Cookie notice

Cookie Policy 

This Cookie Policy is an integral part of the Privacy Policy of QubicaAMF Europe S.p.A. (“QubicaAMF”). 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

 

  1. Definitions, type of cookies and application of regulations 
  2. Type of cookies used by the Website 
  3. List of cookies used by the Website 
    1. First-party cookies 
    2. Third-party cookies 
  4. How to manage or delete cookies 

 

 

 1. Definitions, type of cookies and application of regulations 

 

Cookies are small text files that the websites you visit send and record on your computer or mobile device, and are then retransmitted to these websites the next time you visit. It is thanks to cookies that the website remembers your actions and preferences (such as, for example, login details, language chosen, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not need to be reset when you return to that site or browse from one page to another. 

Therefore, cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of information regarding your activities when you access a website. They may also contain a unique identification code that allows to keep track of your browsing experience within the website for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations could not be performed without the use of cookies; so in some cases they are technically essential for the very operation of the website.  

For further information about cookies and their general functions, please visit a specialized website such as www.allaboutcookies.org 

 

Cookies may be: cookies that are set directly by the website or web server you are visiting; or cookies the website whose address you have typed and which appears in the URL window (so-called “first-party” cookies). 

 

When browsing a site, you may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the one you are visiting (so-called “third-party” cookies). When you visit a website and a third party other than the manager of the website you are visiting releases a cookie, which is owned by such third party, through such website, such cookie is referred to as a third-party cookie. 

 

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and they may be stored on your computer for different periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on your device for a specifically established period of time.  

 

In accordance with applicable regulations in force, the use of cookies does not always require your consent. Specifically, technical cookies, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by you, may not require such consent. Among the technical cookies that do not require express consent for their use, applicable regulations in force in Italy include the following: 

  • First-party analytical cookieswhich are used in an aggregated manner to collect information about the number of users and how they visit the website; 
  • Third-party analytical cookies, when tools are adopted that reduce the identification power of cookies and the third party does not cross-check the information gathered with other information already in its possession; 
  • Browsing or session cookies (used for authentication and service access); 
  • Functionality cookies that allow you to browse depending on several selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to you. 

 

However Profiling cookies i.e. cookies designed to create profiles referring to you and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences you expressed while surfing the web, require your prior consent. Your consent is also requested for Third-party analytical cookies, when tools are not adopted that reduce the identification power of cookies and the third party cross-checks the information gathered with other information already in its possession. 

 

 2. Type of cookies used by the Website 

 

The Website uses the following types of cookies: 

 

  • Browsing or session technical cookies, strictly necessary for the operation of the Website or for allowing you to access the contents and Services requested; 
  • Functionality cookies, i.e. used to enable specific Website functions and to configure the Website depending on your choices (e.g. language), in order to improve your experience. 

We inform you that if you disable technical and/or functionality cookies, you may not be able to consult the Website, or certain services or specific features of the Website may not function properly and you may need to change or manually enter certain information or preferences each time you visit the Website. 

  • Analytical cookies, which allow QubicaAMF to understand how the Website is used by you and to identify traffic coming in and out of the Website. In this respect, we point out that QubicaAMF uses the Google Analytics service (as provided by Google Inc, hereinafter “Google”) according to the following conditions: measures are taken that reduce the identification power of the cookies by masking portions of the IP (as described at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=i). QubicaAMF has accepted the amendment to data protection with Google through which Google undertakes to use these cookies exclusively for providing the service, to store them separately and not to “enhance” or “cross-check” them with other information that is in its possession. On this matter, we inform you that QubicaAMF has not linked Google Analytics to any additional Google services and that no advertising or data sharing options have been set up with Google. We also remind you that you can install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). For more information about how the third party Google Inc. may use your information, please view the privacy policy at the following link:  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en; https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en     
  • Profiling cookies used to observe the preferences you show when using the Website and to send you advertising messages in line with your preferences. 

 

Regarding third-party cookiesthird parties are typically data controllers that are independent of QubicaAMF for any data gathered through the cookies they use (and the data they gather is used for their own purposes and according to the terms they set). Splease refer to their personal data processing policies, notices and consent forms (by selecting and deselecting the respective cookies) as detailed in the table below. 

 

3. List of cookies used by the Website 

 

a) List of first-party cookies 

 

Type 

Cookie name 

Functioning and 

purpose 

Persistence time 

Web Site 

__ac 

Collects and stores the information needed to establish whether the user browsing the website is authenticated or not. The user browsing the website without authenticating is not subject to the installation of this cookie. The authentication that the cookie keeps track of is the one required for website management. Since this is not a publicly accessible feature, this cookie is installed exclusively on the devices of the technicians who handle the website management 

Session cookie 

Customer Forum 

 

Foruminfo 

Stores users’ authentication data to access the customer forum. 

