Last updated on: 04/03/2022
The present cookies policy describes the types and use modalities of cookies and provides information on how to disable and/or delete cookies stored on the user's device.
In the same banner (box), the User can find the link to access the extended policy, which can always be accessed via the link in the footer, available on all pages of the Site.
By browsing the Site, ignoring the banner, the User implicitly agrees to the cookies use in conformity to what established by the Italian Data Protection Authority in the Register of Measures n. 229 dated 8th May 2014.
Unless otherwise specified, this policy applies exclusively to artigianastampisrl.com
What are cookies
The User can find further information on the Italian Data Protection Authority website.
The quotations in italics in this chapter/paragraph are taken directly from the aforementioned provision of the Italian Data Protection Authority.
Cookies cannot discover any User's Personal Information, such as name, work, or place.
For instance, cookies are important to make a website usable and to count visits. Tracking cookies (also known as profiling cookies) are used to track the User's navigation and create profiles on its tastes, its preferences, its interests and also on his searches. This way, a website can show more relevant advertising to the User, but if the User prefers to block advertising (keeping cookies enabled), he can skip it using add–on available for several web browsers.
- What are cookies?
"Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user's terminal equipment (usually to the user's browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user's terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user's subsequent visits to those websites".
Usually every cookie contains the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number.
- How are cookies used for?
"Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user's browser and at times they remain stored for long. They are used for several purposes ranging from IT authentication to the monitoring of browsing sessions up to the storage of specific information on user configurations in accessing a given server, and so on".
- What are the different types of cookies?
To quote the Italian Data Protection Authority, cookies may be distinguished into two major group: technical cookies and profiling cookies depending on their use and then also into first party cookies or third party cookies, depending on who installs the cookies.
- What are technical cookies?
"Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to «carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service». (see Section 122 - 1 of the Code)".
They can be grouped in:
- browsing (or session cookies), "which allow users to navigate and use a website (e.g. to purchase items online or authenticate themselves to access certain sections)"; cookies that are stored in the temporary memory of the device, normally expires with session end, will not be present at next browser start-up
- analytics cookies, analytics cookies, collect anonymous information about the way in which users use the Website and its various features; the Italian Data Protection Authority has stated that these cookies can be deemed "technical cookies" only if "they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website", whithout collecting further data and being used for other purposes
- functional cookies, "which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language or products to be purchased so as to improve the quality of service"
- What are the profiling cookies?
"Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation". They are not used in this website, since the navigation is anonymous.
- What are first party cookies?
First party cookies are usually created and read by the site who created them.
- What are third party cookies?
Third party cookies are created and read by external domains and data are stored by third party: "When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, which are the so-called "third party" cookies. This happens because the visited website may contain items such as images, maps, sound files, links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored".
In the case of third-party cookies, the site does not have direct control of individual cookies and can not control them, therefore users are advised to check the website of the third party.
- Is the user's consent necessary for installing cookies on the latter's terminal?
No consent is required for installing technical cookies, while profiling cookies can only be downloaded to the user's terminal once the user has been informed in a simplified way and consents to their use.
Italian legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on the use of profiling cookies so as to give their valid consent.
- In what way can the webmaster request consent?
The Italian Data Protection Authority determined that when the user accesses a website to appear a banner containing an informative short, the request for consent and a link to the information more extensive as the one visible in this page.
The use of the banner is not necessary for sites that use only technical cookies.
- How the banner should be made?
It is permissible to use a cookie technician (1 year max. duration) taking into account the user's consent so that they did not have to again express consent in a subsequent visit to the site.
- What should you put on this larger help page?
All the elements required by law must be included, as well as an analytical description of the characteristics and purposes of the cookies installed from the website and must allow the visitor to select/unselect individual cookies. It must include the updated link to the information policy and consent forms for third parties with whom the controller has agreements for the installation of cookies from his own website. It should illustrate the characteristics of cookies also installed by third parties. It must also tell the user how to navigate the site without being traced her preferences with the possibility incognito and with the cancellation of individual cookies.
- Who is responsible for informing the the Italian Data Protection Authority that uses cookie profiling?
The website owner has that burden, but only if the owner uses his own profiling cookies.
Types of cookies used by this website
Session cookies and technical cookies
This Site uses session cookies that are not intended to collect personal data of the User, being limited only to the transmission of session identification data in the form of numbers generated automatically by the server.
Session cookies are not stored permanently on the User's device and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.
Technical cookies are used for the correct functioning of the Site itself; below you can find the list of technical cookies used on the Site.
Third party cookies
The services used on the Site are listed below, together with some additional information.
For more information:
Cookie consent management
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can choose to enable or disable cookies on your device by adjusting the settings of your browser according to the instructions made available on the browsers' official websites.
For instance, by changing your browser settings you can accept or reject cookies, all or only those of third parties, from all sites or only some of your choice, or decide to receive a warning message before accepting one from the sites you visit.
Furthermore, browsers allow the User to delete the cookies, all or only some of their choice; it is also possible to make sure that the cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed according to the instructions made available by the browsers' official websites.
For the convenience of Users, below is a list with links to the cookie management instructions for the most popular and used browsers.
To view which cookies are present on the pages you visit, there are various special tools, some integrated directly into the various browsers, others to be installed as add-ons to different browsers. In this second category, namely that of the components to be installed in the browser to get information about cookies (and not only), there are many and we absolutely do not want to choose one rather than the other; this is because it depends a lot both on the preferences of the Users and on their degree of familiarity with IT tools and software.
Therefore we limit ourselves to giving indications regarding the first category of tools, i.e. those that browsers make available as they are integrated into the browser itself. Usually this type of tool is referred to with the term “console” or “development console”. Below is an explanation of how to view cookies using the development console of two of the most famous and used internet browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
If Mozilla Firefox is your preferred browser, here are step to follow, remembering that the Menu button is usually located on the right in the main toolbar of Mozilla Firefox and has 3 horizontal lines arranged vertically one above the other (also known as the “Hamburger Menu”):
- start/open Mozilla Firefox
- clear cache and cookies (Menu > Settings), then select Privacy & Security, scroll down to find Cookies and Site Data and click on Clear Data… button, then select at least Cookies and Site Data item and click on Clear button
- open the console (Menu > Moore tools > Web Developer Tools)
- once the console is opened, you will need to click on the Storage tab, then expand/open the Cookies item (on the left) and click on the desired website address to obtain the list of its cookies
The above instructions refer to Mozilla Firefox for the Microsoft Windows operating system; for other operating systems the items and menus may be slightly different.
If Google Chrome is your preferred browser, here are step to follow, remembering that the Menu button is usually located on the right in the main toolbar of Google Chrome and has 3 dots arranged vertically one above the other (also known as the “Kebab Menu”):
- start/open Google Chrome
- clear cache and cookies (Menu > More tools > Clear browsing data…) select at least Cookies and other site data item and then click on Clear data button
- open the console (Menu > More tools > Developer tools)
- once the console is opened, you will need to click on the Application tab, then expand/open the Cookies item (on the left under Storage section) and click on the desired website address to obtain the list of its cookies
The above instructions refer to Google Chrome for the Microsoft Windows operating system; for other operating systems the items and menus may be slightly different.
Most modern browsers allow you to manage, reject and/or delete cookies, both one at a time and all together.
Each browser has its own procedures for this management, usually available in the browser settings under the heading “Privacy”.
The links to the most common and widespread browser pages where the User can find detailed information about it are provided below. If the User uses other browsers, he should consult the browser guide.
If the links below are no longer functional and/or available, Users are invited to consult the guide of their internet browser.
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge
- Apple Safari
- Apple Safari for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
The cookies used by Adobe Flash Player may be an exception, because browsers are not always able to manage them. To change the settings relating to these cookies, the User must visit the developer's site, consulting the information of FlashPlayer settings management .
Please note: even for mobile applications (APP for smartphones, tablets etc …) it is possible to manage some Tracking Tools by deactivating them through the appropriate device settings, such as advertising settings for mobile devices or settings relating to tracking in general (users can consult the device settings to find the relevant one).
Initiatives of the advertising industry for the management of consents
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Users are informed of the possibility of using the information on YourOnlineChoices (EU), Network Advertising Initiative (USA) and Digital Advertising Alliance (USA), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services.
With these services it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools.
The Owner, therefore, advises Users to use these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.
Digital Advertising Alliance also provides an application called AppChoices which helps Users control behavioral advertising (APP) on mobile application (smartphone, tablet, etc …).