This document is
published in compliance with the provisions of Title 10 of EU Directive 95/46/EC
and of Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC, concerning
1. What are cookies, and how are they used?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to the user’s device (usually to the browser) by visited web sites; they are stored in the user’s device and then transmitted back to the web site(s) on the user’s subsequent visits. When navigating a web site, users may also receive cookies from other sites or servers (so-called “third party” cookies). This happens because the visited web site may contain items such as images, maps, video and sound files, or links to individual web pages on different domains that are located on servers other than the one where the page being visited is stored.
As a rule, web browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, cookies are present in large numbers in each user’s browser, and often they may be set to have a long life span. Cookies may serve several different purposes: IT authentication, monitoring sessions, storing specific pieces of information on user settings/preferences for a given server, etc.
In order to correctly
their purposes, since the difference in purpose does not translate in different
technical characteristics. Accordingly, when adopting the provisions of Directive 2009/136/EC, the Italian legislation
considered it mandatory that users should be asked to grant their prior and
informed consent before accepting cookies used for purposes other than strictly
technical requirements (see Section 1, Part 5, Letter (a) of Legislative Decree
no. 69/2012, which amended Section 122 of
the Italian Data Protection Code) http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/documentation/opinion-recommendation/files/2012/wp194_en.pdf#h2-8
To this end, we may define two broad cookie categories:
Section 122, Part 1, of the Italian Data Protection Code defines technical cookies as cookies set “for the sole purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order to provide an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user.”
Technical cookies are not used for other purposes and are usually set directly by the web site’s owner or manager. They may be:
– browsing (or session) cookies, meant to ensure ordinary web browsing and web site fruition (for instance, they make it possible to perform web purchases or to log in and access private areas);
– analytics cookies may be considered technical cookies provided they are used directly by the site manager to gather aggregate data about user numbers and browsing behaviour;
– functional cookies, enabling the user to browse the site in accordance with a set of preferences (such as the language, or products selected for purchase), thus ensuring a smoother user experience.
The user’s prior consent is not necessary to install this type of cookies. Still, pursuant to Section 13 of the Italian Data Protection Code, the Data Controller is required to provide the relevant information, in the form that it deems best.
Profiling cookies are intended to build user profiles and are widely used to deliver advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user when surfing the Web. Such cookies may be particularly invasive of the users’ private sphere, so both the EU and Italian regulations prescribe that users must be appropriately informed regarding their use, and express their valid consent.
Section 122, Part 1 of the Italian Data Protection Code prescribes that “Storing information, or accessing information that is already stored, in the contracting party’s and/or user’s terminal equipment” are only permitted with the user’s/contracting party’s prior informed consent (i.e. the opt-in rule) as per Section13, Part 3.
2. Cookie Duration
Some cookies remain active only until the browser is closed or until the logout command is executed. Other cookies persist after the browser is closed down, and remain available for any subsequent visits by the same user.
Based on their duration, cookies may be classified as follows:
a. “Session Cookies” are stored on the user’s device only in order to meet technical and usage requirements, such as session IDs required for secure and efficient web browsing; they expire at the end of the browsing session (hence their name) when the web browser is shut down. This type of cookies does not entail any additional technology which may threaten the user’s web browsing privacy;
b. “Persistent Cookies” are stored on the computer’s hard drive until they expire, or until the user deletes them. Through persistent cookies, site visitors (or any other users using the same device) are automatically recognised each time they visit. Persistent cookies provide many different convenient functions for web site users, such as remembering their preferred browsing language. However, persistent cookies may also be used for advertising or even for less legitimate purposes.
Users may set their web browser to either accept or refuse all cookies, or else to be alerted each time a new cookie is submitted, and decide whether to accept it. In any case, users may change their browser’s default settings and disable cookies (that is, block them indefinitely), by setting a higher level of privacy protection.
Both the above types of cookies (session and persistent) may further be:
- “first-party cookies” when they are managed directly by the web site owner/manager;
- “third-party cookies” when they are set and managed by sources other than the web site the user is visiting.
How cookies work, and how to delete them
Cookie functionality, as well as options for restricting or blocking cookies, can be managed by changing the settings of your web browser.
To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone or tablet, please refer to the user manual of your device.
Blocking third-party cookies
As a rule, third-party cookies are not essential for web browsing; as a consequence, you may choose to automatically refuse them by selecting the relevant options in your browser settings:
the ‘Do Not Track‘ option
Most recent browsers have a Do Not Track option. When this option is turned on, most web sites should automatically stop collecting your browsing data. However, compliance with this option is discretionary, so not all web sites may be set to enforce it.
“Private Browsing” mode
This option enables you to surf the web without leaving traces of your browsing activity on your local machine: web sites will not remember you, the pages you visit will not be stored in your browser’s history and new cookies will be deleted.
However, private browsing does not guarantee Internet anonymity, because while your browsing details will not be stored in your browser, they will still be available to web site owners and connection providers.
There are dedicated options to achieve this in all browsers. However, please remember that new cookies are downloaded every time you connect to the Internet, so cookie deletion should be performed regularly. Some browsers also offer the option of scheduling automated cookie deletion.
How to delete cookies in the most common web browsers:
You may also want to check the independent information on http://www.aboutcookies.org/
4. Cookies used by www.orchestradellatoscana.it
Orchestradellatoscana.it does NOT use first-party profiling cookies as described above.
Orchestradellatoscana.it does use third-party cookies.
By clicking ACCEPT, users grant their consent to the use of third-party cookies.
Below please find a list of links to the web pages containing information and consent forms regarding the third-party cookies used by www.orchestradellatoscana.it, whose duration may be subject to change:
NID – persistent – Used by Google to monitor searches – necessary for Google’s third-party service. Duration 6 months. HTTP type
PREF – persistent – could store your preferences and other information, in particular your preferred language (for example Italian), the number of search results you want to display for each page (for example 10 or 20) and your preference to activate the Google SafeSearch filter. – necessary for Google third-party service. Duration 2 years
OGPC – Required for third-party Google Maps service – Duration about 29 days
About Google’s cookie settings:
Youtube is a video content visualization service managed by Google Inc. that allows you to integrate these contents within your pages.
Google cookies collect information about user behavior, transmitted and stored by Google on servers in Ireland.
1P_JAR – Required for Google Maps third-party service – Duration 7 days approximately
ANID – used by Google for advertising shown all over the web – Duration 1 year approximately – HTTP type
APISID – stores the preferences necessary for the third-party Youtube service – Duration about 2 years
CONSENT – persistent – Stores user preferences and information every time he visits web pages containing Google services – Duration about 19 years
DV – Session – Used for the consent of Google services
HSID – stores the preferences necessary for the third-party Youtube service – Duration 2 years – HTTP type
IDE – used by Google for advertising shown all over the web – Duration about 2 days – HTTP type
NID – persistent – stores user preferences and information every time he visits web pages containing Google services – Duration about 6 months – HTTP type
OTZ – persistent – stores user preferences and information every time he visits web pages containing Google services – Duration about 20 days – Secure
PREF – persistent – This cookie is used for playing a YouTube video. It is set when uploading a YouTube video. – Duration about 6 months
SAPISID – stores the preferences necessary for the third-party Youtube service – Duration 2 years – Secure type
SID – stores the preferences necessary for the third-party Youtube service – Duration 2 years – HTTP type – Secure
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – Technical – Determines which version of Youtube to display – Duration 6 months approximately – Type http
Google Fonts is a service that allows you to incorporate and display personalized font styles and is managed by Google Inc. could release cookies, deactivating them the site would no longer function properly
to manage the settings for Google cookies, consult the following links:
AddThis is a social bookmarking service owned and operated by Oracle Corporation. The service can be integrated into websites through a widget that allows visitors to share an item on a variety of services such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr or add it to favorites.
