Information in accordance to the EU Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”)
Regarding the website www.webappeel.com, Webappeel Srl (following Webappeel), based in Turin - Legnano Street n. 27 is Owner of the processing of personal data.
This document contains the following information:
1 - What are cookies.
2 - Types of cookies.
3 - Third party cookies.
4 - Privacy and Security on cookies.
5 - Other threats based on cookies.
6 - Cookies on www.webappeel.it website
1. What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send to the device (usually the browser), they are stored in the corresponding folder of it while the user is intent on visiting a website, to be then re-transmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits. They are used for the purpose of improving navigation, (the http protocol is stateless and cannot "remember" the authenticated user who browses the pages), saving user preferences already entered (username, password, etc.), tracking tastes and user preferences allowing you to manage the presence or absence of targeted marketing initiatives or the provision of services related to the activity of the Owner such as newsletters, dem etc. If restrictions are placed on their use, this will certainly affect the user's status during the consultation. Blocking or removing them from the browser cache could cause an incomplete use of the services offered by the web application.
2. Types of cookies
Session Cookies are temporary cookies, which are limited to "exist" for the duration of the user's session. When the browser is closed, the session cookies expire. These are generally used to identify users when they access a site, to remind the user of its preferences when switching between the pages of the site, to provide the user with specific information previously collected. The most common example of this functionality is the shopping cart functionality of an e-commerce site. For example, when you visit a page of a catalog and select some items, the session cookie remembers the selection so that in a virtual shopping cart, the items remain selected when you are ready for the checkout operation. If there were no session cookies, if the user clicked on checkout, the new page could not recognize past activities on previous pages and the cart would always remain empty.
Persistent Cookies remain active even after the browser is closed and help sites remember user data and settings for subsequent consultation. This allows for faster and more convenient access in terms of time, since there is no need to log in again. In addition to authentication, other website features are made possible and include: language selection, theme selection, menu preferences, internal site bookmarks or favorites, among many others. The first time you visit the website, the information is presented by default. During the visit, preferences are selected and these preferences will be remembered through the use of the persistent cookie the next time the user visits the site.
Functional Cookies: the so-called “Functional” Cookies are used to provide services, remember settings, with the aim of improving the experience of using the website, for example by informing the user of the last access made. They are never used for purposes other than those described and are sometimes "strictly necessary" for functionalities/services that the Owner of the processing of personal data has implemented on the site.
Analytical Cookies for website statistics: they allow us to carry out, with the help of Google, an analysis of visitor traffic, which pages are most visited, which browsers visitors use to browse the Internet, or the screen format used. At the addresses: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (Policy in English); http://www.google.it/analytics/learn/privacy.html (Policy in Italian) the policies of how Google uses the so-called "Analytical Cookies" (intended for traffic analysis for website statistics) are proposed. For these Cookies, the prior consent of the visitor is required if the Data Controller (including through the site manager) does not complete the masking of the IP address. The user's identification data are used to analyze how the user's visit to the website of the Owner takes place.
3. Third party Cookies
There are various types of cookies, some of them are defined as third parties. They are used, for example, by the website that the visitor first chose and which contains advertisements from another server or third-party website. Operationally, the browser collects information fed from different sources, so that all elements are displayed on the same page, thus creating a cookie in the corresponding browser folder. All cookies can be removed directly from the browser settings or through special programs, even free ones. It is also possible to block their creation. In the latter case, some services of the site may not work as expected and it may not be possible to access or even, having no longer the associated cookie, to have user preferences, so the information would be displayed in the wrong local form or be unavailable.
Web beacon: also called "tracking pixel," "1x1 gif", "single pixel gif," "pixel tag," or "action tag" are graphic images, which generally do not exceed the size of 1 pixel x 1 pixel that are used with the aim of collecting anonymous information on how users use the site and to offer personalized content. They also allow to identify the types of browsers, the words entered in search engines by visitors to reach the site and the domain names of the sites that deviate traffic to the site. The web beacons are present in the e-mail communications and allow to know if a user has received, opened or clicked on the links provided with the e-mail received.
Flash Cookies or Local shared objects (LSOs): websites can use Flash content, displayed on their pages to store some information on the device. As with HTTP cookies, local shared objects can be used by websites to collect information on the paths taken by Internet users regarding navigation between websites. Online banks or advertisers may use local shared objects for tracking purposes.
Google AdSense: Google AdSense is a program managed by Google Inc. that allows advertisers of the Google network to publish advertisements on their website and earn based on the number of exposures of the advertisement or clicks made on them.
Information can be accessed at the address: http://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms.
4. Privacy and security on cookies
Cookies are not viruses, they are just text files that are neither interpreted by the browser nor executed in memory. Consequently, they cannot duplicate themselves, spread to other networks to be replicated again. Because they cannot perform these functions, they are outside the standard definition of a virus. However, cookies can be used for malicious purposes. Since information on preferences, the history of a user's actions and specific navigation between multiple sites are stored thanks to them, cookies can be used to act as a form of spyware. Many anti-spyware products are well aware of this problem and routinely report cookies as possible threats.
Regarding Flash Cookies, Adobe does not directly provide a tool to customize Flash Player settings related to the management of cookies. To access the various settings offered, it is instead necessary to access any web page containing the created creativity, right-click it, choose the Global settings option and then click on the link General privacy settings panel.
Alternatively, you can visit the page directly: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
It should be remembered that if Flash Cookies are deleted or their storage is completely disabled, some websites may no longer operate as expected. Flash Cookies can be used, for example, to force a new creation of a traditional HTTP cookie containing the information it previously hosted.
5. How to disable cookies (opt-out mechanism)
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it-IT&p=cpn_cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Apple Safari: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/it/cookies/
6. Other threats based on cookies
Since cookies are transmitted between the browser and the website, an attacker or an unauthorized person could intercept the data transmission and information relating to cookies. Although relatively rare, this can happen if the browser connects to the site using, for example, an unsecured WI-FI network. Other cookie-based attacks involve server settings. If a website does not require the browser to use only encrypted connections (e.g. https), attackers can exploit this vulnerability to trick visitors by sending them personal information through insecure channels. The attackers then hijack the personal data for unauthorized processing purposes.
7. Cookies on Webappeel website
The responsible and ethical policy with which Webappeel treats aspects relating to Privacy is to include clear descriptions of how cookies are distributed on the website www.webappeel.com. Most browsers have in themselves implemented the privacy setting feature which provides different levels of cookie acceptance, expiration and disposal after a user has visited a particular site. Since identity protection is highly valued by internet users and is a right, it is necessary to be aware of the threats that Cookies can present. It is our intention to be transparent about the conditions and purposes of the use that Webappeel makes of cookies and other technologies.
In line with the standard practices of many websites, Webappeel website could install on the computer used by the user and access: cookies, web beacons, Flash cookies and other technologies. Using Webappeel website, the user gives its consent regarding the storage of cookies.