What are cookies and what are they needed for

When a user visits a website, a small text file, a cookie, is sent to a user’s terminal (computer, mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet) where it is stored and relayed back to that website upon a subsequent visit to the same site. Cookies are distinguished from each other:

Depending on the operator that installs them on the user’s terminal, depending on whether it is from the same operator of the website that the user is visiting (so-called “first-party cookies”) or a different site, which installs cookies through the first site (so-called “third-party cookies”); based on the purpose of each cookie: some cookies allow the website that installed them to remember, for example, the preferences expressed by the user while browsing or making a purchase or authenticating in order to access restricted areas (so-called ” technical cookies “); other cookies allow the site that installed them to monitor the user’s browsing also for the purpose of sending advertising and/or offering services in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the internet (so-called “profiling cookies”). Only profiling cookies require the user’s prior consent to use them. First and third party technical cookies and profiling cookies and/or other first and third party markers are installed through the Sites, this will be explained further in the following tables.

How to give consent to profiling cookies

On the first visit to the Sites, the user can accept all cookies by carrying out any of the following actions:  

Closing the banner by clicking on the X or on “OK” located on the banner itself or accessing other areas of the website or by clicking on any element of the webpage (images or links) outside of the banner; or by scrolling the page. 

On the first visit to the Sites, if you do not carry out any of the actions described in the banner but, from the banner, access the further provided information, the user can:

Reject the installation of cookies by clicking on the appropriate link in the following tables at the bottom of the description of each cookie (called “Opt-Out”); in the event of subsequent visits to the Sites (provided that the user has previously given their preferences regarding the use of cookies, as indicated in points 1 and 2 above), by accessing the further provided information through the link “cookie policy” located in the footer of each webpage on the Sites and denying consent to cookies by clicking on the appropriate link found in the tables at the bottom of the description of each cookie (called “Opt-Out”).

In any case, through the browser settings. The user can: (i) manage cookie preferences directly within their browser, preventing their installation; (ii) remove already installed cookies from their browser, including cookies in which consent, possibly given by the user, to the installation of cookies on behalf of the Sites, was saved. The user can find information on how to manage cookies through their browser at the following addresses: Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.   

For behavioural advertising cookies, the user can also set their own preferences through the website Your Online Choices (the system operates with reference to member companies that use cookies for behavioural advertising).


This website uses cookies, including third-party cookies, to improve the browsing experience and allow those who navigate the website to take advantage of our online services and to view advertisements in line with their own preferences. The cookies used in this website fall into the categories described below;

If you continue to browse, you consent to the use of cookies.

At any moment, you can disable the cookies on the browser, we remind you that this option may limit a lot of the browsing features of the website. 


  • If you use Internet Explorer
    In Internet Explorer, click on “Settings” then “Internet Options”. In the Privacy tab, move the cursor to the top to block all cookies or towards the bottom to allow all cookies, then click OK.
  • If you use the browser Firefox
    Go to the “Settings” menu in the browser and select the “Options” menu. Click on the “Privacy” tab, deselect the box “Accept cookies” and click OK.
  • If you use the browser Safari
    In the feedback section on the browser, select the “Modify” menu and select “Preferences”. Click on “Privacy”. Set “cookies Block” to “always” and click OK.
  • If you use the browser Google Chrome
    Click on the Chrome menu in the browser. Select “Settings”. Click on the drop down menu for “Advanced” settings. In the “Privacy” section, click on the button “Content settings.” In the “Cookies” section, select “Do not allow websites to store data” then check “block cookies and third-party site data”, and then click OK.

If you use any other type of browser, look for how to manage cookies in the browser Settings. Or visit this website. 


Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on the browser’s PC within the browser. They contain information based on browsing the Internet and are recognised by the browser each time a user visits this website.


    • Their activity is strictly necessary for operational purposes
      These cookies are of a technical nature and allow the website to function correctly. For example, they keep the users connected while browsing, preventing the website from requesting to log in each time a user accesses a subsequent page.
    • Activity for saving preferences
      These cookies allow the memorisation of preferences selected while browsing, for example, they allow you to set the language.
    • Statistical activity and Measurement of the audience
      These cookies help us to understand, through data collected anonymously and on aggregate, how the users interact with our websites providing us with information related to the visited sections, the time spent on the website, and possible malfunctions. This helps us to improve the performance of our websites.
    We use various suppliers who may in turn install cookies to allow the services they provide to run correctly. If you would like information related to these third-party cookies and on how to disable them, we invite you to access the link in the table below.
    Furthermore, by accessing the page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices you can find out about behavioural advertising as well as deactivate or activate the companies listed and who work with website managers to collect and use useful information for the use of advertising.

Technical cookies contribute to the correct functioning of third-party services
These cookies allow us to monitor the performance of the website. Below is a list of services used and links to their respective privacy policy pages. 

