What are cookies?
Cookies are data created by a server and memorised in a text file on the hard disk of the user’s computer, tablet or smartphone, for the purpose of providing information about the user’s use of the website, behaviour and preferences.
Cookies can be memorised on the device permanently and have a variable duration (so-called persistent cookies) or disappear when the browser is closed or have a limited duration (so-called session cookies).
Cookies can be installed by the website being visited (so-called first party cookies) or by other websites (so-called third party cookies).
Which cookies are used in this Website and for what purposes?
This type of cookie is required to ensure that certain areas of the website function properly. The cookies in this category include both persistent and session cookies.
Without these cookies, the website or parts of it may not function correctly. Therefore, they are always used, regardless of the user’s preferences. The cookies of this category are always sent by our domain.
Cookies and time of storage, characteristics and purposes
Temporary cookie required in order to browse and use the website.
acceptCookie (1 year)
Memorises the settings selected by the user regarding their acceptance of the cookies policy.
This type of cookie is used to gather information regarding the use of the website. The Data Controller uses this information for statistical analyses, to improve the website and simplify its use, as well as to monitor that it is functioning properly.
This type of cookie collects anonymous information regarding the users’activities on the website, how they reached the Website and the pages visited. The cookies in this category are sent by the Website itself and by third party domains.
There is no need to obtain the user’s consent for the use of analytics cookies. And it is, however, possible to disenable them by adjusting the settings.
Cookies and time of storage
Characteristics and purposes
_ga Google Analytics (2 yera),
_gat Google Analytics (10 minutes)
These cookies help us to understand how the users interact with the website in order to improve the user’s navigation and browsing experience, without processing any personal data.
Similar technologies to cookies
The emails sent by SEC Spa in HTML format use Web beacons, sometimes also together with cookies, to fill in information regarding the use of the Website and the interactions with the user.
A Web beacon is an electronic image, called “one pixel (1×1)” or “Clear GIF”. Web beacons, like cookies, can recognise certain types of information on the computer, the time and date on which a page has been visited and the description of the page where the Web beacon has been located.
Web beacons in email messages can be disenabled by not downloading the images contained in the received message (this function depends on the type of email software operating on the user’s computer). But doing so does not always disenable all Web beacons or other automatic data-gathering tools in the email message, and this depends on the specific functions of the software. For further information about this, please refer to the information provided by the email software manufacturer or service supplier.
How to modify the settings relative to cookies directly in your browser
Users can also disenable all the cookies memorised on their hard disk by accessing the appropriate section of their browser. To do so, they must follow the specific instructions for the browser used:
- Internet Explorer
If the user does not use any of the browsers listed above, they must select “cookies” in the relative section of the guide to find out where the cookies folder is located.
If the user does not wish to receive the cookies of Google Analytics, they can disenable these by visiting the page: tools.google.com/gaoptout
To learn more about the cookies of Google Analytics, users can visit the page: google.com/privacyoverview
To learn more about cookies in general, users can visit the page: allaboutcookies.org
Data Controller and Supervisor
The Data Controller is SEC Spa with Legal and Executive Office in Milan, in via Ferrante Aporti 8 – 20125. A copy of the updated list of the Data Supervisors can be requested by contacting the Data controller at the above-mentioned address.
Restrictions on sending and disseminating personal data
The data acquired using the cookies are processed by employees and workers of the Data Controller and the companies of the same group as data supervisors and persons in charge of the processing, and by suppliers of technical and organisational services as data supervisors. The data acquired using the cookies can be transferred abroad, and also outside the EU, in any case with a full guarantee that adequate cautionary and protective measures are in place.
These data will not be disseminated in any way.
Data Subjects are entitled, at any time, to request that their data be cancelled, transformed into anonymous data, copied, updated, corrected, integrated or blocked when these have been processed in violation of Article 7 of Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003.
At any time, they can also object to the processing of their personal data for the purposes of sales and marketing, and also for any other purposes when there are legitimate grounds for their doing so. Data subjects can exercise their rights by sending a written communication to the legal office of the Data Controller as indicated above, or an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org