What are cookies, what are they used for and who installs them?
Cookies are small text strings that the websites you visit send to your device (e.g. PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) where they are stored and/or read by your browser. They allow your browser to send information to the person who installed the cookies for the purpose of offering you optimal navigation, producing statistics on your visits, offering you personalised content and targeted advertising. Cookies are contained in various elements hosted on the page of the site itself (such as banners advertisements, images, videos, etc.). While browsing this site, you may receive the following cookies on your device: - first-party cookies: these are cookies sent from the Data Controller's site that you are visiting, - third-party cookies: these are cookies sent by a site other than the one you are visiting, which installs its own cookies via the Data Controller's site. The management and responsibility for first party cookies is the responsibility of the Data Controller, while, with regard to third-party cookies, the Data Controller has no control over either the activity of the third party or the possibility that the third party may modify them over time. In relation to third-party cookies, the Controller acts as an intermediary and, in this capacity, refers to the information of the third party, which can be reached via the link placed next to each of the cookies indicated in the specific area accessible from the banner or at the bottom of the page.Other tracking tools. Similar to cookies, other tracking tools are being developed to serve the same purposes. These tracking tools can be categorised according to a number of different criteria, but the main criterion for grouping them together remains the purpose for which they are used: technical or commercial.
In compliance with the provisions of current legislation on the protection of personal data (in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of personal data “GDPR” and the European and Italian legislation on cookies) we wish to inform you about the processing of your personal data collected through cookies (and possibly other similar tracking tools), including those of third parties.The processing will be based on the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, as well as on the protection of your privacy and your rights.
Who is the Data Controller? How to contact them?
The Data Controller of your personal data is the company OVS S.p.A., with registered office in Mestre (Venezia), via Terraglio, 17, C.A.P. 30174, (di seguito “OVS”). The Controller can be contacted at the above postal address or at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, an by phone at 041 239 7500.
What cookies does this site use? For what purposes, on what legal basis? Is it compulsory to provide data? What happens if you do not provide them?
The cookies used by this site can be classified according to the following categories: 1) Technical cookies, which are used to operate the site, and 2) Profiling cookies, which are used to track user behaviour in order to analyse it so as to offer them services based on their preferences. Below are the relevant details:
a. Technical cookies, which do not require your consent
This category includes the cookies listed below, which serve the purposes indicated respectively:
- Browsing or session cookies that guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to perform a purchase or authenticate a login to access restricted areas);
- Anonymised analytics cookies, these are cookies used to collect information, in aggregate form and therefore not traceable to the individual, relating to the number of users, the most visited pages, the places from which they connect, etc. in order to draw up statistics on the service and use of the site. These cookies may also be third-party cookies. In this case, however, the Data Controller must have made them anonymous (e.g. by anonymising the IP or masking part of it) and must not allow the third party to cross-reference the information collected through the site with other information already at its disposal.
Functional cookies, that allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
Legal basis. For navigation or functional cookies, the legal basis lies in the performance of a service or contract or pre-contractual measures (art. 6.b of the GDPR) as they are necessary to make the site and the service requested by users usable. The use of such cookies does not require your consent.For anonymised analytics cookies, on the other hand, the legal basis resides in the legitimate interest of the Controller to constantly improve the site and the service requested by users (art. 6.f of the GDPR). You have the right to object to the use of such cookies if you believe that your interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms override the legitimate interests of the Controller. The Controller will refrain from further use of such cookies unless it demonstrates the existence of compelling legitimate reasons that override the right to object or for the establishment or defence of a legal claim (Art 21 GDPR). To oppose the use of these cookies you must exercise your right under the GDPR by contacting the Controller at the above address.
Necessity of providing data and consequences. The provision of the data collected through the cookies described above is not compulsory, but it is necessary in order to connect to the site and provide the service. In the partial or total absence of this provision, you will not be able to use the site or there may be problems in using it. A list of the technical cookies used by this site and their characteristics (e.g. features, data retention times, etc.) is available in the specific area accessible from the banner or at the bottom of this page.
b. Profiling cookies, which require your consent
Profiling cookies can be:
- First-party: installed directly by the Controller on its site.
- Third-party: installed on the Controller's site by a third party. With regard to third-party cookies, the Data Controller has no control over the activity and purpose of the third party, nor over whether the third party changes them over time. In this respect, the Controller acts as an intermediary. As such, it refers to the third party's information notice, which can be accessed via the link located next to each of the cookies indicated in the appropriate area accessible from the banner or at the bottom of the page.
Profiling cookies make it possible to follow and trace, by means of automated tools, the user's behaviour when surfing the Internet. Their purpose is to create profiles of the user and they are used by the Controller or the third party in order to send the user personalised advertising content in line with their preferences and interests, as expressed during their web surfing. Non-anonymised analytics cookies used by the third party are also profiling cookies when the Data Controller has not anonymised them (e.g. has not anonymised the IP) or when it allows the third party to cross-reference the information collected with other information it already has.
Legal basis. The use of Profiling cookies (including non-anonymised analytics) can only take place with your consent, which constitutes the legal basis for the processing of data collected through such cookies, in accordance with the provisions of Article 6.a of the GDPR. You can give or revoke your consent at any time by clicking on the appropriate area in the banner or at the bottom of the page.
Necessity of providing data and consequences. Failure to provide data as a result of your refusal to consent to these cookies does not have any consequences for you in terms of navigating and using the site, but it does mean that we are unable to offer you advertisements on services and goods in line with your preferences and your real interests expressed during your navigation on the web.
How to manage cookie consent?
You can manage your consent for the individual categories of cookies by working directly in the appropriate area accessible from the banner or at the bottom of the page.
How do I deactivate all cookies in my browser?
a) Google Chrome – Select the Chrome menu icon > Select Settings > At the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings > In the “Privacy” section, select Content settings > Select Allow local data storage > Select Finish.For more information see https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=it.
b) Safari – To set Safari to block cookies in iOS 8, tap Settings > Safari > Block Cookies and choose “Always allow”, “Allow only from websites I visit”, “Allow only from current website” or “Always block”. In iOS 7 or older, choose “Never”, “Third parties and advertisers” or "Always”.For more information see https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265
c) Firefox – Click the menu button and select options > Select the Privacy panel > Under History settings: select use custom settings > To enable cookies, mark the Accept cookies from sites item; to disable cookies, unmark the item.See https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie.
d) Edge – Click the Tools button and then click Internet Options > Click the Privacy tab and under Settings move the slider up to block all cookies or down to allow all cookies and then click OK.See http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies.
Are personal data transferred outside the European Union (EU)?
Some of the data collected by cookie may be transferred abroad to locations outside the European Union. This transfer will in any case be carried out in compliance with the guarantees prescribed by the GDPR for this type of activity (articles 45 to 49). These include: transfers to businesses located in countries deemed to have adequate data protection laws equivalent to those set down in the GDPR (White List countries); transfers to businesses subscribing to specific contractual clauses for the protection of personal data and approved by the Privacy Authority, or to binding company regulations approved by the Privacy Authority; or transfers made based on specific derogations. For further information you can contact the Data Controller, as indicated in the point below entitled “What are your rights as a data subject”.
How long are data stored?
Who can know your data? Who do we communicate them to?
The data collected by means of cookies may be used by employees authorised by the Data Controller, such as those responsible for maintaining and managing the site, marketing and administration. They may also be used by any third parties (service providers, infrastructure providers, IT providers involved in the management and supervision of the site and the like) who operate on behalf of the Data Controller and have been duly appointed as data processors in accordance with Article 28 of the GDPR. With your consent, they may also be used by third parties who install their own cookies on the Controller's site.
What are your rights as a data subject?
The GDPR recognizes the following rights in relation to your personal data that you may exercise within the limits and in compliance with legal provisions:
• Right of access to your personal data (Article 15);
• Right of rectification (Article 16);
• Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) (Article 17);
• Right to restriction of processing (Article 18);
• Right to data portability (Article 20);
• Right to object (Article 21): the data subject has the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to him or her based on legitimate interest, including profiling on the basis of such interest. The Data Controller shall refrain from processing unless it can demonstrate the existence of compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
• Right to object to a decision based solely on automated processing (Article 22);
• Right to withdraw, at any time, the consent given, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the withdrawal. You may do so by sending a written request addressed to the Data Controller at the postal address or by e-mail as indicated above.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Guarantor Authority for the protection of personal data, if he considers that the processing of his data is contrary to the legislation in force (Article 77) or to take legal action (Article 79).
How are personal data protected?