COOKIES REV.02

This Privacy Policy is produced by the Data Controller in compliance with Article 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website sends to and registers on the computer or mobile device of a visiting user for the purpose of having them retransmitted to the website when the user returns. Cookies allow the website to remember a user’s actions and settings (like, for example, login data, preferred language, font size and other visualisation settings, etc.) so that they do not need to be set up again the next time the user returns to the website or when browsing from one page to another on the website. And so, cookies are used to conduct cyber-authentication, session monitoring and to store information regarding users’ activities on the website and can also contain a unique identification code that enables tracking of a user’s browsing on the site for statistical and advertising purposes. While browsing a site, a user can also receive cookies on his or her computer or mobile device from websites or web servers other than the website he or she may be visiting (so-called “third-party” cookies). Some operations cannot be carried out without the use of cookies which, in certain cases, are therefore technically necessary for the site to function.

There are various types of cookies and, depending on their characteristics and functions, they can remain on a user’s computer or mobile device for different periods of time: from session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed, to persistent cookies that remain on the user’s equipment up to a pre-set deadline.

On the basis of applicable Italian legislation, the use of cookies is not always subject to the express consent of the user. In particular, no consent is required for technical cookies, i.e. cookies that are only used for the purpose of carrying out the transmission of certain information on an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary to provide the service expressly requested by the user. In other words, these cookies are essential for the website to function or necessary to carry out the activity requested by the user.

Among the technical cookies that do not require express consent to be used, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) also includes:
• “analytics cookies”, wherever they are used directly by the site manager to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and on how these users are browsing the site,
• browsing or session cookies (for identification purposes to make a purchase, etc.),
• functional cookies which enable a user to browse on the basis of a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchasing) for the purpose of improving the service provided.

For profiling cookies, on the other hand, i.e. cookies aimed at creating a profile of the user which is then used for the purpose of sending advertising messages in line with preferences expressed by said user in the context of network browsing, the prior consent of the user is required.

2. Which types of cookies do we use?

This website does not use profiling cookies.
In particular, this website uses:
• Technical cookies i.e. browsing or session cookies that are strictly necessary for the website to function or to allow the user to make use of the requested content and services.
• Analytics cookies, to understand how the website is being used by users. No information related to the identity of the user or any of the user’s personal data is gathered; the information is processed in an aggregate and anonymous manner.
In particular, among the analytics cookies are those associated with Google Analytics, a Google Inc (“Google”) service for analysing web data.

• Third-party cookies, i.e. Cookies belonging to sites or web servers other than the Rotho Blaas website which are used for the benefit of such third parties.
When you visit a website, it is possible to receive cookies both from the visited site (“proprietary cookies”), and from sites that are managed by other organisations (“third-party cookies”). The Facebook retargeting pixel is active on this website to display advertising that is consistent with the visited web pages when the User is on Facebook. The management of information gathered by “third parties” is regulated by relative disclosure, to which the user is referred.

The information obtained by means of cookies is not used for the purpose of identifying users. Cookies are not used for purposes other than those described above.