The information collected concerns data that could identify users / visitors through association and processing with data held by third parties (such as IP address numbers, domain names of computers used by people accessing the website). These data are used for statistical purposes only.
What is a cookie – A cookie is a small text file, usually comprising letters and numbers, downloaded on the user’s device when accessing the website. Cookies are then sent to the original website at each subsequent visit.
This information may concern the user, their preferences or the device used to access the website (computer, tablet or mobile phone) and is mainly used to adapt the function of the website to their expectations or to collect data for statistical purposes.
Different types of cookies – Cookies are classified in different types according to the profile under consideration. As regards the duration of cookies, they can be broken down into session and persistent cookies.
Session cookies – Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session (i.e. from when a user opens the browser window until they leave the browser); they allow websites to link a user’s actions during a browser session. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart while browsing a website. They could also be used for security purposes when a user accesses internet banking or to facilitate the use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session.
Using session cookies (which, in any case, are not stored permanently in the user’s computer and are automatically deleted as soon as the browser is closed) is strictly limited for the purpose of transmitting data (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) that identify the specific session and are necessary to allow safe and efficient browsing. Session cookies used on this website avoid using other IT techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of the users’ web browsing.
Persistent cookies – Cookies can be stored longer than one session; they are stored in the user’s device between separate browser sessions and allow users to remember their actions on a website. Persistent cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering a user’s preferences and choices when using a website (or in some cases across different websites).
“First-party” and "third-party” cookies – With reference to the party that places a cookie, a distinction is made between first-party or third-party cookies. The fact that a cookie is a ‘first-party’ or ‘third-party’ cookie is closely related to the website or domain that uses that particular cookie. “First-party” cookies are essentially cookies placed by the same website visited by the user – that is the website displayed in the URL window: in our case, the cookies placed by this website of the Data Controller. “Third-party” cookies are cookies that are placed by a domain other than the one visited by the user: i.e. cookies that are placed by websites other than this website of the Data Controller. If a user visits a website (such as this) and a third-party company places a cookie through this website, this specific cookie is a “third-party" cookie.
Technical cookies – Technical cookies are necessary for communication on the electronic network and are normally installed directly by the Data Controller or operator of the website; they are used for the proper functioning of the website or to improve the service provided to the user. Prior consent of users is not required to install these cookies, subject to the obligation to inform users about their existence.
Applicable legislation – the national legislation transposing Directive 2002/58/EC (i.e. the privacy code); compliance of this policy will need checking on the occasion of the next ePrivacy Regulation Type of cookies used: only first-party, analytical and Google Analytics but not advertising profiling cookies.
Consent – prior consent required for Google Analytics: in order for Google Analytics to be considered a “technical” cookie, the following 3 conditions are required:
1. hiding the last bits of the IP address to make it anonymous;
2. disabling from your dashboard the sharing of data collected with other Google services (as shown in https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1011397?hl=en);
3. an undertaking by Google not to cross-reference the data to other information available to it (as shown in the Google Analytics Terms of Service (http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html).
Therefore, after the conditions set out under point 2 are fulfilled, it is necessary to verify that conditions 1 and 3 are also met.
Consent to cookies
This website implements only one way of obtaining the user’s consent, related to browsing (cookie validation):
Purpose: Store the user’s cookie consent status for the current domain
Expiry: 1 year
Browser settings are another means of providing consent to or, by contrast, rejecting cookies; the user can set the browser in order to be warned of the existence of cookies, allowing them to decide whether or not to accept the cookies. It is also possible to reject all cookies automatically, by activating the appropriate option in the browser.
Further information about cookies – For further information about cookies installed through this Website, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy updates – If new relevant legislation enters into force, and if necessitated by constant examination and updating of user services, changes to the processing of personal data may be required. Thus this policy may be amended over time and the user is invited to periodically consult this page. For this purpose, the policy document highlights the update date.
Date of Drafting: 14 May 2021