Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation
Cookies are small text files that may be sent to and registered on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit, to then be re-sent to those same sites when you visit them again. It is thanks to these cookies that those websites can “remember” your actions and preferences (e.g., login data, language, font size, other display settings, etc.), so that you do not need to configure them again when you next visit the website, or when you change pages within a website.
When browsing a website, you may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the website being visited (i.e., third-party cookies).
There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, which may be stored on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time: “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies”, which will remain on your device until their pre-set expiration period passes.
According to the law which may be applicable to you, your consent may not always be necessary for cookies to be used through the Website. In particular, “technical cookies” – i.e. cookies used exclusively to transmit messages over an electronic communications network, or otherwise strictly necessary to provide a service specifically requested by you – typically do not require this consent. In other words, cookies which are indispensable for operation of the Website or required to perform activities you request may be used without your consent. This may include cookies used for analytics purposes (used to collect aggregated information on the number of users of a website, and how those users visit the website), browsing or session cookies (used to allow users to login) and function cookies (used to allow memorisation of choices made by a user when accessing the website, such as language or products selected for purchase, in order to improve the user’s experience).
- Analytics cookies, when used directly by a website operator to collect information, in an aggregate form, on the number of users and how they use a website;
- Browsing or session cookies, to identify and authenticate users of a website;
- Function cookies, which allow users to browse a website according to a series of selected criteria (e.g., a certain language, products selected for purchase, etc.), in order to improve the services provided to those users.
On the other hand, "profiling cookies" – i.e., cookies used to create profiles on users and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites – require users’ prior consent.
Types of cookies used by the Website and opt-out option
https://www.cloud-r.eu/it (hereinafter, “Website"” or “cloud-R”) uses third-party cookies – i.e. cookies from websites / web servers other than the Website, and which are used for specific purposes of the third parties owning those websites/webservers. These third parties will typically be considered independent data controllers regarding their cookies, and therefore you must refer to their privacy policies, information notices or other materials to obtain more information on them. Cloud-R cannot control or ascertain the use which may be made, by these third parties, of third-party cookies, nor their exact characteristics or purpose.
Following the list of cookies used on this Website:
|Type of cookie and data controller||Technical name||Type||Term||Functionality and purpose|
|Google Technical||rc::a||HTML||Persistent||These cookies are used to distinguish between humans and bots|
|Google Analytics Statistics||_ga||HTTP||2 years||These cookies are used to monitor performance, for reporting and for providing data that will influence the improvements made to the Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form|
|Google Analytics Statistics||_gat||HTTP||1 day|
|Google Analytics Statistics||_gid||HTTP||1 day|
|Google Statistics||collect||Pixel||Session||This pixel is used to collect information about the visitor's device and behavior. The cookie collect information in an anonymous form|
Your consent is not required for the installation of Google Analytics cookies as Cloud-R uses it with the "anonymizelp" extension for anonymization.
If you do not want your data to be used by Google Analytics, you can install the browser add-on in the manner described by Google at the following addresses:
How to view and modify cookies through the browser
You can block or delete all or some of the cookies used on the Website via your browser options. Your cookie preferences will be reset if different browsers are used to access the Website. For more information on how to set the preferences for cookies via your browser, refer to the following instructions: