WHAT IS A COOKIE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to a Customer’s computer hard drive through the Web browser (if cookies are not blocked) enabling the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Cookies allow the site to function efficiently and improve its services, in addition to providing information to owner of the site for statistical or advertising purposes.
TYPE OF COOKIE & FUNCTION
The cookies used by the www.virginiamaina.it website may belong to one of the categories listed below. In particular, technical cookies can be divided into navigation (or session) cookies, analytical cookies and functionality cookies. The user's consent is not required for the use of these cookies. Cookies may also be proprietary cookies used by the Site in order to allow the user to navigate more efficiently and monitor the actions exercised by the same, or third parties (cookies set by a site other than the one currently being visited that make the user's navigation more efficient and monitor the user’s activities).
These are session cookies (navigation) necessary to allow the user to navigate through the pages of the site and take advantage of the basic features of the site, such as, for example, access to restricted areas. So they track the user's activities on the network. Authentication cookies fall into this type. In the absence of cookies of this type, it would not be possible to provide some of the services such as the shopping cart or electronic invoicing. VIRGINIAMAINA identifies the user at the time of login to the virginiamaina.it site and can thus guarantee that they can take advantage of the intended functions. Therefore, if this type of cookie is blocked, the user cannot use the site virginiamaina.it to order products, but only to browse the site.
Analytical cookies include both marketing and profiling cookies and third-party cookies. These cookies, also known as performance cookies, collect information about how VIRGINIAMAINA’s site is used in order to improve efficiency and quality of services offered through the site (for example, while the user browses the site, these cookies show products of interest or that are similar to others already selected). Some of the information collected may concern, for example, the user’s most visited pages. Therefore, performance cookies enable VIRGINIAMAINA to apply the choices made by the user and to optimize the operation of the site. All information collected by this type of cookie is in aggregate form (no identification data such as name and surname are collected). Analytical cookies used by VIRGINIAMAINA make it possible to obtain statistical data relating to access to the site, to navigation, to monitor which sites the user comes from, to help in improving the site by collecting usage data and any errors that occurred during the users’ visits. These categories of cookies can also be useful for preparing statistical analyses relating to users’ navigation methods on the site, using data collected in aggregate form.
The third-party cookies are those that allow users to receive our commercial offers on affiliated websites. VIRGINIAMINA does not have control over the information provided by these cookies and does not have access to the data therein contained. This information is entirely controlled by third-party cookies.
These cookies allow the site to store user’s preferences online (username, language or place) and to offer enhanced and customized features. Functional cookies can also be used to store the changes made by the user or to provide requested services. Functional cookies are not essential for the operation of the site, but improve the quality and the browsing experience. With the selection of certain features and services, the user accepts the use of the functionality cookies installed by VIRGINIAMAINA.
SOCIAL NETWORK COOKIES
These cookies are necessary to allow Customer’s social account to interact with our website. For example, they are used to express Customer’s appreciation and to share it with social networking friends. The social network cookies are not needed for navigation.
Profiling cookies are used to monitor the user's web browsing and to create a profile of their habits. These cookies include promotional and targeting cookies and are used by VIRGINIAMAINA, (or by related advertising service providers and / or third parties) to offer the user a personalized browsing experience through the offer on third-party sites of advertisements designed for the user and in line with their interests.
These cookies detect user preferences and analyze online interaction between the Customer and VIRGINIAMAINA. The information collected is used exclusively by VIRGINIAMAINA and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of any providers of advertising services for the sole purpose of processing such information. In some cases, when the user is connected to their account, VIRGINIAMAINA can cross-reference the data collected through cookies with the personal data collected for the purposes indicated above, unless the user has expressly refused this procedure and decided not to accept this category of cookies. The user’s consent is need for the use of profiling cookies; consent that can be modified at any time. Users can change the preferences expressed regarding promotional or targeting cookies through the settings on their browser.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
The information collected by VIRGINIAMAINA using cookies will not be shared with third parties, except in the case of other companies, agencies or advertising service providers that the company relies on and VIRGINIAMIAN IT service providers (hosting service providers). This will only happen within the limits of the purposes explained above.
DURATION OF COOKIES
Cookies have a duration dictated by the expiration date or by a specific action such as closing the browser set at the time of installation. Cookies can be temporary (session) or persistent. The former are used to store temporary information, allow you to link the actions performed during a specific session and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed; the latter are used to store information (for example, the login name and password) to avoid the user having to type them again each time he visits a specific site. These remain stored on Customer’s computer even after he closes the browser. The user has the right to change the choices made at any time.
MANAGING PREFERENCES AND DISABLING COOKIES
If the user uses more than one browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) it is necessary to repeat the procedure with each of them and if they use more than one device to connect to the internet, it is necessary to set their preferences on the browser of each device.
However, remember that disabling navigation or functional cookies from the browser may compromise the correct functioning of some parts of VIRGINIAMAINA’s site, such as the normal navigation between the pages of the site or the ability to make purchases or limitation of customizing functions. Users can find information and exercise their right to object to the tracking of cookies in their browser at the following addresses:
- Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies;
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647;
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences;
- Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/;
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411
Through the website http://youronlinechoices.com/ the user can see how to disable third-party cookies and promotional and targeting cookies from their computer. To change the settings related to Flash cookies click on the following link https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting navigation data, you can download the add-on from your browser to disable Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
GENERAL INFORMATION COOKIES POLICY
Last update 09-10-2018