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Statement on Cookies : how to be in good standing with your Web Site

Statement on Cookies : how to be in good standing with your Web Site

Manage the cookies within a website, informing users how to use them, is one of the topics that must be dealt with for anyone who runs a website or e-commerce site.

But let’s start by explaining what Cookies are: Cookies are string of text small, that are stored in users’ computers , when they visit a website.

We use cookies to personalize your experience, collecting specific information such as tracings sessions or content viewed in case of a purchase in order to be able to carry out remarketing.

On May 8, 2014 authority on privacy , issued a < strong> Regulation for the ” Identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies ” imposing a deadline for all operators of websites and e- commerce sites to come into compliance with the legislation by June 2, 2015.

The principle  aim of the legislation is to protect the privacy of users , informing the use cookies for profiling within of Websites , giving them instructions on how to give consent in cases where it is required by law
The legislation distinguishes between two types of cookies:

  • tecnical coockie:: used to improve the concerned service and the browsing experience on the site. For the use of these cookies, you do not need prior consent of the users but they should be informed about their use.
    As an example, these cookies remember what the user entered into the shopping cart or the language that has been selected.
  • cookie profiling: used to track navigation and profile the user to order to send advertising messages compatible with the preferences shown, within the navigation network.
    In order to use these cookies legislation declares that it must be at the consensus of the user

he managers of websites have to comply with the laws:

  1. Set up a Privacy Policy page , called ” extensive disclosure ” , prompting the consent to install cookie and do “profiling ”
    There are no preset templates to create the page, but it could be a part of it:
  • reference articles of the regulations
  • explanation of what a cookie is
  • description of existing cookies (cookie technical and profiling),
  • types of cookies used on the Website.
  1. Implement a banner with the information , which is visible to the user, by entering:
  • The link to the Privacy Policy page created for a more detailed explanation
  • Information about the fact that the site uses and allows the sending of third-party cookies
  • Explain that by continuing browsing, that you are implicitly accepting that the site may use cookies to improve the experience
  • Information on the possibility for the user to change their own choices
    about cookies’ by accessing the Privacy Policy page to find the information
    in detail from anywhere in the site.

For further information please contact your legal advisor.

Informed on the legislation by clicking the following officer’s links: