Cookies are small text files (letters and/or numbers) which allow our web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused over the course of the same visit to the site (session cookies) or subsequently, even some days after (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by individual browsers on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, like, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information on a user’s behaviour and on the use of services.
This document will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by using the word “cookies”.
Types of cookie
Cookies can be split into the following categories based on their characteristics and use:
Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to complete activities requested by the user.
For example, to store information provided by the user whilst he or she navigates the site or to manage the “login” status during the visit. These cookies, sent by our domain, are necessary to view the site correctly and, in relation to the technical services offered, they will always be used and sent, unless the user modifies the settings on his or her browser (affecting the way the site page is viewed).
Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyse traffic and website usage anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow us, for example, to identify whether the same user returns to the site at a different time. They also allow us to monitor the system and improve performance and usability. These cookies can be disabled without losing any functionality.
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until the browser is closed or when the user logs out. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are available in the user’s subsequent visits. These cookies are called persistent and their duration is fixed by the server when they are created. In some cases, a deadline is fixed, in others, the duration is indefinite. However, when navigating on www.lightandesign.com, you may interact with sites managed by third parties which may create or modify permanent cookies.
When visiting a website, you may receive cookies both from the site visited (“proprietary cookies”), and from sites managed by other organisations (“third-party cookies”).
www.lightandesign.com also includes some components sent by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These are also third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the guest site (performance cookies).
Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymous information on how the site is used (the user’s IP address is anonymised using the procedure made available by Google https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which then processes it to prepare a report for the operators of Immobiliare Verdemare S.r.l. regarding activity on their websites. This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google analysis tools to monitor or collect personal identification information. Google does not associate a user’s IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it seek to connect an IP address with a user’s identity. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or when said third parties process the above information on behalf of Google.
For more information, please see the link below:
A user can selectively disable Google Analytics actions by installing opt-out components provided by Google on his or her browser. To disable Google Analytics actions, please see the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
This site uses Google Maps “cookies” to view an interactive map and preset positions. They are also used to store user preferences during use of the map.
Google’s data protection declaration is available at the following link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en
A user can decide whether or not to accept cookies by using the settings in his or her browser.
Warning: totally or partially disabling technical cookies may compromise the use of site functionality reserved to registered users. Conversely, the use of public content is possible even when cookies are completely disabled.
Disabling “third-party” cookies will not affect navigability in any way.
Specific settings can be defined for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, the best browsers allow a user to define different settings for “proprietary cookies” and “third-party cookies”.
For example, in Firefox, using the menu Tools > Options > Privacy, a user can access a control panel where it is possible to define whether or not to accept different types of cookie and to remove them.
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
To disable cookies on a mobile phone, please consult the user manual for further information.
More detailed information about Internet cookies is available at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Third-party websites and services
Other cookies/unexpected cookies
Given how the Internet and websites work, we are not always able to control the cookies that are stored by third parties through our website. This applies especially where a web page contains incorporated elements: text, documents, images or short videos that are stored elsewhere, but are viewed on or through our website.
Accordingly, if the website identifies a cookie not attributable to one of the third-party services listed, please notify us. Alternatively, you can contact the third parties involved directly and ask for information on the cookies they send, for what purposes, how long they last and how the third party guarantees user privacy.
Secure removal of cookies: