1. General information about cookies
Cookies are small text files that are sent and recorded on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, and then transmitted back to the same website when you visit it again. Cookies allow the website to remember your behavior and preferences (e.g. login details, preferred language or other display settings) so that you do not have to re-enter them on your next visit or when browsing through the pages of the website. Cookies are used for authentication purposes, monitoring and storing information on the activities of users accessing a website. They may contain unique identification factors that allow to track users' navigation and experience on a site for statistical or advertising purposes. While browsing, it is possible that your computer or mobile device may receive cookies from servers or websites other than the one you are visiting (so-called third party cookies). Some operations may be impossible without cookies; this is the reason why they are sometimes necessary for a website to work properly.
The main cookies categories are:
- session or persistent cookies;
- technical or profiling cookies;
- first party or third party cookies.
1.2 Session and persistent cookies
Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session (the period between the user opening a browser and closing it) or they may be stored for a longer period of time. Session cookies are those that allow websites to relate the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies remain saved on users' device also between browser sessions, for variable periods of time, and allow to remember users' preferences or actions with respect to a website.
1.3 Technical and profiling cookies
Technical cookies are used by the owner of a website exclusively for transmitting a message on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information service explicitly requested by the user. Prior consent of users is not required for the activation of these cookies if they are utilized directly by the site manager.
Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of users and are utilized to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the individuals during their previous browsing. Because of the particular invasiveness of these cookies, European and Italian legislations require that users must be adequately informed about the possibility of their use, by means of a banner and an extended information notice published on the website. Users must give their express consent to letting a website activate this kind of cookies first time they visit it. This consent can be expressed in a general way, interacting with the above-mentioned short information banner, or it can be provided or denied selectively, in the ways indicated hereafter. This consent is considered valid also for subsequent visits. However, users always have the possibility to revoke all, or part of the consent already expressed.
1.4 First party and third party cookies
A cookie is either a "first party cookie" or a "third party cookie", depending on the website or domain it comes from.
In essence, first party cookies are cookies set and managed by the website owner. For these cookies, the obligation of providing information, acquiring prior consent and/or allowing the blocking of cookies fall under the responsibility of the site owner.
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For these cookies, the third party is responsible for providing information and indicating the modalities for granting consent and/or blocking cookies, while the site owner is only obliged to insert the link to the third party's website where such elements are available.
The following information aims at providing users with a full knowledge of the features of the cookies installed on lawandpluralism.promemoriagroup.com (hereafter, the Website) and the necessary instruction on how to manage their preferences about them.
2.2 First party cookies
The first party cookies used by the owner of the Website are “technical cookies” and can be divided into:
- browsing cookies, used to save browsing preferences and optimize users’ browsing experience;
- functionality cookies, used to activate specific features of the Website and necessary to provide the service or improve it.
These cookies, as specified in the previous paragraph, being of a technical nature, do not require users’ prior consent to be installed and used, as it is sufficient to provide this information.
The first-party cookies used on the Webite are:
It used for remembering users' language preferences
It is used for remembering the acceptance of the cookies’ regulation
It is used to remember cookies' acceptance settings
2.3 Third Party Cookies
Also third party cookies are used through the Website. Hereinafter, some indications and links to the privacy policies and consent forms of each third party are provided.
The first category of third party cookies used on the Website is analytical cookies: in particular, these cookies are generated by Google Analytics to assess and optimize the use of the Website by users.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
In the following table, the specific types of Google Analytics’ cookies in use and their function are indicated.
It is used for the Website access statistics
It is used for users distinction
It is used for limiting the rate of requests
The information acquired by the just described cookies are previously anonymized before sending the data to the third party owner. This information, therefore, does not allow users to be personally identified.
The second category of third party cookies used on the Website is functional cookies: these cookies allow the Website to remember choices made by users in order to optimize functionality. For example, functional cookies allow the Website to remember a user's specific settings.
3. How to control cookies
You can find information on how to manage and/or block cookies in your browser at the following addresses: