Cookie Policy

Dear Visitor/Visitor (hereinafter referred to as “You” or the “User“)

the undersigned company Mecc 2000 srl, VAT no. and tax code. 01071680357, owner of the website https://mecc2000.com/ (hereinafter, the “Site”), in its capacity as the data controller of the personal data of the users of the Site (hereinafter, the “Users”) provides below the privacy policy pursuant to Article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter, the “Regulation”, or the “Applicable Legislation”). (hereinafter, “We” or the “Controller“).

Since cookies are used on our Site for various purposes, we would like to explain in this notice (hereinafter, the “Cookie Notice“) what cookies are and how they are used on the Site.

 

Some cookies (so called own or first party cookies) are conveyed and controlled directly by us. Through these cookies, the Controller collects and processes certain personal data about you. In this Cookie Policy, pursuant to Article 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, the “Regulation“), we explain how we collect this data, for what purposes and what your rights are.

 

Other cookies (so called third-party cookies), on the other hand, are conveyed and controlled by third parties. On this Cookie Policy you will find links to the policies published by these third parties, which we encourage you to read carefully.

 

If you are not familiar with cookies, please read this Cookie Policy and the Site’s general Privacy Policy carefully so that you can be aware of your choices.

 

The Controller takes into the utmost consideration the right to privacy and protection of personal data of its Users. For any information regarding this Cookie Policy, Users may contact the Controller at any time, using the following methods:

 

 

  1. What are cookies and what are they used for

 

Cookies are small text files that sites visited by the user send directly to his/her terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted to the same sites the next time the same user visits (so-called first-party cookies). While browsing a site, the user may also receive cookies from different sites or web servers on his terminal (so-called third-party cookies); this happens because on the website visited there may be elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains residing on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.

 

Cookies can have a lifetime limited to a single browser session (session cookies), in which case they are automatically deactivated when the user closes the browser; or they can have a predetermined expiry date, in which case they will remain stored and active on your hard disk until that expiry date, continuing to collect information over the course of several browser sessions (permanent cookies).

 

Cookies are used for different functions. Some are necessary to enable you to browse the Site and take advantage of its features (so-called technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information, whether aggregated or not, about the number of users accessing the Site and how the Site is used (so-called tracking or analytics cookies). Finally, others are used to trace your consumer profile and display advertisements on the Site that may be of interest to you, as they are consistent with your tastes and consumption habits (so-called profiling cookies).

 

To learn about these different categories of cookies in more detail, continue reading this Cookie Policy. Find out how they work and what they are used for, and freely choose whether to consent to their use or not.

 

  1. Technical cookies

 

Technical cookies are used on the Site for the sole purpose of making it possible for you to browse the Site and to use its functionalities. These cookies are always first party cookies, as they are placed directly by us on the Site.

 


Some technical cookies are necessary in order to provide you with an optimal browsing experience or to allow you to authenticate yourself on the Site, for example in order to make a purchase on the Site or enter your private area (so-called navigation cookies). Browsing cookies are normally session cookies and are therefore automatically deactivated once you close your browser.

 


Other technical cookies are useful for allowing you to store certain preferences (e.g. language or country of origin) without having to reset them on subsequent visits (so-called functionality cookies). For this reason, functionality cookies are often persistent cookies, as they remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser, until their expiry date or until you decide to delete them.

 

In accordance with current privacy legislation, your prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies. You are of course free to block the installation of technical cookies by changing the settings of your browser (read paragraph E, no. 1 to find out how to do this). Please note, however, that by blocking the installation of technical cookies, or subsequently deleting them, your ability to access the Site, to use all or part of it, to enable or disable certain functions or to receive certain services may be wholly or partly impaired.

 

  1. Tracking or ‘analytics’ cookies

 

Analytics cookies are used on the Site to collect statistical information, in aggregate or otherwise, about the number of users accessing the Site and how they visit the Site.

 

The analytics cookies on this Site are third party cookies, as they are not directly conveyed by us but by third parties. They are not, therefore, installed directly by the Owner but by third parties.

 

Some third-party analytics cookies are installed on the Site without your prior consent, because they are less invasive as they are anonymised and the third parties cannot access disaggregated analytics data at IP address level (in other words, by using these cookies, the third parties cannot trace your identity).

 

Other third-party analytics cookies are, on the other hand, installed on the Site only with your prior consent, because they are not anonymised, as third parties can access disaggregated analytics data at IP address level (in other words, by using these cookies, third parties could theoretically trace your identity through your IP address)

 

 

For this reason, when you access the Site a special banner is displayed prominently, informing you that (i) third party analytics cookies are used on the Site and that (ii) by closing the banner, scrolling down the home page or clicking on any element of the home page other than the banner, you consent to the use of cookies. If you consent to the installation of cookies in this way, we will keep track of your consent through a technical cookie. In this way, we will avoid showing you the cookie banner on your subsequent visits to the Site. Please note that if you delete this technical cookie from your browser in the manner set out in paragraph E, no. 1) below, the record of your consent will be lost and therefore the cookie banner will be displayed again on your next visit to the Site.

 

You are of course free to block the installation of analytics cookies at any time, without your ability to visit the Site and enjoy its contents being affected in any way. To find out how to do this, please read the third party cookie policies carefully by following the links in the table above.

 

  1. Profiling cookies

 

Profiling cookies are used to create a user profile of you, based on the preferences and tastes you have shown while surfing the Internet, and to display advertisements consistent with your profile. In this way, the advertisements you see on our Site may be of greater interest to you.

 


In accordance with current privacy legislation, your prior consent is required for the installation of such cookies. For this reason, when you access the Site, a banner is displayed prominently, informing you that (i) profiling cookies are used on the Site and that (ii) by closing the banner, scrolling down the home page or clicking on any element of the home page other than the banner, you consent to the use of cookies. Should you consent to the installation of cookies in this way, we will keep track of your consent through a technical cookie. In this way, we will avoid showing you the cookie banner on your subsequent visits to the Site. Please note that if you delete this technical cookie from your browser in the manner set out in paragraph E, no. 1 below, the record of your consent will be lost and therefore the cookie banner will be displayed again on your next visit to the Site.

 


You are, of course, free to block the installation of profiling cookies at any time, without your ability to visit the Site and enjoy its contents being affected in any way. If you decide to deactivate behavioural advertising, it does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising on the Site. However, the banners you see on the Site may not reflect your interests or preferences on the browser you are currently using.

 

Some of the profiling cookies are installed directly by the Owner (first-party profiling cookies). These cookies are permanent and have a maximum duration of 12 months. Below is a list of the first-party profiling cookies used on the Site, with an indication of the ways in which you can oppose their installation.

 

To disable these profiling cookies change your browser settings (see paragraph E, no. 1) or use this handy interactive button:

 

 

 

 

By using the interactive button to block first-party profiling cookies you will still receive a technical cookie to store your preference. Please note that if you delete all cookies from your browser, this technical cookie may also be removed and you may have to re-express your choice to block these cookies using the interactive button on this Cookie Policy.

 


Most profiling cookies, on the other hand, are installed by third parties who act as independent data controllers (third-party cookies). Below is a list of the third-party profiling cookies currently used on the Site, with an indication of the link to the information pages created by their developers.

 

Some third party cookies are installed by parties with whom we do not have a direct contractual relationship. For this reason, we provide below links to the websites of the entities that act as intermediaries between us and these third parties, where you can find (i) the list of third parties that install profiling cookies on the Site and (ii) links to the privacy policies of these third parties, where you can find all the necessary information on their profiling cookies and on how to opt-out of their installation.

 

Please note that by logging in to the Site using the credentials of a social network with which you are registered, you will receive third party cookies from the operator of the social network in question, which typically, in addition to allowing you to authenticate on the Site, also have profiling purposes. Before logging in through the social network buttons, please read carefully the Cookie Policy provided by the social network operators on the use of these cookies. If you do not wish to receive these cookies, please login to the Site normally without using the social network buttons. 

 

 

  1. How to manage cookies and oppose their use

 

There are several options to manage, disable and delete cookies.

 

(1) Change your browser settings

 

Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the browser you use to find out how to manage, disable or delete all cookies (technical, analytics and profiling):

 

 

Make your choices carefully. By indiscriminately blocking the receipt of all cookies, including technical cookies, without providing a specific exception for the Site, you may no longer be able to browse the Site or use some or all of its features. In addition, if you delete all cookies from your browser, technical cookies may also be removed and, therefore, you may no longer be able to remove the preferences that you have set when using the Site or you may no longer be able to find the products or services in your shopping cart.

 

(2) Use our interactive tools or those provided by third parties

 

 

To disable first-party profiling cookies, i.e. those set directly by us, you can simply use the interactive button that appears prominently in paragraph D of this Cookie Policy. Your choice to opt-out of these cookies will not affect your ability to browse the Site and use its features, and you can opt-out at any time by using the same interactive button.

