WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files sent by the website to the user’s terminal, where they are stored and then sent back to the website the next time it is visited by the user. A cookie cannot take any other data from the hard drive of the user, nor send computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the web browser of the user. Several of the functions of cookies may be assigned to other technology. In this document the term 'cookie' refers to both cookies, per se, and to all similar technology.
If you wish, you can delete cookies at any time; however, doing so may compromise the proper performance of several functions. For information on the deletion of cookies, please see the "Guide" section of your browser.
First-party cookies: These are cookies managed by the owner of the website. For these cookies, the owner of the website is responsible for the disclosure requirement. The owner of the website is also responsible for indicating the methods for the possible blocking of cookies.
Third-party cookies: These are cookies managed by a third party other than the owner of the website. For these cookies, the disclosure requirement and the indication of the methods for possibly blocking the cookies is the responsibility of the third party, whereas the owner of the website is obliged to add the link to the third-party website where these elements are available to its website.
Cookies related to third-party websites
Please note that the possibility of configuring cookie settings, permitted by HPM Engineering srl, does not influence the cookies and active components of other providers.
For information on the processing of your data, please see the websites of the related providers.
TYPE OF COOKIES
There are different types of cookies:
Strictly-necessary cookies: these are essential for the proper functioning of our website. Without these cookies, it would not be possible to use our website in a normal and secure manner.
Analytics or performance cookies: these collect anonymous information on how you use the website and its performance. For example, they concern the most visited pages and the queries made in our search engine etc. The data collected is used only to improve the functioning of our website.
Functional cookies: these store the choices you have made in order to improve and customise your experience on our website. They are used, for example, to recognise you when you return to our website and to store the choices you have made.
Advertising cookies: these collect information on your browsing habits in order to offer you targeted advertising. They record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited, the links you have followed and also your browsing beyond our website. They are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to test the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually added by third parties with our consent. Refusing these kind of cookies does not affect the use of our website or the Internet in general.
DURATION OF COOKIES
Cookies have the duration dictated by their expiry date (or by a specific action like the closing of the browser) imposed at the time of their installation.
Cookies can be:
temporary (session cookies): these are used to store temporary information, enable the actions carried out during a specific session to be connected and are removed from the computer when the browser is closed;
permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to store information, for example, name and log-in password, so that the user does not need to re-enter them each time they visit a specific website. These cookies are stored on the computer even after the browser is closed.
COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The website installs third-party cookies as it uses the functions offered by the Google Analytics service. Google Analytics uses "cookies" to anonymously collect and analyse information on website use behaviour. This information (including the IP address of the user) is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it for the purpose of drafting reports on the activities on its website. Google does not associate the IP address with any other data in its possession, nor does it attempt to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties in the cases required by law or in the cases where the aforesaid information is processed by these third parties on behalf of Google.