Privacy & Cookie policy

For the purpose of implementing EU Regulation 2016/679 and relative laws and regulations in force, we hereby provide you with the following information regarding the processing and protection of your personal data on this website and the website cookie policy.

Data Controller
The data controller is Ekoru S.r.l. Via Lufrano, 72 – 80040 Volla (Na) VAT no. 02134910351

Personal and identification data.
Personal data means any information regarding a natural person, identified or identifiable, also indirectly, by means of reference to any other information, including a personal identification number; Identification data, personal data which enable the direct identification of the data subject (by way of example: name, surname, email address, address, telephone number, etc.).

Browsing data
During normal operation, the IT systems and software procedures used to power this web site acquire some personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This is information that has not been collected for the purpose of associating it with individual users, but which by its very nature may enable the identification of users, through processing and associations with data in the possession of third parties. This data category includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the website, the URIs (Uniform Resource identifiers) of requested resources, request times, the method used to submit requests to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code specifying the status of the response provided by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters pertaining to the operative system and the user’s computerised environment. This data is used for the sole purpose of acquiring anonymous statistical information on website use and to check the correct functioning thereof. Defence in legal proceedings – The User’s Personal Data may be used by the Data Controller in legal proceedings or preparatory phases, for defence against any User breaches of use of this Application or related services. Data may be used to ascertain liability in the event of damage to the website incurred by any cases of cyber crime. Maintenance – The User’s Personal Data can be processed with additional means and purposes, pertaining to the maintenance of systems.

Data provided voluntarily by the user
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of emails to addresses indicated on this website entails the successive acquisition of the sender’s address, necessary in order to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data which may have been entered. Specific information statements will be presented on pages of the Website, regarding particular services or the processing of Data provided by the User or the Data subject.

Cookies Please refer to the end of the document, to the paragraph regarding the cookie policy.

Processing purposes for which consent is granted, whenever required

Data of a personal nature which is voluntarily provided will be processed for the following purposes, until objection is raised:

  • the carrying out of operations strictly linked and instrumental to the management of relations with website users or visitors;
  • the collection, storage and elaboration of your data for:
  • statistical analysis, also in anonymous and/or aggregate form;
  • statistical analysis in order to verify the quality of services provided by the website;

Processing methods – Storage
Processing will be carried out automatically and manually, with means and instruments in order to guarantee the utmost security and confidentiality, by duly authorised persons.

Conservation period
Data will be stored for a period of time no longer than the one required to fulfil the purposes for which data was collected and successively processed.

Scope of disclosure and distribution
Your data which is subjected to processing will not be distributed, sold or exchanged with third parties without explicit consent from the data subject. Data may be disclosed to third parties belonging to the following categories:

  • Persons or entities providing IT system management services
    firms or companies within the scope of assistance and consultancy relations;
  • competent authorities for the fulfilment of legal requirements and/or provisions issued by public bodies, upon request.
  • external providers;
  • companies which carry out ordinary and extraordinary website management

Your data shall not be distributed under any circumstances

Transfer of personal data abroad
The data subject’s personal data will not be transmitted to Third Countries. In the event personal data were to be transmitted to third countries or international organisations in the future, all provisions set forth in chapter V (EU Regulation 2016/679) will be complied with, in order to ensure a suitable level of protection.

Rights of the data subject
The data subject has the right to request the following from the Data Controller: access to personal data, rectification or erasure of said data, limitation of processing; they may also object to their processing altogether. You also have the right to request full specification of your rights by writing to the Controller’s address.

The right to lodge a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Authority
If you believe processing regarding you is in breach of your dignity, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Personal Data Protection Authority.

Cookie policy

Application software used may contain “cookie” technology. The main purpose of cookies is to facilitate the user’s browsing experience. Cookies can provide information on browsing on the website and enable the functioning of certain services which require user path identification through different Website pages. For any access to the portal, irrespective of the presence of a cookie or otherwise, the following information is recorded: browser type, operating system (e.g. Microsoft, Apple, Android, Linux, etc.), the Host and URL of visitor provenance, in addition to data on the requested page. In any case, the user can set their browser so that they are informed upon receiving a cookie and in this way, decide to remove it. Further information on cookies is available on the websites of browser providers.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on the user’s computer, when they visit certain web pages on the internet. Cookies are enabled by most browsers, all necessary information on how to modify cookie settings on the browser is available below. Cookies do not cause harm to the device. In the cookies we generate, we do not store personal identification information, rather we use information to improve the website browsing experience. For example, they are useful in the identification and resolution of errors.

Cookies perform a number of functions, for example they enable efficient browsing of various pages and in general, they improve the user’s experience. The controller reserves the right to use cookies, with the user’s consent when required by law or established by applicable regulations, to facilitate browsing on this website and to customise information which will appear on it. The controller also reserves the right to use similar systems to collect information on website users, such as the type of internet browser and operating systems used, for statistical or security purposes

Types of cookies
Cookies can be “session” or “persistent”; once downloaded, the former are deleted when the Browser is closed; in contrast, the latter are memorised until expiry or deletion. The purpose of session cookies used is to speed up the analysis of Internet traffic and to facilitate the access of users to services provided by the website. Session cookies are mostly used for authentication, authorisation and the browsing of services accessible by means of registration. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies you can change computer settings to reject them or view a notice whenever they are archived. If the data subject rejects the use of cookies, some website functionalities may fail to function correctly and some services may be unavailable. The use of so-called session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session ID which are required to enable secure and efficient website exploration. Said data is of a technical nature, valid temporarily and not collected for the purpose of identifying users but rather, by means of their functioning or in combination with other data held by third party entities (for example, the data subject’s internet connection provider), may enable identification. First party cookies are solely readable from the domain of creation.

Cookies used by us:
COOKIES WHICH ARE INDISPENSABLE FOR BROWSING (e.g. session ID) which enable the use of main website functionalities and connection protection. Without these cookies, normal website use would not be possible.
These cookies are memorised by the computer or any other device and based on the user’s request, record their choices so that they are memorised for optimisation purposes and in order to provide an enhanced and customised browsing experience for the service, or for the purpose of accessing this website. (e.g. registration in reserved areas, memorisation of products in cart so that they are available in following sessions, saving selected language, viewing of a video or the possibility to comment on a blog, etc.).

_ga: persistent – used to distinguish users – necessary for Google Analytics third party service. 2 year duration.
_gat: persistent – used to determine real time use of user on out website, – necessary for Google Analytics third party service. 2 hour duration.
__utma: persistent – user visiting time– necessary for the Google Webmaster and Analytics third party service. 2 year duration
__utmb: persistent – churn rate (approximate value) of user – necessary for Google Analytics third party service. 30 minute duration
__utmv – persistent – enables the monitoring of visitor behaviour and measurement of website performance levels– necessary for the Google Analytics third party service. 2 year duration
__utmc – session – enable interoperability with previous version of the Google Analytics code known as Urchin.
__utmt – persistent – used to monitor speed requested by the Google Analytics service. 10 minute duration.
__utmz: persistent – user provenance– necessary for the Google Analytics third party service. 6 minute duration

All website pages, we use information obtained by means of limited monitoring in order to improve contents and browsing paths within the website. This information enables us to understand, for example, the number of pages visited, the search engine of provenance, key words used in the search.

YSC: session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: persistent
PREF: persistent
GPS: persistent
GEUP: persistent

How can I disable cookies?
Warning: as regards the user’s disabling of all types of cookies (including technical ones), please note that some website functionalities may be limited or unavailable altogether.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, however you can choose not to accept them. If you do not want your computer to receive and memorise cookies, you can modify your browser security settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc…). There are different ways to manage cookies and other traceability technologies. By changing browser settings, you can accept or reject cookies or decide to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from visited Websites. All installed cookies can be deleted in the cookies folder of your browser. Each browser presents different procedures for managing settings.
Cookies can be directly deactivated from your web browser. For more detailed information regarding options on disabling cookies, here is the list of configuration links for the most common browsers.

  • How to disable cookies in Firefox
  • How to disable cookies in Chrome
  • How to disable cookies in Internet Explorer
  • How to disable cookies in Safari
  • How to disable cookies in Opera

If you do not use any of the aforementioned browsers, select “cookies” in the relative section of the guide to find out where your cookies folder is.

Consent is freely expressed by the user by proceeding with browsing, after reading the short information statement. It should be noted that permission can be withdrawn at any time and that you can disable cookies as described here above.

Other links
In order to provide an enhanced user experience, this Website may contain links to other websites (“Links”). The Controller declines all liability regarding the contents and materials accessible on such websites or obtainable through them in any way. Any information regarding link websites must be solely addressed to the administrators of the website in question.

Amendments to the information statement on cookie use
The Information Statement on cookie use is periodically reviewed, to ensure it is always up to date. This cookies information statement was last updated on 20th February 2020.