural cookies that are on your browser in order to track your activities by visiting the address – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte/.
For further information you can contact the Data Controllers:
Avv. Marco Bellagamba
Via Gozzi 24
35131 Padova (PD)
Tel. +39 049 8771611
Fax. +39 049 8752314
Avv. Desmond Kipenge
Piazzale della Stazione 6
35131 Padova (PD)
Tel. 049 8258487