ENTE TURISMO ALBA BRA LANGHE ROERO
We take the privacy and data protection of our visitors very seriously. Therefore, this policy aims to explain what cookies are, how they are used on the Site and how visitors can make informed decisions about their use.
1. COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE AND WHAT THEY ARE
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by users send to their terminal (usually to their browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites next time the user visits them again. While browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies on his/her terminal that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) that are present on the site he/she is visiting may reside.
Cookies, which are usually found in users' browsers in very large numbers and sometimes with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc.
In order to achieve a proper regulation of these devices, it is necessary to distinguish them since there are no technical characteristics that differentiate them from each other according to the purposes pursued by the user. Furthermore, the legislator itself has moved in this direction, implementing the provisions contained in Directive 2009/136/EC, and has made it compulsory to gain the users' prior and informed consent for the installation of cookies used for purposes other than purely technical ones (see Article 1(5)(a) of Legislative Decree No 69 of 28 May 2012, which amended Article 122 of the Code).
In this regard, and for the purposes of this provision, two macro-categories are therefore identified: "technical" cookies and "profiling" cookies.
a. Technical cookies
The site uses first-party technical cookies (session, functional and in some cases aggregate analytics) and possibly third-party technical cookies.
Technical cookies are those used 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" (see Article 122(1) of the Code).
They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website (e.g. allowing a purchase to be made or authentication to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which 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.
Users' prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies, while the obligation to provide information pursuant to Article 13 of the Code remains in place, which the site operator, if only using such devices, may provide in the manner deemed most appropriate.
Nevertheless, it is possible to block the installation of technical cookies in the manner set out in paragraph 3 below.
N.B.: Please note that by blocking the installation of technical cookies, or subsequently deleting them, your ability to access the Site, to use all or part of it, to enable or disable certain functions or to receive certain services may be affected wholly or partially.
b. Profiling cookies
The site does not use first-party profiling cookies, but may use third-party ones.
Profiling cookies are meant to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the web. Because of the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that users must be adequately informed about the use of such devices and thus express their valid consent.
They are referred to in Article 122 of the Code, which provides that "the information stored in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user, or access to information already stored, is permitted only if the contracting party or user has given his or her consent after being informed in the simplified manner set out in Article 13(3)" (Article 122(1) of the Code).
The installation of third-party profiling cookies can be blocked as specified in paragraph 3 below.
Subjects involved: editors and “third parties”.
A further element to be considered for the correct definition of this matter is the subjective one. In other words, it is necessary to take into account the different entity that installs cookies on the user's terminal, depending on whether it is the same operator of the site the user is visiting (which can be briefly referred to as the “editor”) or a different site that installs cookies through the former (so-called “third parties”).
Based on what emerged from the public consultation, it is deemed necessary that this distinction between the two subjects mentioned above should be duly taken into account also to correctly identify their respective roles and responsibilities, with reference to the provision of information and gaining the consent of online users.
There are a number of reasons why it is not possible to oblige the editor to provide information and consent to the installation of cookies on his website, even for those installed by "third parties". Therefore, the editor disclaims any and all liability with regard to the possible request and/or release of personal data to third-party websites.
According to the FAQs published by the Data Protection Authority, the following subjects are required to provide the information notice and ask for cookie consent:
- The owner of the website installing profiling cookies. Please note that this site - as mentioned above - does not use first-party profiling cookies.
- For third-party cookies installed through the site, the information and consent obligations are incumbent upon third parties, but the owner of the site, as technical intermediary between them and users, is required to include in the "extended" information notice updated links to the information and consent forms of such third parties.
3. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
a. Through browser settings
Users can decide whether or not to accept cookies. You can do this by using the settings on your Internet browser. Most browsers allow you to manage (view, enable, disable and delete) cookies via the settings.
Please refer to the user manual of your browser to find out how to manage cookies. Below is a non-exhaustive list of how to find the instructions provided by the manufacturers of the most popular browsers:
- Chrome: for more information please go to the dedicated page
- Mozilla Firefox: for more information please go to the dedicated page
- Internet Explorer: for more information please go to the dedicated page
- Safari: for more information please go to the dedicated page
- Opera: for more information please go to the dedicated page
The above links may be subject to changes in time not due to the site. The same information can, however, be easily found by using a search engine.
If your browser is not on the list, please refer to the cookie information provided by your browser. If you use a mobile phone, please refer to the mobile phone manual for further information.
We would like to remind you that if you disable cookies through your browser settings, you must always delete any cookies already present before disabling them.
N.B.: By blocking indiscriminately the receipt of all cookies, including technical cookies, without providing a specific exception for the Site, you may no longer be able to browse the Site or use all or part of its functionalities. Moreover, if you delete all cookies from your browser, the technical cookies may also be removed and you may therefore lose the preferences you set on the Site or no longer be able to find the products or services in your shopping cart.
b. Through the modalities made available by third parties
This site may use third-party cookies in certain sections. The main ones are:
THIRD PARTY STORING USER INFORMATION
LINK TO THE THIRD PARTY POLICY
LINK TO THE THIRD-PARTY CONSENT FORM
Log in to your account. Privacy section.
N.B.: the above links may be subject to changes in time not due to the site. However, the same information can be easily found by using a search engine.
c. Through the website www.youronlinechoices.com
For the information notice and to disable third-party profiling cookies, you can also use the following site: www.youronlinechoices.com/it
Your Online Choices is an Internet site managed by the non-profit association European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), whose Italian version can easily be found on www.youronlinechoices.eu/it/, and provides information on behavioural advertising based on profiling cookies and allows Internet users to easily oppose (opt-out) the installation of the main profiling cookies installed by advertisers and used on Internet sites. Before using this tool, we would recommend that you carefully read the general terms and conditions of service of the Your Online Choices website, the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and the user guide (HELP).
4. FURTHER INFO
For further info or specific requests you may have, please write an email and CLICK HERE
Last updated: 02 June 2015