Privacy & Cookie

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

What is a cookie?

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a computer when a user visits a website. The text contains information that the website can read when the file is opened at a later date. Some of these cookies are needed for the website to work properly, while others are useful to visitors for the safe memorisation of usernames and language settings, for example. The benefit of having cookies installed on your PC is that you don’t need to keep on providing the same information every time you visit the same website.

Definitions

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) used by web servers to store information locally (through the browser), for reuse during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or afterwards, perhaps even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored according to the user’s preferences, by each browser, on a specific device (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, like web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, for example, can be used to collect information about the behaviour of users and how they use the services provided.

In the rest of this document, when we use the term “cookies”, we are referring to cookies and all similar technologies.

Types of cookie

Based on their characteristics and use, we can classify cookies as follows:

  • Technical cookies. These cookies are essential for the website to work property and are used to manage the login process and access to reserved functions. The duration of these cookies is limited exclusively to the current session (when the browser is closed, they are deleted), with the exception of Wishlists, which use cookies with a longer duration (30 days) to identify the visitor’s computer for this limited period; this operation is performed using an alphanumeric code generated when the site is accessed for the first time, making users recognisable but anonymous, so that their choices can be remembered. Disabling these cookies affects services that require login, whereas public areas of the website can usually still be accessed.
  • Analytics and third party cookies. These cookies are used to track and analyse site traffic anonymously.
    They are also used for system monitoring and to improve performance and usability. These cookies can be switched off without any loss of function.
  • Profiling cookies. These permanent cookies are used to identify (anonymously or not) the user’s preferences and improve their browsing experience. This website does not use these cookies.

 

COOKIE DURATION

Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or the user logs out. Other cookies remain on devices after the browser is closed and can also be used during subsequent visits by the user.

These cookies are known as persistent and their duration is established by the server when they are created. In some cases the expiry is fixed, in others it is unlimited.

On this website, information is stored exclusively for technical purposes and persistent cookies are not used.

However, while browsing the website, users may interact with third party sites which can create or modify permanent profiling cookies. For the terms of use of third party cookies, please see the “Third Party Cookies” section.

Why does this website use cookies?

Cookies are used to provide customers with a buying experience that reflects as far as possible their tastes and preferences. Cookies make it possible not to receive or enter the same information every time a website is visited. Cookies are also used to optimise website performance, by making it easier to complete purchases and search quickly for specific items and products on the website.

Cookies are used, for example, to recognise the user’s login credentials or purchases.

SOURCE

COOKIE

USE

EXPIRY

asgsuperconductors.com

ce-cookie

Cookie information banner management

1 year

asgsuperconductors.com

PHPSESSID

PHPSESSID is a native PHP cookie that allows websites to store user state data. It is used to establish a user session and to communicate status data through a temporary cookie usually referred to as a session cookie. Since the PHPSESSID cookie doesn’t expire, it disappears when the browser is closed.

 

Google Analytics

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We use the information obtained from limited monitoring to improve the website’s content and structure. This information helps us understand, for example, the number of pageviews, the referring search engine and the keyword used for the search.

 

We will update this information directly.

For more information on data processing, please see the legal notices

THIRD PARTY COOKIES USED

The following third party cookies are used on this website

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Google Analytics uses mainly proprietary cookies to generate reports on visitor interaction with websites. These cookies are used to store information that cannot be used for personal identification. Browsers do not share proprietary cookies between different domains.

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and analyse, in anonymous form, information about how websites are used. This information is gathered by Google Analytics and processed to prepare statistical reports about activities on the websites in question. This website does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google Analytics to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other information in its possession, nor does it try to link an IP address with a user’s identity. Google may also communicate such information to third parties where this is required by the law or where such third parties are holding the aforementioned information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, follow these links:

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

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Users may selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out extension provided by Google in your browser. To disable Google Analytics, go to the link below:

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

SOCIAL PLUGINS

Social plugins designed to share content on social networks also use cookies. These plugins are parts of visited pages which are generated directly by social network websites and integrated in the hosting site. The most common use of social plugins is for sharing content on social networks.

The use of plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all the websites managed by third parties. Information collected by third parties is managed as set out in the relative information notices. For greater clarity and convenience, links to information notices and cookie management methods are given below.

Youtube

Information notice: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/

Configuration: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/managing/

PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE

Information notice pursuant to article 13, Legislative Decree 196/2003

Dear Sir/Madam,

we would like to inform you that Legislative Decree no. 196, June 30, 2003 (“Personal data protection code”) makes provision for the protection of persons and other parties in relation to personal data processing.

In accordance with the law indicated, such processing will based on the principles of fairness, legality, transparency and the protection of your privacy and rights.

Therefore, pursuant to article 13, Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, we provide you with the following information:

  1. the data you provide will be processed for the following purposes: provision of services, goods shipment, administrative procedures, payment, requests for information material;
  2. processing will be performed using the following means: computer;
  3. the provision of your data is obligatory and refusal could result in failure to perform the contract, or its partial performance, and the discontinuation of the relationship;
  4. your data will not be passed on to other parties or published;
  5. the data controller is ASG Superconductors s.p.a.;
  6. the data processor is the legal representative, who can be contacted at the company’s head office;
  7. you may exercise your rights in regard to the data controller at any time, pursuant to article 7, Legislative Decree 196/2003, which for your convenience we reproduce here in its entirety.

 

MANAGING AND DISABLING COOKIES

Users can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using their browser settings.

Warning: totally or partially disabling technical cookies can affect website functions reserved for registered users. Public content can be accessed even if cookies are completely disabled.

Disabling third party cookies doesn’t affect navigation in any way.

Specific settings can be defined for different websites and applications. The best browsers also allow you to define different settings for proprietary and third party cookies.

In Firefox, for example, the menu item Tools->Options->Privacy displays a control panel that allows the user to decide whether or not to accept the various types of cookie and delete them if desired.

Chrome: https://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

This page can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of every page in the website, pursuant to article 122, section two, Legislative Decree 196/2003 and as a result of the simplified procedure for issuing information notices and receiving permission to use cookies published in Gazzetta Ufficiale no. 229, May 8, 2014.

Last Update 12/08/2015

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