Cookie policy

Cookie Policy

Versione 1.0

Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by the user send and record on his/her personal computer or mobile device, these cookies are then re-transmitted to the same websites upon the user’s subsequent visit. Precisely because of cookies, a website remembers the user’s actions and preferences (such as login data, chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) in such a way that they do not have to be newly indicated when the user returns to visit the above-mentioned website or browse from one page to another. Therefore, cookies are used to perform computer authentications, to monitor sessions and store information concerning the activities of the users who access a website. Cookies may also contain a unique identification code that enables a user’s browsing within the website to be tracked for statistical or advertising purposes. While browsing a website, the user may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the one he/she is visiting (so-called “third-party” cookies) on his/her computer or mobile device. Some operations may not be able to be performed without the use of cookies, which in some cases are, therefore, technically necessary for the functioning of the above-mentioned website.


There are various types of cookies, according to their characteristics and functions, and these can remain on the user’s computer or mobile device for different periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s devices until a predetermined deadline.


According to the legislation in force in Italy, the user’s express consent is not always required for the use of cookies. In particular, “technical cookies”, namely cookies used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network or used to the extent strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user, do not require such consent. In other words, these are cookies that are indispensable for the operation of the website or that are necessary to perform activities requested by the user.


Among the technical cookies which do not require express consent for their use, the Italian Data Protection Authority (see Identification Provision of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies dated May 8th, 2014, hereinafter referred to as “Provision”) also include:

  • “cookie analytics”, where used directly by the webmaster to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website;
  • browsing or session cookies (allowing, for example, the access in the restricted area of the website);
  • functional cookies, that allow the user to browse according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the same.

Conversely, for “profiling cookies”, that is, those designed to create user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same user in the context of web-browsing, the user’s prior consent is required.


Types of cookies used on this Website and possibility to de-select

The Website uses the following types of cookies and offers the possibility to de-select the same, with the exception of third-party cookies which require the user to refer directly to the relative selection and de-selection methods of the respective cookies, indicated via the links:

  • Browsing or session) technical cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the Website, or to allow the user to take advantage of the contents and services requested;
  • Functionality cookies used to activate specific functions of the Website and a series of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to improve the service provided.

ATTENTION: by disabling technical and/or functionality cookies, the Website may not be accessible or certain services and specific functions of the Website may be unavailable or may not work properly and the user may be forced to change or manually enter certain information or preferences every time they visit the Website.


  • Third-party cookies – i.e. cookies from websites / web servers other than ITALIA LOUNGE, owned by third parties. These third parties, below listed with the link on their Policy Privacy, act as independent data controllers regarding their own cookies. Therefore, the user must refer to their Privacy Policy and consent forms (selecting and deselecting their cookies), as indicated in the Provision. For the sake of completeness, we state that ITALIA LOUNGE does the maximum to track cookies on its website. These are regularly updated on the below chart, where we indicate the cookies directly sent by ITALIA LOUNGE and their purposes. As per cookies owned by third parties on our website, we below link their respective Privacy Policy; to these third parties we submit, as already stated, the responsibility to provide the disclosure and collect the user’s consent, as indicated in the Provision. This responsibility is referred not only to cookies directly sent by the third party, but also to other cookies sent through our website through services the third party uses. With regard to these cookies, sent by suppliers of services to the third parties, ITALIA LOUNGE does not retain the possibility to exercise any control and has no knowledge on their characteristics and purposes.

Links to the respective disclosures on third-party cookies:

Cookies sent directly via ITALIA LOUNGE website are shown below in detail:


Cookies found on the Website

Type of cookie and owner

Technical name of cookie



Google inc


This cookie is part of Google Analytics, and is used to distinguish the users. This cookie does not collect any of your personal information.

2 years



This cookie is used for the only purpose of statistical analysis (through Google Analytics)

1 day



This cookie is used for the only purpose of statistical analysis (through Google Analytics)

1 day



CloudFlare identifies the reliable web traffic. This cookie does not collect any of your personal information.

1 year



hese cookies store preferences about the preferences on the use of cookies and the consent on the Privacy Policy. These cookies are essential for the functioning of the website.

1 year


Cookie Settings

The user can block or delete (in whole or in part) technical and functionality cookies through the specific functions of their browser. Users are informed that not authorizing the use of technical cookies may make it impossible to use the Website, view its contents and take advantage of the related services. Inhibiting functionality cookies could mean that some services or certain functions of the Website are not available or do not function correctly and the user may be forced to change or manually enter some information or preferences each time they visit the Website.

The choices regarding cookies of the website are subsequently recorded in a dedicated cookie. This cookie might, on an exceptional note, not be functioning correctly: in this case, we suggest to cancel unwelcome cookies and block their use through the functionality of your browser.

Preferences connected to cookies are to be reset if a different device or browser is used to access the Website.

How to view and modify cookies through the user’s web navigation interface (so-called browser)

The user can block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies through the specific functions of their browser. For more information on how to set preferences on the use of cookies via the web browser, users may consult the relevant instructions: