- What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals (computers or other mobile or palmtop devices such as smartphones or tablets), where they are stored to be retransmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits. Cookies are used for different purposes, have different characteristics, and can be used both by the owner of the site you are visiting and by third parties.
Cookies are essential for the proper functioning of this site. While browsing, the user may also receive cookies relating to sites other than those to which this information refers (these cookies are defined as “third-party”). The managers of these external sites are responsible for identifying the settings, purposes and methods of use of the aforementioned, while the owner of the site is obliged to insert the link to the third-party site where such elements are available.
Below you will find all the information on the cookies installed through this site, and the necessary information on how to manage your preferences regarding them.
Please note that the possibility of configuring cookie settings, permitted by Biffignandi spa, does not influence the cookies and active components of other providers.
For more information on cookies and their general functions, visit an informative website such as http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Cookies used by this site:
3.1 Strictly necessary technical cookies
The following technical cookies or cookies comparable to technical cookies are related to activities strictly necessary for the functioning of the site and the provision of the service and are installed automatically following access to the site.
The technical cookies used by this site can be divided into the following sub-categories:
- Browsing cookies, by means of which browsing preferences can be saved and the User’s browsing experience can be optimized;
- Functionality cookies, also from third parties, used to activate specific functions of this online space and necessary to provide the service or improve it.
3.2. Statistical cookies
The site includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to anonymously collect and analyze information on site usage behavior (including the user’s IP address). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for the site managers regarding the activities on the website themselves. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it try to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties process the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.
Further information about the Google Analytics service and the procedures to follow to disable cookies can be found at the following links:
The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on their browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
In order to avoid spam or even more intrusive malicious actions (for example preventing bots from using forums and registration services, sending messages and websites) our site uses the “reCAPTCHA” user verification service provided by Google (https: // policies.google.com/privacy; https://policies.google.com/terms).
Google’s reCAPTCHA algorithm will check whether a Google cookie (usually _ga) is present on the computer in use.
Subsequently, an additional specific reCAPTCHA cookie will be added to the user’s browser and a complete snapshot of the user’s browser window at that time will be captured – pixel by pixel.
Some of the browser and user information currently collected includes:
- All cookies placed by Google in the last 6 months,
- How many mouse clicks did you make on that screen (or touch if on a touch device),
- The CSS information for that page,
- The exact date,
- The language in which the browser is set,
- Any plug-in installed in the browser,
3.3. Advertising cookies
The site uses third-party advertising cookies, aimed at observing the use of the Site and its contents by the user in order to detect their preferences and outline profiles relating to the user, with the aim of making commercial communications and a browsing experience in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of surfing the net. These cookies are used to offer targeted advertising and communications more relevant to the user’s interest and therefore to make the advertisements provided by third parties more engaging and targeted.
The user can decide to refuse the use of this category of cookies using the opt-out tool provided on the settings page of his browser, or according to what is specified below.
3.4. Third party cookies and Social media cookies
Our website may allow the use of third-party cookies that may collect information on the user’s movements on the Internet and, in particular, within our websites.
Furthermore, some pages on our Site are characterized by the presence of the so-called “social plug-ins”, which allow us to share our contents on social media networks such as Facebook, Youtube.
Configurations: access your account, privacy section
- Duration cookie.
Cookies have the duration dictated by their expiry date (or by a specific action like the closing of the browser) imposed at the time of their installation.
Cookies can be:
temporary (session cookies): these are used to store temporary information, enable the actions carried out during a specific session to be connected and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to store information, for example, name and log-in password, so that the user does not need to re-enter them each time they visit a specific website. These cookies are stored on the computer even after the browser is closed.
- How to view and modify cookies through your navigation program (so-called Browser).
The user can make a choice and specifically indicate which cookies to authorize on first access to the site, using the appropriate cookie banner. In any case, the user can, at any time, review the choices relating to the setting of cookies.
The user can also restrict, block or delete (in whole or in part) the cookies on this site, through specific functions of their navigation program (so-called browser).
N.B. Users should note that not authorizing technical cookies may make it impossible to use the website, view its contents and use the related services. Inhibiting functionality cookies may mean that some services or certain functions of the website are not available or do not work properly and users may be forced to modify or manually enter certain information or preferences each time they visit the website.
Failure to authorize other cookies, even from third parties, on the other hand, does not compromise the functioning of the website.