1 month 

Customer Portal 

 

cookieconsent_dismissed 

Keeps track of the consent to cookies, in order to not to re-display the banner during subsequent visits to the website 

1 year 

Customer Portal 

cookie __ac 

Installed when the user authenticates to access the “customer portal” of the website. It collects and stores the information needed to establish whether the user browsing the website is authenticated or not. The user browsing the website without authenticating is not subject to the installation of this cookie 

- 

Customer Portal 

_shibsession_* 

Federated identity involves many different sessions that are established between the user and services. Most of these sessions are persisted through cookies, which are associated with additional session information at the provider or application. 

 

eShop 

LtpaToken2 

This cookie name is associated with Lightweight Third-Party Authentication technology used in IBM Websphere and Lotus Domino products. It enables automatic user login over multiple servers. Cookie is encrypted. 

Session 

eShop 

 

WC_ACTIVEPOINTER 

This cookie comes from the Websphere Company and contains the value of the store ID of the session. This value is used to select the appropriate store for a site visitor, if one is not specified on the URL. 

Session 

eShop 

 

 

WC_AUTHENTICATION_ID 

WebSphere Commerce uses a secure authentication cookie to manage authentication data. An authentication cookie flows only over SSL. For increased security, it has a timestamp with a signature. This cookie is used to authenticate the user over SSL-connections. 

Session 

eShop 

 

 

WC_CartOrderId_storeId 

Active Order Id for the store. 

Session 

eShop 

 

 

WC_CartTotal_orderId 

Subtotal of order items (before tax and shipping), number of items, language, currency. 

Session 

eShop 

 

WC_USERACTIVITY_ID 

 

This cookie is a user session cookie that flows between the browser and server over both SSL or non-SSL connection. It is used for user identification over non-SSL connections. It contains user session values such as the session login time, and session identifier information such as the user ID and store ID 

Session 

eShop 

JSESSIONID 

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. 

 

 

 

 

 

 b) List of third-party cookies 

 

Name of third- 

party 

Cookie name 

Functioning and 

purpose 

Link to Privacy policy and consent withdrawal  

Google Analytics 

__utma 

__utmb 

__utmc 

__utmz 

These four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behavior and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customized by website owners. 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
 

Google Analytics 

__utmt 

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes 

  
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
 

Google Universal Analytics 

_ga 

This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners 

 
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
 

Google Analytics 

_gat 

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 

 
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
 

Google Analytics 

_gid 

This cookie is used to group the user behavior together for each user. Structure of its value is very similar to _ga cookie. It expires after 24 hours of inactivity. 

 
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

 

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
 

Hot Jar 

_hjIncludedInSample 

This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. 

https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/ 

 

https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/gdpr-commitment/ 

Hot Jar 

_hjid 

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 

https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy/ 

 

https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/gdpr-commitment/ 

CloudFlare 

__cfduid 

Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 

https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/ 

 

 

(Third-party) Social Plugins 

Our web pages may contain plugins of the most popular social networks (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) managed by third parties. Such plugins, for example, may be the “Like” button on Facebook or the “Retweet” button on Twitter. If you access one of our web pages with a similar plugin, your Internet browser will connect directly to the third-party servers and the plugin will be shown on your screen through your browser connection. The plugin may inform third party servers about which pages you have visited. If a social network user visits our web pages while logged into his/her account, this information may be associated with the account. If you use the plugin features (for example, by clicking the “Like” button), the information will be associated with your account. 

 

(Third-party) Social buttons and widgets  

You can also find Social buttons/widgets, i.e. “buttons” representing social network icons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.), on the Website. These “buttons” allow you to visit and interact directly with the social networks with a simple “click”, while you are browsing the Website. By clicking on the Social buttons/widgets, the social network acquires the data relating to your visit. Apart from these cases, in which you willingly click to share your browsing data with the chosen social networks, QubicaAMF shall not share any browsing information or data relating to you through its Website with social networks accessible through the Social buttons/widgets. For further information, please view the privacy policies of the individual social networks accessed through the Website by means of the Social buttons. 

 

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy  

Twitter 

https://twitter.com/privacy 

Linkedin 

http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy 

You Tube and Google Plus 

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl  

 

4. How to manage or delete cookies 

 

You can authorise, block or delete (in whole or in part) any cookies through the specific settings of your Browser. If you use several devices to view and access the Website (e.g., computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), it is your responsibility to make sure that the browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your preferences on cookies. For further information about cookie management, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ 

 

By selecting the links below, you can access specific instructions for managing cookies through some of the most popular browsers. 

 

Internet Explorer  

Chrome 

Firefox 

Safari (desktop) 

Safari (mobile) 

Opera 

 

If you do not use any of the browsers listed above, you can still enter “cookies” in the section of the guide to find out where the function allowing you to manage cookies is located. 

You may also exercise your choices regarding third-party cookies by using online platforms such as YourAdChoices