Cookie Policy

Cookie disclosure

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. The data collected through cookies is used to make the navigation experience more pleasant and efficient on subsequent visits.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent to the subject’s terminal (normally to the browser), where they are stored for being retransmitted to the website on subsequent visits by the same user. A cookie cannot recall other data from the user’s hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire e-mail addresses. Each cookie is unique for the user’s Web browser. Some of the functions of cookies can be devolved to other technologies. Throughout this document, the term “cookie” refers both to cookies in the strict sense and to similar technologies.

Types of cookies
Cookies can be divided into first-party or third-party cookies: the former are created by the domain visited by the user, while third-party cookies are those relative to external domains.

Third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external subject, always referred to as a “third party”, not managed by the website. These subjects may also install first-party cookies, by saving their cookies on the website’s domain.

“Flash cookies” (local shared objects) are another type of cookies. They are used within Adobe Flash Player to provide certain contents, such as video clips or animations, in order to memorise settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on the device but managed through a different interface with respect to the one provided by the browser being used.

Nature of cookies
With regard to their nature, we have different categories of cookies:

Technical cookies
Technical cookies are used solely to “transmit a communication on an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly required by a company service provider responsible for delivering information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user in order to provide said service” (cf. Art. 122, Par. 1, of the Italian Data Protection Code).

They are not used for any further aim and are normally installed directly by the website’s owner or administrator. That can be divided into:
• navigation or session cookies, which guarantee normal browsing and use of the website (for example, they allow for making purchases or authenticating oneself to access reserved areas); they are necessary for the website to function properly;
• analytics cookies, which are similar to technical cookies when they are used directly by the website administrator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website itself, in order to improve the site’s performance;
• function cookies, which enable the user to navigate in accordance with a series of selected criteria (for example: language, products selected for purchase), in order to improve the service provided to the latter. The user’s prior consent is not necessary to install these cookies.

Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are used to create profiles relative to the user and to send advertising messages in line with the latter’s preferences as revealed while navigating the Internet.

This website does NOT use profiling cookies.

If third-party cookies are used, the website has no direct control over the individual cookies and cannot control them (nor install them directly or cancel them). However, the user can manage these cookies through the browser settings (follow the instructions specified further below), or the websites indicated under the “Cookie management” section.

The user is therefore invited to consult the website of the third party indicated in the table below.

Cookies installed on this website
Below is the list of cookies (grouped logically by functionality levels or supplier) appearing on this website. Third-party cookies have a link to the privacy disclosure of the relative external supplier, where it is possible to view a detailed description of the single cookies and the processing carried out.

List of technical cookies appearing in the Politec website

System cookies
The Politec website uses cookies to improve the user’s browsing experience; these cookies are indispensable for using the website correctly. You can disable these cookies from the browser by following the instructions in the relevant paragraph. However, doing so will hinder your website browsing experience and we will not be responsible for any resulting malfunctions.

Google+ uses cookies to offer the user sharing functions on its noticeboard.
For further information, consult the page

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files downloaded to your computer to enable the website to analyse how users use the website itself. The information generated by the cookie regarding use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted to and stored at Google servers in the United States. Google will use this information to examine how you use the website, compile reports on the website’s activities for the site’s operators and provide other services relative to the website’s activities and use of the Internet. Google can also transfer this information to third parties to fulfil legal obligations or when such third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address to any other data it possesses. You can object to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. In this case, however, you will not be able to use all the functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of your personal data by Google for the above-mentioned purposes and aims.

You can prevent Google from detecting a cookie generated as a result of your use of this website (including your IP address) and processing such data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in:

Duration of cookies
The duration of cookies is linked to a specific expiry date (or a specific action, like the browser’s closure) set when it is installed.
Cookies can be:
• temporary or session cookies: they can be used to archive temporary information or connect actions carried out during a specific session and are removed by the computer when the browser is closed;
• permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to archive information, for example the access username and password, so that the user does not have to enter them again on subsequent visits to the same website. These cookies remain stored in the computer even after the browser is closed.

How to disable/delete cookies through the browser configurations.

1. Open Chrome
2. Click the menu in the browser’s tool bar next to the box for entering the navigation URL
3. Select Settings
4. Click Show advanced settings
5. Under the “Privacy” section click “Content settings”
6. In the “Cookies” section you can modify the following settings relative to cookies:
• Allow saving of data locally
• Modify local data only until the browser is closed
• Prevent website form setting cookies
• Block third-party cookies and website data
• Manage exceptions for certain Internet websites
• Eliminate one or all cookies
For further information, visit the dedicated page.

Mozilla Firefox
1. Open Mozilla Firefox
2. Click the menu in the browser’s tool bar next to the box for entering the navigation URL
3. Select Options
4. Select the Privacy pane
5. Click Show Advanced Settings
6. Under the “Privacy” section click “Content settings”
7. In the “Tracking” section it is possible to modify the following settings relative to cookies:
• Request sites not to effect any tracking
• Communicate to websites the willingness to be tracked
• Do not communicate any preference relative to tracking of personal data
8. From the “History” section it is possible:
• By enabling “Use custom settings for history”, to select whether to accept third-party cookies (always, from the most visited sites or never) and store them for a specific period (until their expiry or when Firefox is closed, or to be asked each time)
• Remove the individual stored cookies
For further information, visit the dedicated page.

Internet Explorer
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Click the Tools button and select Internet Options
3. Click the Privacy tab and, in the Settings section, modify the scroll device according to the desired action for cookies:
• Block all cookies
• Allow all cookies
• Select the websites from which to receive cookies: shift the cursor to an intermediate position to avoid blocking cookies or to allow all cookies; click Sites and enter a website address in the “Address of website” box then click on “Block” or “Allow”.
For further information, visit the dedicated page.

Safari 6
1. Open Safari
2. Click Safari, select Preferences and click Privacy
3. In the “Block cookies” section specify how Safari must accept cookies from Internet websites
4. To view which sites have stored cookies, click Details
For further information, visit the dedicated page.

Safari iOS (mobile devices)
1. Open Safari iOS
2. Tap Settings and then Safari 3. Tap Block Cookies and choose among the various options: “Never”, “From third parties and advertisers” r “Always”
4. To delete all cookies stored by Safari, tap Settings then Safari and, lastly, Delete Cookies and Saved Data
For further information, visit the dedicated page.
1. Open Opera
2. Click “Preferences” then “Advanced” and “Cookies”
3. Select one of the following options:
• Accept cookies
• Accept cookies only from the site I visit: third-party cookies and cookies sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be refused
• Never accept cookies: all cookies will never be saved For further information, visit the dedicated page.