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COOKIE POLICY

FIRST THINGS FIRST…

 

This Cookie Policy is a supplement to the Privacy Policy of our Website and is intended to inform Users about the information we collect via cookies (or other similar tracking systems) that are installed – either by default or with your consent – on your device when you visit this Website.

 

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc.) when they visit the Website for the first time, and are stored on their device and then resent to the Website when the same user returns for subsequent visits.

  1. Why are cookies used?

Cookies are used for various purposes, such as performing and facilitating computer authentication, session monitoring, storing information about specific configurations of users accessing the server, storing preferences (e.g. relating to the use of the cookies themselves and/or display settings) etc., making browsing easier and the Website more responsive to users’ requests.

  1. What are the types of cookies?

With regard to their purpose, cookies can be divided into:

Technical cookies:

enable activities closely related to the website’s operation. Technical cookies can be divided according to the different length of time for which a cookie operates, i.e. their life cycle:

  • Session cookies: typically last until the user closes their internet browser. In essence, the cookie expires when the user terminates the browser session.
  • Persistent cookies: these are persistent and continue to operate even after the user has closed their browser. They allow for faster, easier access to the website when users return (e.g. automatically allowing entry if the user tells the website to “remember” them).

Technical cookies can also be distinguished based on their function:

  • Browsing cookies, which allow the website to function properly, allowing normal browsing and the provision of services requested by the user (e.g. making a purchase or authenticating access to restricted areas). Without this type of cookie, some operations would be less secure or more complex, and in some cases could not be carried out at all. These cookies are not stored permanently on the user’s device and are deleted when the browser is closed.
  • Functional cookies, which, based on the user’s instructions, allow the website to store some of the information about their browsing – remembering the user’s choices and automating some procedures (such as login) or customising website access and content (e.g. language) – in order to be reused in subsequent visits, improving the service offered and the quality of the visit.
  • Analytical cookies (considered technical cookies only if they are used directly by the website operator in order to optimise the website’s functionality by collecting visitors’ data), which allow the collection of aggregated – and therefore anonymous – information in order to perform internal statistical analyses of how the website is browsed (e.g. the number of users who visit the website, their geographical origin, the quality and quantity of the pages visited).

Users’ prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies.

Profiling cookies:

used to track the browsing habits of users with the aim of creating profiles of their tastes, habits, choices made or other information. The purpose is to send the profiled user advertising messages that align with the preferences they have expressed while browsing online.

In view of their particular invasiveness, the valid consent of users is required.

 

Cookies (technical and profiling) can be distinguished based on their “origin” as follows:

  • First-party” cookies if set by the operator of the website the user is visiting.
  • Third-party” cookies if set by the operators of websites other than the one the user is visiting. This happens for example when the website the user is visiting contains elements such as images, maps, sounds, or specific links to web pages in other domains that reside on servers other than the one where the requested page is located. The use of data collected by these external operators through cookies is subject to their respective privacy policies.
  1. Which cookies does this website use?

This Website uses:

1) Strictly necessary browsing or functional technical cookies:

As a rule, these cookies are active by default when the user’s browser is set to allow them. The user can configure the browser to block or detect/check for the presence of these cookies (see paragraph E) but their deactivation could affect the proper operation of the Website and the services offered. These cookies can be defined by us or by third parties whose services have been added to the pages of the Website.

Cookie nameSupplier Cookie description/purposeCookie durationType
AI_bufferBimObjectUsed to limit data traffic on the server (Azure) by preventing the repeated download of data that already exist. This cookie allows the Website to detect any unnecessary updates to the server data.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.HTML local memory
AI_sentBufferBimObjectUsed to limit data traffic on the server (Azure) by preventing the repeated download of data that already exist. This cookie allows the Website to detect any duplicates of the server data.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.HTML local memory
Ai_sessionBimObjectSaves the user’s statuses on the various pages of the Website.1 dayHTTP cookie
ApplicationGatewayAffinitywww.laminam.com/gbrRecords which server-cluster the user is using. This cookie is used to improve the user experience to avoid browsing the website on servers that are already busy and consequently offer slower browsing.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.HTTP cookie
ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORSwww.laminam.com/gbrThis cookie is used at the same time as the cookie indicated above to optimise the response rate between the user and the Website, distributing the traffic load across multiple network connections or servers. Session. Ends when the browser is closed.HTTP cookie
ASP.NET_SessionIdBimObjectSaves the user’s statuses on the various pages of the Website.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.HTTP cookie
ConsensoYouTubeUsed to detect whether the user has accepted the use of marketing cookies in the cookie banner.197 monthsHTTP cookie
CookieConsensoCookiebotSaves the user’s cookie consent status for the current domain.1 yearHTTP cookie
SERVERIDBimObjectThis cookie is necessary to guarantee the operation and loading of the Website. It is used to distinguish the user’s session and a specific server.SessionHTTP cookie
Test_cookieGoogleUsed to check whether the user’s browser supports cookies.1 dayHTTP cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEYouTubeAttempts to estimate the speed of the user’s connection on pages with embedded YouTube videos.179 days HTTP cookie

