COOKIE POLICY

Dear user,

GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL with registered office in  6900, Lugano, Via Zurigo n. 35  (hereinafter, “GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL”  or the  “Owner”), which can be contacted by email at  “info@digitechcircle.com“, provides this cookie policy,  with the aim of illustrating the types and purposes of cookies used by the websites of GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL  listed below (hereinafter jointly defined, the  “Sites”, or,  with reference to the website on which you are currently browsing, the “Site”) and to explain how to manage your preferences regarding the use of cookies.

GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL will appoint a personal data protection officer (“DPO”)  in accordance with articles 37 ss. of the European Regulation no. 679/2016 (the  “GDPR”) who can be contacted for all matters relating to the processing of personal data and the exercise of users’ rights provided for by the privacy policy and the legislation on the processing of personal data.

For anything not provided for in this cookie policy, please refer to the privacy policy of GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL.

1) WHAT ARE COOKIES

The Sites use cookies, internet tags and similar technologies (hereinafter jointly referred to as “cookies”), which are technically small files containing packets of information sent by a web server to the visitor’s Internet browser and automatically stored by the user on the device (personal computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.) and automatically sent back to the server at each subsequent access to the site.

The cookie can only be used by the web server that issued it (or by any third parties with whom it was originally shared); this means, for example, that the cookies generated by GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL  cannot be read by servers managed by third parties.

The cookie is then reread and recognized by the website that sent it whenever a subsequent connection is made. Internet tags (also known as tracking pixels, action tags, web beacons, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs or 1×1 GIFs) are placed both on online advertisements that bring users to this Site, and on different pages of this Site.

This technology is used to measure visitor responses to the Site and the effectiveness of related advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and what information is accessed), as well as to evaluate the use of the Site.

2) WHAT COOKIES ARE USED FOR

Cookies are useful as they allow you to store the user’s browsing preferences and then customize the Sites according to his needs by improving users’ browsing experiences.

Cookies may, for example, make the use of the Sites more immediate and/or enable certain features. For example, cookies can allow you to avoid re-entering the same information several times during your visit. In certain cases, cookies can also make sure that the advertising displayed online is more appropriate to the user or relevant to his interests.

Some cookies are necessary for the correct provision of the Sites or useful for a personalized use of the same; in this case, their inhibition may compromise some features of the Sites. In addition, thanks to cookies, GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL  may publish on its Sites, directly or through third parties, advertisements in line with your interests, deduced on the basis of your online activities and your browsing habits.

3) ACCORDING TO WHICH CATEGORIES CAN COOKIES BE GROUPED?

The cookies used on the Sites can be distinguished by virtue of the following criteria:

A) Depending on the entity that manages cookies:

i) first-party or first-party cookies: these cookies are installed and managed directly by the Data Controller through the Sites;

ii) third-party cookies: these cookies are generated, installed through the Sites, and managed by third parties other than GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL;

B) Based on how long they remain active:

i) session cookies: these cookies store the necessary information during the browsing session and are deleted immediately after the session expires, or when the browser is closed;

ii) persistent cookies: these cookies are stored on the hard disk of the device that the user is using for navigation and the Sites read them every time he makes a new visit. A persistent cookie has a certain expiration date, after which it will stop working.

C) According to the purposes pursued:

i) technical cookies: these are cookies necessary to allow the user to browse the Sites and take advantage of their features. Without these cookies, some services or functions could not be provided and navigation on the Sites would not be easy and functional;

ii) analytics cookies: these are cookies used to obtain statistical information, in aggregate or non-aggregate form, on the number of users who access the Sites and how the Sites are used;

iii) profiling cookies: these are cookies used to draw a user profile in order to display advertisements that may be in line with his interests, as they are consistent with his tastes, interests and consumption habits.

4) WHAT CATEGORIES OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THE GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL WEBSITES?

Below are the categories of cookies used by the Sites.

TECHNICAL COOKIES

This type of cookie allows the proper functioning of some sections of the Sites and is essential to allow the user to navigate within the Sites and use their features. Technical cookies are used, for example, to recognize the user who has authenticated to his e-mail box and keep the session open even when visiting other pages of the Sites, or to ensure some security measures of the Sites and monitor their correct functioning.

Technical cookies can be of two categories:

  • navigation cookies: they guarantee the normal use of the Sites and are usually session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser; these cookies are necessary for the operation of the Site and cannot be deactivated in our systems. If you refuse these cookies, by changing the settings of your browser, we cannot guarantee the operation and performance of the Site during your visit.
  • functionality cookies: they allow you to browse the Sites according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language or country of origin) in order to improve the services rendered on the Site. These are persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device even after the browser is closed, until the expiry date for each cookie (typically from two months to two years) or until their cancellation by the user. If you refuse these cookies you will not be able to use the navigation features mentioned above which could impact the performance of the Sites and your browsing experience.

