Cookie Policy

Complywing with the European legislation in force, the website provides full information to users on how cookies are used to enhance the visitor experience. The following paragraphs explain what cookies are and how they are used. If you do not wish cookies to be collected when browsing, you can change the settings on your browser and/or mobile device at any time so that you are notified of them, or you can choose to restrict or block cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files consisting of a string of letters and numbers stored in your browser when you use websites or applications. They enable the website operator to identify you among other visitors of the website. They cannot be used as codes or to spread viruses and cannot allow access to the user’s hard disk. Please note that if you disable cookies completely, the website may not function properly.

Types of cookies used and their purposes

Technical cookies

Activities strictly necessary for operation

These cookies are of a technical nature and enable the site to function properly. For example, they keep the user logged in while browsing by preventing the site from requiring the user to log in several times to access subsequent pages, or they make access to protected areas of the website available. These are session cookies that expire when the browser is closed and navigation on the website is terminated. These cookies, always sent from our domain, are necessary to display the site correctly and in relation to the technical services offered, they will therefore always be used and sent, unless the users change the settings in their browser (thus affecting the display of the site’s pages).

Saving preferences
They allow us to remember the preferences selected by the user while browsing, e.g. they allow you to set the language; they are sent by our server to allow you to use the website correctly and to improve your browsing experience. They are generally stored on your browser and do not expire at the end of your session. The installed Cookie Notice by dFactory that stores the user’s consent to use cookies for the current domain is part of this cookie type, lasts 12 months and can be disabled in the browser options.

Analysis cookies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a statistical analysis service provided by Google that sends cookies to your device. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address, which indicates your identifier on the internet) is transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity, website failures and internet usage.

This site does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) Google’s analysis tool to monitor or collect personally identifiable information. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data held by Google nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

List of installed analytics cookies:

Cookies Duration
_utmc session
_utmv 0 minutes
_utma 2 years
_utmz 30 minutes
_ga 2 years
_gat 1 day
_dc_gtm_UA-id session

For further information, please refer to the link below:

The user can selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing the opt-out component provided by Google on his or her browser. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

How to check and delete cookies

Most web browsers accept cookies, but you can change your web browser settings to refuse cookies, disable existing cookies or simply be informed when a new cookie is sent to your device. Moreover, through these operations, it is possible to change one’s preference. Below are the steps you can take to control and disable cookies depending on the browser you use. Certain functionalities of the website may be reduced or unavailable by disabling cookies.

Google Chrome

– In the settings menu, select ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom of the page – Select the ‘settings content’ button in the privacy section. The section at the top of the page that appears next explains cookies and allows you to select the cookies you want. It also allows you to delete any cookies currently stored.

For more information on how to delete cookies using Chrome:

Mozilla Firefox

– In the tools menu, select ‘Options’ – Select the ‘Privacy’ button in the ‘Options’ folder – From the drop-down menu, choose ‘History Settings’. This will show you the options for cookies and you can choose to enable or disable them by clicking on the box.

For more information on how to delete cookies using Firefox:

Internet Explorer 6+

– In the menu bar, select ‘Internet Options’ – Click on the ‘Privacy’ button – You will see a privacy setting slider with six settings that allow you to control the number of cookies: Block all cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and Accept all cookies.

For more information on how to delete cookies using Explorer:

Safari browser

– In the Settings menu, select the ‘Preferences’ option – Open the Privacy section – Select the option you want from the ‘Cookie Block’ section

For more information on how to delete cookies using safari:

All other browsers

For information on how to manage cookies through other browsers, please consult your documentation or online help files.

This page is visible by means of a link at the bottom of all pages of the site pursuant to Article 122, second paragraph, of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and following the simplified procedures for the provision of information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies published on the Official Journal no. 126 of 3 June 2014 and its register of provisions no. 229 of 8 May 2014.

Data controller

Following consultation of this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed: the data controller is ILARIA BERTINELLI, Viala Solferino 1, 43123 Parma -PIVA 01870990346

For information write to:

PayPal Payment COOKIES

When you visit or interact with our sites, services, applications, tools, or messaging systems, PayPal or its authorised service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies for advertising purposes and to store information that may help you have a safer and faster user experience.

This page is designed to help you understand more about these technologies and how they are used on our sites, services, applications and tools. The following is a summary of some key points to bear in mind regarding the use of such technologies. Our full information on the use of cookies is set out below.

The cookies and similar technologies we use are necessary for the operation of our services, to improve our performance, to provide additional features or to allow us to send you personalised and targeted advertising messages. PayPal uses cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device only as long as your browser remains active (session cookies) and cookies and similar technologies that remain on your device for a longer period of time (persistent cookies). The user has the possibility to block, delete or disable such cookies if the device allows it. The user can manage cookies and their preferences in the device or browser settings.

Whenever possible, security measures are applied to prevent unauthorised access to PayPal’s cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier ensures that only PayPal and/or our authorised service providers can access the cookie data.

Service providers are companies that help PayPal in different aspects of our business, such as the operation of the site, services, applications, advertising and tools. Authorised service providers allow us to present you with advertisements that may be of interest to you on PayPal services and elsewhere on the web. These service providers may in turn send cookies to the user’s device via PayPal services (third-party cookies). They may also acquire information to identify the user’s device, such as the IP address or other unique or device identifiers.

What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies?

Like most sites, PayPal uses small data files that are stored on a user’s computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other device (referred to as a “device”) to record certain information whenever the user visits or interacts with PayPal sites, services, applications, messages, and tools.