 

2) Statistical/analytical cookies…still technical!

By collecting and transmitting information in an anonymous form, statistical cookies help us understand how users interact with our Website. This category includes:

2.a) “Google Analytics” cookies

Laminam uses “Google Analytics”, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). This is a service useful for monitoring the Website’s proper operation, perform activities to support its security and take possible actions to improve the services provided. The Google Analytics service employs cookies through which the company Google gathers – in a totally anonymous manner – information including: IP address assigned to the device in use; browser used to visit the portal; geographical area, preferred language, date and time of access to a certain section of the website; information relating to the website of origin or the landing page. Google uses the Personal Data collected from users for tracking and examining the use of this Website, compiling reports and sharing them with other services developed by Google. Google may use personal data to contextualise and customise advertisements on its advertising network.  The information gathered with respect to the use of the internet portal will be processed by Google in compliance with the privacy policies provided by the company at: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/it.html e https://www.google.com/intl/it/privacy/privacy-policy.html.

Note that the service described here is used by Laminam adopting every useful measure to reduce the identifying power of cookies used through: the anonymisation of the IP addresses associated with the devices connected to the web portal (IP anonymisation); avoiding the cross-checking of the data collected with other information.  Therefore, Google Analytics tracking cookies must be considered technical cookies, and as such do not require the user’s consent. In any case, each user can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out browser plug-in provided by Google (accessible at the link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Personal data collected: cookies and usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy

Cookie nameSupplier Cookie description/purposeCookie durationType
_dc_gtm_UA-#GoogleUsed by Google Tag Manager to check the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.1 dayHTTP cookie
_gaGoogleRegisters a unique ID used to generate statistical data on the User’s use of the Website.2 yearsHTTP cookie
_gidGoogleRegisters a unique ID used to generate statistical data on the User’s use of the Website.1 dayHTTP cookie
accogliereGoogleUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the user’s device and behaviour. It tracks the user on devices and marketing channels.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.Pixel Tracker

 

2.b) Other statistical cookies

Cookie nameSupplier Cookie description/purposeCookie durationType
History.storeBimObjectContains a user ID to track the browsing and interaction of visitors on the website for its internal optimisation.Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory
ai_userBimObjectUsed by Microsoft Application Insights software to collect usage and telemetry statistics. The cookie registers a unique identifier to recognise users on subsequent visits.1 year HTTP cookie

 

3) Third-party marketing/profiling cookies:

These are only activated with the user’s consent (expressly manifested through the relevant button on the banner).

We use marketing cookies in order to create ads and commercial communications that are relevant to you. By storing information about the behaviour of users that we collect by observing browsing habits, we develop a specific profile to show advertisements and/or send messages based on that profile. These cookies allow us to effectively manage the advertising messages that we send directly or in partnership with third parties.

