Cookie Policy

Welcome to The Data Controllers of the personal data processed through this Site are Sonia Selletti and Andrea Astolfi, as partners of Studio Legale Astolfi e Associati (hereinafter, the "Joint Controllers"), with registered office in Milan, via Larga, 8, who can be contacted at: This Cookie Policy aims to convey the procedures for collecting information provided by users when they visit this Site through the use of cookies and/or other tracking technologies, in compliance with current regulations on the processing of personal data (EU Reg. 679/2016 and Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).

General information on cookies and other tracking technologies
It is possible that certain user information (i.e. information that the user does not actively provide) is collected passively through different technologies during browsing of this Site. The Joint Controllers and third-party service providers passively collect and use the information in several ways, including:
through the browser of the user
Certain information is collected from a majority of browsers, including the MAC address (Media Access Control), computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, OS version, and type and version of Internet browser. If you access the site from a mobile device, the Joint Controllers may collect similar information, including the kind of device and the identifier;
through the use of cookies
Cookies are small text strings that the site browsed by the user sends to the terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored to be sent back to the site upon the next visit by that user. Cookies are stored directly on your computer and allow for information such as browser type, time spent on site, pages viewed and language preferences to be collected. The Joint Controllers and service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display data more effectively and to customize the user experience. Cookies are also used to recognise the user's computer or device: this simplifies the use of the Site. In addition, cookies are used to collect statistical information on the use of the Site in order to continuously improve its structure and operation, understand how it is used by users and try to resolve problems.
You may refuse to accept cookies by following the instructions for your browser; if you do not accept them, you may encounter problems when using the Site.

IP Address
The IP address consists of a number automatically assigned by the user's Internet service provider (ISP) to the computer used. The IP address is automatically identified and recorded in the log files of the server of the Joint Controllers for every access of the user to the Site, with the date of the visit and page(s) visited. The collection of IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet, and is performed automatically by many websites. IP addresses are used for various purposes, such as to calculate usage levels of the Site, provide useful information to diagnose problems with the server and administer the Site.

Device information 
The Joint Controllers may collect information on the mobile device of the user, such as the unique identifier.

General information on the rules relating to consent to the use of cookies
Italian legislation (specifically, Article 122 of Legislative Decree 196/03) has introduced a European directive into Italian legislation that requires managers of sites that use cookies or other tracking technologies to inform users as to the kind of cookies that may be used by the Site, and request the user's prior consent to the transmission of cookies to their terminal device and/or to the access to the information stored in it.
The only exceptions to the request for consent are for technical and/or analytical cookies with a low ID profile, which are required (i) for the management of the site or (ii) for the provision of services expressly requested by the user, also in consideration of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016, whose Recital 26 states "The principles of data protection should apply to any information concerning an identified or identifiable natural person," and "Personal data that have undergone pseudonymisation, which could be attributed to a natural person by the use of additional information should be considered to be information on an identifiable natural person" (thus excluding analytical cookies).
The Italian Data Protection Authority then intervened with the provision on the "Identification of simplified procedures for the disclosure and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" of 8 May 2014 (Published in Official Journal No. 126 of 3 June 2014).
Recital 30 of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 also provides that "Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers such as radio frequency identification tags. This may leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received by the servers, may be used to create profiles of the natural persons and identify them".
Pursuant to and for the purposes of current legislation on the processing of personal data (EU Reg. 679/2016 and Legislative Decree no. 196/2003), we inform the user that the joint controllers are Sonia Selletti and Andrea Astolfi, as partners of Studio Legale Astolfi e Associati, with registered office in Milan, via Larga, 8, 20122 Milan.

Cookies used on this Site
The names, types and characteristics of cookies used by this Site are provided at the end of this Cookie Policy. Technical cookies can be used in order to make the service more efficient and easy to use. They store information about your navigation on a server. Technical cookies are required for the Site to function properly, and include both persistent cookies and browsing or session cookies.
Without technical cookies, the Site or some of its areas may not work properly. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically: the user can change the settings of his/her browser to refuse all cookies or be notified when a cookie is sent.
Analytical cookies are used to collect information on the use of the site, for the purpose of purely statistical analysis of site navigation, to improve the site and/or simplify its use, and monitor its proper operation. Analytical cookies used by this site collect anonymous information about users, the ways in which they reached the Site and pages visited.
The site uses Google Analytics cookies; please visit the following page to view the privacy policy of Google Analytics

Purpose and legal basis of processing activities
Technical cookies are necessary for the site to function properly. They allow the recognition of the registered user so that he/she can access reserved content, are useful for security purposes (preventing cyber-attacks on the site), and allow follow-ups to all of the technical services offered.
Third-party cookies (such as Google Analytics) are sent by third-party domains and are used to obtain anonymous information on the use of the site by users. This includes pages visited, time spent on the site, and geographical origin of traffic sources. This information is used to provide additional services and features to visitors to improve site usage.
This privacy policy does not apply to third-party cookies, which are entirely managed by third parties.

Transfer of Data outside the EU
The Data is stored on a server located in Italy, and will not be transferred outside the European Union/European Economic Area.
Should data transfer be required to countries outside the EU/EEA for the purposes indicated above, such transfer will take place in compliance with the provisions of EU Regulation no. 679/2016, stipulating, if and as necessary, agreements with recipients that guarantee an adequate level of protection of personal data by adopting the standard contractual clauses currently envisaged by the European Commission.

Links to other websites
This site may contain links or references for access to other websites. The Joint Controllers don’t control cookies/tracking technologies of other websites, to which this Cookie Policy does not apply.

Retention period
With reference to the data retention period, please refer to the table at the end of this Cookie Policy, under "Expiration".

Contact information
The user can contact the Joint Controllers at the following address for further information about Cookie Policy:
Studio Legale Astolfi e Associati
via Larga, 8
20122 Milan
fax: 02 88556216

Exercise of rights
Pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. of EU Reg. 679/2016, without prejudice to the exceptions and restrictions provided for by applicable legislation, the user has the right to oppose processing activities, access his/her personal data, verify data and request its rectification, obtain the deletion of personal data, limit data processing, receive his/her personal data or have them transferred to another Data Controller, make a complaint to the competent personal data protection authority, which in Italy is the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali.
For the purposes of the exercise of rights, the user may contact the Joint Controllers at any time, at the following address:
Studio Legale Astolfi e Associati
via Larga, 8
20122 Milan

Amendments to the Cookie Policy
Any changes made to this Cookie Policy will be published on this page.

Types of Cookies used by this Site
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Google Analytics
These cookies are used to collect information about how this Site is used by visitors.
This information is then used for statistics and to improve the site.
The cookies in question collect information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, the site the visitor comes from and which pages the visitor accesses.
Some of these cookies are automatically removed when the browser is closed.
Others remain for a period of 24 months since the last visit to the site.
You can disable Google Analytics by following the instructions below:
Technical Cookies
This Application uses Cookies in order to not propose again the cookies’ banner
It persists until the service duration ends, subject to cancellation by the user
You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser
Last modified 15/04/2019