Article 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679
Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser. In and of themselves, cookies are harmless and serve crucial functions for websites. Cookies can also generally be easily viewed and deleted.
However, cookies can store a wealth of data, enough to potentially identify you without your consent. Cookies are the primary tool that advertisers use to track your online activity so that they can target you with highly specific ads. Given the amount of data that cookies can contain, they can be considered personal data in certain circumstances and, therefore, subject to the GDPR.
Types of Cookies
In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies: what purpose they serve, how long they endure, and their provenance.
- Session cookies – These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).
- Persistent cookies — This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them, or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary. According to the ePrivacy Directive, they should not last longer than 12 months, but in practice, they could remain on your device much longer if you do not take action.
- First-party cookies — As the name implies, first-party cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting.
- Third-party cookies — These are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party like an advertiser or an analytic system.
- Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.
- Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.
- Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.
- Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.
COOKIES USED BY THIS SITE AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
- System cookies: guarantee the user a better browsing experience, these cookies are essential for the correct use of the site.
DEACTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF COOKIES FROM WEB BROWSERS
Disabling cookies: You can always choose to block, delete, disable cookies or other similar technologies through your browser or device settings. There are many different browsers: each different browser (and in some cases each different version of the same browser) has its own procedure for deleting cookies. Cookies preferences should be set separately for each browser used, as the functionality and options offered may vary. Below are links that explain how to manage or disable cookies for the most popular web browsers on the Internet. For all those not included you will need to refer to the guidelines of your web browser.
The complete deactivation of cookies may preclude many functions, or the correct navigation or visualization of the site or other web pages.
Acceptance and Waiver of Cookies:
The Data Controller is the company
EMA s.r.l. (Tax code and VAT number IT09146610010, REA no. – TO 1028112)
registered office in Rivoli (TO), Corso Susa no. 242
operating headquarters in Collegno (TO), Corso F.lli Cervi n. 27
The Owner can be contacted by e-mail P.E.C. email@example.com
In order to exercise your rights or for questions or information regarding the processing of your data and the security measures adopted, you may in any case contact our company by making a request in the following ways:
- registered letter with return receipt to the address:
Corso F.lli Cervi n. 27
10093 Collegno (TO), Italy
- Communication by e-mail to address P.E.C. firstname.lastname@example.org