1. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIE
Cookies are small text files which the Site visited by user sends to the user’s terminal, where they are memorised in order to be sent back later to the Site during subsequent visits by the user. Cookies are used for many purposes, they have different features and they can be used both by the Data Controller of the Site which the user is visiting and by third parties. The main categories in which cookies can be divided are the following:
session and persistent cookies;
technical and profiling cookies;
first party and third party cookies.
1.2 Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be erased at the end of a session with the browser (the time period between opening and closing of web browser by the user) or can be stored for a longer term. Session cookies are those allowing the web sites to link users’ actions during a browser session. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies are stored in the user’s hard drive among browser’s subfolders for variable period of time and allow to record user’s preference and actions in relation to a web site.
1.3 Technical and profiling cookies
Technical cookies are those used by the Data Controller of a web site for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network or, as strictly necessary, for sending to the provider of a service of a company the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to deliver that service. For the installation of such technical cookies, the prior consent of the person involved is not required where used directly from the site manager.
Profiling cookies are used to create profiles relating to the user and to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of browsing the net. Due to particular invasiveness which such cookies can have within the ambit of users’ privacy, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use by a banner and detailed note on the site and must give his/her own explicit consent to this extent the first time visiting the site. Such a consent can be expressed in general way by interacting with the banner on the home page of the site and following the instructions indicated therein, or can be given or refused in selective manner by way of the following instructions. This consent is then stored to be used over the next visits. However, the user has always the possibility to withdraw totally or partially his/her consent already expressed.
1.4 First party and third party cookies
Cookies can be first party (so called “first party cookie”) or third party (so called “third party cookie”) in relation to the web site or domain where they come from.
First party cookies are set up and managed by the Data Controller of the site. As regards them, the information obligation about acquiring the contingent prior consent and/or the possible block of cookies is a Data Controller’s duty.
Third party cookies are set up by a different domain from that one visited by the user. As regards them, the information obligation and the possible instructions about the contingent consent and/or the block of cookies is a third party duty, whereas the Data Controller is asked only to insert in the site the link of third party’s site where such information is available.
2. USE OF COOKIE BY THE SITE
Hereinafter the owner of the site Libera S.r.l., with registered office in 10152 Turin, Via Andreis 18/16/M, Cortile del Maglio, Italy, email address [email protected] (hereinafter, “Data Controller”) provides to the users all information about cookies set up on the site liberabrandbuilding.it (hereinafter, the “Site”) and the indications for managing their own preferences on them.
2.2 First party cookies
The cookies used by the Data Controller on the Site are only of technical nature and are made-up as follow:
Such cookies, as specified in the paragraph above, being of technical nature, do not need for the prior consent by the user to be installed and used; it is enough to deliver this statement.
2.3 Third party cookies
On this Site the Data Controller uses also third party cookies (third party cookies). Hereinafter, the Data Controller provides to the users some indications about that cookies and specifies the links to the third parties privacy policies and consent forms.
The Data Controller reminds that, as regards to third party cookies, it has the only obligation to ask, by the banner cookie, for the user consent and to insert in this Cookies Policy the link to third party’s site. It is a third party’s duty, whereas, the obligation to give an adequate note in relation to the processing carried out and to give information to the users on instructions about the possible block of cookies used.
The first category of third party cookies set up on the Site comprises the analytical ones, called Google Analytics, that are installed on the Site, after the reduction of their identification power, for the purpose of analyzing its use and to optimize its fruition. The following schedule explains the specific types of Google Analytics actually used on the Site and their functions.
_ga This cookie, managed by Google Analytics, collects information on how users use our site.
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. Stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to the documentation it is used to limit the frequency of requests, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
UserMatchHistory This cookie name is associated with Linkedin. This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on visitor preferences.
bcookie This is a first-party cookie from Microsoft MSN for sharing website content via social media.
lidc This is a first-party cookie from Microsoft MSN which ensures the proper functioning of this website.
bscookie Used by the social network service, LinkedIn, to track the use of the incorporated services.
NID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help you build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.
IDE This cookie provides information on how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the website.
lang Used to store language preferences, potentially to provide content in the stored language.
It is to emphasis that information acquired by the above-mentioned cookies are anonymized before sending data to the third party owner. In any case, it is about information not allowing to identify users personally.
The second category of third party cookies set up on the Site comprises the ones that allow interaction with social networks and with the external platforms, also for sharing contents. Such services allow the users to interact, directly from the webpages of the Site, with social networks and external platforms. In any case, the interactions and information acquired by the Site are subject to the privacy settings that user chooses for any social network. It is possible that, in the event in which a service for interacting with social networks is installed on the Site, such service collects, also if the user does not use it, the traffic data related to the webpages on which it is set up. The following list indicates the cookie that allows the interaction with the social networks which are actually set up on the Site:
Widget Youtube (Google Inc.)
The last category of third party cookies set up on the Site comprises the ones aimed to save the preferences of the users and to suggest them contents and advertising of interest.
3. MANNER OF CONTROLLING COOKIE
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it;
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie;
Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=it_IT;
Microsoft Windows Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies.