In accordance with Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, this policy explains what cookies are and illustrates the various types of cookies present on the website https://www.whysol.it (hereinafter, the “Site”).
Cookies are small text files that the sites you visit send and record on your computer or mobile device and that are subsequently retransmitted to the same sites upon your next visit. It is thanks to cookies that the site remembers your actions and preferences (such as, for example, your login details, your preferred language, font size, other view settings, etc.) so that these do not have to be specified again when you return to the site or navigate from one page to another of that.
Therefore, cookies are used to perform computer authentication and session monitoring operations, as well as to store information regarding the activities of the users who access a website, and may also contain a single identification code that allows users to keep track of their browsing within the website for statistical or advertising purposes.
There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and they may remain on the user’s computer or mobile device for different periods of time: these include so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; and so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device until a set deadline.
In particular, this consent is unnecessary in the case of “technical” cookies, meaning those cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent that it is strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, these are cookies that are essential to the functioning of the website or that are necessary for carrying out activities requested by the user.
The Garante (“Italian Data Protection Authority”) (see Decision regarding “Identification of simplified arrangements to provide Information and obtain consent regarding cookies – 8 May 2014”) includes the following cookies among technical cookies, which do not require any express consent for their use:
- “analytics cookies”, used directly by the site manager to collect information in aggregated form on the number of users and on how these visit the website;
- browsing or session cookies (to authenticate, to make a purchase, etc.); and
- “functionality cookies”, which enable users to navigate in view of a set of selected criteria (for example, language or the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.
Vice-versa, your prior consent is required for “profiling cookies”, i.e. cookies aimed at creating user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during their navigation on the web.
The site uses only technical cookies, i.e. navigation or session cookies, which are strictly necessary for the functioning of the site or to allow the user to take advantage of the contents and services requested.
More information and details on the various types of cookies, their operating modalities and characteristics, are available on the publicly accessible website independent of Whysol Investments S.r.l., www.AllAboutCookies.org.