Cookie Policy

Last update date: 28/05/2020

In accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679 (“General Data Protection Regulation”) and Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (“Code regarding the protection of personal data”), and pursuant to the provisions of general measure of the Italian Data Protection Authority of 8 May 2014, the Data Controller Industria Chimica Reggiana – I.C.R. S.p.A., with registered office in Reggio Emilia, via M. Gasparini n. 7, Tax Code and VAT No. 00140910357, in the person of the legal representative, provides to the users of some information relating to cookies used by it.

What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files, created automatically at the time of access to a given site, whose purpose is to perform computer authentication, session tracking and storing information specific to the user and his visit. More specifically, cookies are sent by the server (physical location where the site resides) of the website visited to the user’s browser (Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.), are stored locally on the computer of the latter, to then be re-transmitted, at the next visit, to the same site.
During navigation, the user might receive on his terminal even cookies on external sites (third party cookies), set and used by their owners, in the manner and according to the objectives defined by them. Cookies may finally remain on long periods or for shorter periods of ’user computers, depending on their characteristics.

Types of cookies.

Session cookies Their duration corresponds to the use of the browser session and are automatically erased at the end of it.
Persistent cookies These are constant and remain stored on the terminal even after the browser session, up to the scheduled expiration date.
First-party cookies They belong to the visited website, which transmits them directly to the visitor.
Third-party cookies They come from third party sites. On them and on their related information the owner of this website visited has no control. Their eventual disabling does not affect in any way the navigability.
The use of these cookies is governed by rules drawn up by third parties and, therefore, to manage or disable these cookies users must read the privacy information published on the websites of these third parties.

Cookie categories.

Technical or strictly necessary cookies:
Technical, navigation or session cookies guarantee the normal browsing and use of the website. For their use, no consent from the data subject is required.

Technical cookies used on
Cookie name Description Duration Part
joomla_user_state If you have a user account, this cookie is set to remain connected during each page visit. session first-party

Functional cookies:
Functional Cookies store information on the choices made by users, in order to improve functionality and customization of the site as needed, through advanced features such as, for example, the automatic selection of the language, the vision of external platforms video (i.e.: YouTube) and the sharing and publication of contents on social networks.

Functional cookies used on
Cookie name Description Duration Part
viewed_cookie_policy Cookie that stores the user's consent to the use of cookies on the site. 1 year first-party

Profiling or advertising cookies:
Profiling cookies monitor and profile users during browsing, studying and memorizing their browsing options and habits on the site and on the web in general, as well as consumption habits, also for the purpose of sending targeted and personalized service advertising.

On there are NO profiling or advertising cookies.

Performance cookies:
The performance cookies collect, in an anonymous and aggregate form and in order to improve the functioning of the site, information on the use and browsing of the site, such as, for example, the pages most frequently visited and those that report error messages.

Performance cookies used on
Cookie name Description Duration
__utma Cookie used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library is executed and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmb Cookie used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library is executed and there are no existing __utmb cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes
__utmc Cookie set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in combination with the __utmb cookie to determine if the user was in a new session or visit. session
__utmz Cookie that stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user has reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library is executed and is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months

Analytical cookies:
Analytical cookies are used to gather information on the use of the various sections of the site and on how users interact with it, for statistical analysis on the display of the pages, the number of visitors and the time of visit, to improve the site itself over time and simplify their use, as well as to monitor their correct functioning.
The information is collected in anonymous and aggregate form and is used for strictly statistical purposes, without preserving any personal data of the users. Analytical cookies are sent from the site itself or from third-party domains.

Cookie analytics used on the site :
The site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service, provided by the thirdparty Google Inc. (“Google”), which uses analytical cookies that are installed on the user's computer to collect data and perform statistical analysis, in aggregate and anonymous way, on the use of the visited website.
On the web page http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=it you can find more information about this service.
The Google Privacy Policy (http://www.google.com/intl/it/policies/privacy) governs instead the processing of personal data of users who use Google products and services.
The list of cookies used by Google Analytics can be found at the following address: http://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

Google Maps.
The Site uses the Google Maps service, also provided by the third-party Google Inc. (“Google”), for viewing maps within the Site.

Cookies generally installed by Google Maps plugins.
Cookie name Duration Description
NID 6 months When creating or accessing a Google account, the cookies NID, CONSENT, HSID, APISID, SSID, 1P_JAR, are stored on the user's computer, in order to reconnect it to the Google account when they log in again to a Google service. In particular, the CONSENT cookie is used for the user's consent to the use of Google services. While the user is connected to Google and uses a Google plugin inserted in other websites, such as this Website, Google uses cookies to improve the user experience.
CONSENT persistent
APISID 2 years
1P_JAR persistent
HSID 2 years
SSID 2 years

For more information on the types of cookies used by Google services: https://www.google.com/intl/it_it/policies/technologies/types/.

Processing methods.
The processing is carried out with electronic and automated tools, without disclosure or communication to third parties.

Provision of data.
Except for technical cookies strictly necessary for normal browsing, the provision of data is left to the will of the interested party who decides to browse the site after viewing, at access, the brief information contained in the appropriate banner. To avoid the installation of cookies it is possible to disable this function through the special functions available on your browser (see, below, the item “Disabling cookies”).

Acceptance and consent to data processing.
Acceptance and consent to the processing of information by means of cookies takes place by viewing the banner on the site and clicking on the “I agree” button.

Disabling cookies.
Notwithstanding the foregoing regarding cookies strictly necessary for navigation, in order to proceed with the deactivation of cookies and / or select the desired block level, the User may use his or her browser, modifying its settings. Below are the links to the main browsers currently on the market for changing session settings.

More information on how to control manage and delete cookies on the device:

If you use a browser that is not listed above, please refer to the documentation or online guide of your browser to get more information. The user is informed that the Data Controller is acting as a mere intermediary for the links shown in this document and cannot be held responsible in the event of any modification.

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