Technoform Bautec

Privacy Policy

Cookie Privacy Policy 

(Legislative decree 196/2003 - Code regarding protection of personal data)


The Technoform Bautec Italia SpA website  (hereinafter also: “Company”, and/or “TECHNOFORM BAUTEC”), with its registered offices in LAINATE (MI), in via Settembrini no. 80 – 20020, Data controller, ex art. 28 legislative decree 196/03, of the processing of your personal data, defers to this Cookie Privacy Policy. In connection with the aforementioned processing, the Data Controller provides, inter alia, the following information. 
This Cookies Privacy Policy must be read with the Privacy Policy found in the Privacy section in the home page at www.technoform-bautec.it. The purpose of this Cookies Privacy Policy is to describe the various types of cookies and technologies used on the website to describe the methods and conditions of use of the same.

The document includes the following information:

1.    What cookies are.
2.    Types of cookies.
3.    Third party cookies.
4.    Cookies privacy and security.
5.    Other threats based on cookies.
6.    Cookies on the TECHNOFORM BAUTEC website.


1.   What cookies are

Cookies are small text files that sites visited by the user send to the device (usually the browser).  They are saved in the corresponding folder while the user is visiting the website, to be re-sent to the same sites at the next visit.  They are used to improve navigation (the http protocol is stateless and cannot “remember” the authenticated user who scrolls the pages), save already entered user preferences (username, password, etc.), track user favourites and preferences to manage any targeted marketing initiatives or services associated with the Data Controller such as newsletters, demos, etc. Should limits be set on their use, this will surely affect the user's status when viewing the site. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could result in incomplete fruition of the services provided by the web application. 

2.   Types of cookies


According to Privacy Guarantor provision no. 229 dated 8 May 2014, two macro-categories are thus identified: “Technical” cookies and “Profile” cookies. Technical cookies.
Technical cookies are use for the sole purpose of “transmitting a communication on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to the company service provider for the information explicitly requested of the subscriber or user to provide this service (see art. 122, paragraph 1, in the Code).
They are not used for additional purposes and are normally directly installed by the data controller or website administrator. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, that guarantee normal website navigation and use (permitting, for example, the user to make a purchase or access reserved areas); analytic cookies, combined with technical cookies where used directly by the site administrator to gather information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the site; function 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 rendered. Prior consent is not required of users to install these cookies while information, as per Code art. 13, must be provided.  The site administrator, if only these devices are used, may provide this information as s/he deems best.

Profile cookies

Profile cookies aim to create profiles for the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences s/he demonstrates when surfing the internet. Due to the particular invasiveness that these devices can have within the user's private sphere, European and Italian regulations require the user be adequately informed on their use and thus express his/her valid consent.

Each domain or portion of domain that is visited with the browser can set cookies. Since a typical web page, for example, a web newspaper page, contains objects that come from many different domains and each of these can set cookies, it is normal for hundreds of cookies to be hosted on your browser. The purpose is to improve browsing when passing from one page of the website to another, maintaining the user authenticated, save user preferences already entered (username, password, etc.) and, at times, track the tastes and preferences of the user in order to manage the presence or absence of any targeted marketing initiatives. Should any restrictions be placed on their use, this will certainly impact the status of the user while browsing. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could result in incomplete fruition of the services provided by the web application. The site could use Third party cookies that allow information to be collected on visitors, key words used to reach the site, websites visited. 

3. Third party cookies 

There are various types of cookies, some set by third parties. They are used, for example, by the first site chosen by the visitor and contain announcements from another servicer or third party website. Functionally, the browser gathers the information fed from different sources so that all elements are displayed on the same page, thus creating a cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All cookies can be directly removed from browser settings or by using specific programs, even free ones. Furthermore, their creation can be blocked. In this latter case, some site services may not work as foreseen and may not be accessible or, since the cookie associated with the user's preferences is no longer available, information may be displayed incorrectly or may not be available on the local browser.

Analytic website statistic cookies, helped by Google, analyse visitor traffic such as the most frequently visited pages, browsers used by visitor to surf the internet or the screen format used. At addresses:
www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (Policy in English);
and www.google.it/analytics/learn/privacy.html   (Policy in Italian).

Policies on how Google uses the so-called “Analytic Cookies" (used to analyse traffic for website statistics) are provided. The visitor's prior consent is required for these cookies if the data controller (even through the site administrator) does not mask the IP address. The user’s identification data is used to analyse the user's visit on the data controller's website.

Web beacon: also called “tracking pixel,” “gif 1x1,” “single pixel gif,” “pixel tag,” or “action tag” are graphic images which generally are no bigger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel that are used to collect anonymous information on how users use the site and to offer custom content. They can also identify the browser type, words entered in search engines by visitors to reach the site and the site domain names that direct traffic to the site.  Web beacons in e-mail communications provide information on whether the user received, opened or clicked on the links provided in the received e-mail.

Flash Cookies or Local shared objects (LSOs): Websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages to save some information on the device. As with HTTP cookies, locally shared objects can be used by websites to collect information on how surfers navigate between websites. On-line banks or advertisers can use locally shared objects for monitoring purposes.

Google AdSense: Google AdSense is a program managed by Google Inc. that lets Google network advertisers publish advertisements on their websites, earning income based on the number of advertisements or clicks. 
Information can be found at: www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms.


THIRD PARTIES USED ON THE TECHNOFORM BAUTEC WEBSITE

Cookie Name: __atuvc, atuvs
Information: http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.Ub8KBZz4a
Opt-outhttp://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

Cookie Name: _ga 
Informationhttps://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage | http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Opt-out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/  


4.   Cookies privacy and security

Cookies are not viruses, they are only text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor run in the memory. Consequently, they cannot duplicate, spread in other networks to be replicated again. Since they cannot run these functions, they are not included in the standard definition of a virus. However, cookies can be used for harmful purposes. Since information is saved on preferences, user actions and specific navigation among several sites thanks to them, cookies can be used to act like spyware. Many anti-spyware products are well-aware of this problem and routines signal cookies as potential threats. 
As for Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customise Flash Player settings associated with cookies management. To access the various regulations offered, open any webpage containing the creation, right-click it and select the Global Settings option, then click on the General privacy settings panel link. Alternative, directly visit: 
www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
It is best to remember that if Flash Cookies are deleted or saving fully deactivated, some websites may no longer work as expected. Flash cookies can be used, for example, to force the new creation of a traditional HTTP cookie containing the information it previously hosted.


How to disable cookies (opt-out mechanism): general consent to Cookie use on the user device can be denied by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser: navigating without tracking your activities is still fully available.  Following are the links that inform uses on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers: 
Internet Explorerhttp://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Google Chromehttps://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it-IT&p=cpn_cookies
Mozilla Firefoxsupport.mozilla.org/it/kb/Attivare%20e%20disattivare%20i%20cookie
Apple Safari:  https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/it/cookies/


Analytic cookies can be disabled. To prevent data collection and use on visitor behaviour, Google developed an additional component to express and opt-out, meaning a browser extension that prevents Google Analytics javascript from running (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). To deactivate, download and install the correct extension for your browser using tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/eula.html.

5.   Other threats based on cookies


Since cookies are transmitted between the browser and website, an ill-intentioned user or unauthorised person could intercept the data transmission and information on cookies. Even if relatively rare, this may also occur if the browser connects to the site using, for example, an unprotected Wi-Fi connection. Other attacks based on cookies involve server settings. If a website does not require the browser use only encrypted connections (i.e.: https), ill-intentioned users can exploit this vulnerability to fool visitors into sending their personal information over insecure channels. The aggressors then deviate personal data for unauthorised processing purposes.

6.   Cookies on the TECHNOFORM BAUTEC website


The responsible and ethical policy intended to be used for aspects concerning Privacy is to include clear descriptions on how cookies are distributed by the website. Most browsers intrinsically implement privacy settings functions that provide different levels of cookie acceptance, expiration and elimination after the user visits a certain site. Since identity protection is highly appreciated by internet users and is a right, one should be aware of the threats cookies may represent. In line with the standard practices on most websites, the same could install cookies on the computer used by the user and access the same. Using the website, the user expresses his/her consent on saving cookies. 

Table 1 thus contains a list of cookies the TECHNOFORM BAUTEC website could save on your computer to supply products and render services.

THIRD PARTIES - GOOGLE

Name: _ga
Type: Third parties
Duration: 6 months
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Used to distinguish users
Permit saving: | Yes | No

Name: __utma
Type: Third parties
Duration: 2 Years
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Permit saving: Yes | No

Name: __utmb
Type: Third parties
Duration: 30 minutes
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Permit saving: Yes | No

Name: __utmc
Type: Third parties
Duration: 30 minutes
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Determines whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Permit saving: Yes | No

Name: __utmt
Type: Third parties
Duration: 10 minutes
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Used to throttle request rate.
Permit saving: Yes | No

Name: __utmz
Type: Third parties
Duration: 30 minutes
Domain/Company: -
Scope: Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Permit saving: Yes | No

Last update: 1 Giugno 2016