What are cookies, how we use them and how to “get rid” of them

 1. Definition of “cookies” and similar technologies.

Cookies are small text files that the visited sites send to a device (PC, smartphone, tablet, console , etc.), that allow to operate on the site and to gather information about the user’s activities online. During the navigation on a site, the user can also receive cookies that are sent to sites, web services and different providers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, links to specific pages in other domains) which are present on the site that they are visiting. There are several types of cookies; however, the main purpose for involving the use of such technology is to make the sites more effective, enable some of their specific functionalities and facilitate the navigation for the user.

Studiobonissoni.it as a holder of personal data, in compliance with current regulations regarding the protection of personal data and, in particular, the Authority Provision “Determination of simplified modes for information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies” issued on May 8, 2014 (published in the Official Gazette no. 126 of June 3, 2014), informs on the use of cookies employed by this website.

2. Objectives of the treatment and purposes of technical session cookies. Cookies of this type are necessary for the proper functioning of some areas of the site and include both persistent cookies and session cookies. Without these cookies, the Site or some of its parts may not work properly. Therefore, they are always used regardless of the preferences expressed by the user, for purposes related to the execution of information authentications, sessions monitoring, storage of specific technical information about the users who access this site. The installation of such cookies does not require a prior consent of the user, while it remains obligatory for the data controller to provide information pursuant to art. 13 of the Privacy Code, as they are strictly necessary for the provision of the service.

3. Objectives of the treatment and purposes of cookies for marketing analysis. In addition to technical cookies, this site also uses “third party profiling” cookies, aimed at creating statistics, profiles relating to the tastes, choices and inclinations expressed by the user while browsing. In this regard, the data processor shows that it is possible to change at any time the installation preferences of individual cookies, as well as disable their use by the browser, although this could prevent you from accessing some parts of the website. Each browser has specific procedures for handling cookies. Therefore, notwithstanding the freedom of choice, acknowledged to the user, as to the records managed by means of cookies, please note that, pursuant to art. 122, paragraph 2 of the Privacy Code, the consent to the use of such cookies is expressed by the user also through the individual settings of the browser for navigating the site.

4. Third parties web sites During navigation on a site the user may also receive cookie of sites, web servers or different providers (so-called third-party cookies): this is because the site may include elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, these cookies are set directly by site managers, web servers or providers other than the operator of this site. In such cases, studiobonissoni.it points out to be unrelated to the operation of such cookies, which are sent under the responsibility of such third parties. This is also clarified by the Authority for the protection of personal data, through the adoption of the Ruling on the topic, issued on May 8, 2014: “The obligation to inform the user about the use of cookies and the possibility to acquire the prior consent looms over the site operator who uses them, as the data controller. In the event that a site should also allow “third party” cookies sending, the information and the acquisition of consent are normally charged to the third party. It is necessary for the user to be properly informed, albeit with simplified procedures provided for by law, when they access a site that allows the storage of third-party cookies, or when accessing the content provided by third parties and in any case before cookies are downloaded on to their terminals”.