1) WHAT ARE COOKIES
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.
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:
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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.
Analytical cookies are sent from the Site itself or from third-party domains/websites.
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:
To pursue one or more of these purposes, profiling cookies installed through the Sites may also make use of the following 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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Document updated on December 12th 2021