What are Cookies
Cookie are small text files that the visited websites send to the terminal (PC, tablet, smartphone, notebook) which are stored to then be retransmitted to the same websites on the next visit. There are various cookies that contain various information (e.g. authentication of digital information, session monitoring, memorization of preferences to send advertising messages, etc.).
Each cookie, in turn, contains various data (e.g. the name of the server of origin, a numerical identifier, etc.). This data can remain in the user’s device for various periods of time, such as a browser session, a few hours, several days or longer periods.
They are used to carry out digital authentication, session monitoring and to store information in the websites. While browsing a website, the user may also receive Cookies on his or her device that are sent from different websites or web servers (“third parties”), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages on other domains) present on the website that the user is browsing.
The Harmoniz website uses TECHNICAL Cookies. These Cookies allow easy use of the website for the user and make it easier for him or her to find information, simplifying the connection and the transmission of data between user and website. Their purpose is for browsing or for providing a service requested by the user. They are not used for further purposes. Technical cookies are required for the website to work properly. Without using these cookies, some operations may not be completed or they could be more complex and/or less secure. Therefore, technical cookies are indispensable. Technical cookies do not require the user’s consent in that they are necessary for the website to work correctly. Specifically, we use browsing or temporary and permanent session Cookies which guarantee normal browsing and use of the website, allowing, for example, information inherent to browsing to be saved, data to be stored to keep the browsing session active and/or to save information inherent to the “full screen” on/off settings in browsing the website
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS Cookies
We also use analytics Cookies (Google Analytics) to gather information on the use of our website. These Cookies, comparable to the technical Cookies, are treated in aggregate form to monitor the most visited areas of the website, improve website content, facilitate use and monitor correct operation of the website.
The analytics Cookies used are set up by a website other than the one the user is visiting. This is because there are elements on every website (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages on other domains, etc.) which reside on servers other than the one of the visited website. We allow third parties to use our analytics Cookies on our website for the purpose of saving information in anonymous form preparatory to the creation of reports on browsing of the website.
If you do not want your information to be used by Google Analytics, you can install browser add-ons in accordance with the methods described by Google at the following address:
Cookies and browser settings
Please be advised that you can authorize, limit or block Cookies through the browser settings. Nevertheless, if you set up your device to refuse technical or browsing Cookies, some of the website services may not be displayed correctly or they may not work optimally. In this section, you can find the information on how to deactivate Cookies on the most commonly used browsers. If your browser is not on the list below, please see your browser instructions on Cookie management.
Apple Safari IOS
If you want to disable cookies in the Safari browser, go to Preferences and from the Privacy tab, select the option for blocking cookies. On iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, go to Settings, select Safari and go to the section on cookies.”
Internet Explorer version 6 or newer
• Select “Tools” on your browser bar
• Select “Internet Options
• Select “Privacy” and then click “Advanced
• Select “Replace automatic cookie management
• Deactivate “Cookies of viewed Websites” by selecting “Block
• Deactivate “Third party cookies” by selecting “Block
• DiDeactivate the “Session cookies” by de-selecting “Always accept session cookies
• Click “OK
Firefox version 9 or newer
• Select “Tools” on your browser bar
• Select “Options
• Select “Privacy
• In the “History” area, select “use personalized settings” from the drop down menu
• Deactivate the cookies by de-selecting “Accept cookies from websites”
• Click “OK
Google Chrome version 24 or newer
• Select “Chrome Menu” on your browser bar
• Select “settings” • Select “Show advanced settings”
• In the “Privacy” section, click “Content settings”
• Deactivate all cookies by selecting “Prevent websites from setting up data” and “Block third party cookies and website data”
• Click “OK”
Social Network Buttons and Widgets
Social network buttons are the “buttons” on the website that portray the social network icons (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) which allow you interact directly with the social platforms with a “click”.
The social network buttons on this site are the links that redirect to the Harmoniz accounts on the social networks shown. Moreover, by using these buttons, no third party cookies are installed on the website.
In any case, the links where the user can view the privacy advisory relative to data management of the social networks where the buttons redirect are indicated below: