Cookie Policy

Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation

Cookies are small text files that may be sent to and registered on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit, to then be re-sent to those same sites when you visit them again. It is thanks to these cookies that those websites can “remember” your actions and preferences (e.g., login data, language, font size, other display settings, etc.), so that you do not need to configure them again when you next visit the website, or when you change pages within a website.

Cookies are, therefore, used for electronic authentication, monitoring of sessions and storage of information regarding your activities when accessing a website. They may also contain a unique ID code which allows tracking of your browsing activities within a website, for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations within a website may not be able to be performed without the use of cookies which, in certain cases, are technically necessary for operation of the website.

When browsing a website, you may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the website being visited (i.e., third-party cookies).

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, which may be stored on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time: “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies”, which will remain on your device until their pre-set expiration period passes.

According to the law which may be applicable to you, your consent may not always be necessary for cookies to be used through the Website. In particular, “technical cookies” – i.e. cookies used exclusively to transmit messages over an electronic communications network, or otherwise strictly necessary to provide a service specifically requested by you – typically do not require this consent. In other words, cookies which are indispensable for operation of the Website or required to perform activities you request may be used without your consent. This may include cookies used for analytics purposes (used to collect aggregated information on the number of users of a website, and how those users visit the website), browsing or session cookies (used to allow users to login) and function cookies (used to allow memorisation of choices made by a user when accessing the website, such as language or products selected for purchase, in order to improve the user’s experience).

On the other hand, “profiling cookies” – i.e., cookies used to create profiles on users and to send advertising messages in line with the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites – typically require specific consent from users, although this may vary according to the applicable law.

Under Italian law, your express consent is not always required for the use of cookies. In particular, “technical cookies” – i.e., cookies used exclusively to transmit messages over an electronic communications network, or otherwise strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by you – do not require your consent. In other words, cookies which are indispensable for the operation of theWebsite or required to perform activities you request may be used without your consent. The Italian Data Protection Authority (as defined in its “Determination of simplified procedures for information and collection of consent for the use of cookies”, 8 May 2014, and subsequent clarifications), has established that, among cookies which can be used without consent, the following are included:

  • Analytics cookies, when used directly by a website operator to collect information, in an aggregate form, on the number of users and how they use a website;

  • Browsingor session cookies, to identify and authenticate users of a website;

  • Function cookies, which allow users to browse a website according to a series of selected criteria (e.g., a certain language, products selected for purchase, etc.), in order to improve the servicesprovided to those users.

On the other hand, “profiling cookies” – i.e., cookies used to create profiles on users and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites – require users’ prior consent.

  • Types of cookies used by the Website

The Website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Browsing orsession cookies, which are strictly necessary for the Website’s operation and/or to allow you to use the Website’s content and services;

  • Analytics cookies, which allow Sofidel to understand how users make use of the Website, and to track traffic to and from the Website. The information collected by these cookies is processed in an aggregate and anonymous form, with no information on your specific ID being collected – therefore, the use of these cookies does not involve the use of your Personal Data.

  • Function cookies, which are used to activate specific Website functions and to configure the Website according to your choices (e.g., language), in order to improve your experience;

  • Profiling cookies, which are used to observe the preferences you reveal through your use of the Website and to send you advertising messages in line with those preferences.

Sofidel also uses third-party cookies – i.e. cookies from websites / web servers other than the Website, and which are used for specific purposes of the third parties owning those websites / webservers (including profiling of users). These third parties will typically be considered independent data controllers regarding their cookies, and therefore you must refer to their privacy policies, information notices or other materials to obtain more information on them. Sofidel cannot control or ascertain the use which may be made, by these third parties, of third-party cookies, nor their exact characteristics or purpose.

The following section lists the links to information on third-party cookies:

• Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
• DoubleClick: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
• Cloudflare: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
• AdRoll Group: https://www.adrollgroup.com/privacy
• Sizmek: https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/
• LiveRamp: https://liveramp.com/privacy/
• Media Innovation Group: http://www.themig.com/en-us/privacy.html
• Casale Media: http://casalemedia.com/
• Pubmatic: https://pubmatic.com/legal/privacy-policy/#similartracking
• Rubicon Project: https://rubiconproject.com/rubicon-project-yield-optimization-privacy-policy/?lang=it
• Demandbase: https://www.demandbase.com/privacy-policy/
• Tealim: https://tealium.com/privacy/
• Mediaset: http://www.mediaset.it/privacy_policy_mediaset_it.shtml
• Treedom: https://www.treedom.net/it/page/privacy

Cookies present on the Website

Purpose

Technical name

Cookie type, function and purpose

Duration

Technical

XSRF-TOKEN

Helps prevent the vulnerability known as "Cross-site request forgery"

2 hours

Technical

__atuvc

It allows the sharing of content on social networks, related to the addthis service

13 months

Technical

__atuvs

It allows the sharing of content on social networks, related to the addthis service

30 minutes

Technical

market

Allows you to maintain the view of the selected market while browsing.

End of the browsing session

Technical

papernet_session

Allows you to keep the settings chosen while browsing

2 hours

Technical

loc

It allows the sharing of content on social networks, related to the addthis service

13 months

Technical

uvc

It allows the sharing of content on social networks, related to the addthis service

13 months

Technical

xtc

Allows the sharing of content on social networks, related to the addthis service

13 months

Analytical

GPS

Allows viewing of embedded videos from Youtube

30 minutes

Analytical

PREF

Allows viewing of embedded videos from Youtube

2 years

Analytical

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Estimate the user's connection speed

180 days

Analytical

YSC

Video viewing statistics

End of the browsing session

Technical

remote_sid

Allows you to embed videos from Youtube

End of the browsing session

Marketing

IDE

Doubleclkick services (Google advertising)

2 years

Analytical

CookieConsent, cookiesDirective, cookiesDisclosureCount

Required to manage user consent to cookies for the current domain

1 year

Analytical

_ga

Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 years

Analytical

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests

End of the browsing session

Analytical

_gid

Register a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

End of the browsing session

 

Cookie settings

You can block or delete all or some of the cookies used on the Website via your browser options. Your cookie preferences will be reset if different browsers are used to access the Website. For more information on how to set the preferences for cookies via your browser, refer to the following instructions:

• Internet Explorer
• Firefox
• Chrome
• Safari
• Opera

CAUTION: If you block or delete technical and/or function cookies used by the Website, the Website may become impossible to browse, certain services or functions of the Website may become unavailable or other malfunctions may occur, in which case you will have to modify or manually enter some information or preferences every time you visit the Website.