What are cookies and what they are used for

Nearly all websites use cookies. A cookie is a small text file that saves Internet settings and downloads from the browser the first time a device logs on to a website. The next time the user returns to the site using the same device, the browser checks for a related cookie (identified with the website name) and resends the data in the cookie to the site. This allows websites to recognize the browser and, in certain circumstances, to vary the content shown as appropriate.

The benefits of cookies

Some cookies are very useful for making it easier for a user to navigate a website that they have previously visited. If the same device and browser is used, cookies can, for example, remember your preferences, and therefore make the content that is
displayed more relevant to your interests and needs.

Types of cookies

There are 4 main types of cookies generally used on websites:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: these cookies are essential to allow you to browse a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some services (such as selecting a product to purchase) might not be available.

Functional Cookies: these cookies allow a website to remember your previous choices (such as user name, preferred language, or geographical region) and to provide enhanced or customized features. They can, for example, be used to remember your account information and personal preferences, or to provide services you have requested, such as giving feedback or sharing content via social media. The information collected by these cookies can be anonymized, thus preventing tracking of your activity on the web.

Performance Cookies: these cookies collect information about how users use a website, such as which pages they visit most often and whether or not they see error messages. These cookies do not collect information that enables the direct identification of users. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and users thus remain anonymous. The information is used exclusively to improve the functionality of the website.

Targeted Advertising Cookies: these cookies are used to display advertisements that are relevant and targeted to your interests. They are also used to limit the number of views of a particular ad and they help to measure the effectiveness of an ad campaign. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other companies, such as publishers and advertisers.

You can find more information about cookies on this page www.allaboutcookies.org and here www.youronlinechoices.com

Cookies we use on this website

None of the cookies used on this website collects any personally identifiable information.

No personal data is stored. Accordingly, the cookies we use cannot be attributed to a particular person and are therefore not traceable to you. At no time will it be possible to trace your personal data through the identification number and at no time will any attempt be made to do this. Your name, IP address and other similar data that may directly personally identify you will never be used. Cookie technology only permits us to receive information as a pseudonym, for example regarding which pages of our website are visited most often.

Keystone Italia and the third parties listed below may set and access any of the following cookies when you visit our website or the website of third parties we cooperate with.

The purpose of these cookies is indicated next to the third-party’s name:

Facebook Social Plug-ins, functional cookies
Allows the page you are visiting to be shared on Facebook
Details: http://www.facebook.com/

Google Analytics, performance cookies
Allows us to collect data regarding the use of our website
Details: https://developers.google.com/

Twitter Button, functional cookies
Allows the page you are visiting to be shared on Twitter
Details: http://twitter.com/privacy

Acceptance of this policy

By accepting this Cookie Policy, you agree to the use of cookies in accordance with what is described on this page.
If you choose not to accept our Cookie Policy, we kindly ask you to either configure your browser appropriately or to not use our site. Please note that if your browser does not accept cookies, you may no longer be able to access or use all features of the website.

How to verify and delete cookies

Most web browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically.
However, you retain the option to reconfigure your browser at any time to accept all cookies, only certain cookies, or to refuse cookies, thus blocking their use by the websites concerned. You can also configure your browser to alert you whenever a cookie is stored on your device.
At the end of each browsing session, you can clear all cookies collected from your hard drive.

How to manage and/or delete cookies

Please refer to: