Report about cookie utilization

Assing web site utilizes cookies and similar technologies in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the procedures and improve the experience in the use of online applications.

This document provides detailed informations about the utilization of cookies and similar technologies, about how are used by Assing and how manage them.

Definitions

Cookies are small text files (letters and/or numbers) which allow web server to memorize on client (browser) the informations to be re-used during the visit on the web site (session cookies) or days later (persistent cookies).

Cookies are memorized, on the basis of the costumer preferences , by the single browser on the specific device used (i.e. computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, such as web beacon, transparent GIF and all the other types of local storage introduced by HTML5, are usable for gathering informations on the costumer behaviour and the service utilization.

In the following document we will refer to cookies and all similar tchnologies using the simple term of “cookie”.

Cookie types

On the basis of the characteristics and the utilization of cookies, we can distinguish different categories:

  • Cookies absolutely necessary. We are talking about cookies necessary for the proper functioning of Assing Spa web site. The duration of cookies is limited to the working session (when the browser is closed, cookies are delated).
  • Analysis and performance cookies. They are cookies utilized anonymously for gathering and analyzing the traffic and the utilization of the web site. These cookies, although we don’t identificate the costumer, make possible to detect if the same costumer back to connect in different moments. They, also, allow us to monitor the system and improve the performances and the usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality.
  • Cookie profiling. We are talking about permanent cookies used to identify (anonimously or not) the costumer preferences and improve his/her browsing experience.

Google Analytics

Assing Spa web site includes some components transmitted by Google Analytics, a service of analysis of the web traffic provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). In that case we are talking about cookies of third parties, gathered and managed anonymously with the aim to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (perfomance cookie).

Google Analytics anonymously utilized cookies to gather and analyse the informations about the behaviours of Assing Spa web site utilization. This site doesn’t utilize (and doesn’t allow third parties to utilize) Google analysis tool for monitoring or gathering personal informations of identification. Google doesn’t combine the IP address to other data possessed by Google and doesn’t try to link an IP address with a costumer identity.

Google can also communicate these informations to third parties where this is required by law or whereas these third parties treated these informations on behalf of Google.

For more details, please refer to the following link:

https://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/

the costumer can disable selectively Google Analytics actions by fitting on his/her personal browser the OPT-OUT component provided by Google. For disactivating Google Analytics, please refer to the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cookie duration

Some cookies (session cookies) stay active only until the closure of the browser. Other cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and they are also available in the following site visit.

These cookies are named “persistents” and their duration is set by the server at the moment of their creation. In some cases is set a time limit, in others the duration is unlimited.

Cookie management

The costumer can decide whether or not accept cookies using the settings of his/her browser.

Attention: the total or partial deactivation of technical cookies can compromise the use of web site functionality reserved to the registered costumers.

Instead, the availability of public contents is also possible through the total cookie deactivation.

The deactivation of third part cookies doesn’t undermine the web navigability.

The setting can be defined specifically for different sites and web applications. Also, the best browsers allow us to define different settings for “first party” cookies and “third party” cookies.

As an example, in Firefox, through setting menu -> options -> privacy, it is possible to access to a panel of control where you can define whether or not accept different types of cookies and move forward their removal.

Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie

Internet Explorer: : http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html

Safari: : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT

Assing Spa informs that the costumer may make use of Your Online Choises. Thanks this service it is possible to manage the tracking preferences of the great part of the advertisement tools.

Therefor, the controller suggests costumers to use this sourse in addiction to the informations provided by this document.

For the report or for the deactivation of profiling cookies provided by third parties, it’s possible to go on the web site:

www.youronlinechoices.com/it