Mirror Prod assigns the utmost importance to respecting the privacy of visitors. What follows refers to the mirrorprod.com site and not to other sites which might be reached using links, and it is intended as an informative note to visitors in compliance with article 13 of law decree number 196/2003 “Codex in the matter of personal data protection” and to European Legislation regarding cookies.
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment (usually to the user’s browser) by visited websites; they are stored in the user’s terminal equipment to be then re-transmitted to the websites on the user’s subsequent visits to those websites. When navigating a website, a user may happen to receive cookies from other websites or web servers, (so-called “third party” cookies) which may contain items (such as images, maps, sound files, specific links to individual web pages on different domains) that are present on the site being visited.
Cookies are present as a rule in substantial numbers in each user’s browser and at times they may even remain stored for a long period. They are used for several different purposes: IT authentication, monitoring of browsing sessions, memorising of specific information on user configurations in accessing a server, and so on.
To ensure conformity with the Privacy legislation, the Garante Privacy (Privacy Authority) has identified two classes of cookies:
a. Technical Cookies
Technical cookies are those used exclusively to “carry out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information company service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide said service” (see section 122, comma (1) of the code).
They are not used for additional purposes and are usually installed by the data controller or the website manager. They can be grouped into browsing or session cookies, which allow users to navigate normally and use a website (for example, enabling a user to purchase online or to authenticate themselves in order to access reserved areas); cookie analytics, which can be equated to technical cookies since they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website; functional cookies which allow the user to navigate as a function of a certain selected series of criteria (e.g. language or products selected for purchase) so as to improve the quality of the service rendered.
b. Profiling Cookies
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation online. In the light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies regarding users’ private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent. (source: Garante Privacy).
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.
Specific Cookies Used
- Google Analiyics Cookies — These cookies are used to track how people use the site. These cookies include _utma, _utmb, _utmc, and _utmz.
- Account Cookies — If you have an account or comment on this site, cookies are used verify you are the same person when you are logged in, and your preferences. These include cookies beginning with wordpress_ and wp-settings-.
- Cookie Message — Once you have been informed about cookies, a cookie is stored to track that you have seen the message, and it won’t be shown again. This cookie is named icc_cookie_message.