The specific names and types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies may change over time. To help you better understand these rules and PayPal’s use of these technologies, below are some terms and their definitions.

Cookies: small text files (usually consisting of letters and numbers) that are stored in the memory of the user’s browser or device when visiting a site or viewing a message. Cookies allow a site to recognise a particular device or browser. There are different types of cookies:

  • session cookies expire at the end of the browser session and allow PayPal to link the user’s actions during that specific session;
  • permanent cookies, on the other hand, remain stored on the user’s device even after the end of the browser session and allow preferences or actions to be remembered across multiple sites;
  • proprietary cookies are set by the site you are visiting;
  • third-party cookies are set by a third-party site other than the site you are visiting;

Cookies can be disabled or removed using the tools available in most browsers. Cookie preferences must be set separately for each browser used, as each offers specific functionalities and options.

Web beacons: small images (also referred to as ‘pixel tags’ or ‘clear GIFs’) that may be present on our sites, services, applications, messaging systems and tools, which normally work with cookies to identify our users and their habits.

Similar technologies: technologies that store information in the browser or device using locally shared objects or local storage systems, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods. These technologies may work on all browsers used by the user and, in some cases, may not be fully managed by the browser and require management directly through the installed applications or device. PayPal does not use such information storage technologies to tailor advertising to the user’s profile on or off its sites.

The terms “cookies” and “similar technologies” may be used indiscriminately in PayPal’s rules to refer to any technologies used to store data on the user’s browser or device, or technologies that collect data or enable the user to be identified in the manner described above.

Why we use cookies
Cookies and similar technologies used by us are necessary for the operation of our services, to improve our performance, to provide additional features or to enable us to send you personalised and targeted advertising messages. We use both session and persistent cookies and similar technologies.

Generally, these technologies allow sites, services, applications and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and then read it to identify you on PayPal’s servers and internal systems. Whenever possible, cookies and similar technologies are protected in such a way that only PayPal and/or authorised service providers can interpret them by assigning them a unique identifier intended for PayPal’s interpretation only.

The uses of these technologies fall into the following general categories:

  1. Fundamental. The use of cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies is necessary for the operation of sites, services, applications and tools. This includes technologies that allow the user to access sites, services, applications and tools required to identify irregular activity on the site, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security, or that allow the user to use other functions such as shopping carts, saved searches or similar functions;
  2. Performance-Related Use PayPal may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies to evaluate the performance of its sites, applications, services, and tools, including as part of analytics to understand how visitors use the sites, determine if you interact with the systems to send messages, understand if you view an item or link, or improve the content of the site, applications, services, or PayPal tools;
  3. Functionality-Related Use PayPal may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies to provide enhanced functionality when you access or use PayPal sites, services, applications, or tools. This may include identifying you when you access PayPal sites or storing your preferences, interests or items you have already viewed to allow PayPal to improve the presentation of content on its sites;
  4. Use related to advertising and personalisation of messages. PayPal may use proprietary or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including advertisements relevant to your interests, on its own or third-party sites. This includes the use of specific technologies to understand whether a piece of content or advertisement is considered useful by the user when, for example, selecting an advertisement.

The personal data that we collect and store through the use of these technologies for categories 2 to 4 above is based on the user’s consent, which is obtained through clear communication on our website on the first visit.  This consent can be withdrawn via the browser settings as indicated below.

For specific information on how to change cookie configurations on the following browsers, please click on the relevant link below:

– Internet Explorer

– Firefox

– Chrome

– Safari

– OSX/Mac OS

– iOS

Use of these technologies by authorised third-party service providers

PayPal may partner with third party companies, generally known as service providers, who are permitted to use cookies, web beacons, or similar third party technologies to store data on the sites or in PayPal’s services, applications, and tools with PayPal’s consent. These service providers enable PayPal to offer the user a faster and more secure experience.

They may also make use of the technologies described to help us provide our content and advertising and compile anonymised site analysis and statistics. Service providers are not allowed to acquire your personal data on the sites or in the PayPal services, applications or tools for their own purposes. Service providers enter into confidentiality agreements with PayPal and are subject to other legal restrictions on the use or collection of users’ personal data. Third-party cookies are subject to the privacy policies of the third parties.

Except for the use of such technologies by our service providers or authorised third parties, PayPal does not allow third party content on its sites, such as ads, member-to-member communications, comments, reviews, etc. to include or use cookies, web beacons, local storage or similar technologies for purposes of tracking or capturing your personal information. If you believe that an advertisement or other third-party content may acquire personal data or use tracking technologies on one of our sites, please send an email to

Networks and advertising exchanges operated by authorised third parties for interest-based advertising

PayPal may use third parties, such as ad networks and ad exchanges, to present advertisements to the user. These third-party advertising networks and exchanges may be third-party cookies, web beacons or similar technologies used to capture information about your access to the PayPal site and other sites. They can also acquire the user’s device identifier, IP address and advertising identifier (IDFA). This information may be used to provide you with targeted advertising on PayPal’s or other sites. Third-party cookies are governed by the privacy policies of those third parties.

For more information on advertising cookies and third-party interest-based advertising and how not to accept this practice from companies participating in industry self-regulation, please visit the sites below for your country:

‘Do Not Track’

California law requires PayPal to tell the user how PayPal responds to Do Not Track (DNT) signals from the browser. Since responding to DNT signals is not a legal or industry standard, PayPal does not currently provide a response. PayPal awaits the outcome of the community’s work on privacy to determine when this response is appropriate and what form it should take.