Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

 

This Cookie Policy aims to offer a comprehensive information about cookies and how they are used by MERCURIO S.r.l.

1. Data Controller

MERCURIO S.r.l., with registered office in Via Mauro Macchi 8, 20124 Milan (MI), VAT no. 02425450034 (hereinafter MERCURIO), as Data Controller, will process the personal data provided through the website www.mercurio-group.com (the “Website“), in accordance with the applicable legislation on privacy and personal data protection.

2. What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are sent to the browser in use and stored on the device of the user visiting a website such as https://www.mercurio-group.com. Cookies allow an efficient operation of the Site and improve its performance. In addition, they provide information to the Data Controller of the Site for statistical or advertising purposes, mainly to customize user’s browsing experience by storing user’s preferences (for example, language set or to recognize the user on the next visit).

Cookies can be classified according to their origin, whether first-party or third-party; their duration, session or persistent; and finally, their purpose, i.e. technical or profiling.

3. What cookies does the Site use?

MERCURIO, as Data Controller, in compliance with national and European personal data protection laws, informs users that the Website uses so-called “technical” cookies, i.e. cookies that allow the navigation of the Website and its proper functioning. In case of removal of technical cookies through the browser settings, navigation within the Site may not be possible, fully or partly.

In particular, the Data Controller uses “first-party” technical cookies (i.e. set up and managed by MERCURIO) and “third party” technical cookies (i.e. set up and managed by third parties according to its privacy policies and not under MERCURIO’s control), each of which has a specific function, as specified below:

  • Navigation cookies

Navigation cookies are first-party technical cookies and are necessary for the operation of the Site: from the first access they allow the Site to function properly and allow the user to view content on its device by recognizing the language and the country from which the user chooses to connect.

  • Functional cookies

Functional cookies are first-party technical cookies that allow the user, on the basis of an express consent, to be recognized on subsequent accesses, so that he/she does not have to enter his/her data on each visit. Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the Site, but they enhance user’s browsing experience.

  • Analytical cookies

MERCURIO uses technical (statistical) cookies from Google Analytics. These cookies collect and transmit information in an anonymous manner about user’s browsing behavior (for example, frequently visited pages, recurring patterns of navigation), helping MERCURIO to understand any difficulties encountered in the use. These are third-party cookies and link the Site to other websites (in this case to Google Analytics tool) that have their own privacy policy (available at the following link: www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/partners/). These privacy policies may be different from that adopted by the Site www.mercurio-group.com, which therefore is not responsible for third-party sites.

In particular, the Site uses the following analytical cookies:

_ga

Type: Http

Expiration: 2 years

Origin: http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Purpose: anonymous analysis of browsing statistics

_gat

Type: Hhttp

Expiration: session (the cookie is deleted when you close your browser)

Origin: http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Purpose: anonymous analysis of browsing statistics

_gid

Type: Http

Expiration: session (the cookie is deleted when you close your browser)

Origin: http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Purpose: anonymous analysis of browsing statistics

Read more about Analytics cookies and privacy Add-onto disable Google Analytics.

For more information on Google Remarketing, you can visit https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454000?hl=it&ref_topic=2677326.

For more information about Google’s Privacy Policy and Principles, please visit http://www.google.it/policies/technologies/ads/.

You may revoke your consent to the collection and storage of data at any time. The user can deactivate the use of cookies by Google through the specific setting options of different browsers by installing the browser add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it.

Finally, users are informed that the Site does not use any type of so-called “profiling” cookies.

4. Method of acceptance

As specified in the brief information provided in the banner, the user may give its consent to the use of cookies in a simplified form in the following ways: a) by clicking on the “OK” button; b) by selecting the cookies that it wishes to authorize; c) by closing the banner by clicking on the “X” button; d) by scrolling down the page or clicking on any element of the contents within the pages of the Site.

By continuing to browse and leaving this cookie policy without a specific consent, you are giving your consent to all cookies.

5.      What are Social Buttons?

Social plug-ins are buttons depicting social network icons, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter, etc., which allow you, for example, to interact and share content directly on your social profile.

The Site contains the LinkedIn widget that allows the user to be redirected to MERCURIO LinkedIn page.

LinkedIn information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy/

6. Browsing without cookies and managing preferences

Most browsers are configured to accept, manage, or possibly disable cookies through their settings. Please note, however, that disabling navigation or functional cookies may result in the unsatisfactory functioning of the Site and/or limit the service we offer.

The following is what is indicated by Data Protection Authority: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/cookie regarding some possible options to surf without cookies:

  • Block third-party cookies:

Third-party cookies are generally not essential for browsing, so the user can refuse them by default, through appropriate functions of its browser.

  • Enable the “Do Not Trackoption:

The “Do Not Track” option is present in most of the latest generation of browsers. Websites designed to comply with this option, when activated, should automatically stop collecting some of your browsing data. As mentioned, however, not all websites are set up to respect this (discretionary) option.

  • Enable “anonymous browsing mode:

With this function the user can navigate without leaving any trace of navigation data in the browser. The sites will not remember the user, the pages visited will not be stored in history and new cookies will be deleted.

However, anonymous browsing does not guarantee anonymity on the Internet, because it only serves to keep your browsing data out of your browser, while your browsing data will continue to be available to website operators and connectivity providers.

  • Delete cookies directly:

There are special functions to do this in all browsers. However, it should be remembered that new cookies are downloaded every time you connect to the Internet, so you should delete them periodically. Some browsers offer automated systems for the periodic deletion of cookies.

Each browser has different procedures for managing cookies; below are links to specific instructions for the most popular ones:

However, please be advised that disabling this may result in the inability to use certain parts of the Site.