Cookie nameSupplier Cookie description/purposeCookie durationType
fbpFacebookUsed by Facebook to provide a range of advertising products, such as real-time offers from Laminam. 3 months HTTP cookie
pubblicità/ga-pubblicoGoogleUsed by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors who may convert into customers based on the user’s online behaviour on the Website. Session. Ends when the browser is closed. Pixel Tracker
IDEGoogleUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and generate reporting on the user’s actions on the Website after having viewed or clicked on a Laminam ad in order to measure the effectiveness of an ad and post targeted messages.1 year  HTTP cookie
VeroFacebookUsed by Facebook to provide a range of advertising products and real-time offers from Laminam.Session. Ends when the browser is closed.   Pixel Tracker
YSCYouTubeRegisters a unique ID to identify which YouTube videos have been viewed by the user.Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTTP cookie
yt.innertube::nextIdYouTubeRegisters a unique ID for statistics linked to which YouTube videos have been viewed by the user.Persistent HTML local memory
yt.innertube::richiesteYouTubeRegisters a unique ID for statistics linked to which YouTube videos have been viewed by the user.Persistent HTML local memory
yt-remote-cast-disponibileYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory
yt-cast-remoto-installatoYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory
yt-dispositivi-remotiYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Persistent HTML local memory
yt-id-dispositivo-remotoYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Persistent HTML local memory
yt-remote-fast-check-periodYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Session. Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory
yt-remote-session-appYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Session. Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory
yt-nome-sessione-remotaYouTubeSaves the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.Session. Session. Ends when the browser is closed. HTML local memory

 

4) Any cookies for interaction with social networks, integration of services and display of content from external platforms:

The website also incorporates social network icons and other functions or links that allow users who are browsing to interact via clicks with Laminam’s social pages or with the other platforms indicated directly from the pages of the Website and to use their functions and content. The management of any information collected by “third parties” through these tools is governed by their privacy policies, to which refer is made (see the links in the table below provided for your convenience).  Even if users do not interact with the social networks through the website, the service still collects traffic data relating to the pages where it is installed.

 

NameDescriptionData collected (if any)Place of processing
and Policy Link
LinkedIn button and social widget (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, LinkedIn Corporation)The LinkedIn social button and widgets are services for interacting with the LinkedIn social network, provided by LinkedIn Corporation and used primarily for displaying recent social posts.

 

Cookie and usage dataIreland, USA

 

For more information on processing: Privacy Policy

 

“Pin it” button and social widgets of Pinterest (Pinterest Europe Ltd., Pinterest Inc.)The “Pin it” button and Pinterest social widgets are services for interacting with the Pinterest platform, provided by Pinterest Inc.Cookie and usage dataIreland, USA

For more information on processing: Privacy Policy

“Tweet” button and Twitter social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)The Tweet button and Twitter social widgets are services for interacting with the Twitter social network, provided by Twitter, IncCookie and usage dataIreland, USA

 

For more information on processing: Privacy Policy

YouTube videos
(Google Inc.)
YouTube is a service for displaying video content managed by Google Inc., which uses cookies to allow the platform to integrate this video content into its own pages, thereby allowing the user to them on their wall.Cookie and usage dataIreland, USA

For more information on processing: Privacy Policy

 Facebook social widgets
(Facebook, Inc.)
Facebook social widgets are services for interacting with the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc.Cookie and usage dataIreland, USA

For more information on processing: Privacy Policy

 

  1. How can the user manage and disable cookies?

Disabling cookies via browser configuration

It is possible to manage the settings for the installation of the various cookies on a browser by following the instructions provided by the main producers, such as: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera.

If you are using a web browser other than those listed above, please refer to your browser’s documentation or online guide for further information. There are also online tools such as Browser Check by the Digital Advertising Alliance and Your Online Choices by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance that allow you to choose how to use cookies on the web based on the device and browser that the user is using. For an overview of the possible actions for the most common browsers it may be useful to visit: https://cookiepedia.co.uk/how-to-manage-cookies .

New cookies are downloaded every time you connect to the Internet, so they should be deleted periodically. Some of the aforementioned browsers offer automated systems for the periodic deletion of cookies.

Disabling cookies for specific third-party services

For cookies relating to certain specific third-party services, follow the instructions contained in the following links: Google Services, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.

Browsing without cookies via anonymous browsing

There are other solutions for browsing without cookies, including “anonymous browsing”. This function allows the user to browse without leaving any trace of browsing data in the browser. Consequently, the Website will not remember the user, the pages the user visits will not be stored in the history and any new cookies will be deleted. However, the anonymous browsing function does not guarantee anonymity on the Internet, because it only serves to not store browsing data in the browser, while browsing data will continue to remain available to website operators and connectivity providers.

  1. How to contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Cookie Policy (or the Website’s Privacy Policy), please contact Laminam at the following address: privacy@laminam.com.