INFORMATION ON COOKIES AND THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
MANAGEMENTof the processing of personal data of the website users.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a text file stored in a user’s web browser on any device they use to access a website that holds information regarding the user’s visit, such as preferences. When the user returns, the browser provides the cookie with the stored information to the site.
WHAT COOKIES ARE USED FOR?
Cookies are used for adjusting a website’s content to fit a user’s preferences and optimize the website. They store useful information that improve the user’s experience of a website. They are most commonly used for:
- Storing login information so that a user does not need to re-login on every visit.
- Recognizing the type of device a user is browsing with and any preferences applied to optimize the website specifically for the device.
- Creating statistics that help website owners to understand how their users interact with their website, which allows them to improve their structure and content.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED?
The Portal System websites use two types of cookies: session cookies for authentication (on-line services and reserved areas) and to balance the load, and analytical cookies (Google Analytics).
Session cookies for balancing the loads optimise the website performance and reduce page loading times (If you disable these cookies you will not be able to use some of the on-line services)
Analytical/external monitoring cookies:
uses Google Analytics by Google, Inc. (hereinafter “Google”) to generate statistics on the use of the web portal; Google Analytics uses (proprietary) cookies which do not memorise personal data. The information obtainable from the cookies on the use of the website by users (including IP addresses) is sent from the user's browser to Google, with registered office in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States, and deposited on the company's servers. In particular, the following cookies are used by Google Analytics: __utma __utmb __utmc __utmt __utmz
By using the Portal System websites, you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the aforementioned methods and purposes.
According to the terms of service
, in its capacity as independent data controller Google will use this information to trace and examine the use of the website, produce reports on the websiteACTIVITIES
for the website operators and provide other services related to website activities, connection methods (mobile, PC, browser used etc.) and the search methods and access to the portal pages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where so required by law or to third parties who process this information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate IP addresses to any other data in the possession of Google.
Consult Google's privacy information for the Google Analytics service.
Find out more about the Google privacy rules.
Analytical cookies can be disabled without affecting navigation on the portal: to disable them, refer to the next section, “How to disable cookies via the browser configuration (opt-out)”.
WEBSITES AND EXTERNAL SERVICES
is not liable for the processing of data on these websites.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
To disable all cookies:
You can deny consent to using cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser: all the functions of the Portal System websites will in any case be available during non-authenticated navigation. The links below explain how to disable the cookies for the most common browsers (for any other browsers used, we advise you to look for this option in the software help services).
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
To disable only Google Analytics cookies:
Alternatively you can disable only the Google Analytics cookies, using the additional opt-out component provided by Google for the most common browsers. This way, you will be able to use all the on-line services of the Portal System websites.
To delete memorised cookies on your device/PC:
Even if you deny authorisation for using external cookies, before doing so the cookies may already have been memorised on your device/PC. For technical reasons it is not possible to delete these cookies, however your browser allows you to delete them using the privacy settings. In the browser options you will find a "Delete navigation data" option, which can be used to delete cookies, website data and plug-ins.
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