Cookie management

1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is automatically saved on your computer by the server of an internet site while browsing. Its function is to allow the website to recognize the user (not the actual person, but rather the device the user is operating) and to retain specific information. Such information may include logins, language preferences, and other various customizations, so that they do not need to be re-entered on each new visit. In many cases, websites are personalized by means of the cookies, making them indispensable for a correct functioning of the site. For example, authentication cookies allow the site to identify whether or not a user is authorized to access the site and to detect from which account the login was made, thereby determining which parts of the site should be made accessible to the user.

2. Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. They allow a more efficient navigation, are used to apply user preferences, and in general, for the purpose of improving the user’s browsing experience by customizing the site based on personal profile and navigation habits. Cookies can also contribute to streamlining online advertisements by targeting them towards the specific user and their particular interests.

3. What types of cookies exist?
Cookies are fundamentally divided as follows:
A. Session cookies: as the name indicates, session cookies are temporarily stored in memory and expire when the user leaves the site. This type of cookie is primarily used to facilitate access to the services offered on the site, to authenticate previously registered users, and to store items entered by user into the shopping cart for purchase;
B. Permanent (or persistent) cookies: unlike session cookies, permanent cookies are stored on the disk and can remain there for a period of time longer than the user’s session period. These cookies hold information such as login details, contacts, and account numbers, so the user does not have to re-input this data each time the site is accessed. They also record user preferences and memorize actions taken during the website visit. Permanent cookies are active for multiple visits.
The aforementioned cookies are further divided as follows:
C. "First party" (or own) cookies: these cookies are sent from the site itself and allow the site to record user’s data and preferences;
D. "Third party" (or other) cookies: these are cookies set by sites other than the one being visited. For example, a site could have a Facebook "Like" button on its website. This "Like" button will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. The purpose of third-party cookies is to collect information for conducting research of a different nature, such as behavioral or demographic research, as well as for targeted marketing.

4. Categories of cookies
A. Technical cookies
Based on the Guidelines provided by the Italian Authortity for the protection of personal data regarding the identification of simplified procedures for disclosure and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies (released on May 8, 2014), technical cookies can be divided into navigation or session cookies, analytical cookies and functional cookies.
For the use of these cookies, prior consent of user is not required.
Technical cookies can be identified as follows:
Navigation or Session cookies
These cookies are essential in order to allow the user to navigate through the pages of a site and enjoy its overall features. One such example would be access to restricted areas. Authentication cookies fall into this category. Without this type of cookie, it would be impossible to provide essential services such as the shopping cart and electronic invoicing.
Chrysos is able to identify a user at login and can therefore provide the user an immediate access to the site’s services. In the event that a user chooses to block these cookies, the user will no longer be able to use the site for ordering products, but rather only for browsing.
This type of cookie also keeps track of the user’s consent given during the login phase, with regard to the use of cookies and profiling, including that of third parties.
Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies are categorized as technical cookies. They are used to collect information in an aggregated form with respect to number of users and accesses, and for tracking how sites are being used (hence, not for collecting identification data). Analytical cookies are specifically used for statistical purposes. The information collected, for example, may pertain to which pages are visited most often by a user, or, the frequency error messages are received from the pages visited.
Functional cookies
This type of cookies allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria, such as language or products selected for purchase. Their overall purpose is to improve the services of the site and the user’s experience. These cookies can also be used to store changes made by the user on site pages that are customizable.
B)  Profiling cookies
As the name suggests, profiling cookies are aimed at creating profiles related to the user. They are utilized to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. On our website such profiling cookies can be used to publish customized advertising ads based on user interests. Targeting or promotional cookies allow to obtain detailed information regarding user’s browsing habits (such as products or services most often viewed). Information collected through this type of cookie is for the exclusive benefit of Chrysos and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of advertising service providers for the sole purpose of analyzing the information on behalf of Chrysos.
Among the various types of profiling cookies, Chrysos uses cookies from Google Analytics and DoubleClick - Google.
Google Analytics: used for the purpose of enhanced e-commerce and user tracking.
To disable Google Analytics cookies, the user must access the cookie management tools available in the browser being utilized. The documentation regarding the use of cookies by Google Analytics can be consulted here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
DoubleClick - Google: traces the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the For more details, refer to the Double Click privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/doubleclick/publishers/small-business/terms.html
User consent is required for the use of profiling cookies. The user may modify their preferences regarding promotional or targeting cookies at any time through the browser settings, or by enabling/disabling all third-party cookies.

5. Sharing information
The information collected by Chrysos through the use of cookies will not be transferred to third parties, except to providers of advertising services or IT services (for purposes essential to their processing). Such transfer of information will always safeguard each user’s rights to privacy.

6. Management of preferences regarding cookies
All browsing technologies allow you to manage cookies in the cookie folder of your web browser. This means cookies can be deleted from your cookie folder at the end of your visit to our website, or you can also set your preferences on the use of cookies before beginning to browse our site.
As already indicated, cancelling or blocking cookies may adversely affect your browsing experience on the site. Below the user can find pages that describe the settings for each browser in greater detail:
It is understood that in the event one or more cookies are not applied, your browsing experience on the site could be negatively affected.

7. How to disable third-party and profiling cookies

You can find out how to disable third-party, promotional and targeting cookies from your computer at the following website: http://youronlinechoices.com/

8. Contacts
For more information regarding cookies, or for any other questions or suggestions, please contact: privacy@officinabernardi.com.
For the purposes of this policy, the data controller on the use of cookies is Chrysos S.p.A.


9. Additional information
Below is a complete picture of the profiling cookies used on our site, with the name and function of each clearly indicated:

Cookie

Function

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

_gat_tracker

Used to limit the frequency of requests.

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