Cookie Policy

COOKIE DISCLOSURE as regards the protection of personal data PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 27 APRIL 2016

In compliance with that laid down by the GDPR 2016/679, the Data Controller is Altaeco S.p.a, with registered office and main facility located at Via Giovanni Pascoli No. 4/6 - 20010 Vittuone, Milan (MI), VAT no. 09965410153 EAI number 1332411, and informs users of the Altaeco S.p.a. group websites (the "Sites"), namely:

•          www.altaeco.com

•          www.ceramicabardelli.com

•          www.appiani.it

•          www.gabbianelli.com

•          www.ceramicavogue.it

uses cookies or other tracking elements.

These can be installed on your terminal based on the options and choices that you have made or can make at any time in accordance with this policy.

Altaeco S.p.a. has established this policy to provide information and ensure transparency, by informing you about:

- the origin and purpose of the information processed when browsing the sites;

- your rights in relation to cookies and other tracking elements used by Altaeco S.p.a. of the type of cookies used by the same and the purposes pursued with the information acquired, also providing indications for selecting and deselecting individual cookies

WHAT ARE COOKIES, AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES CAN THEY BE USED?

A "cookie" is a small text file created by certain web sites on the user's computer on accessing a particular web site, for the purpose of storing and transporting information. Cookies are sent from a web server (which is the computer on which the visited web site is running) to the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.) and stored on the user's computer; they are then re-transmitted to the web site on subsequent visits.

Some operations could not be carried out without the use of cookies, which in some cases are therefore technically necessary. In other cases, the web site uses cookies to facilitate and ease browsing by users or to allow them to use the services specifically requested.

Cookies can remain in the system for long periods of time and may also contain a unique identifier. This allows websites that use them to keep track of the user's browsing within the website itself for statistical or advertising purposes, such as to create a personalised user profile based on the pages visited and display and/or send targeted advertising ( Behavioural Advertising).

WHICH COOKIES ARE USED AND FOR WHICH PURPOSES

This web site uses different types of technical but not profiling, cookies.

The Data Controller, following the indications provided by the Authority in the general provision of 8 May 2014, sets out below the specific categories of cookies used, their purpose and the consequence deriving from their deselection:

Type
Purpose
Description
Retention time
Consequences of de-selection
Technical cookies
Web site management. Enable secure and efficient web site operation and exploration
 
Notably, these cookies are intended to:
• manage the authentication of Internet users and its associated security, and ensure the correct operation of the authentication module;
• optimise the user experience and facilitate navigation, in particular by determining technical browsing paths;
• store information relating to the fact that the Internet user, after viewing the disclosure banner on cookies, has continued browsing, thus allowing the reception of cookies on his or her terminal;
• Implement security measures (such as when you are asked to log in again for content or a service after a certain period of time, or to ensure that the Site is functioning properly and that you are using its main technical features, such as monitoring of navigation performance and errors, user session management, etc.)
Valid for the browsing session
These are cookies necessary for use of the website; blocking them does not allow the site to function
Functional cookies
Facilitate browsing and the service provided to the user based on a number of criteria selected by the latter
 
Notably, these cookies are intended to:
• adapt the Site to the viewing preferences of your terminal (language, currency, screen resolution, operating system, configuration, display configuration of web pages based on the terminal used and its location, etc.);
• store certain information that you enter on the Site in order to facilitate and customise subsequent browsing (in particular, the display of the name and surname of the identified Internet user, if he/she has a user account);
• allow you to access your personal user areas more quickly by storing the identifiers or data that you have previously indicated
Valid for the browsing session
It would not be possible to retain choices made by users while browsing
Analytics cookies
Collect aggregated information on browsing by users to optimise browsing experience and services themselves.
These cookies help us to understand your interactions with the Site (most visited pages, applications used, etc.); these cookies can be used to compile statistics or to test different display models in order to make our services more interesting and to improve their ergonomics.
Established by a third party
It would no longer be possible for the Data Controller to acquire the aggregated information

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Third party cookies are also operational on this web site, i. e. cookies created by a web site other than the one the user is currently visiting.

In accordance with the Provision of the Privacy Authority of 8 May 2014, the Data Controller is required to provide the updated link to the policies and consent forms of third parties with which specific agreements have been entered into for the installation of cookies via its web site.

In particular, users are informed that the web site uses the following services that issue cookies:

- The Google Analytics web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics is a web analysis service that uses "cookies" that are stored on the user's computer to allow the web site visited to analyse how users use it. The information generated by the cookie concerning use of the web site visited by the user (including the IP address) will be transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of the web site by the user, compiling reports on the web site's activities for the web site's operators and providing other services relating to the web site's activities and internet usage. To view Google's privacy policy regarding the Google Analytics service, as well as to express consent for the use of these cookies, please refer to the website https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ , and click on the following link: Privacy Policy. To disable these cookies, click on the following link: Opt Out.

SOCIAL BUTTONS

There are special "buttons" (called "social buttons/widgets") depicting the icons of social networks (e.g. LinkedIn) on the Sites. These buttons allow users who are browsing the web sites to interact directly with the social networks depicted with a "click". In this case, the social network acquires the data related to the user's visit, while the Data Controller will not share any user browsing information or data acquired through its website with the social networks accessible through the Social buttons/widgets.

Social network applications on the Sites in some cases may allow the respective social networks to identify you, even if you have not clicked on the application buttons. This type of button can allow the corresponding social network to follow your browsing on the site simply if your account on the social network in question is activated (open session) while browsing the Site.

We advise that you review the policies of these social networks to understand the purposes of using browsing information that they can collect, including for advertising purposes. These policies must allow you to exercise your choices regarding social networks, in particular by setting up your user account for each.

COOKIES THAT REQUIRE CONSENT

The installation of certain cookies is subject to your consent. Moreover, when you visit the Sites for the first time, you are asked if you accept the installation of this type of cookie by means of a disclosure banner on the home page of the Sites. Cookies will be activated only after you have accepted and continue to browse the Sites.

You can modify your choice at any time by using the various tools described in the section "How are cookies managed?".

HOW ARE COOKIES MANAGED?

There are several ways to manage cookies and other tracking elements.

You can configure your browser to:

- accept all cookies,

- systematically reject them, or

- choose those that you wish to accept, based on the issuer.

You can also set your browser to accept or reject cookies before they are installed. You can also regularly delete cookies from your device via your browser, and activate the Do Not Track option in most browsers.

Do not forget to configure all of the browsers of your different terminals (tablet, smartphone, computer, etc.).

For the management of cookies and your choices, configuration varies depending on the browser. The configuration is described in the Help menu of your browser, which will inform you about how to modify your cookie preferences.

For Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

For Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html,

For Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&hlrm=en&answer=95647

For Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20and%20d%C3%A9sactivate%20the%20cookies

For Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html

For additional information on cookies, including how to view cookies that have been set on your device as well as cookie management and deletion, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

COOKIES Flash © DI Adobe Flash Player™

Adobe Flash Player™ is a computer application that allows the quick development of dynamic content by means of Flash. Flash (and applications of the same type) stores settings, preferences and use of such content by means of a technology similar to that of cookies. However, Adobe Flash Player™ handles this information as well as your choices through a different interface than that provided by your browser.

If your device is able to display contents developed with the Flash language, we invite you to access your Flash cookie management tools directly fromhttp://www.adobe.com/en/

The registration of a cookie on your terminal is substantially subject to your choice, which you can express and freely modify at any time in your browser settings.

If your browser is set to accept cookies on your device, cookies embedded in the pages and the content that you have viewed can be temporarily stored in a specific area of ​​your device. These cookies can only be read by those who sent them.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies. In this regard, we draw your attention to the fact that by setting your browser to refuse cookies, some features, pages and areas of the Sites will not be accessible (such as attempting to access content or services that require your identification, or if we or our service providers are unable to recognise the type of browser used on your terminal, its language and display settings or the country in which the terminal is located for technical compatibility purposes). We decline any responsibility for any consequences of the reduced operation of our services due to the inability to register or consult the cookies necessary for their operation, which have been rejected by you or deleted.

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