COOKIE POLICY OF THIS WEBSITE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVE OF THE DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY

The Data Protection Authority has transposed a European directive which requires that website administrators show web visitors a banner informing them about the cookie policy concerning the site they are visiting  and that subordinates to its acceptance the possibility to continue browsing.

In this regard, if you need more information or if you have any question about the privacy policy of this site, please contact us at info@natali.net.

This page describes the way personal information is received and collected and how it is used by Natali Technology S.r.l.

For this purpose cookies, i.e. text files, are used in order to facilitate user browsing.

 


COOKIE LAW


 

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that the visited sites send to the user’s browser, they are saved and then retransmitted to the site at the next visit.

What are cookies for?

Cookies can be used to monitor sessions, to authenticate a user so that he can access a website without retyping name and password each time, and to save user’s preferences.

What are technical cookies?

So-called technical cookies are used for browsing and for facilitating access and use of the site to users. Technical cookies are essential, for example, to access Google or Facebook without having to repeat every time the login session. They are essential also for very delicate transactions such as home banking or credit card payments or other systems of payment.

Analytics cookies are technical cookies?

In other words, cookies that are placed in the browser and retransmitted via Google Analytics or via Blogger Stat Services or the like are technical cookies? The Data Protection Authority has stated that these cookies can be considered technical cookies only when “they are used to optimize the site directly by the site owner who will collect aggregate information about the number of users and how they visit the site. Under these conditions, cookies analytics are subjected to the same rules – as regards informative report and consent – laid down for technical cookies”.

What are profiling cookies?

Profiling cookies are cookies used to track the user’s browsing with the aim of creating profiles on user’s tastes, preferences, interests and even researches. You will certainly have seen banner ads related to a product you have just searched on the internet. The reason is precisely the profiling of your interests, and servers – properly informed by cookies – are showing you the ads considered most relevant to you.

Is the user’s consent necessary for installing cookies on his electronic device?

For the installation of technical cookies, no consent is required. Profiling cookies, instead, can be installed on the user terminal only after he has given his consent and after being informed in a simplified manner.

How can webmasters ask for consent?

The Data Protection Authority has determined that when a user accesses a website,  a banner must appear and has to comprise a brief information, a request for consent and a link to the full information report such that visible on this page concerning the meaning of the profiling cookies and their use in the site in question.

How should the banner be configured?

The banner must be conceived to hide a portion of the page content and has to specify that the site uses also third-parties profiling cookies. The banner can be eliminated by the user only by means of an active action, such as for example a click.

Which information does the banner need to contain?

The banner must contain the brief informative report, the link to the full informative report and the button to give consent to the use of profiling cookies.

How can the documentation concerning consent to use cookies can be saved?

It is possible to use a technical cookie that takes into consideration the user’s consent so that he has not to express his consent again at a following visit to the site.

Is the consent to the use of cookies given only by means of the banner?

No. Other ways can be used provided that the chosen way has the same characteristics of the banner. The use of banner is not required for sites that only use technical cookies.

What should be inserted in the detailed information page?

It is necessary to define even the characteristics of cookies installed by third parties. The user must be informed how to browse the site without having his preferences tracked by means of the possibility to perform private browsing and to delete or remove each cookie.

Who has to inform the Data Protection Authority he is using profiling cookies?

The site owner has such a burden. If he uses on his site only third-parties profiling cookies, he does not need to inform the Data Protection Authority but he has to clearly indicate the third-parties cookies and he has to give the links to the concerned information report.

When does this legislation come into force?

The Data Protection Authority allows a year to comply with the provisions and the expiring date is June 2, 2015.

 


COOKIES USED IN THIS SITE


 

Log files: Like many other websites, also this site uses log files, that is, said site saves the browsing history as each operation is performed. The information contained inside the log files includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date, time, input and output page, and number of clicks. All that is done in order to analyse trends, administrate the site, monitor how the users use the site and collect  demographic data, IP addresses and other information. Such data cannot be connected in any way to the user’s identity.

Cookie: Natali Technology S.r.l. uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences and about the web pages visited by the user and to customize the content of the web page according to the used browser and according to other information that said browser sends.

Cookie DoubleClick DART: This cookie was introduced by Google five years ago and it is used to post ads showing the user adapted targeted advertising according to his browsing history. Users can accept this kind of cookie or disable it in their browser by visiting Privacy & Terms. Further information about  types and commercial use of cookies by Google can be found in the webpage Types of used cookies. Even some Google advertising partners can use cookies and Web Beacons to track users.

Facebook Cookies: This site has some Facebook plugins that can track the readers’ behaviour. For more information, you can consult the page Facebook Privacy Policy.

Third party servers and ads servers have access to this website and use such kind of technology to post ads in your browser. By detecting your IP address, they show you the ads that are considered most relevant to you. Similar technologies (such as cookies, web beacons and javascript) can be used by third party ads networks in order to valuate the effectiveness of their advertising messages and to customize the content of said messages.

Natali Technology S.r.l. and its administrator have no control over the cookies used by third parties, therefore for further information, please refer to the privacy policy of said third parties as well as to the options to disable the information collection. The administrator of this site cannot therefore control the advertiser’s activity on this site. It is however possible to disable cookies directly from your browser. Natali Technology S.r.l. does not use its own profiling cookies and the existing profiling cookies are exclusively controlled by third parties such as Google, Facebook or Twitter.

 


USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS ON THIS WEBSITE


 

As already mentioned, analytics cookies are considered technical cookies if used only for optimization purposes and if users’ IPs are kept private. We inform the user that this site uses Google Analytics free service. We inform you that data are used only to track most frequently visited pages, number of visitors, aggregate data of visits per operating system, per browser, etc. These parameters are stored in the Google servers that rule Privacy according to these guidelines.

A user can disable Google Analytics while browsing by using the add-on component available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

A user can also

  • delete cookies individually for each domain
  • hide searches
  • manage Google ads setting

 


PRIVATE BROWSING


 

Browsing without technical and profiling cookies is possible by using the so-called private browsing which is available with all major browsers.

 

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