The EU legislation on 'cookies' and other similar tools in users' terminals (personal computers, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, etc.) has been amended following the implementation of the EEC Directive 2009/136/EC that modified the 'e-Privacy' 2002/58/EC Directive. Italy has transposed the new Directive, which modified the Legislative Decree no.196 of 30 June 2003 'Personal Data Protection Code', with the Legislative Decree no.69 of 28 May 2012.
In particular, Art.122 of the Decree 196/03 was replaced and the revised article today states that:
The new provision expressly evidences that the possible technical storage of or access to information that is already present in the users' terminals are allowed if they are aimed solely to perform transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or within the limits strictly necessary for the supplier of an information society service to provide the relevant service, that is expressly required by the users.
In determining the simplified measures mentioned above, the Garante (Data Protection Authority) will also take into account the proposals that may be submitted by leading Italian consumer and trade associations involved, with a view to guaranteeing the deployment of methodologies able to ensure the users' awareness.
What are cookies
Cookies are files that can be stored on a computer (or another device used to surf the internet, like smartphones or tablets) when users visit a website. Usually cookies contain the name of the website they come from and the so-called cookie 'life span' (or how long they will remain on the users' device).
Cookies essential for the functioning of the website
The website www.itstoreit.com uses session and persistent cookies in order to offer the users a more efficient service. The use of these cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to effectively provide all the services and functions of the website.
The cookies used on the website avoid resorting to other IT techniques that may compromise the confidentiality of the users when surfing the net and do not allow the acquisition of data that directly identify the users. Those who do not wish to store these cookies may cancel them after browsing by simply accessing the privacy settings menu of their browser and selecting the 'eliminate cookies' option.
How to disable cookies
Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically by default. The user can change this setting to block cookies or to be warned that cookies are sent to the same user's device. There are various ways of managing cookies.
Users can refer to the instruction manual or the help screen of the browser to discover how to regulate or modify those specific settings.
In the case of other devices (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), users will have to ensure that each browser on every device is set to reflect their own cookies preference.
The Data Controller is Webup S.p.a, Piazza dei Martiri di Belfiore, 2,00195 Rome (RM) in the person of its legal representative.
For a constant update on the variations or changes made to privacy policies adopted by Webup S.p.a., mainly attributable to changes in legislation, it is advisable for the user to consult this document frequently.
Webup S.p.a. acknowledges that the Italian Legislative Decree 196/03 grants specific rights to users who provide their own personal information. In particular, users may obtain from the Data Controller, from the Data Processor or from others responsible for processing such data the confirmation of the existence of their own personal data, and that such data be made available to the users in an intelligible format.
The users may also: ask for information regarding the origin of the data as well as the logic and purpose on which the processing is based;
require that the data be deleted or have it transformed into an anonymous form; block the data processed in violation of the law, as well as update, correct or, if desired, integrate the data; oppose, for legal reasons, the data processing itself.