Cookie Policy – ENG

Cookie Policy

Cookie disclosure statement pursuant to art. 13 of the Italian Privacy Code drawn up in accordance with the regulation issued by the Italian data protection authority May, the 8th 2014

From May 2011 a new privacy law was approved by the European parliament on the obligation for websites to request permission to users to use cookies. The law, known as EU Cookie Law (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:337:0011:0036:IT:PDF), is legislation on the processing of personal data and privacy protection. Italy approved the law by Legislative Decree 69/2012 and 70/2012 and is in force since June 1, 2012.

Regarding cookies, Italian jurisdiction officially changes from an opt-out regulation that authorized them without discrimination, to an opt-in, which requires your consent, without which the cookie can not be activated, unless the use of these is necessary to provide the service required, as described in Article 2 n. 5 of the Directive. Every website that uses cookies, if not necessary to meet a specific request, must first obtain permission.

The law is aimed at all community sites, that is, whose organization / person falls under European jurisdiction regardless of where it is located your server.

What’s New in the Law – Updated January 31, 2013

The ICO (the body responsible for the implementation of the EU Cookie Law) recently wrote an article stating that you no longer have to give the consent to the use of the cookies on websites, as previously stated (http: //www.ico.org.uk/news/current_topics/changes-to-cookies-on-our-website). Although this change has not yet entered into force and the law can not be defined canceled, it is de facto the end of its importance for all those who work the web.

Unlike before, the Italian law is now more tolerant and allows the use of cookies with informed consent, expressed also with “specific software settings or devices”, and to the selected settings in browsers used to navigate.

Referring to the article 13, the use of cookies must be pointed out by the sites, by means of a notice or something else, in which the user is informed of the use of the cookies and in which it’s provided link to a page where the user can read the disclosure.

We have prepared the following Policy to describe the types of cookies used on our website and on our platform, and to describe the reasons and the conditions of their use.
Please note that, we can not offer our site and our services without sending some of our cookies to your device. Therefore, You authorize us to use them when you use our site and our services.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, not necessarily a file in the computer, sent by a server to a client, then from a website to the visitor’s device, and later sent back to the server to be read back. Every time the user returns on the same Web site, the browser fetches and sends the file to the site server. In general, the purpose of cookies is to improve the functioning of the website and the user experience, for example through automatic authentication, by storing the language choice, size and type of text, location, or information for statistical purposes, because in itself web pages are not capable to save any data. Cookies are not viruses, and they use a plain text format. They can not make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to be ran and replicated again.

No personal data is acquired by the site. We do not use cookies to transmit personal information, nor use systems for tracking users.

If you have not already done so, you’ll want to set your browser to be automatically updated, in order to eliminate security issues caused by outdated browser. These may in fact be exploited by malicious people to manipulate cookies and acquire private information without your consent.

If you share access to your computer, you should always remove the navigation data every time you close your browser. This increases security by eliminating sensitive data after your browsing session.

 

Iº Level Cookies

We may send cookies to your device through our site. These cookies, which belong to the site that created them, are defined in Iº Level Cookies. They are always enabled and are required to run the site’s features.

Session Cookies
Session Cookies are essential to grant a safe and efficient site (Essential Cookies). They are disappear when the browser is closed, and its associated data are deleted from the system within one hour. This type of cookie is not required to acquire the prior consent from the user, as they are subject and readable only by the domain that created them.

Domain Cookies are intended to recognize the registered user when he returns to the site once they have been authenticated personal credentials. Allowing for example to stuff the cart, to easily perform payment transactions, resolve security issues and ensure compliance with local regulations. These Cookies are part of the group session, because username and password are never stored on our Web site once you log out, and you must always enter them whenever you want to access the site.

Cookies Persistent
We also use cookies for customization, allowing us to store your preferences, like your spoken language, the font size or the region from which you visit us. They modify the behavior and appearance of the site according to your needs, improving your navigation. These cookies store the information even after the browser is closed, and are known as Persistent Cookies.

Performance Cookies
The Performance Cookies collect anonymous information about the use that is made of the site and allow us to improve its functioning. For example they tell us which pages are most frequently visited, allow us to see which are the recurring schemes of use of the Site, they help us to understand the difficulties you encounter when you use the site and they show us the efficiency of the advertisements that is published on the site.

Following are the cookies we use:

Cookie
Life Description
PHPSESSID Session Used to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. This cookie does not contain any personal information, and only lasts for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

 

Third Party Cookies

Some of our performance cookies are managed by third parties. We do not allow the third party to use the cookies for purposes other than those listed above. We use Google Analytics

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a free analysis tool provided by Google, which sends cookies to your device. The information based on the use of our site, including your IP address, are transmitted to Google and stored on its servers. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our site, prepare reports on website activity for web operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Anyway Google does not associate your IP address with the data collected.

Following are the cookies used by Google Analytics:

Cookie
Life Description
_utmc Session Is used to check approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.
_utmv 2 year Is used for user-custom variables in Analytics
_utmb 30 minutes Is used to check approximately how fast people leave: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.
_utma 2 years Stores the amount of visits (for each visitor), the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit
_utmz 6 months Records whether the visitor came from a search engine (and if so, the search keyword used), a link, or from no previous page (e.g. a bookmark).

 

For more information about Google Analytics, you can consult:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/ privacy.html.

 

Vimeo
Following are the cookies used by Vimeo:

Cookie
Life Description
__utmt_player Session/2 Years These cookies are installed through the embedded Vimeo videos. They record anonymous statistics about the viewing of the videos from the users and view settings.
clip_v Session/2 Years
player Session/2 Years
vuid Session/2 Years

 

For more information about Vimeo, you can consult:
https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
https://vimeo.com/privacy

 

You Tube
Following are the cookies used by You Tube:

Cookie
Life Description
Channel ID Session These cookies are installed through the embedded You Tube videos. They record anonymous statistics about the viewing of the videos from the users and view settings.
PREF 8 months
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 8 months
YSC Session

 

For more information about You Tube (Google’s Product), you can consult:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/types/
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

Social Media
If you have previously interacted with social networking as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google Plus, your browser sends information to the social networking when you visit our site by clicking the “Like” or by using another plug-in. These cookies are used by the social networking to provide you with a personalized experience on our site, to maintain and improve the service and to protect both you and the site from malicious activity.

We can host content from You Tube, if we believe that this can improve your experience. You can share content you like through Facebook or content taken from Twitter.

For the privacy policy statement, please read:
https://www.facebook.com/help/206635839404055/
https://twitter.com/privacy
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/ and http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Third Party Cookies
Third Party Cookies are created and subject to external domains, and are the true goal of this legislation. Advertisers and others subjects use their own cookies to collect information about your activities or on advertisements you clicked on. They could use these information to send you adverts which they believe can be more interesting for you. Advertisers may also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns. We have no control over these cookies.

 

How to block cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies on your device, you can manage them through the settings of your browser. This allows for example to disable cookies for all sites, except those you trust.

Please note that by turning off our cookies, you will not have access to many features that make the site more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. Also, because the cookies are used to identify products in the cart during the procedure of sending the purchase order, you can not place orders.

You can choose to disable third-party cookies, without compromising the proper functioning of our site. This may result, however, the viewing of advertising messages that are not of your interest. Please note that this exclusion by third parties is not subject to our control.

In order for you to better understand how you can change your privacy settings, you point out a series of links that you may find useful:

INTERNET EXPLORER: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-IT/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-10
FIREFOX: http://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies
CHROME: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
SAFARI: http://www.apple.com/it/privacy/use-of-cookies/

Another feature available in the most common browsers is the Private Mode. You can browse in Private mode when you do not want to leave trace on your device of the website you visit or of your downloads. All cookies created in Private mode are automatically deleted when you close all browser windows.

Alternatively, in the browser options you find the feature “Clear browsing data”. You can use it to delete the cookies, site data and plug-ins, including the data stored on your device by Adobe Flash Player (Flash Cookies).

See these sites for more information, or select “Help” on your browser for the online guide.

http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

We reserve the rights to change this Cookie Policy, in whole or in part, at our discretion. All changes will become effective immediately upon posting the Policy on our website. The last update was on January 31, 2013.
The use of the Site or its Services after the changes of this Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Cookie Policy in whole or in part, you should stop using the Site and the Services we offer.