Cookie Policy

Policy pursuant to Art. 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR)

This privacy policy is an extension of the policy on the use of cookies and other technical identifiers provided to the data subject via the simplified information notice on the banner shown when accessing this website.

This page is addressed to users consulting the website accessible by electronic means at the following address: (the “Site”).

The Data Controller is Mariotti S.r.l. with registered office in Via Torino, 118 Settimo Torinese (TO) – 10036 (Italy) (hereinafter referred to as “Company” “Data Controller”).

1) Definitions, characteristics and enforcement

Cookies are small text files that the sites you visit send and store on your terminal device (computer or mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets), to be transmitted back to the same sites the next time you visit them.

It is thanks to cookies that a site remembers the user’s actions and preferences (such as, for example, login data, chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be set again when the user returns to that site or navigates from one page to another of it. Therefore, cookies are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring, facilitate the use of content and store information concerning the activities of users accessing a website and may also contain a unique identification code that allows tracking of the user’s navigation within the website for statistical or advertising purposes.

a) Classification of Cookies

When browsing a website, in addition to cookies stored directly by the site you are visiting (so-called “first-party cookies”), you may also receive cookies on your computer from sites or web servers other than the one you are visiting (so-called “third-party cookies”).

Certain operations could not be carried out without the use of cookies, which are therefore in certain cases technically necessary for the operation of the site itself.

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and these may remain on the user’s computer for different periods of time: so-called “session cookies” or also referred to as “browsing cookies”, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called “persistent cookies”, which remain on the user’s device until a pre-determined expiry date.

There are also so-called “analytics cookies”, which are used to assess the effectiveness of an information society service provided, to design a website or to help measure its “traffic”, i.e. the number of visitors, also possibly broken down by geographical area, time of connection or other characteristics.

Under current Italian law, the use of cookies does not always require the user’s express consent. In particular, no such consent is required for so-called “technical cookies”, also referred to as “necessary cookies”, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, these are cookies that are indispensable for the operation of the site or necessary to perform activities requested by the user, without which certain operations could not be performed or would be more complex and/or less secure.

Among technical cookies, which do not require express consent for their use, the Italian Data Protection Authority (see Cookies and Other Tracking Tools Guidelines of 10 June 2021 and subsequent clarifications, hereinafter only referred to as “Guidelines”) also includes:

  • analytics cookies if their use precludes the possibility of directly identifying the data subject (so-called “single out”), thus preventing the use of analytics cookies that may result in direct and unique identification. In addition, their structure must provide for the possibility of referring them not to one but to several devices, so as to create reasonable uncertainty as to the computer identity of the recipient (usually by masking portions of the IP address within the cookie itself as indicated in the Guidelines). Finally, in order to be identified as technical, analytics cookies must be limited to the production of aggregate statistics only and be used in relation to a single website/mobile application, so as not to allow the tracking of a person’s navigation using different applications or browsing different websites;
  • navigation or session cookies;
  • functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the user.

For the so-called “profiling cookies”, on the other hand, i.e. those aimed at creating profiles of the user and used to modulate the provision of the service in a personalised manner beyond what is strictly necessary for the provision of the service or to send targeted advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of web browsing and/or to analyse and monitor the behaviour of visitors, the user’s prior consent is required.

2) Types of cookies used by the Site

The Data Controller has classified the cookies in use according to their type as follows.

Since third-party cookie suppliers are also obliged to comply with the relevant legislation, we refer to the links to the web pages of the third-party sites, where you can find the cookie consent forms and their relevant policies.


3) Social plug-ins

These “social buttons” are visible on our website to enable you to share content via social networks, including LinkedIn. Cookies are deposited by these platforms on our site to enable them to collect information about your navigation.

For more information on cookie management and the privacy policy of: Facebook click here, Twitter click here, LinkedIn click here, Youtube click here.

4) Web beacons

Web beacons are tiny invisible images that the company uses in its newsletters. These images make it possible to identify statistical information on the use of the newsletter and allow the company to improve this service. If you wish to prevent such statistical information from being collected, you must set HTML deactivation in your e-mail system so that the company newsletter is only read as text. All newsletters sent by the company also contain a link that allows you to unsubscribe.

5) Your decisions about cookies

You can select a feature whereby your computer will warn you whenever a cookie is set, or you can decide to disable all cookies. You can select these features via your browser settings. Each browser is slightly different, so we invite you to identify in the “Help” menu of your browser the most correct way to modify the cookie functionality. If you decide to disable cookies, you will not have access to many functions that make your experience on our site more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

a) Cookie management instructions

If you have a different browser type or version, please refer to the relevant browser menu.

  • Microsoft Edge: for instructions on how to delete cookies on Edge, click here
  • Google Chrome: for instructions on how to delete cookies on Chrome, click here
  • Mozilla Firefox: for instructions on how to delete cookies on Firefox, click here
  • Safari: for instructions on how to delete cookies on Safari, click here
  • Opera: for instructions on how to delete cookies on Opera, click here

b) Your preferences set online via interprofessional sites

We invite you to access the Youronlinechoices site proposed by the professional digital advertising companies grouped within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) and managed in Italy by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia ( You will thus be able to learn about the companies registered on this platform that offer you the possibility of refusing or accepting the cookies they use to adapt the advertisements likely to be displayed on your computer terminal to your browsing information:

6) Recipients of personal data

Your Personal Data may be shared, for the above purposes, with:

  • persons authorised by the Company to process Personal Data necessary to perform activities strictly related to the provision of the Services, who have committed themselves to confidentiality or have an appropriate legal obligation of confidentiality (e.g. employees and system administrators);
  • third parties who may be involved in the management of the Site and who typically act as Data Processors;
  • subjects, bodies or authorities to whom it is mandatory to communicate your Personal Data by virtue of legal provisions or orders by the authorities.

7) Transfer of personal data

Your Personal Data is not shared with recipients outside the European Economic Area.

8) Privacy rights under Articles 15 et seq. of the Regulation

Pursuant to Articles 15 et seq. of the Regulation, you have the right to ask the Company, at any time, for access to your Personal Data, to have them rectified or erased, to object to the processing, to request the restriction of processing in the cases provided for by Article 18 of the Regulation, and to obtain in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format the data concerning you, in the cases provided for by Article 20 of the Regulation.

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Regulation, you are entitled to revoke at any time the consent already given, without prejudice to the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to the revocation of consent.

In any case, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent Supervisory Authority (Italian Data Protection Authority), in accordance with Article 77 of the Regulation, if you consider that the processing of your Personal Data is contrary to the legislation in force.