Cookie are small text files that are sent by website you visited and stored on your computer or mobile phone. These files are than sent back to such websites at your next visit. Thanks to cookie a website memorizes the user´s actions and preferences (e.g. login data, preferred website language, font dimension, other visual preferences, etc.), to avoid that the user has to input such preferences every time he visits the website. Thus, cookie, are used for IT authentication, session monitoring and memorizing information relating to the user activities while surfing, and can contain a unique identifying code that traces the surf activities of the user inside a given website for statistical and promotional purposes. During a website visit, it is also possible that cookie of third parties (so-called “third-party-cookie”) are stored on the user´s computer. At the other hand, some functions/operations of a website may not be available without cookie, in which case such cookie are called technical cookie.
Depending on the characteristics and functions, there are several types of cookie, that can be stored on the user´s computer or mobile device for different periods of time: so-called session cookie, are automatically cancelled when closing the browser; so-called persistent cookie, remain on the computer or mobile device up until a certain time.
According to Italian law, the use of cookie does not always require express consent of the user. For instance, technical cookie, used for the sole purpose to effect transmission of a communication through an electronic communication net, or if strictly necessary for the functioning of services requested explicitly by the user. Such cookies are – in other words – indispensable for the functioning of the website or necessary for running explicit requests of the user.
Among technical cookie, in respect of which there is no express user authorization required, the Italian authority for the protection of personal data (cfr. provision Individuazione delle modalità semplificate per l’informativa e l’acquisizione del consenso per l’uso dei cookie, as of May 8th, 2014, hereinafter “Provision“) lists the following:
- “cookie analytics”, as long as such cookie are used by the website administrator for collecting aggregate information on the number of users and on how they use the website,
- session cookie (for authentication),
- functional cookie, that allow the user to surf on the basis of selected criteria (such as e.g. language, products selected for purchase) so to improve the service for the user.
In respect of the use of profiling cookie, at the other hand, meaning those cookie that create user profiles for promotional purposes in order to send promotional messages in line with the preferences revealed by the user while surfing on the web, a specfic and preventive consent is required by the user.
The following profiling cookies are integrated:
Types of cookie used by the Website
The Website used the following types of cookie and makes available to the user the option to deactivate them. As regards to third-party-cookie, the user can deactivate them directly through the means made available and accessible through a link:
Third-party-cookie, means, cookie of websites or webservers different from those of kOmMa5, used for purposes of such third-parties (including profiling cookie). You are informed that such third-parties, shown hereinafter with respective hyperlinks to their respective privacy policies, do operate in respect of personal data collected by them as autonomous data controllers. Thus, for such third-party-cookie, the user must choose the extent to which they can process personal data according to their personal data policies, information and modes of consent collection (activation or deactivation of respective cookie). In addition, we inform you that in respect of Google Analytics cookie, we have made sure that certain instruments have been adapted so to reduce the scope of identification of mentioned cookie, through hiding of a significant part of the IP address. Furthermore, use of such cookie has been made by Google in such a way as to use them exclusively for the making available of the service, to store them separately, with the assurance to not merge them with other information in the possession of Google.
Hereinafter a list of the third-party-cookie and respective privacy information (as requested by the Provision):
How to visualize and modify cookie through one’s own browser
The user can chose which cookie to authorize following the specific procedures outlined in the section Impostazioni relative ai cookie, and authorize, block or cancel (part or all of it) the cookie through specific functions in its browser: however, in case all or some cookie are deactivated it may result in severe dysfunction of the Website or of specific Services, that as a consequence, may not be available or not work properly anymore and / or the user may be required to modify or insert manually some information or preferences every time he surfs on the Website.
For obtaining further information on how to apply the user´s preferences relating to the use of cookie through one´s browser, it is possible to find respective information as follows:
Settings in relation to cookie
Denial of authorization relating to third-party-cookie will not have an impact on the functioning of the Website; however, being such cookie sent exclusively by third parties, and having the Website administrator no control over the operation of said cookie on the computer of the user, denial of authorization is only possible by accessing to the respective modules made available by such third parties, if available, or by changing the settings of the user´s browser. The user can find the hyperlinks to the privacy policies and eventually the modules for the collection of the consent for acceptance of cookie operated by third parties through the section Tipologie di cookie utilizzate dal Sito provided on the Website.
The user´s preferences in respect of cookie are set back to default settings, in case the user accesses the Website through different devices or browsers.