Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Our Cookie Policy intends to describe the types of cookies used by the Site www.charitystars.com (hereinafter “Site”), the purpose of the installed cookies, and the ways in which the User can select or deselect the cookies of the Site and take advantage of the offered services.

 

We use cookies to make our Site easier and more intuitive. Cookie data is collected to make the Site browsing experience more enjoyable and more efficient in the future.

 

1.     WHAT ARE COOKIES

 

Cookies are small text strings sent by the applications visited by the User to his terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored to be retransmitted to the same applications at the following visit of the same User.

 

The word Cookie relates both to the same cookies as well as to all similar technologies.

 

 

Cookies are used in order to faster access online services and to improve the browsing activity of the User through session tracking, storage of information, faster uploading of contents, etc.

 

 

 

2.     TYPES OF COOKIES

 

Cookies are classified as follows:

 

First-Party Cookies: proprietary cookies used by the Site in order to enable the User to browse more efficiently and/or monitor the actions he exercises;

 

Third-Party Cookies: cookies that are set from a Site other than the one the User is currently visiting in order to allow him to browse more efficiently and/or to monitor the actions exercised by him.

 

Furthermore, there are different types of cookies:

 

Technical and Analytics Cookies: cookies regarding activities strictly necessary for the operation and provision of the service (ex. session cookies to log in), cookies related to the activity of saving preferences and of optimization (ex. cookies to save the cart or language choices/currency, etc.), analytical cookies for the collection of information in an anonymous and aggregate form.

 

Technical cookies include:

 

Session or Browsing Cookies: used to keep track of the activity of User in the internet. They guarantee normal browsing and use of the Site. They allow for rapid browsing and to make a purchase or to authenticate access to restricted areas, and are necessary for its proper functioning;

 

Functional Cookies: allow the User to browse in accordance to a set of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for the purchase, etc.) in order to improve the service offered to the User;

 

Analytics Cookies: used to collect information regarding the use of the Site. The Data Controller uses this information for statistical analysis and to improve the Site and to simplify its use, as well as to monitor its correct functioning. This type of cookie collects anonymous information regarding the activity of Users in the Site and regarding the modalities in which they reached the visited Site and the pages. Cookies in this category are sent from the site itself or from third-party domains.

 

Analytical cookies may be:

 

First-Party Analytics Cookies: assimilated in terms of regulation to technical cookies whether used by the Data Controller of the Site without profiling the User, but exclusively to collect information, in an aggregate and anonymous form, regarding the number of Users and how they visit the Site for statistical purposes and to improve the performance of the site;

 

Third-Party Analytics Cookies: are made available by third parties and are assimilated to technical cookies if third parties do not make User profiling by using appropriate tools to reduce the identification potential of cookies (for example, by masking significant portions of the IP address) and without integrating gathered information with other information already made available.

 

With regard to technical cookies, it is required to exclusively release the Cookie Policy without requesting the consent. Disabling or deleting the relevant cookies by accessing to the functions of the browser of the User, may compromise the optimal browsing on this Site.

 

Profiling Cookies: used to track User browsing on the internet and to create a profile of his habits:

 

First-Party Profiling Cookies: installed by the Data Controller to create User profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences displayed in the browsing in the internet. Given their particular invasiveness in the private sphere of Users, the applicable law requires that Users, prior adequate notice regarding the use of the relevant cookies, must give their consent;

 

Third-Party Profiling Cookies: used by third parties accessing the information, therefore not in anonymous and aggregated modality, and crossed with other data already in their possession. The Site does not have direct control of third-parties cookies. The User is therefore encouraged to check the Cookie Policy on the website of the third party.

 

The use of these cookies requires the acquisition of prior consent of the User.

 

 

3.     COOKIES INSTALLED ON THE SITE

 

The cookies on this Site are:

 

Technical and analytics cookies necessary to operate the Site, for aggregated statistical analysis and to improve and simplify the use of the Site and to save preferences of browsing and to optimize the browsing experience of the User;

 

First party profiling cookies which collect information by tracking the browsing data of the User, set by the Data Controller for the following purposes: Enhancing the user experience based on their behavior on the website;

 

Third party cookies which may also make activity of profiling and tracking of the User even without the acknowledgement of Data Controller. For further information, we recommend the User carefully review the privacy policies of the individual services listed below.

 

Please find below the list of third-party cookies used by this Site:

 

Google Analytics with Anonymous IP: Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to measure visits to the Site and any purchases made for analysis purposes. The IP address of the Users shall be anonymized.

 

For further information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

 

Google Adwords Remarketing: Google Adwords Remarketing is a service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to study and improve advertising with remarketing actions in order to send to the User according to their interests. The remarketing activity helps to reach the Users who visited the Site.

 

For further information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

AdWords with Conversion Tracking: The Google AdWords Conversion Tracking is a statistics service provided by Google Inc. which shows what happens after a customer has clicked on his advertisements.

 

For further information, see the page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

 

 

YouTube viewing contents: YouTube is a service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to allow the Users to view video on this webite.

 

For further information, see the page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

 

 

Facebook Sharing: Facebook uses cookies to provide the User with "share" and "like" functionality on their dashboard. Provided by Facebook, Inc.

 

For more information, see the page https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

 

Facebook login: Facebook uses cookies to give Users the ability to sign up using their Facebook account. Provided by Facebook, Inc.

 

For further information, see the page: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

 

 

Facebook Custom Audience and Remarketing: Facebook Custom Audience is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. which links the activity of this Site to the Facebook advertising network.

 

For more information and turning off cookies, see the page: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

 

 

Facebook Remarketing: Facebook Remarketing is a Remarketing service provided by Facebook, Inc. which links the activity of this Site to the Facebook advertising network.

 

For more information and disabling cookies, see the page: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

 

 

Twitter Sharing: Twitter uses cookies to provide the User with sharing functions on their dashboard. Provided by Twitter Inc.

 

For more information, see the following pages: https://twitter.com/privacy

 

 

Twitter login: Twitter uses cookies to give Users the ability to sign up using their Twitter account. Provided by Twitter Inc.

For more information, see the following pages: https://twitter.com/privacy

 

 

Twitter Remarketing: Twitter Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc., which links the activity of this Application with the advertising network of Twitter.

 

For more information, see the pages https://twitter.com/privacy

 

 

Google+ sharing: Google+ uses cookies to provide the User with sharing functions on their dashboard. The cookie is provided by Google Inc.

 

For more information, see the page: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

 

 

Google+ login: Google Inc. uses cookies to give Users the ability to sign up using their Google+ account. Provided by Google Inc.

 

For more information, see page: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

 

 

Pinterest sharing: Pinterest Inc. uses cookies to provide the User with sharing capabilities on their dashboard. For more information, see the page https://policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy

 

4.     COOKIES DURATION

 

 

Cookies have a duration determined by the expiration date or a specific action such as closing the browser set up at the time of installation. Cookies may be:

 

Temporary or session: used to store temporary information, allowing the User to link actions that are executed during a specific session, and are removed from the computer when the browser is turned off;

 

Persistent cookies: used to store information, such as the login name and password of the User, in order to prevent the same User from typing them again each time he visits a specific website. These remain stored on the computer even once the browser is closed.

 

Profiling cookies are stored on the device of the User for a period not exceeding 12 months. Upon expiration of this deadline, the banner required for consent to the use of cookies will be displayed again to the User.