Cookie Policy

This document is published in compliance with the provisions13 and 14 of EU Directive 2016/679 and of Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC, concerning Cookies.

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To delate the cookies please refer to point number 3 of this document

1.What are cookies and how are they used?

A cookie is a small text file that the web site visited by the user saves automatically to the terminal (usually to the browser), where it is stored to be resent back to the web site the next time that the same user visits that.

During browsing, also cookies sent from other web sites might be visualized (the so called “third parties”), which can contain some elements (like for example imagines, maps, sounds, or specific links to other pages), that are on the web site that the same user is visiting.

By default, almost all  web browser are set to accept the cookies automatically.

The cookies, usually present in the browsers of the users in a very high number and sometimes also with characteristics of wide temporal scale, are used for different purposes: performance of electronic authentications, monitoring of sessions, memorization of information about specific configurations concerning the users accessing to the server, etc.

In order to reach a proper regulation regarding these devices, it is necessary to distinguish them on the basis of the objectives pursued by those who use them, assuming that there are no technical features which differentiate them one from each other. This is actually the approach  followed by the Legislator, which provided for the obligation to obtain the users' prior informed consent to the installation of cookies for purposes other than those of a merely technical nature – pursuant to EC directive 2009/136  (see Section 1(5), letter a), of legislative decree No. 69 of 28 May 2012, which amended Section 122 of the Code)

In this regard, and for the purposes of this provision, it is therefore possible to identify two main categories: "technical" cookies and "profiling" cookies.


A. Technical Cookies.

Technical cookies are used for the only purpose of "transmitting information through an electronic communication network, or which are strictly necessary for the provision of an information service as explicitly requested by the subscriber or user "(see Art 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).

They are not used for additional purposes and are usually installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into navigation or session cookies, that guarantee a normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or login in order to access restricted areas);
analytic cookies, similar to technical cookies, where used in aggregated form, directly by the site operator in order to collect information,  about the number of users and about the way used by the users to visit the website ; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to several selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for the purchase) in order to improve the service given.

For the installation of these cookies the user's prior consent is not required, but it leaves untouched the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art 13 of the Code, which the operator of the website, may provide in the way he considers most appropriate.

 B. Profiling Cookies.

The purpose of profiling cookies is creating profiles regarding the user and they are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during the normal browsing. Due to the highly invasive nature which  these cookies may have regarding the user’s private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately about their use so as to give their valid consent.

These cookies are referred to Article 12, comma 1, of the Code, where it is stated that "Storing information, or accessing information that is already stored, in the terminal of a contracting party or user shall only be permitted on condition that the contracting party or user has given his consent after being informed in accordance with the simplified arrangements mentioned in section 13, comma 3."

2. Cookies lifetime

Some cookies are active only until the browsers closure or until the users log out. Others cookies are stored also after the browser’s closure and they will be available also during the user’s next visit.

Depending on their lifetime, cookies can be divided into :

A. "Session" Cookies  are stored on the user’s computer for purely technical and functional requirements, for the transmission of session identifiers required to allow safe and efficient site browsing; they are deleted at the end of the "session" (hence the name) when the browser is closed. This type of cookie avoids the use of other information technology that could potentially jeopardize the privacy of users navigation;

B. "Persistent" Cookies are stored on the  computer’s hard drive until expiry or cancellation by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies, visitors who access to the site (or any other user who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at every visit. Persistent cookies satisfy many functions in the interest of users (like for example the use of the browsing language). However, persistent cookies can also be used for promotional purposes or, even, for purposes of dubious lawfulness. Visitors can set their computer's browser so that it accepts/rejects all cookies or displays an alert whenever a cookie comes up, in order to determine whether or not to accept it. However, users may change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. blocking them definitively), by setting the highest security level.

Those two kind of cookies ( session and persistent) can be :

• of first-party cookies, when they are managed directly from the owner and/or responsible of the web site.

• of third-party cookies, when they are managed from other responsible, extraneous to the web site that the user is visiting.

3. How do cookies work and how to remove them

Cookies functionality, as well as options for restricting or blocking cookies, can be managed by changing the settings of the user’s web browser.                                                                                                                                In order to delete cookies from the web browser on a smart phone or tablet, users must refer to the device’s instruction manual.

Block third-party cookies.                                                                                                                                         
Third-party  cookies are normally not necessary to browse, so you can refuse them by default through apposite browsers settings.

Enable the  Do Not Track option.                                                                                                                                                
The "Do Not Track" setting is available in most web browsers of the latest generation. The websites, that are designed to respect this option, when activated, should automatically stop storing some information about your browsing. However, not all the websites are set to respect this option (discretionary).

Browse the web in "incognito mode".                                                                                                                           
Through this apposite setting any information will be stored in your browser.                                                          
Any browsing history or any pages you visit will be saved and the new cookies will be deleted.

However, the “incognito mode” does not guarantee the users internet anonymity, because  the browsing data, even if not stored in the users terminal, remain available for the website managers and for the connectivity providers.

Delete directly the cookies.                                                                                                                                            
There are apposite settings in every browser. But remember that at every internet accessing, new cookies will be downloaded and for this reason the clear operation should be done periodically. There are also some browsers that offer  automated systems for cookies’  periodic cancellation.

Disable cookies on the following browser:

Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer                                                   

In order to delete cookies from the web browser on a smart phone or tablet, users must refer to the device’s instruction manual.

Company holder                                                                                                                                               
B.R.F.s.r.l.Località San Marziale, 21 - 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa  - (Siena) -This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accepting the present cookie policy,you allow the use of the cookies in conformity with the present document. In the event that the user does not agree with the cookies use he can leave our website  or he can use our above information about how to disable them.                                                                          
This privacy policy may be subject to wide variations, for this reason we kindly ask you to verify periodically this document.

Modification of 24.05.18