ATLA’s Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

In general, a cookie is a small amount of data (text file), which may contain a single anonymous ID code and which is usually sent from a web server of the website visited on the user’s terminal (computer, notebook, tablet, smartphone), to the web browsing software (browser) of the website visitor, to be subsequently re-sent to the visited website upon the subsequent visit. The cookie is then read again and identified only by the website which has sent it whenever the user visit that website.

When surfing the web, users may also receive on their terminal cookies which are then sent from other websites or web servers (the so-called “third parties”), which may contain some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the website the user is visiting. 

Cookies may be used for various purposes: monitoring sessions, storing information on specific settings regarding the users who access the server, carrying out authentication processes, etc. It is possible to define and classify them in various ways. A possible distinction is between the two macro-categories of “technical” and “profiling” cookies.

1. Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those cookies used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide said service” and their use does not require the User’s consent. They are not used for additional purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They may be classified as follows:

  • Browsing or session cookies: they ensure the normal website surfing experience and website use (enabling, for example, purchase or the authentication to access restricted areas of the website);
  • Analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and on their ways of surfing the website;
  • Functionality cookies, which enable users to surf the website based on a set of selected criteria (for example the language and the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.

2. Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during their navigation on the web. Italian and European rules and regulations provide that web users must be adequately informed on the use of such cookies and express their valid consent.

3. Third-party cookies

These enable the website to remember the user data throughout the visit time, or for the following visits, and thus they enable the user to surf the pages efficiently, interact with social networks, and use third party services. Cookies may be set on the websites which have contents in our website (third-party cookies). Any browser may be set to accept all cookies, to reject them all or to receive a notice at the time of receipt. It is also possible to delete the cookies which have been stored on one’s computer. In the following websites it is possible to find information on the cookie settings of the most widespread browsers:

The user may also use the following tools to customise the cookies in his/her browser. De-activating some cookies may limit the website functions.

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte

How ATLA uses cookies

ATLA S.r.l. uses exclusively technical cookies (including also analytics cookies). ATLA S.r.l. therefore uses cookies exclusively for purposes technically essential to the provision of services through its website. As a matter of fact, ATLA S.r.l. normally uses cookies in order to:

  • Track records of navigation sessions on its website in anonymous form
  • Avoid that opinion surveys or pop-up windows, if any, are brought to the attention of the user more than once.
  • Calculate user reactions to special offers, if any, in anonymous form.

However, cookies are not used for profiling purposes.

Third-party cookie

Cookie Expiri Website Category Purpose Link
_ga 2 years www.google.com Third-party Analytics http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy
_gid 24 hours www.google.com Third-party Analytics http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy
_gat www.google.com Third-party Analytics http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy

For any doubt or clarifications, please visit the contact us section on the website. For additional information, it is possible to visit the following websites:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/