  • Google Maps – Virtual Tour: web component – Strictly necessary technical cookie
    (cookie name: khcookie) – privacy policy

Cookie Statistics and Measurement of third-party audiences
These cookies (third-party web services) provide anonymous/ aggregate information on the manner in which visitors navigate the website. Below are the links to their respective privacy policy pages.

  • Google
    Google Analytics: statistical system – Analytical Cookies – privacy policy
  • Adobe
    Adobe Analytics: statistical system – Analytical Cookies – privacy policy
  • Google
    Conversion count adword campaigns – Conversion cookies – privacy policy

Profiling and social media sharing cookies

These third-party cookies are used to integrate some widespread features of the main social media sites and provide them within the website. In particular, they allow the registration and authentication to the site via Facebook and Google connect, sharing and commenting on the social media pages of the website, they enable the features “Like” from Facebook and “+1” from G+.

Below are the links to their respective privacy policy pages.

For more information on cookies:


The user has the right to access their own personal data, to obtain their updates or corrections if the data is not correct and their cancellation. These rights are exercised through their own web page configurations.

For the convenience of the user we have provided below, the text of article. 7, D. Lgs. n. 196/2003 related to their rights.

Art. 7 – Decreto Legislativo n. 196/2003 – (Art. 7 – Legislative Decree no. 196/2003)

Right to access of personal data and other rights

1. The interested party has the right to obtain the confirmation of the existence or not of personal data that concerns them, even if they are not yet registered, and their communication is in an intelligible form.
2. The interested party has the right to obtain the indication:
a) of the origin of their personal data;
b) of the purposes and methods of processing;
c) of the logic applied whereby processing is carried out with the aid of electronic systems;
d) of the personal details of the owner, of those responsible and the representative appointed under Article 5, paragraph 2;
e) of the entities or the categories of entities to whom the personal data may be communicated or who can learn about it as designated representatives of the State, those responsible or in charge.
3. The interested party has the right to obtain:
a) updates, corrections or, when they are interested, the integration of data.
b) the cancellation, the anonymous transformation or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, including data which need not be kept for the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently processed;
c) certification that the operations referred to in a) and b) have been brought to the attention of, also regarding their content, those to whom the data has been communicated or distributed, except in the case where this fulfilment proves impossible or involves the use of means that are manifestly disproportionate to the protected right.
4. The interested party has the right to oppose to, completely or in part:
a) for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data concerning him, even if pertinent to the purpose of the collection;
b) to the processing of personal data concerning him for the purpose of sending advertising or direct sales material or for carrying out market research or commercial communication.

At any time, the user may exercise their rights indicated above by contacting the Data Controller, by sending an explicit request through the contact Form available on the website.

Requests will be examined as soon as possible and they will be answered without delay, in accordance with the provisions of the law. 


Matilde Eloisa Pitorri

Email address of the Data Controller: info@cottorella.com


With respect to the information collected by cookies installed directly from the Site, Antiche Fonti di Cottorella SpA, in the role of data controller, specifies the following:

  • The data is collected only for the purpose and for the duration indicated in the tables above and are processed electronically;
  • With regard to technical cookies, as indicated above, it is reiterated that the use of these cookies do not require prior consent from the user as they are necessary cookies that allow browsing within the Site and the correct functioning of the Site. 
  • In the event of removal of technical cookies through the browser settings, browsing within the Sites may not be, completely or in part, possible; the data collected by first-party cookies may be disclosed to subjects acting on behalf of Antiche Fonti di Cottorella SpA as data processors or persons in charge of processing, for purposes related to those described above.

With respect to such data, the user is reminded that they can exercise their rights related to art. 7 del Codice della Privacy (art. 7 of the Privacy Code), better described in the Information on the processing of personal data, available by selecting the “Privacy Policy” link located at the footer of each page on the Site.    

Finally, referring to third-party cookies, please note that the purpose of such cookies, the logic behind them related to processing as well as the management of the user’s preferences with regards to the cookies themselves are not determined and/or verified by this website but by the third-party that provides them, as the provider and data handler, as indicated in the table above.

However, regardless of whether this website deems the user to have truthfully given their consent to the installation of cookies, also third-party cookies, this website endeavours to provide support to the user who may request it – by referring to the contact information provided – about how to exercise their consent/ selective refusal or to delete cookies from your browser.  


Personal Data (or Data)

It constitutes any personal data, any information related to a physical person, identified or identifiable, even indirectly, by way of reference to any other information, also including personal identification numbers.

Data Usage

It is the personal data automatically collected through the Sites, such as: IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the User that connect to the Sites, URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.), the country of origin, the characteristics of the browser and the operating system used by the visitor, the various timestamps of the visit (for example the time spent on each page) and the details relating to the itinerary followed within the Site, with particular reference to the sequence of pages viewed, the parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s IT environment.


The person who browses the Sites.

Interested party 

The user to whom the Personal Data refers.