This page describes cookie usage on the website http://quadriviogroup.vegstaging2.com/web/it/home (hereinafter, the “Website”) by Quadrivio Group Italy S.r.l., the company that controls the personal data collection and processing carried out through the Website cookies (hereinafter, the “Controller”).
For any queries regarding privacy and/or cookie usage, please contact the Controller at the following:
Quadrivio Group Italy S.r.l.
Address: no. 9 Via Camperio, 20123 Milan (MI), Italy
Telephone: +39 02 89093758
Fax: +39 02 8900067
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by the user send and register on his/her device (smartphone, computer etc.). The cookie registered on the user's device is then sent back to the website when that user next visits (for instance, to enable navigation based on the settings chosen during the first visit), and this retransmission might also include the user's personal data.
There are various types of cookie, which have different functions and different storage expiry on the user's device. In the present context, the most relevant examples are “technical” cookies, necessary for a website to work properly or for carrying out the functions requested by the user, and “analytics” cookies, which are utilized for statistical purposes and, in particular, to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how these users visit a website.
Based on the legislation in force in Italy, technical cookies (and similar tools) do not require user consent. Analytics cookies are structured similarly to technical cookies and do not require user consent, unless they are “third-party” cookies, this meaning that they come from sites different from the one visited by the user. In these cases, exemption from consent is allowed only if the cookies are used solely to generate aggregate statistics regarding a single website and using such methods as to significantly reduce the possibility of identifying the user (such as masking the IP address, or preventing combination of the data with other data or disclosure to third parties).
Which cookies does this Website use?
This Website uses a technical cookie, a tool similar to technical cookies (called “local storage”), and analytics cookies.
The technical cookie, called “PHPSESSID”, does not collect any of the user's personal data; it is necessary in identifying a user’s single session and assigns a random code to this user. This cookie is automatically deleted when the browser is shut down (it is also referred to as a “session cookie”).
Besides this cookie, this Website also utilizes, again for technical purposes, a technology similar to cookies and known as “local storage”; here the Website server saves certain information to the storage space of the user's device. Storing this information enables the Website pages (and particularly the Website fonts) to be loaded more quickly, thus avoiding the need to repeat the download of certain components from the server at every Website visit. More specifically, the Website uses the following components for local storage: “bk.webfonts.format”, “bk.webfonts.published.woff.lato”, “bk.webfonts.published.woff.old_standard_tt”.
Unlike cookies, in this case the Website can never access the stored information and cannot delete it; this information remains saved on the user's device until the he/she sees to deleting it (instructions for deleting this information are available further on, in the section “How to prevent cookie usage, how to delete cookies and other user rights”).
Analytics cookies are used for the purpose of obtaining statistical information useful to improving our communication.
In the case of these cookies, we rely on the Google Analytics service offered by the provider Google Ireland Limited. We work solely on the aggregated statistical information, this meaning that it cannot be connected to a single identifiable user. In fact, even if the cookies we utilize involve collecting personal data and, specifically, the user's IP address, as soon as the data has been collected, and in any case before registering it, the provider (Google Ireland Ltd.) automatically sees to masking the IP address in such a way as not to allow this data to be utilized to identify the user (for further information, please click on the links provided after the following table). Once again to prevent user identification, the Google Analytics service has been configured with measures that do not allow: a) the collected data to be combined with other information; b) data to be sent to third parties; c) usage of this data for purposes others than that of providing the service.
Thanks to these precautions, the analytics cookies we utilize can be grouped with the technical cookies and do not require user consent. Analytics cookie usage takes place based on the need to pursue the Controller’s legitimate interest in collecting aggregate statistical information to improve its communication activities. The user may, at any time and for reasons connected with his/her specific context, opt out of the data processing carried out for legitimate interest. In particular, the user may prevent usage of these cookies through specific tools, which are better described in the following paragraphs. Furthermore, the user may contact the Controller at the above-listed contact addresses and numbers for additional information on the legitimate interest and regarding the balance between the Controller’s and the user’s interests.
The following table provides more detailed information on the analytics cookies used by the Website.
|Cookie name||Description||Storage expiry||Cookie source||Information recorded|
|_gat_gtag_UA_176935646_1||Utilized to restrict frequency of users’ requests||1 minute after last session on Website||Google Ireland Limited (Google Analytics)||IP address (made anonymous immediately), anonymous ID assigned to user, URL of pages visited and which the user comes from, session duration for the Website pages, date and time of visit, dates of the first and last visits, information on the user’s computing environment, user’s country and language.|
|_gid||Utilized to distinguish between users||24 hours after last session on Website||Google Ireland Limited (Google Analytics)||IP address (made anonymous immediately), anonymous ID assigned to user, URL of pages visited and which the user comes from, session duration for the Website pages, date and time of visit, dates of the first and last visits, information on the user’s computing environment, user’s country and language.|
|_ga||Utilized to distinguish between users||14 months after last session on Website||Google Ireland Limited (Google Analytics)||IP address (made anonymous immediately), anonymous ID assigned to user, URL of pages visited and which the user comes from, session duration for the Website pages, date and time of visit, dates of the first and last visits, information on the user’s computing environment, user’s country and language.|
For information on how Google manages privacy click here.
To prevent usage of Google analytics cookies, a user can download and install a specific browser add-on, which is available here.
The information collected through cookies is automatically deleted when the storage expiry period listed in the above table has passed.
The provider Google Ireland Limited utilizes analytics cookies to collect the above-described information on our behalf as “processing manager”, and in doing so offers guarantees on compliance with legislation on personal data protection. Independently or through authorized providers appointed as sub-processors, Google Ireland Limited may process the sole item of personal data handled (i.e. the IP address, which is automatically and immediately made anonymous after it has been collected) also in non-EU/EEA states, while ensuring full respect for the conditions set out in the legislation in force regarding data transfer to these countries. More specifically, data transfer is carried out on the basis of standard contractual clauses, as under Article 46 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/processorterms/).
Lastly, it should be noted that by clicking on the links present in the Website, “third-party” websites can be reached, and these are managed by entities other than the company Quadrivio Group Italy S.r.l. For information on cookie usage and privacy on these websites, please consult the privacy policies of the relative websites.
How to prevent cookie usage, how to delete cookies and other user rights.
To disable Google Analytics, and therefore prevent analytics cookie usage, a user can install a specific add-on for navigation programs (called browsers); this is available here.
The user can consent to, block or delete the cookies from visited websites through specific settings in his/her browser. Nonetheless, if these cookies have been disabled, the website http://quadriviogroup.vegstaging2.com/web/it/home could become inaccessible or certain functions could prove unavailable or unable to function correctly.
For further information on how to set cookie usage preferences in the user’s browser, please consult the instructions in the following links:
Certain functions in the user's browser may be used also to delete information saved to the user's device through the local storage, deleting navigation data. The following links lead to instructions for the most common browsers:
Notwithstanding the foregoing on user rights, since the user’s IP address collected by analytics cookies is automatically and immediately made anonymous, we are prevented from identifying the user; as a consequence, and in conformity with what is set out by EU Regulation 2016/679 (also known as GDPR), the rights provided for by Articles 15-20 of the GDPR do not apply in this case.
In any case, the user has the right to lodge complaint with one of the competent supervisory bodies. In Italy complaints may be made to the Italian Data Protection Authority (for further information on how to lodge a complaint, please consult the Authority's website http://www.garanteprivacy.it).
More detailed information on the various types of cookies, their functions and their characteristics is available at the website www.AllAboutCookies.org, More detailed information on the various types of cookies, their functions and their characteristics is available at the website https://www.garanteprivacy.it/temi/cookie.