Cookie Policy

Full policy regarding the use of cookies pursuant to the Provision issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority on 8 May 2014 and pursuant to Art. 13 of General Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on Data Protection (GDPR)

The Data Controller, as defined below, has drawn up this policy to inform you of the purposes and methods of processing the personal data collected from you through the use of cookies by this domain, cogenio.it (hereinafter the “Website”), in accordance with the Provision issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority on 8 May 2014, “Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies” and pursuant to Art. 13 of General Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on Data Protection (“GDPR”).

1. Who is the Data Controller?

The Data Controller is Cogenio S.r.l. with registered office at Viale di Tor di Quinto no. 45/47, Rome, Italy, in the person of its legal representative (hereinafter the “Data Controller” or “Cogenio”).

For the purpose of exercising your rights or obtaining any information about them and/or about this Policy, you may contact the Data Controller by writing to the following email address: privacy@cogenio.it.

2. What are cookies and what are they used for?

Cookies are small text strings that the websites you visit send to your device (usually to your browser), where they are stored before being transmitted back to those same websites the next time you visit them. When browsing the Website, your device may also receive cookies sent by other websites or servers (“third-party cookies”), which may contain certain elements (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other websites) present on the Website you are visiting.

Cookies are used for various purposes, including authentication, session monitoring, storing information about specific configurations regarding the users who access the server, storing preferences, etc.

In order to regulate these devices effectively, a distinction must be drawn between the various types of cookie.

3. Types of cookie

Cookies can be divided into various types on the basis of (A.) the party that installs them; (B.) the duration of processing; and (C.) the purpose of processing.

  1. Cookies can be divided into the following types, according to the party that installs them: (a) « first-party cookies»,which are installed directly by the operator of the website you visit; and (b) « third-party cookies»,which are installed by the operator of another website, via the first website. This Website uses third-party cookies (temporary and permanent) in anonymous form only and for the sole purpose of enabling the Data Controller to make use of web analytics services provided by third parties.
  2. Cookies can be divided into the following types, according to the duration of processing: (a) « session cookies », which are stored temporarily during the browsing session and then automatically deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed; and (b) « persistent cookies », which remain on the user’s device until a pre-set expiry date (e.g. the end of the year) or until they are deleted.
  3. Cookies can be divided into the following types, according to the purpose of processing: (a) « technical cookies », which are used for the sole purpose of enabling the user to browse and make correct use of the website (e.g. viewing and scrolling through pages properly, etc.); and (b) « tracking cookies », which are designed to create profiles relating to the user and use them to display targeted advertising content matched with the preferences shown by the user in the course of web browsing. Unlike technical cookies, tracking cookies are not necessary to ensure correct use of the Website and their use is conditional upon the user's consent.

The table below summarises the various types of technical cookies

Cookie type Function
Browser cookies Browser cookies improve your browsing experience and enable the website to work properly, by storing your browsing preferences and enabling you to:
  1. view content in your own language from the first time you open the website. Browser cookies ecognise which country you are visiting from and make sure that you are automatically directed to your own country’s version of the website each time you visit;
  2. log into the Website and manage individual purchases. The Website uses browser cookies, to recognise registered users each time they log in.

Browser cookies are essential for correct operation of the Website and in order to provide certain services.

Analytics cookies Analytics cookies are used to carry out statistical analyses of the number of users and how they browse the site. The Data Controller uses Analytics cookies to collect information in aggregate form and process the results of the analyses anonymously, in order to compile general statistics regarding the service and its use.

Analytics cookies Analytics cookies are not essential for the operation of the website.

Functionality cookies Functionality cookies enable the Website to recognise users on the basis of certain pre-determined criteria (e.g. language), with a view to improving the quality of the service offered. These cookies also enable the Website to recognise users on the basis of a specific request (which might be expressed by clicking Recognise me next time, for example) whenever they visit the Website, so that they do not have to enter their login data again.

Functionality cookies are not essential for the operation of the Website, but they enhance its quality and improve the browsing experience.

4. Types of cookies used by this Website

On the basis of the above, the table below provides a summary of the first-party cookies and third-party cookies used by the Website, specifying their type, name, duration, domain, purpose of processing and how to disable them.

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie type

Name Duration Purpose Disabling
Technical browser cookies has_js session These cookies enable you to browse and use the Website properly and enable the server to connect to your browser. These cookies enable the Website to work properly and enable you to view content on your device. Without these cookies, certain functions you request, such as logging into the Website or creating an online shopping basket might not be available. Browser cookies are technical cookies and are necessary for the operation of the Website. Guidelines for disabling cookies.
Tracking cookies cookie-agreed 12 months These cookies are stored on your computer or other device and record your choices, so as to improve or customise your browsing experience (e.g. to display advertisements based on your interests and browsing habits) or improve your access to this Website (e.g. by registering your password for reserved areas, saving your selected language, viewing video or enabling you to comment on blogs, etc.). Functionality cookies are not essential to the operation of the Website, but enhance the quality of the browsing experience. Guidelines for disabling cookies.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Cookie type

