Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY
WWW.HYDOR.COM
art. 13 REG. (UE) 2016/679

WEBSITE POLICY MOD. 1 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

For any request/information or to exercise the rights set forth in this Policy, please contact info@hydor.com.
Please specify “Website Privacy Request – Hydor.com” in the subject of the communication.

The “PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY OF THE WEBSITE” forms an integral part of the following “COOKIE POLICY”, including the rights that a user may exercise by contacting the above-mentioned addresses.
This policy may be amended should new legal requirements be introduced or should changes be made to the website. We therefore recommend users to check this section regularly for any updates.

I. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

Pursuant to EU Reg. 679/2016, as well as in accordance with the Provision issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority on 8.05.2014, which identifies simplified procedures for providing information and acquiring consent to the use of cookies (published in Official Bulletin no. 126 on 3.06.2014), and with respect for any further amendments, the Data Controller hereby provides its Cookie Policy.
The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to provide users with all information relating to art. 13 of the GDPR and to describe in a specific and analytical way the features and purposes of cookies installed on the website, with users being able to select/disable individual cookies.
Processing through the use of cookies is carried out by means of automated tools and the data retention period depends on the type of cookie used.

What cookies are
Cookies are small text files that are sent to a user’s computer/device by websites visited (usually to his/her browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.), where they are stored and then sent back to the same sites each time the same user subsequently visits them.

Why they’re useful
Cookies are useful because they allow websites to recognise a user’s device and this improves the user’s browsing experience. Cookies serve a number of purposes, which include enabling users to effectively browse a website’s pages, to remind them of their favourite websites, to memorise language preferences, etc. Cookies also help to ensure that online advertising content is tailored to the user’s particular interests.

Cookie classification
There are different types of cookies:
1) they may be based on duration, like “session” cookies (automatically deleted by the browser when it closes) or “persistent” cookies (active until their expiration date or when deleted by the user);
2) with regards to their source, cookies can be “first-party” (sent to the browser directly from the website that the user is visiting) or “third-party” (sent to the browser from other websites than the one user is visiting).
3) Depending on their purpose, cookies may be technical or used for profiling. It is worth exploring these types in further detail.

Technical cookies
improve the user’s browsing experience. In fact, without the use of technical cookies, certain operations would be much more complex and almost impossible to carry out. These cookies – which can be first-party or third-party, session or persistent cookies – do not require the user’s prior consent to be installed. Technical cookies are “strictly necessary” when they enable you to effectively navigate the website and make use of its essential features, such as allowing you to perform electronic authentications or storing previous actions. Blocking the use of these cookies may compromise the user’s browsing experience. Technical cookies are “functional” when they improve the user’s browsing experience by storing his/her preferences, such as language, name and location. Blocking these cookies will not compromise your browsing experience, but you will not be able to make use of these useful services. Technical cookies are “analytical” when they allow you to gather information on how users interact with the website. They analyse the number of pages visited, the time spent on the website, the most visited pages and any other events that come to light during browsing, such as errors from pages visited. These cookies allow the website owner to obtain statistical data regarding web navigation and to improve services offered to its users. Analytical cookies are technical in nature – not for profiling – only when the Data Controller has adopted appropriate tools to decrease the identifying power of the analytical cookies used, by masking significant portions of the IP address. The user’s prior consent is not required when installing technical cookies. Therefore, when the website only uses technical cookies, the Data Controller is not required to obtain consent via a cookie banner. However, this extended policy (the one that the user is reading right now) is mandatory.

Profiling cookies
are only activated after the user grants his/her consent. Consent is granted by clicking “OK” (or “continue”, etc.) on the banner that appears on the homepage or any other page of the same website, or by the deliberate action of the users themselves (i.e., selecting content on the page below said banner). Profiling cookies are used to improve the services offered by the Data Controller and to select and send advertisements based on the preferences expressed by the user while browsing. The use of profiling cookies to send targeted advertising material does not mean that more advertisements will be displayed, nor shall the user’s browsing experience be hindered. As a matter of fact, by disabling profiling cookies, the user will only see general advertising material instead of advertisements in line with his/her interests. For example, statistical/analytical third-party cookies without IP masking and data-crossing are profiling cookies, as are advertising, tracking or conversion cookies.

