Pursuant to Art. 13 of Regulation UE 2016/679 on the Protection of Personal Data, we inform you that information may be collected through “Technical Cookies” and “Third-party Analytical Cookies with reduced identification power” (for further information in this regard, refer to the section “Categories of Cookies” given below).
What are Cookies?
Cookies are made up of portions of code installed within the browser that help the Data Controller deliver the service, based on the purposes described.
Through Cookies, the website retains certain information that may later be retransmitted when you return to the website or navigate from one page to another. Cookies are also usually used to store anonymous information regarding the navigation of the pages (entry and exit links, time spent on the page), monitoring and analysing the performance, operation and effectiveness of the Website in order to be able to improve and optimise it.
Some of the purposes of installing Cookies could, moreover, require the consent of the user.
Data Controller & Data Protection Officer
The Data Controller is the Company Alfasigma S.p.A., with Registered office and Administrative Headquarters in Via Ragazzi del ’99, 5 – 40133 Bologna (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Company has identified the Data Protection Officer in accordance with Article 37 of the Regulation; DPO can be contacted for questions concerning the processing of your data, through the following contact detail: email email@example.com.
Categories of Cookies – Data Processing Purposes
These cookies aid navigation or provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for additional purposes and are usually installed directly by the Data Controller of the website.
Without using these cookies, certain operations could not be carried out or would be more complex and/or less secure, such as, for example, the activities for which cookies are indispensable to enable the identification of the user to be carried out and maintained during the session.
This type of cookie is strictly necessary for the proper operation of some sections of the Website. There are two categories:
- persistent: once the browser is closed, they are not destroyed but remain until the preset expiry date
- session: they are destroyed every time the browser is closed.
These cookies, always sent by our website, are necessary to properly display the website and for the technical services offered. They will therefore always be used and sent, unless the user changes the settings in their browser (thereby affecting the display of the pages of the website.
First-party analytical cookies
Cookies in this category are used to collect information on the use of the website.
These cookies, which collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the website, are used for the purpose of optimising the website directly by the website’s Data Controller.
Third-party analytical cookies with reduced identification power
Cookies in this category are used to collect information on the use of the website.
They are cookies created and made available by Third Parties merely for statistical purposes that adopt suitable tools to reduce the identification power of the analytical cookies that are used (for example, by masking significant portions of the IP address).
Third-party analytical cookies without reduced identification powerCookies in this category are used to collect information on the use of the website.
They are cookies created and made available by Third Parties merely for statistical purposes that do NOT adopt suitable tools to reduce the identification power of the analytical cookies that are used (for example, by masking significant portions of the IP address).
First-party profiling cookies
These are cookies used by the website provider to track the user’s navigation on the internet and create profiles on their tastes, attitudes, choices etc. Through these cookies, advertising messages can be transmitted to the user's terminal in line with the preferences already displayed by the same user in their online navigation.
Third-party profiling cookies – Purpose of the Processing
These are cookies used by third parties to track the user’s navigation on the internet and create profiles on their tastes, attitudes, choices etc. With these cookies, advertising messages can be transmitted to the user's terminal in line with the preferences already displayed by the same user in their online navigation.
Cookies used by the Website
Our website does not in any way use the following Cookies:
- First-party analytical cookies
- Third-party analytical cookies without reduced identification power
- First-party profiling cookies
- Third-party profiling cookies
However, our website does use the following Cookies:
- Technical cookies – the Needles360 CMS system uses technical cookies for its proper operation.
- Third-party analytical cookies with reduced identification power – the Google Analytics system is used to track user navigation data for statistical purposes.
A mechanism for reducing the identification power is used to preserve the user's privacy.
|Name||Function performed by the cookie||First party or third party cookies||Expiry||
For first-party cookies: indication of the method of blocking the cookies
For third-party cookies: link to the website of the third party for the information briefing and an indication of the method to block the cookie
|Third-party analytic cookies with reduced identification power:|
|_ga||Used to distinguish the users||Third party (Google Analytics)||2 years||
For more information, consult:
the information briefing on privacy of Google Analytics at the address:
the information briefing on the use of the cookies by Google available at the address:
To disable the cookie, click here depending on the browser used: Firefox; Safari; Chrome; Explorer; Opera
|_gid||Used to distinguish the users||Third party (Google Analytics)||24 hours|
|_gat||Used to limit the accrual of requests||Third party (Google Analytics)||1 minute|
|ASPXANONYMOUS||This cookie enables the website to maintain the anonymity of the user ID for the purpose of monitoring the individual users during a session, without login information or othed means of identification||First party (Needles360 CMS)||10,000 minutes||To disable the cookie, click here depending on the browser used: Firefox; Safari; Chrome; Explorer; Opera;|
|ASPXAUTH||This cookie is used to identify a user who has accessed the website for the purpose of monitoring the access to the website's private areas.||First party (Needles360 CMS)||When the browser is closed|
|APEX_CMS_COOKIE_POLICY||This cookie is used to store the user's agreement to the terms and conditions on privacy||First party (Needles360 CMS)||When the browser is closed|
|APEX_CMS_COOKIES_FRONTEND||These cookies are used to store the users' navigation preference (language, current section, last visited) and improve the navigation of the website||First party (Needles360 CMS)||1 year|
|APEX_CMS_COOKIES||These cookies are used to store the users' navigation preference (language, current section, last visited) for the execution of background operation||First party (Needles360 CMS)||24 hours|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||Stores the session identification||First party (Needles360 CMS)||1 year|
How can I control the installation of Cookies?