 

To disable third party cookies, please consult the privacy policies of third parties that install analytics cookies (see paragraph C above) or profiling cookies (see paragraph D above) to learn about the other tools available to you to manage, disable and delete cookies, and more generally to object to their use. Remember that by disabling third party cookies, (i) you object to their use not only on the Site but on all Internet sites on which they are used and (ii) your ability to browse the Site and use its features will not be affected in any way. When you disable third party cookies you will still see the banner on the home page of the Site relating to cookies; however, if you close the banner, scroll down the home page or click on any element of the home page other than the banner, you will not receive any third party cookies that you have properly disabled.

 

(3) Use the Internet site www.youronlinechoices.eu/it/ 

 

Your Online Choices is an Internet site managed by the non-profit association European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), whose version in Italian can be reached at www.youronlinechoices.eu/it/, which provides information on behavioural advertising based on profiling cookies (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/a-proposito) and allows Internet users to easily oppose (opt-out) the installation of the main profiling cookies installed by advertising operators and used on Internet sites (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte). Before using this tool, we advise you to carefully read the general terms of service of the Your Online Choices website (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/condizioni-generali-di-servizio), the frequently asked questions (FAQ) (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/faqs) and the user guide (https://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/help).

 

Use Your Online Choices consciously. Although Your Online Choices brings together many of the world’s leading advertising companies that use cookies, some of the third parties that install cookies through the Site may not have signed up to Your Online Choices. Therefore, using Your Online Choices does not guarantee that you will receive third-party cookies by browsing the Site. Please also remember that if you delete all cookies from your browser, the technical cookies issued by Your Online Choices to remember your choices may also be deleted, making the third-party cookies active again.

 

  1. Processing methods and data retention periods

 

As outlined in the introduction to this Cookie Policy, the Controller collects and processes some of your personal data through cookies that it places directly on the Site (first-party cookies). The Controller acts as the controller of this data, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. We will process your data only by electronic means, in a fully automated manner and without human intermediation. Therefore, our employees and collaborators will never access the content of your personal data obtained through cookies, which means that they will never be able to access and/or have direct personal identification information (PII).

Some of our employees and contractors, appointed by us as processors, may perform maintenance work on the computer systems that host your data, without ever being able to access their actual content. Your personal data may be stored on servers managed by third parties (e.g. suppliers of IT systems) or may be managed by subjects specialised in online advertising, who act as external processors on the basis of a specific written appointment by the Controller. We inform you that, in compliance with the conditions and guarantees established by the Regulation, your data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area, which may not offer a level of privacy and personal data protection comparable to that guaranteed by Italian and European privacy laws, but as the Controller we will take data security into utmost consideration, therefore we will proceed in managing such transfers with all due precautions and guarantees. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third party data controllers or disseminated.

 

  1. Your rights

 

To exercise your rights, or to obtain any further information or clarification in relation to this Cookie Policy, please contact the Controller by the following means:

 

 

Pursuant to the Regulation, the Data Controller informs that Users have the right to obtain information on:

(i) the origin of the personal data;

(ii) the purposes and methods of the processing

(iii) the logic applied in case of processing carried out with the aid of electronic instruments

(iv) the identification data concerning data controller and data processors;

(v) the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated or who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as data processors or persons in charge of the processing.

 

Furthermore, Users have the right to obtain:

  1. a) access, updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;

  2. b) the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed

  3. c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

 

In addition, Users have:

 

  1. (a) the right to withdraw consent at any time, if the processing is based on their consent;

  2. (b) (where applicable) the right to data portability (the right to receive all personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format), the right to restriction of processing of personal data and the right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten‘)

  3. (c) the right to object:
    (i) in whole or in part, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning them, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;
    ii) in whole or in part, to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys;
    iii) qualora i dati personali siano trattati per finalità di marketing diretto, in qualsiasi momento, al trattamento dei Suoi dati effettuato per tale finalità, compresa la profilazione nella misura in cui sia connessa a tale marketing diretto;

  4. (d) if they consider that processing concerning them is in breach of the Regulation, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in the Member State in which they have their habitual residence, in the Member State in which they work, or in the Member State in which the alleged breach occurred).

 

The Italian supervisory authority is the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, based in Piazza Venezia 11, 00186 – Roma (https://www.garanteprivacy.it/).

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The Controller is not responsible for updating all links displayed in this Cookie Policy, therefore whenever a link is not working and/or updated, Users acknowledge and agree that they should always refer to the document and/or section of the websites referred to by such link