Service Duration Purpose Third-party information; Disabling; Consent forms
Tracking cookies
  • Xaxis
  • A6
  • ActivityInfo2
  • ActivityTest
  • B6
  • C6
  • D3
  • F1
  • G3
  • OT2
  • TargetingInfo2
  • _ga
  • _gat
  • _gid
  • activitytest
  • activitytest
  • eyeblaster
  • u2
12 months These cookies are stored on your computer or other device and record your choices, so as to improve or customise your browsing experience (e.g. to display advertisements based on your interests and browsing habits) or improve your access to this Website (e.g. by registering your password for reserved areas, saving your selected language, viewing video or enabling you to comment on blogs, etc.). Functionality cookies are not essential to the operation of the Website, but enhance the quality of the browsing experience. The addresses of the websites to consult are shown below:

5. Nature and legal basis of processing personal data

The use of cookies enables the Data Controller to process the basic personal data that you provide when browsing the Website.

Technical cookies do not require your prior consent, because: (i) they are necessary for the correct operation of the Website (browser cookies); (ii) they serve statistical purposes only and collect information in aggregate form, which is then processed by the Data Controller anonymously (analytics cookies); (iii) they enable you to browse the Website according to your chosen criteria and characteristics, with a view to enhancing the service offered (functionality cookies).

Your prior consent is necessary, however, for the processing of your personal data by tracking cookies, whether first-party or third-party, if the use of these cookies has not been made conditional upon the adoption of suitable tools to reduce their capacity to identify users or if the third party has not made a contractual commitment to use these cookies for the sole purpose of providing the service and to store them separately, without “enhancing” them or “cross-referencing” them with other User information in their possession.

6. How to disable cookies and manage your preferences

Submitting your personal data for processing by the cookies on this Website is optional and you are free to choose whether to accept or disable these cookies in your browser.

You can opt to disable the browser cookies, analytics cookies, functionality cookies or tracking cookies, by changing your browser settings. If you disable the browser cookies, you may not be able to use the Website; if you disable the analytics cookiesand/or functionality cookies, you will still be able to browse the Website, but some of its sections and/or functions may no longer be available. Lastly, if you disable the tracking cookies, you will be free to browse the Website, but it will not be possible to record your habits or preferences, so you will not receive any messages or images relating to products or services that might be of interest to you.

Below is a list of links to instructions on changing your browser settings, including guidelines for disabling cookies:

With regard to the third-party cookies used by the Website, you can use the links provided in the table above to obtain further information and to opt out of using individual third-party cookies.

If you have any questions about the Website’s use of cookies, please consult the following pages:

https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

https://www.youronlinechoises.com.it

7. Interaction with social networks

8. Your rights as a Data Subject

In relation to the processing described in this Policy, you may exercise the rights listed in this section, as set down in Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR. In particular:

  • Management of your data – Right of access– Article 15 of the GDPR: the right to obtain confirmation from the Data Controller as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed and, where that is the case, to obtain access to your personal data – including a copy thereof – and the following information:
    1. the purposes of the processing;
    2. the categories of personal data concerned;
    3. the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;
    4. the period for which the personal data will be stored, or the criteria used to determine that period;
    5. the existence of the right to ask the Data Controller to rectify or erase personal data, or restrict the processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or the right to object to such processing;
    6. the right to lodge a complaint with the competent authority;
    7. the source of the personal data, where they have not been collected directly;
    8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling.
  • Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete information – Right to rectification – Article 16 of the GDPR: the right to obtain, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you or the right to have incomplete personal data completed.
  • Erasure – Right to erasure – Article 17 of the GDPR: the right to obtain, without undue delay, the erasure of personal data concerning you, when:
    1. the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
    2. you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal ground for the processing;
    3. you have made a valid objection to the processing of your personal data;
    4. the data have been unlawfully processed;
    5. data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation;
    6. the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

The right to erasure shall not apply where processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

  • Restriction of processing – Right to restriction of processing – Article 18 of the GDPR: the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
    1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject;
    2. the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
    3. the personal data are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
    4. the data subject has objected to processing, pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, pending verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override his or her own.
  • Right to Data Portability – Article 20 of the GDPR: the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance, where the processing is based on consent and is carried out by automated means. Furthermore, the right to have your personal data transmitted directly by the Data Controller to another data controller, where technically feasible.
  • Right to object – Article 21 of the GDPR: the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you unless the controller has legitimate grounds to continue processing them.
  • Right to make a complaint to the Personal Data Protection Authority, Piazza Venezia no. 11, 00187, Rome, Italy.

The above rights may be exercised, in relation to the Data Controller, by contacting the reference persons indicated in para. 1. The Data Controller will take charge of your request and provide you, without undue delay and, in any event, within one month of receipt of your request, with information regarding the action taken in connection therewith.

You may exercise your rights as a Data Subject free of charge pursuant to Article 12 of the GDPR. However, where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, the controller may charge you a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of dealing with your request, or refuse to act on the request.

Lastly, you are advised that the Data Controller may request any further information necessary to confirm the identity of the Data Subject.