What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that websites utilized to memorize and gather information through the browser. They are used mainly to measure and improve the quality of the website through the analysis of visitors’ behaviour, to customize pages and to remember users’ preferences.
The “cookie law” (Directive 2009/136/EC) amended article 122 of the Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003), which now requires visitors’ consent to memorize or gather any information on the computer or any other device connected to the internet. The previous regime, for its part, allowed data to be memorized and gathered without the visitor’s prior consent.
In addition, this information is compliant with European Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) and takes into account the draft ePrivacy Regulation which is undergoing approval. Leasys may change this information to abide by any new rules on cookies laid down by said Regulation and the responsibility to check it from time to time rests with the user.
Leasys’s policy on cookies
Cookies are defined “first-party” when they are installed by the website that the user is visiting while they are defined “third-parties” when they are set by a website other than that which the user is visiting. In fact, it is possible that Leasys’s website might contain elements (such as images, maps, sounds, specific links and web pages of other domains, etc.) that are embedded on servers other than those of the website visited.
The duration of installed cookies may be limited to the single navigation session or extend for a longer time, including after the user has left the site visited. Leasys prefers so-called “session cookies”, which do not memorize sensitive data, but use personal data related to the navigation to analyses and improve the way information published on the website is used. Session cookies utilized in the website do not rely on computer technologies that are potentially detrimental to the confidentiality of users’ navigation.
The applicable regulation on cookies call for the “opt-in” rule, whereby cookies can be used by the website with users who provide expressly their consent when they navigate, with the only exception of technical cookies.
To disable, remove or block cookies, use can be made of the setting of the browser or the option DoNotTrack, where available. In case disablement, full use of the website is not guaranteed.
Types of cookies and their functionality
1. Technical cookies
These cookies are fundamental for the proper working of the website and for the use of certain functionalities. For example, they make it possible to identify a session, to access to reserved areas, to remember the elements that make up a request made previously, to complete a purchase order or to memorize an estimate. Without technical cookies, services normally provided by the website may not be accessible, in whole or in part. As they are necessary to navigate and to benefit from the services used, the user’s consent is not necessary. Technical cookies can be blocked or removed by modifying the browser’s options. However, by performing one of these operations, you may not be able to access specific areas of the website or use some of the services offered. This type of cookie does not gather information that can be used for commercial purposes and its duration is limited to that of the session.
Technical cookies are stored until the and of your visit and will be cancelled a few hours after the browser is closed.
2. Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies gather in an anonymous form information on users’ navigation and are utilized to calculate and improve the website’s performance, as well as to customize the user’s online experience through the identification of specific contents. The information gathered through analytical cookies (e.g. the information on the manner in which the website is utilized by users and the receipt of error messages) are used solely by Leasys or by such service providers as operate solely on behalf of Leasys and do not memorize, communicate or disseminate data to third parties. For analytical cookies the users’ consent is not necessary, as they can block them or remove them by modifying the configuration of the options in their browser. However, by performing one of these operations, you may not be able to access specific areas of the website or use some of the services offered.
The information generated on the utilization of the website by users (including their IP address) are sent to and stored by third parties’ servers.
This type of cookie does not gather personal information and/or information that can be used for commercial purposes and they can be stored for up to 26 months.
Currently, the analytical cookies used by Leasys are the following:
Cookie name or category and duration (session or permanent)
Third party involved
Type and purpose
Enablement/disablement of cookies through the browser
If you use different computers in different workstations, make sure that each browser is set in a way that meets your preferences.
You can eliminate all the cookies installed in your browser’s cookie folder. Each browser features a different procedure to manage the settings. Click one of the links below for specific instructions.
Microsoft Windows Explorer
Enablement and disablement of cookies through third-party services
In addition to using your browser’s settings to enable or disable cookies, please note that the website YourOnLineChoices shows the list (constantly updated) of the main providers that work with website administrators to gather and collect information that can be used for behavioural advertising. This tool makes it possible for users to enable or disable cookies for all the companies or, alternatively, to set their preferences for each company.