WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies, as described in the regulations, are small strings of text that visited websites send to the user’s terminal equipment (usually to the browser), where they are stored in order to be retransmitted to those sites when the user next visits. While browsing a website, the user’s terminal may receive cookies sent by different websites or web servers (so-called “third party cookies”), which may contain certain elements (for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) present on the site that the user is visiting. Cookies are used for different purposes: IT authentication, browsing session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations regarding users who acces the server, etc. Please note that in implementation of the provisions of Directive 2009/136/CE, we are required to obtain prior, informed user consent for installation of cookies used other than for purely technical purposes (see. Art. 1, paragraph 5, letter a), of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 – the Data Protection Code). Two macro-categories are thus identified: “technical” cookies and “profiling” cookies:
a. Technical cookies.
Technical cookies are those used solely for the purpose of “effecting the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, either to the extent strictly necessary for the supplier of a service by the information company explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the user to provide such service” (see art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Act). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner of the website or the webmaster. They can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation (permitting, for example,an authentication to access reserved areas); analytical cookies, treated as technical cookies where used directly by the webmaster to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to them. The prior consent of users is not required to install such cookies, though the obligation remains to provide the statement pursuant to art. 13 of the Act.
Cookies set up by motusonline.com
Cookies set up by third party websites
The site only uses technical cookies. These cookies are needed to make the website function properly; without these cookies we would be unable to provide the services that users access our site for.
Technical cookies are not used for other purposes and are normally set up by the owner or supervisor of the website or of third party websites.
b. Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages suited to the user preferences revealed when web-browsing. Since these devices can be particularly invasive in the private sphere of the users, the European and Italian regulations stipulates that the users must be adequately informed regarding their use and thus express their valid consent. They are referred to in Art. 122 of the Act which states that “archiving of information in the terminal device of a contracting party or of a user or access to information already archived is only allowed on condition that the contracting party or user has expressed consent after having been informed with simplified methods as provided for in Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Data Protection Code).
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
The website contains third party cookies.
While browsing the website, the user’s terminal equipment may receive cookies sent by other websites or web servers (so-called third party cookies), which may contain certain elements (for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) present on the site that the user is visiting. In particular, the website contains Google Analytics cookies. (http://www.google.com/analytics/).
The third party cookies present on the website are only technical cookies.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
The main browsers give you the option to block only third party cookies, accepting only the cookies of the website. Furthermore, some companies that generate cookies on third party websites allow you to disable and/or reject its cookies in a simple, rapid way, even when these are anonymous, i.e. they do not record personal identification data (like IP addresses, for example).
The majority of web browsers are initially configured to automatically accept cookies. The user can configure the browser to block cookies or notify the user when cookies are sent to the user’s device. The user can refer to the instruction manual or browser help page to find out how to adjust or modify web browser settings. If websites are visited from various web-enabled devices (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), the user must ensure that each browser on each device is configured according to the user’s preferences as regards cookies.