Cookie Policy

Extended Cookie Policy

The http://www.star-italia.net/ portal (‘Website’) uses cookies to guarantee that the procedures function correctly and to improve the level of user satisfaction.

 

What are cookies?

The Website uses “cookie” technology and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded by browsers onto the user’s navigation device when the user visits a website. The cookies are subsequently rebroadcasted during the navigation session (‘temporary cookies’) or every time thereafter the user visits the original website (‘permanent cookies’) or another website that recognizes that specific cookie, therefore allowing the website to recognize the navigation device of the individual user.

When navigating on a website, the user may receive cookies on the device that are sent by sites other than the one he/she is consulting (‘third parties’).

The cookies can be used for different purposes: carrying out informational authentication, monitoring sessions, memorizing information on the specific configuration regarding the user that accesses the server, etc.

The cookies may or may not contain personal information about the user. If you would like to disable the use of cookies, you must customize your computer’s settings, eliminating all cookies or activating a warning message when the cookies are memorized. To continue without modifying the application of cookies, simply continue navigating.

 

Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies.

Technical Cookies are used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication message across an electronic communication network and only in the amount absolutely necessary to provide information to the service company. These are not utilized for any other purpose. Navigation Cookies are considered Technical Cookies, they ensure normal navigation and usability of the website that is being consulted and are in essence necessary (for example, they allow purchases to be made or the user to be authenticated so that he/she can access private areas). Cookie analytics are also part of Technical Cookies because they are used to gather aggregated information on the number of users and how the users visit the website with the purpose of improving the website’s performance

Performance cookies gather information on how users utilize a website, for example which pages are visited the most or if they receive error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All of the information collected through cookies is pooled together and remains anonymous. The data is used only to improve the operation of a website.

By using our site, the user accepts that such cookies can be installed on the user’s device.

Functional Cookies allow a website to memorize the choices made by users (e.g., name, language, hometown) and provide personalized advanced functionality. These cookies can also be used to memorize changes made to the size of the text, font and other parts of the web page that can be utilized. They can also be used to provide services requested by the user, such as watch a video or comment on a blog. The information collected by this type of cookie can be made anonymous and unable to monitor user navigation activity on other websites.

By using our website, the user accepts that such cookies can be installed on the user’s device.

Profiling Cookies aim to create user profiles and are utilized to send advertising messages that are in line with the preferences demonstrated by the user while navigating online. The following are Profiling Cookies:

  • Targeting or Marketing Cookies which permit the navigation habits of the user to be memorized in order to suggest advertising messages that respond to the user’s interests and preferences. This means that the same advertising message is not seen repeatedly unless to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign through statistical analysis of the data.
  • Third Party Targeting or Marketing Cookies in some cases are issued by advertising firms with consent from the website manager and can provide information on user navigation not only to the website manager but also to third party advertising firms.

Third Party Cookies may be received from the website visited (‘owners’) or from websites managed by other organizations (‘third parties’) when a website is visited.

 

Consent for use of cookies

Use of cookies is possible only with consent of the user. Consent at the sending of the cookie is requested only for profiling cookies. Besides denying the reception of cookies through the navigation browser settings, the user can expressly consent to the use of profiling cookies and revoke it at any time. The user consents to the use of profiling cookies explicitly by providing consent in the website access banner or implicitly by pursuing navigation on the website.

 

Consent for use of personal data

In accordance with Article 122, comma 2, Legislative Decree 196/2003, consent for use of cookies is expressed by the interested party through individual settings that the user freely chooses for the browser used to navigate the website, without prejudice to the possibility the user has to communicate to STAR S.p.A. at any time his/her will regarding the processing of data through the cookies that the browser itself has accepted.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ( “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies or text files deposited on the user’s computer that allow the website to analyze how the user utilizes the website. The information generated by the cookies (including the IP address of anonymous users) regarding the use of the website is transmitted and deposited to the Google server in the United States. Google uses this information for the purpose of examining the use of the website on the part of the user, filling out reports on website activity for the operator of this website, and providing other services related to website activity and the use of the internet. Google can also transfer this information to Third Parties where provided by law or where these Third Parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the user IP address with any other data Google has in its possession. The user can refuse cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on his/her browser, but it should be noted that when this is done, not all of the website functions will be available for use. By using the present website, the user gives his/her consent to Google to process his/her data for the above mentioned modalities and purposes.

It is possible to block Google from detecting a cookie that is generated by and linked to the use on the part of the user of this website(including the IP address) and the elaboration of said data by downloading and installing this browser plug in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en