The purpose of this document is to disclose the procedures followed for the collection, via cookies and/or other tracking technologies, of information provided by users when they visit this website at www.etnahitech.com.
The holder of the treatment of personal data collected through this website is Etna Hitech S.C.p.A. based in Catania (Italy), Viale Africa n. 31, 95129.
Tel: +39 095 8738230
Cookies are small text files that sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then retransmitted to the same sites the next time the same user visits.
While browsing on a site, the user may also receive cookies from different sites or web servers (so-called “third party” cookies); this happens because the website visited may contain elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.
Cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of specific information about users accessing the server and are usually present in the browser of each user in very large numbers.
Cookies may remain on the system for long periods of time and may also contain a unique identifier. This allows the sites that use them to keep track of the user’s navigation within the site itself, for statistical or advertising purposes, i.e. to create a personalized profile of the user starting from the pages the same has visited and then show him targeted advertising (so-called Behavioural Advertising).
For the purposes of the aforementioned measure n. 229 of 8 May 2014, two macro-categories of cookies can be identified: those of “technical” and those of “profiling”.
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 a service of the information society explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for any further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where used directly by the operator of the site 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 set of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the same.
For the installation of these cookies is not required prior consent of users, while it remains the obligation to give the information pursuant to art. of the Code, which the site manager, if it uses only these devices, can provide in the manner it deems most appropriate.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same as part of web browsing. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about the use of the same and thus express their valid consent.
Article 122 of the Code refers to them when it states that “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already stored is only permitted on condition that the contracting party or user has given his or her consent after being informed in the simplified manner set out in article 13, paragraph 3” (article 122, paragraph 1 of the Code).
The EHT website does not use any profiling cookies. On the other hand, there are technical and “third party” cookies linked to the presence of social plugins.
The use of such plugins results in the transmission of cookies to and from the websites operated by the third parties. The information collected by third parties is governed and regulated by the relevant information and configuration procedures to which reference is made in full:
Facebook informative: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter informative: https://twitter.com/it/privacy
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin informative: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Google+ informative: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/
EHT informs the users of its website that they can accept or not the cookies by using the settings taking into account the different procedures that characterize them. In this regard we provide direct links to the configurations of the main browsers: