Cookie Policy

Extended cookie policy

In accordance with current legislation on the protection of personal data (“Privacy Regulation”), included in Regulation EU 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and the provision of the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (“Garante Privacy”, the Italian data protection authority) no. 229/2014 on the identification of the simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies, Design Diffusion World, with headquarters in 20135 Milan, via Lucano 3 and VAT number 07091350962, as the data controller (the “Controller”), provides the following information regarding the cookies installed on the domain (the “Site”).

What are cookies?

The so-called “Cookies” are packets of information sent by a web server (e.g. the site) to the user’s Internet browser, automatically stored on the computer by the latter and automatically sent back to the server each time the site is accessed. When browsing a website, the user could also receive on his/her device cookies from other sites or web servers (so called “third-party cookies”): this is because the site may include elements such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains on different servers. In other words, these are cookies set by a different website than the one you are currently visiting.

By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies.

Typically cookies can be installed:

  • directly by the owner and / or manager of the website (so-called first-party cookies). through these cookies, the Company collects and processes some personal data concerning the user;
  • by managers unrelated to the website visited by the user (so-called third-party cookies). Unless otherwise specified, please note that these cookies fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the same operator. Further information on privacy and their use can be found on the website of the operator.

This website may use, also in combination, the following types of cookies classified according to the indications of the Garante Privacy and the Opinions issued in the European context by the former Article 29 Working Party:

  • Session cookies: they are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and are deleted by closing the browser, they are strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers necessary to allow safe and efficient exploration of the site avoiding the use of other information techniques that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of users’ browsing.
  • Persistent cookies: they are saved on the hard drive of the computer until they expire or are deleted by users/visitors. Through persistent cookies visitors who access the site (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at every visit. Visitors can set their browser to accept/refuse all cookies or to send a notice whenever a cookie is offered, so that they can decide whether to accept it or not. The user is allowed, however, to change the default settings and disable cookies (i.e. to block them definitely), by setting the highest security level.
  • Technical cookies: they are used to authenticate your identity, use multimedia content such as Flash Player, or select the browsing language. In general, therefore, it is not necessary to obtain prior informed consent from the user. For this reason, functionality cookies are often persistent cookies, because they remain stored on your computer even after the browser is closed until their expiration date or until you decide to delete them. This category also includes cookies that are used to statistically analyze access/visits to a website, only if they are exclusively used for statistical purposes and by collecting information in aggregate form. Browsing cookies are normally session cookies and, therefore, they turn off automatically once you close your browser navigation.
  • Non-technical cookies: they are used for profiling and marketing purposes. Their use on users’ devices is forbidden if users have not first been adequately informed, and have not given their valid consent using the opt-in technique. These types of cookies are, in turn, grouped according to the functions they perform, as follows:
  • Analytics. These cookies are used to collect and analyze statistical data regarding access/visits to the website. In some cases, combined with other data such as credentials entered to access restricted areas (e-mail address and password), they may be used to profile the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions, etc.). The analytics cookies of this Site are third-party cookies, as they are not directly conveyed by the Controller but by third parties. Therefore, they are not installed directly by the Company but by third parties.
  • Widgets. This category includes all the graphic components of a program’s user interface aimed at facilitating the user’s interaction with the program itself. For example, the cookies of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are widgets.
  • Advertising. This category includes cookies used to advertise on a website. Google, Tradedoubler belong to this category.
  • Web beacons. This category includes code fragments that enable a website to transfer or collect data by requesting a graphical image. Websites may use them for various purposes, such as analyzing use of the websites, monitoring and reporting on advertisements, personalizing advertisements and content.

The cookies present on

·         Technical cookies that do not require consent

The Company will install on the user’s device and, in particular, in the browser, or will allow third parties to install some cookies to acquire or let our partners acquire statistical information in anonymous and aggregate form about the user’s browsing activity on the pages of the site.

Cookie name: Typo 3

Category: first-party technical, navigation, session, functionality cookie

Purpose: it makes the website work

The user is free to block the installation of technical cookies by changing his/her browser settings (see section “How can I disable cookies?” to find out how to do this). Please note, however, that by blocking the installation of technical cookies, or by deleting them afterwards, the ability to use some or all the Site, to enable and disable certain functions and to receive specific services may be completely or partially jeopardized.

  • Cookies that require consent

Moreover, where the user provides consent through one of the simplified procedures described in the information presented at the time of the first access to the website or the following the instructions below, the Company may install and/or let third-party companies below specified install additional cookies, so-called targeting cookies, for which the user can choose to modify or withdraw all or part of the consent given through the links that follow. When accessing the Site a special banner is displayed, informing the user that (i) the Site uses third-party analytics cookies and that (ii) by closing the banner, scrolling down the home page or clicking on any home page element located outside the banner, he/she is consenting to the use of cookies. Where the user expresses consent to the installation of cookies in this manner, this consent will be recorded using a dedicated technical cookie. In this way, cookies banner will not be displayed during subsequent visits to the Site. Please note, however, that deleting this technical cookie from your browser, using the methods indicated in the following section “How can I disable cookies?”, results in the loss of the consent and the cookies banner will be displayed again. The user is free to block the installation of analytics cookies at any time without in any way jeopardizing the possibility of visiting the Site and enjoying its content. To learn how to do this, read carefully the disclosures on third-party cookies, accessing them by clicking on the links shown in the table below.

A.   Monitoring or “analytics” cookies

The following third-party analytics cookies are installed on the Site only with the user’s prior consent because they are not rendered anonymous, which means that these third parties can access the disaggregated analytics data at the level of the IP address (third parties, in other words, could hypothetically use these cookies to determine your identity through IP address).

Cookie name: Google Analytics

Category: third-party analytics cookie, permanent

Link to the disclosure / Opt-out instructions

  1. Targeting cookies

Targeting cookies are used to create a user profile, as based on the preferences and tastes expressed while navigating on the Internet, and to display advertisements consistent with the user profile. As a result, the advertisements seen on our Site will be more interesting. Targeting cookies are installed by third parties acting in their capacity as independent data controllers (third-party cookies). Below is a list of the third-party targeting cookies currently in use on the Site, along with the link to the disclosure pages created by their developers:

Cookie name: Facebook

Category: third-party targeting cookie, permanent

Link to the disclosure:

Cookie name: Youtube

Category: third-party targeting cookie, permanent

Link to the disclosure:

How to manage cookies and block their usage

There are several options for managing, disabling and deleting cookies.

(1) Change your browser settings

Follow the instructions provided by the producer of the browser to discover how to manage, disable or delete all cookies (technical, analytics and targeting):

Blocking the reception of all cookies, including technical ones, without providing a specific exception for the Site, may prevent the user from navigating on the Site or using some or all of its features. In addition, deleting all cookies from the browser could also remove technical cookies as well and, as a result, could remove the preferences set for the Site.

(2) Use interactive tools supplied by the third parties

To disable third-party cookies, consult the privacy disclosures of the third parties installing analytics cookies (see section A, above, Monitoring or “analytics” cookies) or targeting cookies (see section B, above, Targeting cookies) to learn about the other tools available to manage, disable or delete the cookies, and to prevent their use in general. Remember that by disabling third-party cookies, (i) the user blocks their use not just on the Site, but also on every other website that uses those specific cookies, and (ii) the possibility to navigate on the Site and to use its features will not be affected in any way. When third-party cookies are disabled the user will still see the banner about cookies on the home page. In this case, however, by closing the banner, scrolling down the home page or clicking on any home page element outside the banner, he/she will not receive any of the third-party cookies properly disabled.

How can I disable cookies?

The user can always choose whether to accept cookies or not. If the user does not want his/her computer to receive and store cookies, he/she is allowed to change the security settings of the browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc). There are several ways to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Changing the settings of the browser, it is possible to accept/refuse all cookies or to receive a notice before accepting a cookie offered by a website. It is possible to delete all the cookies in cookies folder of the browser. Each browser features different procedures to manage the settings.

Click on the following links to obtain specific instructions:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

At the top, right, select the ‘Tools’ button, and then select ‘Internet options’. Select the ‘Privacy’ tab and change the settings for your cookies, otherwise use the link

Google Chrome

At the top right, click the ‘Customize and control’ icon and select ‘Settings’. Then select ‘Advanced’ and change the ‘Privacy and security’ settings. Here you can change the settings for your cookies, otherwise use the link

Mozilla Firefox

From the drop-down menu at the top right choose ‘Options’, then select the ‘Privacy & Security’ panel. Here you can change the settings for your cookies, otherwise use the link

Apple Safari

From the drop-down Safari menu at the top right click ‘Preferences’, then ‘Privacy’. Here you can change the settings for your cookies, otherwise use the link

How to disable Flash cookies

Click the following link to change the settings of Flash cookies

To disable analytics cookies and prevent browsing data from being used by Google Analytics, download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on:

Further information

The Company collects and processes some personal data of the user through cookies it conveys directly on the Site (first-party cookies). The Company acts as data controller, in compliance with the previsions of the Applicable Law. The Company will process the user’s data only by electronic means, in a totally automated way and without human mediation. Therefore, the employees and collaborators of the Company will never access the user’s personal data obtained through cookies. Some employees and collaborators of the Company, appointed to process the data, may perform maintenance of the IT systems hosting the user’s data, without ever being able to access their actual content.