Extended Information Notice on the Use of Cookies


This “extended information notice” has been specifically drafted and customized for this website, www.simai.it, according to the provisions set out in Resolution dated 8 May 2014, issued by the Authority for the protection of personal data. It supplements and updates other information notices already present in the website and/or issued in the past by the company. In combination with them, it provides all the elements required by article 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and by the subsequent Resolutions of the Authority for the protection of personal data.

Important Notice

All third parties are informed that the use of this information notice, or just of some sections of it, on other websites where it would certainly be not relevant and/or incorrect and/or inconsistent, may lead to the application of severe penalties by the Authority for the protection of personal data.

Scope of the information

In these web pages, our company applies technologies that make use of “cookies” and the objective of this information notice is to clearly and precisely describe to the user how they are used. This document cancels and fully replaces any previous indications provided by the company about cookies, which are therefore to be considered as entirely obsolete.

What are cookies

Cookies are text strings (files of small size) that the websites visited by users send to users’ terminals (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.), where they are stored to be returned to the same sites that originally sent them during the subsequent visit by the same user.

Types of cookies and specific objectives

Cookies used in this website belong to the following types:

  • 1. Technical cookies: users can enjoy quick and optimal navigation through the website and can effectively use services and/or the various options offered by the website, for example giving the opportunity to make a purchase or to log in to access reserved areas. These cookies are necessary to improve the use of the website, but can however be disabled.
  • 2. Analysis cookies: these are tools for anonymous and aggregated web analyses, providing information on how users use the web site, how they got to it, the number and duration of their visits, etc. Thanks to these cookies, a website can be improved to make user access easier and to compile statistics. These cookies are not necessary for the best use of the website and can therefore be disabled.
  • 3. Third party cookies: these cookies are installed on the user terminal by managers of third party sites, through this site. Third party cookies are mainly used for analysis purposes and mostly come from the functions of Google Analytics. For more information on Google Analytics click on the following link: http://www.google.it/intl/it/analytics.
    To disable cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting navigation data, a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics can be downloaded clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Browser settings

Users can configure, freely and in any moment, their privacy parameters regarding the installing and use of cookies, directly through their navigation programme (browser) following the specific instructions. Specifically, users can set the so called “private browsing mode”. With it, their browser stops saving the history of visited websites, any passwords entered, cookies and other information regarding the pages visited. It should be noted that if the user decides to disable all cookies (also technical cookies), the quality and rapidity of the services offered by this website may substantially diminish and access be denied to some sections of the website.

Practical information to users for setting their browser correctly

To decline or limit the use of cookies, by this website and by other websites, directly through their browsers, users can follow the simple instructions described below, that refer to the most commonly used browsers.
Google Chrome: click on the icon called “Customize and Control Google Chrome” located top right, then select menu item called “Settings”. A template will open, select menu item called “Show advanced settings” and then, in menu item called “Privacy”, click button “Contents Settings” where all or part of the cookies can be disabled.
Microsoft Internet Explorer: click on icon called “Tools” located top right, then select menu item called “Internet options”. A template will open, select menu item called “Privacy” where all or part of the cookies can be disabled.
Mozilla Firefox: from the dropdown menu located top left, select menu item called “Options”. A template will open, select menu item “Privacy”, where all or part of the cookies can be disabled.

Date when this document was drafted: 08/01/2018