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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a Web site. Cookies are then sent back to the Web site from which they originate or to another Web site that recognizes the cookie each time you visit. Cookies are useful because they allow Web pages to recognize the devices of individual users (such as passwords, the language selected, font size, other display settings). Cookies allow you to customize a website to your interests so that they do not have to be re-entered each time. Cookies are therefore used to perform computer authentication, monitor visits, and monitor user behavior on a Web site. They may also include a unique identification code that tracks users’ navigation within the website for statistical or advertising purposes. During navigation on the Website, you may also receive cookies from other websites or web servers on your computer or mobile device (see “Third Party Cookies”). Some functionalities may not function properly or at all without cookies, so in certain cases they are technically necessary for the proper functioning of the website.

There are several types of cookies. Depending on their characteristics and functions, they may be stored on your computer or mobile device for different lengths of time: session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device until a predetermined time.

Under Italian law, the use of cookies does not always require explicit consent. In particular, the so-called “technical” cookies do not require them, for example to transmit a message via an electronic communications network or to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, they are indispensable cookies for the proper functioning of the site or for activities requested by the user.

Among the technical cookies that do not require the express consent to their use, the Authority for the Protection of Personal Data includes the following cookies (see. Prov.Gen. “Recognition of simplified procedures for information and obtaining consent for the use of cookies – 8 May 2014“):

  • “Analysis Cookies”, directly used by the site operator to collect information about the number and behaviour of users of this site,
  • Cookies for navigation or session cookies (for authentication, making a purchase, etc.),
  • Functional Cookies: These cookies allow users to navigate based on a number of selected functions (such as language settings, the goods selected for purchase) with the purpose of improving the comfort and performance of the website.

Cookies that are used to create user profiles for the creation of advertising messages require the prior consent of the user and are in accordance with his preferences, which can be recognized from the navigation.

What types of cookies do we use?

This website does not use cookies to create user profiles.

In particular, this website uses cookies:

  • Technical cookies, i.e. for navigation or visits, absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of the website or for the use of the contents and services offered by the user.
  • Analysis Cookies help to understand how the website is used by users. These cookies do not collect information about the identity of users, nor personal data. The information is processed in aggregated and anonymized form.
  • Third-party cookies, are cookies that originate from other websites or web servers and serve the same purpose.

When you visit a website, cookies are set both by the site you are visiting (“Owner”) and by other organizations (“Third Parties”). Social plugins such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are particularly noteworthy. These are areas of the visited website that are generated by the pages of third parties and integrated into the visited website. The most common use of social plugins is to share content with social networks.

These plugins relate to the transmission of cookies from and to third party websites. This information from “third parties” is administered in the relevant regulations, which must be observed. To ensure maximum transparency and convenience, you will find below the Internet addresses with the various information and possible uses of cookies.

Among the analysis cookies, the cookies of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., should be highlighted in particular. (“Google”).

These cookies enable the use of Google Analytics and help website operators to analyse the activities on the website, such as the number of users, the search criteria, the services used and the average duration of visits. They also provide other data that makes it easier for Sambucus Apartments to make the content more user-friendly.

In the case of anonymous IP activation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand, within the EU Member States or other Contracting States belonging to the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google US server and only shortened there. The anonymous IP address is activated on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, and to compile reports on activities for website operators and other services related to website activity and internet usage.

The IP addresses transmitted by Google for Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. In any case, you can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note that this could possibly impair the proper functioning of this website. You can also prevent Google from processing the data generated by the cookies and from drawing conclusions about your use of the website (including your IP address) by installing the browser plug-in under the following link:

Click here for more information about the Google cookies (the content is available in Italian):

Information received via cookies is not used to identify users. Cookies are used exclusively for the purposes described above.