In addition to what is indicated in this document, the user can manage their preferences regarding Cookies directly within their own browser and prevent - for example – third parties installing them. Through the browser’s preferences, it is also possible to eliminate Cookies installed in the past, including Cookies for which the consent to the installation of Cookies by this website may have been saved.
It is important to note that, by disabling all Cookies, the operation of this website could be compromised.
The user can find information on how to manage Cookies by viewing the information in the last column of the table above.
Data Processing Nature & Legal Basis of Processing
The consent of personal data through cookies is optional, but some services, should cookies be disabled, could be unusable or difficult to use.
Lawfulness of processing is based on purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller, which means the website technical operation of the Website and on consent to the processing of data subject’s personal data for purposes described in this privacy notice.
Settings of browsers: procedure for the management of cookies and direct connection with the dedicated browser section
Navigation browsers are configured to accept, control and disable cookies through their settings. We remind you that disabling navigation or functional cookies can cause the malfunction of the website and/or limit the services.
The procedure to follow is given below in order to manage cookies from the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer
Data Processing Modalities
The Data Controller stores and processes personal data with electronic tools. Data will be stored both on digital media and on paper, organised in databases, in compliance with security measures pursuant to Chapter II (Principles) and Chapter IV (Data Controller and Data Manager) of the Regulation.
Recipients or Categories of Recipients of Personal Data
Data collected are processed by Alfasigma’s personnel under the authority of the controller according to instructions provided by the Controller pursuant to Art. 29 of Regulation.
Data could be communicated to third parties appointed as Data Processor pursuant to Art. 28 of Regulation, for purposes described in this Privacy Notice:
- qualified subjects that provide the Company with supplies or services instrumental to the purposes referred to above, subjects and companies that may be called upon to manage and/or take part in the management and/or maintenance of our internet sites and the electronic and/or digital transmission tools, appropriately appointed as External
Data Processor pursuant to Article 28 of the Regulation through specific appointment clauses defining data processing and data retention security measures to be implemented;
- parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliates for accounting administration purposes;
- any other subject to which the data may have to be communication on the basis of an express legal measure.
The completed list of Data Processors is available sending a request via e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer of Personal Data
The management and retention of the personal data shall take place on servers, located within the European Union, of the Data Processor and/or third-party companies duly appointed as Data Managers.
The data are not currently subject to transfer outside the European Union. In any event, it remains understood that the Data Controller, should it be necessary, shall have the right to change the location of the servers within the European Union and/or to countries outside the EU.
In this case, the Data Controller guarantees henceforth that the transfer of the data outside the EU shall take place in compliance with articles 44 and subsequent of the
Regulation and the applicable legal measures stipulating, where necessary, agreements that ensure an adequate level of protection.
Data Retention Period
The data concerning you shall be retained in accordance with the following criteria:
- for a period of time no longer than that necessary to attain the purposes for which they are processed. Should you refuse to give consent to any cookies, your data shall be deleted;
- for a period of time no longer than necessary to fulfil regulatory obligations.
Data Subject Rights
We inform you that at any time in relation to your data, you can exercise the rights under Articles 15 to 22 of the GDPR.
In order to exercise your rights, please contact the data controller with a written, dated and signed request, sent to the company's attention, at the following address: a mailto:email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org request will be provided with appropriate feedback within 30 days.
(a) You have the right to obtain from the Company confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:
- The purposes of the processing;
- The categories of personal data concerned;
- The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- The period for which the personal data will be stored;
- Where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
- The existence of automated decision-making, and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic;
- The appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer.
(b) Moreover you have the right of the:
- Access, update, rectification, integration or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
- Obtain the data portability;
- Withdraw consent to the processing of personal data, if applicable;
- To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
The Data Controller will provide information on action taken on a request under Articles 15 to 22 to you without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests. The Data controller will inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of the request, together with the reasons for the delay.