Cookies and GDPR Compliance
Cookies consist of portions of code installed within the browser. They are small text files that sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored and then transmitted back to the same sites on subsequent visits. Cookies are used for different purposes, have different peculiarities, and can be used either by the owner of the site the User is visiting or by third parties. The main categories into which Cookies can be divided are as follows:
- Session or permanent cookies
- Technical or profiling cookies
- First-party or third-party cookies
Session and permanent cookies
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (the period between the User opening a browser window and closing it) or they can be retained for a longer period. Session Cookies are those that allow websites to link a user’s actions during a browser session. Session Cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent Cookies are stored on a user’s device between browser sessions, for varying periods, and allow a User’s preferences or actions concerning a website to be stored.
Technical and Profiling Cookies
Technical Cookies are those used by the owner of a site for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or User to provide such service. The prior consent of Users is not required for the installation of such Cookies where they are used directly by the site operator.
Profiling Cookies are aimed at creating profiles relating to the User and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of web browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that such Cookies can have within the private sphere of Users, European and Italian regulations provide that the User must be adequately informed about the use of the same, using brief information (banner) and an extended one present on the site and that he/she must express his/her express consent in this regard the first time he/she visits the site. Such consent may be expressed in a general manner, by interacting with the short information banner on the landing page of the site, in the manner indicated in that banner, or it may be given or withheld selectively, in the manner indicated below. Of this consent, a record is kept on subsequent visits. However, the User always has the option of revoking all or part of the consent already given.
First-party and third-party cookies
A Cookie is either a “first party” (so-called first party cookie) or a “third party” (so-called third party cookie) depending on the website or domain from which it originates.
First-party Cookies are, in essence, Cookies set and managed by the website owner. For these Cookies, the obligation of information, acquisition of any prior consent, and/or possible blocking of the Cookies lies with the site owner.
Third-party Cookies are Cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the User. For these Cookies, the obligation of the information and the indication of the modalities for the eventual consent and/or blocking of the Cookies is the responsibility of the third party, while the site owner is only obliged to include on the site the link to the site of the third party where these elements are available.
GMSPAZIO srl, based in Viale Guglielmo Marconi 19, 00146 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 45552502, email: email@example.com (hereinafter, for brevity, “Owner”), provides the User with all the information about Cookies and the necessary indications on how to manage its preferences regarding them.
First – Party Cookies
The Cookies used by the Owner on the Website are only of a technical nature and can be divided into the following subcategories:
browsing cookies, by means of which browsing preferences can be saved and the User’s browsing experience can be optimized
analytics cookies, by means of which statistical information is acquired regarding Users’ browsing patterns. This information is processed in aggregate and anonymous form
Functionality cookies, including third party cookies, used to enable specific functionalities of this Web Space and necessary to provide the service or improve it.
These Cookies, as specified in the previous paragraph, being of a technical nature, do not require the prior consent of the User to be installed and used.
Other types of Cookies or Third – Party Tools
Some of the services listed below based on the functionality offered to Users, centered on the use of Third Party Cookies, may not require the User’s consent.
Such third parties, moreover, may – in addition to what is specified in this policy and also without the Owner’s knowledge – perform additional tracking activities on the User. For detailed information in this regard, we recommend that you consult the respective privacy policies of the services listed, in which the User can receive information on the relevant processing and express his/her consent in this regard.
The Web Site does not operate with the following functions:
Commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments regarding the content of this Web Space.
The Users, depending on the settings decided by the Owner, may also leave the comment anonymously. In case the Personal Data released by the User is email, this may be used to send notifications of comments regarding the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their comments.
If a comment service provided by third parties is installed, it is possible that, even if Users do not use the comment service, it may collect traffic data related to the pages where the comment service is installed.
- Hosting and backend infrastructure;
- Traffic optimization and distribution;
The Web Site operates with the following functions:
Interaction with social networks and external platforms
These services enable interactions with social networks, or other external platforms, directly from the pages of this Web Site.
Interactions and information captured by this Web Site are in each case subject to the User’s privacy settings related to each social network.
If a social network interaction service is installed, it is possible that, even if Users do not use the service, it will collect traffic data related to the pages where it is installed.
The website provides interaction with:
The use of the Google Analytics system is active, which allows the Data Controller to monitor and analyze traffic data used to track User behavior.
Use by minors
Users declare that they are of legal age according to the legislation applicable to them. Minors may use this Web Site only with the assistance of a parent or guardian.
How do I control the installation of Cookies?
In addition to what is stated in this document, the User can manage Cookie preferences directly within their browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies. Through your browser preferences, you can also delete any Cookies you have installed in the past, including the Cookie in which consent to the installation of Cookies by this site is possibly saved. It is important to note that by disabling all Cookies, the operation of this site may be impaired. You can find information on how to manage Cookies in your browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Windows Explorer.
GMSPAZIO, headquartered at Viale Guglielmo Marconi 19, 00146 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 45552502, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are compliant with the new European regulation EU/216/679-GDPR. For more details, please follow the link below. Personal data provided will be processed according to the company’s privacy policies, implying acceptance of its processing.