Cookie Policy

Definitions, characteristics and applications of the legislation

Cookies are small text files that websites visited by the user send and register on the user’s computer or mobile device to then be sent back to the same websites during the next visit. The user’s actions and preferences (such as e.g. login data, language selected, character sizes, other display settings, etc.) are registered on a website thanks to cookies so that they do not have to be indicated once again when the user returns to visit the same website or browses from one page to the next within the website. Therefore, cookies are used to execute computer authentications, monitor sessions and save information concerning the activities of the users accessing a website, and they may also contain a unique identifier code that allows tracking the user’s website browsing for statistical and advertising purposes. When browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on his/her computer from different websites or web servers than the ones he/she is visiting (so-called “third-party” cookies). Certain operations might not be carried out without using cookies, which in certain cases are technically required for the operation itself of the website.

Various types of cookies exist, depending on their characteristics and functions, and they may remain in the user’s computer for different time periods: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device up to a pre-set expiry.

Based on the legislation in force in Italy, express consent by the user is not always required to use cookies. In particular, “technical cookies” do not require this consent, that is those cookies used only for the purpose of transmitting a communication onto an electronic communication network, or to the extent they are strictly required to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, these cookies are essential for the operation of the website or for carrying out activities requested by the user.

According to the Italian Data Protection Authority (cfr Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies of 8 May 2014, as amended and integrated by subsequent clarifications, hereinafter simply “Arrangements”), technical cookies not requiring an express consent for their use also include:

 

  • “cookie analytics”, when directly used by the website manager to collect information, in aggregated format, on the number of users and on how they visit the website itself,

 

  • browsing or session cookies (for authentication),

 

  • functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse based on a series of criteria selected (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user.

 

Vice versa, “profiling cookies” – that is those aiming to create user profiles and used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences indicated by the user when browsing online – require prior consent by the user.

 

Types of cookies used by the Website

 

We have classified the cookies we use based on their types of use, as follows:

 

  • TECHNICAL COOKIES
  1. browsing or session cookies
  2. functionality cookies
  3. analytics cookies

 

2) THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

 

 

  • TECHNICAL COOKIES

 

  1. BROWSING OR SESSION COOKIES

These are cookies which allow the regular use of the Website and its Services such as for example, making a purchase, obtaining authentication to access allocated areas or updating one’s personal preferences. This type of cookie can then be differentiated based on its persistence on the user’s terminal: those that are automatically deleted at the end of every browsing session, called “session cookies” (for example, the above-mentioned shopping bag for making on-line purchases). If on the other hand, they have a longer life, they are “permanent cookies”. These cookies are essential for the proper operation of the Website and prior consent by the users is not required for their installation.

Here is a list of the aforesaid cookies:

none

 

  1. FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

We use these cookies to provide Services or remember your settings, to improve your visit and browsing experience on our Website. Thanks to these cookies, we are able to manage browsing based on the products selected and/or manage your Wish List. Prior consent by the user is not required for the installation of these cookies.

Here is a list of these cookies:

none

 

  1. COOKIE ANALYTICS

These cookies collect anonymous information on how our Website is used and allow us to have better knowledge of users and to improve the operation of the Website itself. Cookie analytics are assimilated with technical cookies when directly used by the Website manager to collect information, in aggregated format, on the number of users and on how they visit the Website itself: prior consent by the user is not required for the installation of these cookies.

Here is a list of the aforesaid cookies:

 

 

Name of cookie

 

Domain

 

Category

 

Purpose

__utma Google Analytics Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmb Google Analytics Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exist. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc Google Analytics Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmt Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate.
__utmz Google Analytics Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users.

 

 

 

2) THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

“Third-party” cookies are associated with the services provided by third parties: they are used for various purposes such as analysing the trend of marketing campaigns and/or providing personalised advertising on our Website and partner websites. This activity is called retargeting and is based on browsing activities, such as destination searched, facilities visited and more. The third-party subject provides these services in exchange for information concerning the user’s visit to our Website. Third-party cookie providers must also comply with the pertinent legislation. For this reason, we refer to the link to the web pages of the third party’s websites, where the user will find the forms for obtaining consent to the cookies and their pertinent information.

Here is a list of the aforesaid cookies:

 

 

Name of cookie

 

Domain

 

Category

 

Purpose

 

Third-party website links for deactivation

datr
fr
locale
reg_ext_ref
reg_fb_gate
reg_fb_ref
lu
Facebook These cookies, provided by Facebook, are set when a visitor is logged in to or otherwise using their service. This allows a user to easily comment or share an article with their peers through the social network.

 

Social plug-ins

These “social buttons” are on our Website to allow content to be shared through social networks, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google Plus. The cookies are placed on our Website by these platforms to allow them to collect information on your browsing session.

For further information on cookie management and Facebook’s Privacy Policy Statement, click here, for Twitter click here, for YouTube click here, Google Plus click here.

 

Web beacon

Web beacons are miniscule visible images that Sugarmusic uses in its newsletters. These images allow identifying the statistical images concerning the use of the newsletters and allow Sugarmusic to improve this Service. If you would like to prevent this information from being collected, you must deactivate the HTML setting in your e-mail system so Sugarmusic’s newsletter is only read as text. Furthermore, all newsletters sent by Sugarmusic contain a link which allows cancelling receipt of the newsletter.

 

Your decisions concerning cookies

You can select a functionality based on which your computer will warn you each time a cookie is set, or you can decide to deactivate all cookies. You can select these functionalities using your browser settings. Each browser is slightly different, so we invite you to identify the most proper manner to change the cookie functionalities by going to your browser’s “Help” menu. If you decide to deactivate cookies, you will not have access to many functions making your experience on our Website more efficient, and some of our Services will not function properly.

Instructions for managing cookies

Please refer to your browser’s “Help” menu if you have a different browser type or version.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

 

  1. Click the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
  2. Click the Privacy tab.
  3. Move the cursor to select your preferred settings.
  4. Click Websites or Advanced for the settings of more specialised cookies.
  5. For instructions on how to delete cookies in Internet Explorer, click here.

 

Google Chrome

 

  1. Click the Chrome menu and then select Settings.
  2. Click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Settings to select your preferred settings.
  4. For instructions on how to delete cookies in Chrome, click here.

 

Mozilla Firefox 14, 15, and 16

 

  1. Click the Firefox button (or Tools menu) and then select Options. For MAC OS X users, click the Firefox menu and then select Preferences.
  2. Click the Privacy panel to select your preferred settings.
  3. Set Firefox as follows for the settings of more specialised cookies: use the personalised settings to save browsing data.
  4. For instructions on how to delete cookies in Firefox, click here.

 

Safari 5.1 and later versions (Mac OS X)

 

  1. Click the Safari menu and then select Preferences.
  2. Click the Privacy tab to display the cookie settings.
  3. Select your preferred settings.
  4. Click Details for the settings of more specialised cookies.
  5. For instructions on how to delete cookies in Safari, click here.

 

Opera

 

  1. Open the Safari menu and then select Preferences.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Cookies section: click Manage cookies.
  4. Select the options desired.
  5. For instructions on how to delete cookies in Opera, click here.

 

The preferences your make online via inter-professional websites

 

We invite you to browse the website Youronlinechoices provided by the professional digital advertising companies grouped together under the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and managed in Italy by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Italy ( http://www.iab.it/). It informs you of the companies registered on this platform that provide you with the possibility of refusing or accepting the cookies they use to adapt the advertising seen on your computer screen to your browsing information: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/en/

 

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