Any and all third parties that use this information, in whole or in part, in relation to other websites – with reference to which it would certainly not be pertinent and/or would be incorrect and/or inconsistent – are warned that they could face heavy penalties levied by the Italian Data Protection Authority.
What cookies are
In practical and non-technical terms, cookies are a system of tracking that consist of small files stored by the website on the browsing device of the user. Their objectives are to save the preferences expressed while browsing and improve the performance of the website, thus optimising the browsing experience.
In technical terms, cookies are strings of text (generally a combination of letters and numbers) that the websites (so-called first parties) visited by the user or other websites/servers (so-called third parties) place or store, directly and/or indirectly, on the terminal device (PC, tablet, smartphone etc.) of the user. Servers used to browse the web or interface with the device can store the cookies and, later, send them back to the websites that generated them on subsequent visits by the same user. Specifically, these tracking tools enable the website to recognise a given device or browser.
Types of cookies and their purposes
Cookies can be classified as follows:
Consent acquisition mechanism
The controller guarantees access to the consent acquisition mechanism via the presentation of a banner on the first visit of the user to the website.
The banner contains:
In particular, users can enable the so-called “private browsing” setting, as a result of which their browser will cease to store their browsing history, as well as any passwords input, any cookies received and any other information about the webpages visited.
Should users decide to disable all cookies (including those of a technical nature), the quality and speed of the services offered by this website might deteriorate drastically and access to certain sections of the website might be lost.
Rights of data subjects
As the data subject, you are entitled to exercise the following rights:
Right of access pursuant to art. 15 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679: data subjects are entitled to confirmation as to whether or not their personal data is being processed, and, where that is the case, to obtain access to their personal data and information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed.
Right to rectification pursuant to art. 16 of the Regulation:
Right to erasure («right to be forgotten») pursuant to art. 17 of the Regulation: erasure of their personal data without undue delay
Right to restriction of processing pursuant to art. 18 of the Regulation in the following cases:
Right to data portability pursuant to art. 20 of the Regulation: data subjects can receive their personal data held by us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Right to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which it was provided, in the cases envisaged in art. 20 of the Regulation.
Right to object at any time to the processing of their personal data pursuant to art. 6, para. 1, letters e) or f), and art. 21 of the Regulation, including for profiling purposes, on grounds relating to their particular situation.
The above requests may be made to the Controller
Requests may be sent by:
In addition, should data subjects believe that processing has infringed the data protection regulations, they are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, Piazza Venezia 11 – 00187 – Rome.