loc – persistent – Allows users to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. – Duration about 1 year – Secure
ssc – persistent – Helps integrate the user’s social media profile. – Duration about 1 year – Secure
ouid – persistent – Allows users to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. – Duration about 1 year – Secure
uid – persistent – Allows users to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. – Duration about 3 years – Secure
na_tc – persistent – Plugin that offers visitors the opportunity to recommend the contents of our website on social networks. – Duration about 1 year – Secure
na_id – persistent – Offers users the opportunity to recommend website content on social media. – Duration about 1 year – Secure
notice_preferences – persistent – Required by AddThis third-party service – Duration approximately 1 year
notice_gdpr_prefs – persistent – Required by AddThis third-party service – Duration approximately 1 year
__atuvc – persistent – This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly incorporated into websites to allow visitors to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms. Stores an updated page share count. – Duration about 1 year
km_lv – persistent – Required by the third party AddThis service to store usage information – Duration 5 years approximately –
mmapi.store.p.0 – persistent – This cookie stores information on user experience and collects data about them for advertising purposes. – Duration about 1 year
spin – session – Required for Facebook’s third-party service inside Addthis – http Secure type
km_ai – persistent – Required by the third party AddThis service to store usage information – Duration 5 years approximately –
xs – session – allows users to access, share and comment on content using their Facebook account. – Facebook cookie. – HTTP type – Secure
__atuvs – session – Created and read by the AddThis social sharing site
c_user – Facebook cookie. – Session – Secure type
presence – session – Facebook cookie – Secure type
sb – persistent – necessary for the Facebook service – Duration about 2 years – HTTP type – Secure
datr – persistent – This Facebook cookie identifies browsers for site security and integrity purposes, including account recovery and identification of potentially compromised accounts. – Duration about 2 years
ssh – persistent – Required by AddThis third-party service – Duration approximately 1 year – Secure type
sshs – persistent – Required by AddThis third-party service – Duration approximately 1 year – Secure type
wd – session – allows users to access, share and comment on content using their Facebook account. – Duration 7 days approximately – Secure type
__atuvc- persistent – This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly incorporated into websites to allow visitors to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms. Stores an updated page share count. – Duration about 1 year
atc – session – Facebook cookie – Secure type
uid – persistent – Allows users to share content with a wide range of network and sharing platforms via a browser plug-in. – Duration about 2 years – Secure
fr – persistent – allows users to access, share and comment on content using their Facebook account. – Facebook cookie. – Duration about 1 year – type HTTP – Secure
gpw_e24 – session – Required by the third party AddThis service
s_fid- session – Required by the third party AddThis service
ssc – persistent – Required by the third party AddThis service – Duration about 2 years – Secure type
s_nr – persistent – Required by the third party AddThis service – Duration approximately 2 years
to manage the settings for Addthis cookies, consult the following links:
DYNSRV – session
PHPSESSID – session
pll_language – used to distinguish the language – Duration 1 year
ort-nl-popup – used to track pop-up closing preferences
qtrans_front_language – used to distinguish the language – Duration 1 year
cookie_accetto_legge_youtube – is used to keep track of your consent / refusal to Youtube cookies – Duration 1 year
cookie_accetto_legge_maps – used to keep track of your consent / refusal to Google Maps cookies – Duration 1 year
cookie_accetto_legge_addthis – used to keep track of your consent / refusal to Addthis cookies – Duration 1 year
Owner of the Tuscan Regional Orchestra Foundation – Via Verdi, 5 – 50122 Florence – firstname.lastname@example.org
The installation of cookies and other tracking systems carried out by third parties through the services offered on the pages can change at any time (in: name, duration, quantity, type, purpose, etc. ..) without notice from the supplier third, for this the Owner is not responsible for it.
This information may be subject to changes over time, we invite users to periodically check this document.
document updated on 15/07/22