II. HOW TO SELECT AND/OR DISABLE COOKIES

Without prejudice to the fact that the prior consent of the user must be obtained if profiling cookies are installed, most browsers automatically accept cookies. By modifying the settings of your browser, cookies may be restricted or blocked. To manage cookies, you should read the instruction manual or directions provided by your browser following the paths shown below (relating to the most commonly used browsers):
– Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
– Safari
support.apple.com/mobile
support.apple.com/desktop
– Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=it
– Firefox
https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Eliminare%20i%20cookie

If you use more than one browser, you should repeat the procedure to delete the cookies for each browser. If you use different devices (such as a smartphone or tablet), you should read the instruction manual of your device for information on how to uninstall cookies. Please be aware that if you decide to block cookies, this may compromise or prevent the proper functioning of the website, given that some cookies are strictly required for browsing.

III. COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE.
HOW TO MANAGE THIRD-PARTY COOKIES.

First-party technical and profiling cookies

This website uses “functional” and “strictly necessary” first-party technical cookies to improve the user’s browsing experience. It does this so that:
– services provided are faster;
– previous actions are stored;
– a multi-lingual service is provided.
To disable cookies, please refer to point 2) of this policy.
This website does not use first-party profiling cookies.

List of technical cookies used on this website:
Cookie name: Language
Domain: www.hydor.com
Duration: 1 year

Third-party profiling and technical cookies

This website uses third-party tools.
These cookies are not controlled directly by the Data Controller. Therefore, to disable these cookies and for further information, users should follow the procedure detailed below:
1) by clicking http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/, you can access more detailed information about third-party cookies, the concept of behavioural advertising and the promotional and targeting cookies that may be stored on your computer/device. The user may disable all or some of these cookies by clicking the following link: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte or
2) the third-party cookies or systems with similar features used on this website are listed below. To manage and disable these cookies, you should access the privacy policies and consent forms of the third parties in question by clicking on the following links.

Google Analytics Cookies – “Google Analytics”
This website uses “Google Analytics” to install analytical technical cookies that allow the website owner to obtain statistical data regarding web navigation and to improve services offered to its users. The website owner has adopted appropriate tools to decrease the identifying power of the analytical cookies used, by masking significant portions of the IP address. The data generated by Google Analytics is stored in accordance with the terms specified by the privacy policy located at the following address:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718
Google Inc.’s privacy policy can be found at the following address:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/
You may disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on on your browser supplied at the following address:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Blocking these cookies will not compromise the user’s browsing experience: however, it should be noted that the statistical data collected anonymously through these technical cookies is used by the Data Controller to improve the services it provides for users.

List of “Google Analytics” cookies used on this website:
– cookie name: _gat

domain: hydor.com
duration: 1 minute
– cookie name: _gat
domain:
hydor.com
duration: 1 minute
– cookie name: _gid
domain:
hydor.com
duration: 1 day

Google Inc. interactive map
This website uses an interactive map provided by Google Inc., which may result in the installation of profiling cookies to collect information and preferences relating to services. The Data Controller only uses this “embedded” system to provide an additional service to the user and, therefore, does not use the information collected for other purposes. That said, the Data Controller does, through this system, provide information about the user to the third party providing the interactive map. The third party may combine the information collected with other information already available to it, which has been provided directly by the user or collected based on how the user has used the services provided by the third party.
For more information about this service or to disable the relevant cookies, please refer to Google’s privacy policy, accessible via the following address:
http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/
Blocking these profiling cookies will not hinder your browsing experience, but you will not be able to make use of the Google Maps service made available on the website by the website owner.

List of profiling cookies installed as a result of using the Map:
cookie name:
NID
domain: google.com
duration: 6 months.

Social Network Icon
On the website pages you will see some Social Network buttons (Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter). These so-called social network icons are used to show that our company is active on a certain platform. These buttons do not release profiling cookies. In any event, we recommend that you learn how these Social Networks manage your data, by accessing the various platforms’ privacy policies.

Final information
For more information and details about how to disable third-party cookies sent to your browser while browsing this website, please refer to http://www.youronlinechoices.com
Over time, third parties may change the web addresses containing their own privacy policies: in the event that the links included above do not direct you to the third parties’ privacy policies, please contact the Data Controller via the above-mentioned addresses.