cookie policy


1.1 Definition
Cookies are small text files which the Site visited by user sends to the user's terminal, where they are memorised in order to be sent back later to the Site during subsequent visits by the user. Cookies are used for many purposes, they have different features and they can be used both by the Data Controller of the Site which the user is visiting and by third parties. The main categories in which cookies can be divided are the following:
  • session and persistent cookies;
  • technical and profiling cookies;
  • first party and third party cookies.

1.2 Session and persistent cookies
Cookies can be erased at the end of a session with the browser (the time period between opening and closing of web browser by the user) or can be stored for a longer term. Session cookies are those allowing the web sites to link users’ actions during a browser session. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies are stored in the user’s hard drive among browser’s subfolders for variable period of time and allow to record user’s preference and actions in relation to a web site.

1.3 Technical and profiling cookies
Technical cookies are those used by the Data Controller of a web site for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication on an electronic communications network or, as strictly necessary, for sending to the provider of a service of a company the information explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to deliver that service. For the installation of such technical cookies, the prior consent of the person involved is not required where used directly from the site manager.
Profiling cookies are used to create profiles relating to the user and to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the context of browsing the net. Due to particular invasiveness which such cookies can have within the ambit of users’ privacy, European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use by a banner and detailed note on the site and must give his/her own explicit consent to this extent the first time visiting the site. Such a consent can be expressed in general way by interacting with the banner on the home page of the site and following the instructions indicated therein, or can be given or refused in selective manner by way of the following instructions. This consent is then stored to be used over the next visits. However, the user has always the possibility to withdraw totally or partially his/her consent already expressed.

1.4 First party and third party cookies
Cookies can be first party (so called first party cookie) or third party (so called “third party cookie”) in relation to the web site or domain where they come from.
First party cookies are set up and managed by the Data Controller of the site. As regards them, the information obligation about acquiring the contingent prior consent and/or the possible block of cookies is a Data Controller’s duty.
Third party cookies are set up by a different domain from that one visited by the user. As regards them, the information obligation and the possible instructions about the contingent consent and/or the block of cookies is a third party duty, whereas the Data Controller is asked only to insert in the site the link of third party’s site where such information is available.


2.1 Whereas
Hereinafter the owner of the site GEIE, with registered office in 20121 Milano, Foro Buonaparte 51, Italia, email address e-mail info@i-b& (hereinafter, “Data Controller”) provides to the users all information about cookies set up on the site (hereinafter, the “Site”) and the indications for managing their own preferences on them.

2.2 First party cookies
Data Controller does not use neither technical nor profiling first party cookies.

2.3 Third party cookies
On this Site the Data Controller uses third party cookies third party cookie). Hereinafter, the Data Controller provides to the users some indications about that cookies and specifies the links to the third parties privacy policies and consent forms.
The Data Controller reminds that, as regards to third party cookies, it has the only obligation to ask, by the banner cookie, for the user consent and to insert in this Cookies Policy the link to third party’s site. It is a third party’s duty, whereas, the obligation to give an adequate note in relation to the processing carried out and to give information to the users on instructions about the possible block of cookies used.
The only third party cookies set up on the Site are the analytical ones, called Google Analytics that are installed on the Site, after the reduction of their identification power, for the purpose of analyzing its use and to optimize its fruition. The following schedule explains the specific types of Google Analytics actually used on the Site and their functions.

_ga Cookie for discerning users
_gat Cookie used by the analysis software
To have detailed information about these cookies, it is suggested to consult Google privacy policy available at the following link, where the user could gain information on the related processing and express his/her respective consent.
It is to emphasis that information acquired by the above-mentioned cookies are anonymized before sending data to the third party owner. In any case, it is about information not allowing to identify users personally.


In addition to the paragraph above in relation to the possibility to disable cookies by accessing to the link where the respective third parties’ privacy policy is saved, the user can manage preference relating to the cookies directly inside his/her own browser and to stop – for example – third parties from installing one. Through browser’s preferences is also possible to erase cookies previously installed, including the cookie where the consent to install cookies from the Site is stored in case. It is important to underline that by disabling all cookies, the operation of the Site could be compromised. It is possible to find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following links:

Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox:
Apple Safari:
Microsoft Windows Explorer:


This cookie policy was updated on October 14th, 2016. Updates in case will be always published on this page.