Information on Cookies by Associazione ActionAid Switzerland

This website is owned by Associazione ActionAid Switzerland, which is the data controller (art. 4, paragraph 7, GDPR: “the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data") in accordance with and for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). This website uses cookies and similar technologies. This disclaimer provides information on how cookies are used and how they can be controlled by the user.

By using this website (and any other website operated by us), the user agrees to the use of cookies (and similar technologies) in accordance with this information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are information stored on the hard drive of a user's terminal which is sent by the user's browser to a web server and which contains details on network usage. As a result, they have information about the services used, the websites visited, and the options selected when browsing the Internet. In other words, cookies are small files containing letters and numbers that are downloaded onto a user’s computer or mobile device when they visit a website. Cookies are then redirected to the original website at each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes these cookies. Cookies are useful because they enable a website to recognize the user's device.

This information is not, therefore, provided spontaneously and directly, but is a trace of the user's browsing experience.

Cookies perform various tasks and allow users to browse efficiently, remembering their preferences and, more generally, improving their experience. They can also help to ensure that the commercials shown are relevant to the user and that the marketing activities carried out are in line with the user's preferences, avoiding unwelcome promotional initiatives or those not in line with the user's needs.

While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies on their terminal that are sent by different websites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), which may contain different elements (e.g. images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) found on the website they are visiting.

There are different types of cookies:

  1. Direct cookies, sent directly from this website to the user's device
  2. Third-party cookies, coming from a third party but sent on our behalf. This website uses third-party cookies to facilitate the analysis of our website and its use (as described below).

Depending on the purpose for which they are used, cookies can be divided into:

  1. Technical cookies: they are used to transmit a communication on an electronic communication network or to provide a service expressly requested by the user. Technical cookies, whose use does not require the user's consent, may further be divided into:
  2. Browsing or session cookies: these cookies guarantee a smooth browsing and use of a website (e.g. for authentication and access to reserved areas). The use of these cookies (which are not permanently stored on the user's device and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary for a safe and efficient web browsing.
  3. Analytics Cookies: they are only used to collect information in an aggregated form, on the number of users who visit the website and how they browse it.
  4. Functionality cookies: they allow the user to navigate on the basis of a series of selected criteria (e.g. language or services to which they have subscribed) to improve the service provided to the user.
  5. Profiling cookies: these cookies are designed to create user profiles and used to send targeted promotional messages based on the preferences expressed during online browsing. These cookies can only be used for these purposes with the user's consent.

 

How this website uses cookies

The following table summarises how this website and our third parties use cookies. This includes the use of cookies for:

  1. knowing the total number of visitors at all times as well as the types of browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer / Microsoft Edge) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or MacOS) used;
  2. monitoring the performance of the website, including how visitors use it, and improving its functionality;
  3. customizing and enhancing the user’s online experience.

Categories of cookies that we use and how users can manage them.

Cookies can be classified according to the categories in the table below. Users may give their consent or change it (if previously expressed) to accept the various types of cookies:

Functionality cookiesThe information generated by this type of cookie (including IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Anonymous IP has been activated on this website. This means that the user's IP address is first shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the USA for shortening. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how visitors use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing website operators with other services relating to website activity and internet usage in general. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Type of cookiePurpose of cookieSource and how to block it
Website Essential Cookies (session and browsing)These cookies are essential for a proper browsing and use of the functions of a website. These cookies do not collect personal information that can be used for marketing purposes or store the websites you visit. The use of these cookies (which are not permanently stored on the user's device and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary for a safe and efficient browsing of a website. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.(direct cookies)
Functionality cookiesThese cookies allow us to remember the user’s choices (such as username, language or geographic location) and provide them with improved and personalized features. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymized and does not keep track of the user’s browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.(direct cookies)
Analytics and third-party advertising cookies

These cookies, including cache cookies, are set up by Google Analytics and are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, including number of visitors, the websites from which they come, and the pages visited on our website. We use this information to generate reports and to improve our website; this allows us, for example, to learn about any errors that may have been detected by users and to ensure that they are able to easily find what they are looking for. In general, these cookies remain on the visitor's computer until they are deleted.

The information generated by this type of cookie (including IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Anonymous IP has been activated on this website. This means that the user's IP address is first shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be forwarded to a Google server in the USA for shortening. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating how visitors use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing website operators with other services relating to website activity and internet usage in general. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

It is also possible to prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (including IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Further information on the terms of use and data protection of Google Analytics can be found at

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/it.html

and

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

However, with the user's consent, Google may also use these cookies for non-analysis purposes by cross-referencing them with other information available to Google for user profiling purposes. Please read the information about the cookies by Google by clicking on the link in the adjacent column before giving the consent to Google.

Google Analytics

http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Technologies similar to cookies

Like many other websites, we use technologies similar to cookies, including local shared objects (also known as "flash cookies"), browser history analysis, browser fingerprints and pixel tags (also known as "web beacons"). These technologies provide us and our suppliers with information about how the website and its content are used by visitors and allow us to identify if the computer or device has visited our or other websites in the past.

Our servers automatically collect the user's IP address, which enables us to associate the address with the user's domain name or the domain name of their Internet Provider. We may also collect certain "clickstream data" relating to the use of the website. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about the user's computer or device, browser and operating system as well as their settings, the source page, the pages and content viewed or clicked during the visit, the timing and manner of such operations, the items downloaded, the website visited afterwards, and any search terms entered on our website or on a redirect website.

How to control or delete cookies

The user has the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. Below is some information on how to exercise this right. However, please note that if the user chooses to disable cookies, they may not be able to use the website's full functions and, if they have given consent to profiling on other occasions, the communications they receive may not be relevant to their interests. Please also note that in case the user chooses to manage cookie preferences, our cookie management tool will still set a technical cookie on the device to allow us to execute the user's preferences. The deletion or removal of cookies from the user’s device also involves the removal of cookies related to preferences; these choices must, therefore, be made again.

Cookies can be blocked using the links in the table above. Alternatively, please modify your browser’s settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your device. To do this, you must follow the instructions provided by the browser (usually found in the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" menus). Disabling a cookie or a category of cookies does not delete them from your browser. Therefore, this operation must be carried out directly in your browser.

In order to delete, disable or restore cookies on a computer, you can use the cookie configuration pages provided by any third-party content providers, or via the user's browser options.

Below is a list of instructions on how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers:

For mobile devices, please refer to the following instruction manuals for mobile devices to find out how to manage cookies:

  • Apple [help: https://support.apple.com/it-it/HT201265];
  • Android [help: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it].

For more information about cookies, including how to view cookies that have been set on your device, how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte.

 

Previously set cookies

If you disable one or more cookies, we will still be able to use the information collected prior to such disabling through the preferences. However, as of that time, we will no longer use disabled cookies to collect further information.

 

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