Technical cookies are not used for purposes other than those mentioned above. In the event that the user consents to the installation of cookies, the Data Controller will keep track of this consent through a specific technical cookie. In this way, it will be possible to avoid resubmitting the cookie banner on future visits to the Site. You can disable technical cookies through your browser settings, as specified below in this cookie policy, or in the case of third-party technical cookies by accessing the information and consent forms of that third party through the links in the table below. However, disabling these cookies may compromise the correct navigation and functionality of the Site.

Network GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL

  • digitechcircle.com
  • gcacademy-online.com
  • globaltech-solutions.ch

ANALYTICAL COOKIES

Cookies in this category are used to collect statistical information, in aggregate or non-aggregate form, on the use of the Sites by users who access the Sites and on the way they navigate the Sites.

The Site uses this information to obtain anonymous statistical analysis in order to improve its use by users and to make the contents more aligned with the wishes of visitors. Some cookies are used to calculate the value of the advertising offer, identify individual advertisements and know which ones have been selected and when. As required by applicable law, the prior consent of the user is required for the installation of third-party analytical cookies. In the event that you give your consent to the installation of analytical cookies, the Data Controller will keep track of this consent through a specific technical cookie. In this way, it will be possible to avoid re-proposing the cookie banner during future visits to the Site.

The user is free to give his consent to the installation of analytical cookies and revoke it at any time (as specified below in the cookie policy), without the possibility of visiting the Site and using its contents being compromised, however if you do not consent to these cookies, the Owner will not know when you have visited the Sites and will not be able to improve their performance. To know how to do it, the user can read the information on third-party cookies.

Analytical cookies are sent from the Site itself or from third-party domains/websites.

PROFILING COOKIES

Profiling cookies are used to group users into homogeneous categories based on, for example, user preferences. These cookies can be used, among other things, to send advertising messages in accordance with the user’s behaviour on the net and his browsing interests (therefore also outside the GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL Sites). In accordance with the applicable legislation, the prior consent of users is required for the installation of profiling cookies.

The user is free to give his consent to the installation of profiling cookies and revoke it at any time, without the possibility of visiting the Site and using its contents being compromised. However, even if you decide not to give your consent to the use of profiling cookies, advertising will still be displayed on the Sites, but may not be in line with your interests or preferences.

In the event that the user gives his consent to the installation of profiling cookies, the Data Controller will keep track of this consent through a specific technical cookie. In this way, it will be possible to avoid re-proposing the cookie banner during future visits to the Site.

Profiling cookies are installed by the Data Controller and by third parties, who act as independent data controllers (third-party cookies). In particular, the profiling cookies that can be installed through the Sites, subject to the user’s consent, allow the following purposes to be pursued:

  • store and/or access information on a device: Cookies, device identifiers or other information may be stored or found on your device.
  • select basic ads: show ads based on the content viewed by the user, the app used, the approximate location, or the type of device used to browse the Sites.
  • create a personalized ads profile: create a profile related to you and your interests, in order to show you personalized ads.
  • Select personalized ads: Show personalized ads based on the user’s profile.
  • create a custom content profile: Create a profile related to you and your interests to show you relevant personalized content.
  • Select custom content: Select the custom content to show based on the user’s profile.
  • evaluate the performance of the ads: evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the ads displayed by the user or with which the same interacts.
  • evaluate the performance of the content: evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the content viewed by the user or with which the same interacts.
  • perform market research to generate audience insights: Use market research to learn more about the audience that visits the Sites and displays ads.
  • develop and refine products: use user navigation data to refine existing systems and software and to develop new products.
  • ensure security, prevent fraud and debugging: monitor browsing activity to prevent fraudulent activity and ensure that systems and processes work properly and safely; and
  • select personalized content: your device can receive and send information to allow you to view and interact with ads and content.

To pursue one or more of these purposes, profiling cookies installed through the Sites may also make use of the following features:

  • match and combine offline data sources: data from offline sources may be combined with your online activity to support one or more purposes;
  • connect different devices: determine whether different devices belong to the same user or his household, in support of one or more purposes;
  • receive and use the characteristics that the device automatically sends for identification purposes: distinguish a device from other devices based on the information it automatically sends, such as ip address or browser type;
  • use precise geolocation data: Precise geolocation data can be used to support one or more purposes. This means that the user’s position can be determined exactly within a few meters;
  • scan device characteristics for identification purposes: The device can be identified based on a scan of the device’s unique combination of features.

In addition, on the Sites of GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL, following a search, the so-called “sponsored links” are also displayed: these are search results purchased by third-party companies that wish to promote themselves through the websites in reference to specific search keys strictly relevant to the activity they carry out.

The Site also presents cookie sharing plugins with social networks, which allow users to share their information with social networks and social network managers to identify users and store information relating to the use of the Site in their profiles. If you do not accept these cookies, you cannot use or view these sharing tools.

Some cookies, however, are installed on the site of the owner or manager even independently of direct agreements with partners and suppliers who adhere to the CMP platform (Consent Management Platform)  adopted by  GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL.

Many companies that generate cookies on third-party sites, in fact, offer the possibility to disable and / or inhibit in a simple and immediate way only their own cookies, even when these are anonymous, or do not involve the registration of personal identification data.

5) HOW TO MANAGE CONSENT AND REFUSE COOKIES

When the user accesses the Sites, and has his browser set to accept cookies, he can express his preferences regarding the various types of cookies through the popup banner displayed on the pages of the Sites.

These preferences will be recorded in a special cookie consent management platform (i.e., the so-called Consent Management Platform, hereinafter “CMP”), developed in accordance with the principles of the applicable legislation on the processing of personal data and according to the guidelines and indications provided by IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) to allow the user to exercise his and  his choices in a granular manner.

The CMP allows you to give or deny consent to various types of cookies, both issued directly by GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL  and by its partners and suppliers; this means that it is not necessary to express a preference for each individual cookie or for each third party, although the choice for each third party is still allowed directly by the CMP or in the tables above. The different types of cookies are identified and classified on the basis of the purposes for which cookies are issued and used, making their recognition easier and more immediate.

In particular, when the user accesses the Sites, through the popup banner you can choose to:

  • accept the installation of all the categories of cookies listed above, by clicking on the “Accept and close” button;
  • access the CMP and choose which categories of cookies to accept or refuse according to the purposes, or according to the third party, selecting or deselecting them individually, clicking on the “Learn more and customize” button;
  • deny the installation of all cookies, keeping only the technical ones necessary for the operation of the Site, by clicking on the “X” at the top right of the banner.

Click the link below to access the CMP and manage your consents regarding cookies on the Site.

 

6) HOW TO CHANGE THE CHOICES RELATED TO COOKIES THROUGH THE SITE?

In the event that the user has already expressed the preferences and therefore it does not display the popup banner by accessing the Sites, he can at any time access the CMP button and change the choices in relation to cookies. In addition, below in this cookie policy, you can find the list of all the Sites of GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL, with a link to the CMP of each.

In this regard, it is important that the user knows that the preferences expressed on a Site will be valid for the entire second-level domain to which he belongs.

 

7) TO WHICH SITES DOES THIS COOKIE POLICY APPLY?

This cookie policy applies to the following sites managed by Globaltech Solutions Sagl. Click on the domain you are browsing to access its CMP.

www.digitechcircle.com, click the following link to view its CMP: COOKIES

8) MANAGING COOKIES THROUGH YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS

By default almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. By changing the settings of the browser used, the user can decide to subordinate the installation of any type of cookie to his prior consent or to completely prevent its installation.

The configuration of each browser is different. Below are more detailed instructions for the management of cookies by the user for the most popular browsers. Browser manufacturers may update or modify the references of the links below from time to time, so it is recommended to always check the instructions provided by the manufacturers of the navigation browsers used to understand how to set cookies.

To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet, please refer to the user manual of your device.

     Google Chrome

      Internet Explorer

      Firefox

In addition, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to prevent the installation of cookies on a wide range of desktop browsers.

It is recommended, in any case, the user to verify, from time to time, also the indications of his browser, as well as the information and policies relating to the use of cookies drawn up by third parties, as mentioned above, also in order to become aware of any changes made to them by the respective suppliers and independent of GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL.

For more information, including regarding the user’s rights, how to exercise them or how to contact GLOBALTECH SOLUTIONS SAGL  and the DPO, please consult the information on the processing of personal data available in the footer of the Sites.

9) CHANGES TO THE COOKIE POLICY

This cookie policy may undergo changes over time, also related to the possible entry into force of new sector regulations, the updating or provision of new services or technological innovations. Such changes will be communicated through the websites.

Document updated on December 12th 2021

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