DECISIONS, CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATION OF THE LAW
Cookies are small text files that the websites accessed by the user send and register on your computer or mobile device, to then be sent back to the websites when they are next accessed.
Cookies enable a website to remember the actions and preferences of the user (such as the login data, the language selected, character dimensions, other viewing settings, for example) so that they do not have to be indicated again when the user next accesses the website in question or when they browse another page on the website.
Cookies are therefore used to perform IT-related authentications, monitor browsing sessions and save the information concerning the activities of the users who access a website and may also contain a unique identification code which enables the user’s browsing within the website in question to be traced for statistical or advertising purposes.
When browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies from other websites or web servers (so-called "third party" cookies).
Some operations cannot be carried out without using cookies, which in certain cases are technically necessary for the website to function properly.
There are various types of cookies, according to their characteristics and functions, and they may remain on the user’s computer or mobile device for differing periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically erased when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain saved on the user’s device until a pre-set expiry date.
In other words, these are cookies that are vital for the proper functioning of the website or necessary to provide services requested by the user.
- "analytics cookies" if they are used directly by the website administrator to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they are accessing the website;
- browsing or session cookies (for authentication purposes);
- functional cookies, which enable the user to browse the website on the basis of a series of selected criteria (for example language, the products selected for purchase) in order to enhance the service provided by the website.
However, "profiling cookies", in other words those aimed at creating user profiles and used in order to send advertising messages on the basis of the preferences shown by the users when browsing the web, require the prior consent of the user.
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THE WEBSITE
Pavimental uses the Google Analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter "Google") for generating statistics on the use of its web portal. Google Analytics used cookies (not third party cookies) which do not save personal data. The information receivable by the cookies on the use of the website by the users (including the IP addresses) are sent by the user’s browser to Google, with headquarters in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States, and are filed on the server used by the company.
According to the current terms of service, Google will use this information in the capacity of independent data controller in order to trace and examine the use of the website, compile reports on the activity of the website and use by the operators of the website itself and provide other services concerning the website activity, the methods of connection (mobile, PC, browser used, etc.) and the modalities of searching and finding the website pages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties should this be imposed by the law or if such third parties treat the aforementioned information on behalf of Google. Google does not associate the IP addresses to any other data owned by Google.
To read the Google privacy regulations, see the Website.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES THROUGH THE BROWSER
Users may select which cookies to authorise through the relevant procedure described in the Cookie settings section and also authorise, block or erase (fully or partly) the cookies through specific functions in their own browsing programme (so-called browser) or by using specific software. However, in the event that all or some cookies are disabled, it may not be possible to access the Website or some services or specific functions of the Website may not be available or not function correctly and/or the user may be forced to change or manually insert come information or preferences whenever they access the Website. For more information on how to set the cookie preferences using your web browser, see the relevant instructions in the following links:
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%2520e%2520disattivare%2520i%2520cookie
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it&topic=14666&ctx=topic
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&fac=all&q=cookies%2520safari
You are reminded in this regard that Google (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245) gives visitors who do not want the information concerning their browsing session to be sent to Google Analytics the possibility of installing and "opt-out browser add-on" on the more modern browsers (see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).