Cookie Policy

COOKIES POLICY

of the www.alcantara.com website

Under art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR (Reg. (EU) no. 679/2016) and art. 122 of the Italian Privacy Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003 as amended), Alcantara S.p.A. with registered office in Milan (20138), Via Mecenate 86; contact email: privacy@alcantara.com fax: +39 02 58030316 (“Alcantara“), as the Data Controller of the personal data processed by the www.alcantara.com website (“Site“), hereby provides visitors or users of the Site with the following information on the cookies it uses.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text strings that a website visited by a user sends to the user’s device for browsing (usually the user’s browser) to store certain information. By accessing this information after it has been stored on the user’s device, the system that has installed the cookie can recognize the user at each subsequent access to the website or even when browsing different websites. When visiting websites, users may also receive cookies on their device that are sent by websites or web servers other than the one visited (so-called “third parties”).

Cookies may have various characteristics and be used for various purposes, including:

  • to enable a website to work smoothly and ensure that the user has a suitable browsing experience (so-called technical cookies);
  • to process statistics to optimize the functionality of a website (so-called statistical or analytics cookies);
  • to understand the user’s interests by analysing their browsing habits to enable the owner of a website or third parties to send them customized advertising messages (so-called profiling cookies).

COOKIES USED BY THE SITE

This section lists all the cookies used on the Site, grouped according to their function:

  • what information each type of cookie stores on the user’s device;
  • the optional or mandatory nature of cookies;
  • the “duration” of each type of cookie Alcantara uses i.e. the time it stores information;
  • which third parties, other than Alcantara, may access the information stored via cookies.

1. MANDATORY TECHNICAL COOKIES

The technical cookies used on the Site, shown in the table below, are required to properly browse the Site and use the services that the user requests while accessing it. These cookies are, therefore automatically activated when a user accesses the Site and cannot be deactivated by the user because otherwise the user will not be able to access the Site or use its services.

Cookie

Duration

Purposes

Type

cookieDirective

1 year

Stores the status of the user’s cookie consent for the current domain

HTML

cookie-accept

1 year

Stores the status of the user’s cookie consent for the current domain

HTML

cookie-ga

1 year

Stores the status of the user’s cookie consent for the current domain

HTML

cookie-prof

1 year

Stores the status of the user’s cookie consent for the current domain

HTML

visitedPage

1 year

Stores the page where the cookie banner was displayed

HTML

RT

6 days

This cookie is used to identify the user via an application. This allows users to access a website via their LinkedIn application, for example.

HTTP

The technical session cookies listed above store the following information anonymously: cookie consent status, cookie banner display, page where the cookie banner was displayed.

The information stored by the above mentioned technical cookies, in so far as they may enable the identification of the user (as a natural person) by linking such information with other unique identifiers, may fall under the definition of “personal data” in accordance with the definition thereof in the GDPR.

The data collected and processed by these cookies are not shared by Alcantara with any third party, independent data controller.

2. ANALYTICS COOKIES

Alcantara uses Google Analytics statistical analysis cookies to receive and collect anonymous statistics related to the Site. Alcantara, therefore, does not directly process the personal data of

Site’s users. These cookies are not essential for the operation of the Site and will only be activated upon express consent by the user. At any time, users may change their choices concerning the enabling of statistical cookies by using the cookie preferences management dashboard.

The following link https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it provides all the information on how personal data is processed by Google Inc., via its Analytics service, to provide Alcantara with the above reports. Users can always deactivate the analysis carried out by Google Analytics for all the websites they have visited using the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

3. PROFILING COOKIES

Alcantara also uses the third party profiling cookies listed below to track the interests of Site visitors by analysing their browsing habits so as to be able to send them customised advertising messages. These cookies are not required to access the Site and will only be used if the user expressly consents. At any time, users may change their choices concerning the cookies in question by using the cookie preferences management dashboard.

3.1. RETARGETING COOKIES

Alcantara uses the following cookie:

Doubleclick: a platform to purchase advertising space on sites other than the Alcantara Site. This cookie is used to target advertising based on content that is relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, and to avoid sending users banners they have already viewed. The navigation data attributable to users and the cookies are processed by Google Inc. to provide Alcantara with the service requested thereby. Alcantara does not share such data with third parties for their own advertising purposes. Users can deactivate the use of cookies by Google Inc. at any time by visiting the following page: https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/plugin.

3.2. SOCIAL NETWORKING COOKIES

The following cookies are also used on the Site:

  • Youtube: cookies used by Youtube as part of the services embedded on the Site. The navigation data attributable to users and the cookies are processed by Google Inc. to provide Alcantara with the service requested thereby. Alcantara does not share such data with third parties for their own advertising purposes. Users can deactivate the use of cookies by Google Inc. at any time by visiting the following pages https://www.youtube.com/static?template=privacy_guidelines and https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads.

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIE PREFERENCES

Upon accessing the Site, visitors receive a short notice with a brief description of the types of cookies used on the Site (a banner). To agree to the use of statistical and profiling cookies, the user may click on the “accept all cookies” button. Otherwise, users can manage their cookie preferences by accessing the preferences management dashboard via the “manage preferences” button. Statistical cookies and profiling cookies will not be activated without the user’s express consent.

Users may manage and modify their cookie preferences by accessing the preferences management dashboard via the “modify cookie consent” button at the bottom of the page. In addition, users can always change their preferences via the websites of third party service providers or in their browser settings.

To learn more about how browsers store cookies while you browse, please follow these links on the websites of their respective suppliers.

Mozilla Firefox

https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie

Google Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it

Internet Explorer

http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

Safari 6/7 Maverick

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?viewlocale=it_IT&locale=it_IT

Safari 8 Yosemite

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?viewlocale=it_IT&locale=it_IT

Safari on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265

If you do not know the type and version of the browser you are using, we suggest clicking on the “Help” button at the top of the browser window, to access all the required information.

RIGHTS OF USERS

Users can contact Alcantara via the contact details specified above also to exercise, with regard to their personal data, the rights set out in GDPR (Articles 15-22). In particular, concerning such personal data, users are entitled to:

(i) be informed about the processing of their personal data;

(ii) request access to their personal data;

(iii) request correction or deletion of their personal data;

(iv) object to the processing of their personal data;

(v) request the portability of their personal data; and

(vi) lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Italian Data Protection Authority whose contact details are at the following link: https://www.garanteprivacy.it/home/autorita).

DISCLAIMER: Alcantara cannot technically control the use of the third party cookies it uses to provide some of the Site’s services. Accordingly, the information provided herein with respect to such cookies is for guidance only and users are encouraged to check the privacy policy of each service provider using the links provided in this Cookie Policy.

 

 

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