Cookies Policy

1) Cookies and Web Data

The Websites uses cookies. By using the Website, the data subject acknowledges and allows the uses of cookies in accordance to the Privacy Policy. Cookies are small files that are stored in the computer system’s hard drive. There are two categories of cookies: technical cookies and proliferation cookies. Technical cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of a website and allow the user to navigate the web. Without cookies the user might not be able to view web pages correctly or use some services. Proliferation cookies have the purpose to create profiles of the users to provide user-friendly services based on the preferences shown during the navigation.

Cookies can be classified as follows:
– Session Cookies are erased immediately when the website browser is closed;
– Persistent Cookies remains memorized in the website for a certain period of time. They are used, for example, to recognize the device that connects to a website and help the authentication process of the user;
– Own Cookies are generated and managed directly by the website controller on which the data subject is navigating;
– Third-party Cookies are generated and managed by other parties rather than the website controller.

2) Cookies Used on the Website

The Website uses the following types of cookies:
1) Own cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies, necessary for the operation of the Website, for internal security and administrative purposes within the system;
2) Third party cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies to allow the data subject to use the multimedia elements present on the Website, such as images and videos;
3) Third party cookies and persistent cookies, used by the Website to send statistics to Google Analytics, through which Quadrans Foundation can conduct statistics analysis on accesses/visits to the Website. The cookies are strictly used to serve statistics purposes and collect information in an aggregated form. Through the use of a pair of cookies – one persistent and one session (expires when the browser is closed), Google Analytics fills a registry that contains the length and the time of access to/exit from the Website.
4) Third party cookies and persistent cookies, used by the Website to include buttons for accessing social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. By clicking on these buttons, the data subject can publish the content of the Website that is visiting on his or her social network platforms.

The following table shows in details the types of cookies used on the Website:

Purpose Source References Expiration Type
Navigation sessions Session Own
Information Acceptance and user’s decision Persistent Own
Social Media Facebook Button Persistent Third parties
Social Media Twitter Button Persistent Third parties
Social Media Telegram Button Persistent Third parties
Social Media Linkedin Button Persistent Third parties
Remarketing Google Analytics Google Uses Information Persistent Third parties

The Website might contain third party’s links (i.e. third party’s websites). Quadrans Foundation does not have access to or control cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies that might be used by third parties when the data subject access the Website. Quadrans Foundation does not control content and material that is published on or obtained from third party websites, nor is controlling the methods in which personal data is processed by them, and accepts no responsibility for such actions. The data subject is responsible to verify the privacy policy of third party websites accessed via the Website and obtain information concerning applicable conditions to personal data processing. This Privacy policy applies only to the Website as defined in this document.

3) How to Disable Cookies in Browsers

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used.
Denying the setting of third party cookies does not interfere in any way with the navigability of the Website.
The setting can be customized specifically for different websites and web applications. Furthermore, all popular browsers allow the data subject to choose different settings for “own cookies” and “third party cookies”.
For example, in Firefox it is possible to access a control panel where the user can choose whether to accept different types of cookies or disable and clear them (Tools ->Options -> Privacy).

• Google Chrome: How to manage Cookies
• Mozilla Firefox: How to manage Cookies
• Internet Explorer: How to manage Cookies
• Microsoft Edge: How to manage Cookies
• Safari (Desktop): How to manage Cookies
• Safari (Mobile): How to manage Cookies
• Browser Android: How to manage Cookies
• Opera: How to manage Cookies
For other browsers, the consultation of the product’s official documentation is recommended.