THIS WEBSITE'S POLICY ON COOKIES
The purpose of this Cookies Policy is to make known the procedures followed in the collection, via cookies and/or other monitoring technologies, of the information provided by users when they visit this Website.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON COOKIES AND OTHER MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES
We do not exchange cookies with external websites or external data suppliers.
This website and the communications generated upon use and/or registration on this website, such as promotional emails, may contain electronic images known as "web beacons". Web beacons usually operate in connection with cookies and we may use them with cookies for the purposes of (for example):
- Counting the number of visitors to the website;
- Checking whether you have sent an email or followed a link, for example, in cases where this is a condition in order to take part in a competition;
- Finding out whether a specific advertising campaign or competition has been successful;
- Establishing levels of interest in specific sections or features on the website or in specific products and services available on this website;
- Estimating the effects that the advertising and competitions might have on sales;
- Finding out how popular a product or service is and the comparative level of interest between the specific Alfasigma products and services.
Italian law (article 122 of the Legislative Decree 196/03) enshrined a European Directive in our legal system
to inform the user about the types of any cookies used by the website.
The Provision of the Personal Data Protection Authority no. 229 of 8 May 2014, published in the Official Gazette
on 3 June 2014, classified cookies under two macro-categories:“technical" cookies and “profiling” cookies.
a. Technical cookies.
Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication on an electronic communication
network, or to the degree strictly necessary for a supplier of a service of an information company explicitly
requested by the subscriber or by the user in order to deliver this service" (see article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are usually installed directly by the owner or provider of the website.
They can be divided into navigation or “session” cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website
(enabling, for example, a purchase to be made or authentication to be carried out in order to access restricted
areas); analytic cookies, similar to technical cookies, which are used directly by the website provider to collect
information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website; and functionality cookies,
that enable the user to navigate on the basis of a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the
products selected for purchase) for the purpose of improving the service delivered.
The user’s consent in advance is required for these cookies to be installed.
b. Profiling cookies.
Profiling cookies are intended to create profiles of the user and are used for the purpose of sending advertising
messages in line with the preferences displayed while navigating the internet. Due to the invasive nature these devices may have in the user’s private sphere, European and Italian regulations
lay down that the user must be adequately informed about their use and give their consent.
In reference to these cookies, article 122 of the Code lays down that “the storage of information in the equipment
of a contracting party or a user, or access to information already stored, is only permitted on condition
that the user has given his/her consent after having been informed with the simplified procedures referred
to in article 13, paragraph 3” (article 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
In the same Provision, the Authority also categorised cookies according to the subject who acts as Data Controller
of the personal data collected by cookies, distinguishing between first-party and third-party cookies.
1. First-party cookies.
These are cookies managed by the owner of the website.For these cookies, the obligation to inform users is the responsibility of the owner of the website.
The latter is also obliged to indicate the methods by which cookies can be blocked.
2. Third-party cookies.
These cookies are managed by a third party, other than the owner of the website.For these cookies, the obligation to inform the user and indicate the methods by which cookies can be blocked
is the responsibility of the third party, while the owner of the website is obliged to include on the
website a link to the third-party website, where these elements are available.
For both types of cookies (first-party or third-party), should the cookie be a profiling cookie, consent must
be obtained by means of the appropriate banner on the website's home page.
CHARACTERISTIC OF THE COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The first group lists the so-called technical cookies, the use of which does not require the user’s consent.
The second group lists the profiling cookies, should these be used on this Website.
For both groups, the following information is given for each type of cookie:
- Name of the cookie
- Function carried out by the cookie
- An indication of whether the cookie is the first-party or third-party kind
- If the cookie is the first-party kind, an indication of the methods of blocking it
carried out on personal data collected by means of the cookie, along with the methods of blocking
It is made known that any blockage of technical cookies could compromise the functionality of this Website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website may contain links or references to access other Websites.
The Company does not control the cookies / monitoring technologies of other Websites, to which this Cookie
Policy does not apply. Italian legislation (article 122 of the Legislative Decree 196/03) enshrined a European Directive in our legal system that imposes the obligation on the providers of
cookies used and request the user's consent in advance to the sending of these cookies to the user's
computer terminal and/or to access the information stored in it.
The only exceptions to the requirement for consent are those cookies that are strictly necessary (i) for
the management of the website or (ii) to deliver services expressly requested by the user.
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COOKIES POLICY UPDATE
This Cookies Policy was updated on July 25th, 2017. Any updates will always be posted on this page.
TYPE OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE