WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information, which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device (by accessing mobile applications) when you visit a website. They usually involve sending information from the website (or other sites that operate on its behalf) to your device and vice versa. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your device, so our site can recognise you and remember your preferences and other information and we can improve your experience of the website and its performance. For more information about cookies we recommend visiting these two specialist sites:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org e http://www.aboutcookies.org.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

The cookies on the Spal Automotive website do not install programmes on your device, nor do they release viruses, and they have no way of controlling how you use your computer or any other device you use to connect to the Spal Automotive website.

The cookies we use on the Spal Automotive website are categorised below.

STRICTLY NECESSARY OR ESSENTIAL COOKIES

These cookies are essential for the Spal Automotive website to function properly and for you to be able to browse it properly so you can use its features and the services to access the Spal Automotive website sessions (e.g. logging in to password-protected sections, automatically setting your preferred language etc.). These cookies memorise and uniquely identify your user/visitor access. They do not collect information for marketing purposes and they cannot be disabled.

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

These are cookies that belong to Spal Automotive and are set on your device via our website. These cookies enable us to make sure our website works efficiently and to track our website user/visitor behaviour to improve your browsing experience and the performance of our dedicated services.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Unlike first-party cookies, these cookies are set by a site other than the website you are visiting. The difference between first-party cookies and third-party cookies is how the domain that sets the cookies controls them. Please refer to the cookie policy of the “third-party” company to find out how they manage the information they collect. These third-party companies are listed below and we have included links to their privacy policies. In most cases they are also independent controllers of the data they collect from the cookies they set, or they act as Data Processors for the Controllers (in other words they process Personal Data on behalf of the Controllers).

Below are the links to the privacy policies of the third parties that set cookies through our website.

•Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
•DoubleClick – Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
 

SESSION COOKIES

These cookies are used to store temporary information during your web browsing session and are automatically erased from your device when you close the browser.

PERSISTENT COOKIES

These cookies are stored on your device until they expire or until you erase them and are used to remember your preferences and actions while browsing the Spal Automotive website.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These cookies remember your preferences (language, country or other online settings) and allow us to personalise and optimise the functions you select each time you access the Spal Automotive website.
Functionality cookies can be used to deliver online services and/or to ensure that we do not propose services that you rejected in the past.

These cookies are not essential for the Spal Automotive website to work properly but they greatly improve the quality of the service and of the browsing experience. All the information collected is anonymous and user behaviour on other websites cannot be tracked.

ANALYTICS COOKIES

These cookies are only used for statistical purposes by the major search engines. These analyses track how users browse the Spal Automotive website or the the most frequently visited pages or the number of clicks on any given page during the browsing session from the computer and/or other device. The data collected are converted into anonymous form and are processed exclusively for statistical purposes.

Prior user consent is not required for setting these cookies.

Profiling Cookies

Profiling cookies are intended to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages that match the user's web browsing preferences.
The prior consent of Data Subjects is required for the use of profiling cookies.

Cookies used on this website

This website uses the following cookies.

LIST OF COOKIES 

name

type

Functionality/link to information

Description

__utma

Google Cookie

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmb

Google Cookie

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Used to define new sessions/visits. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utmb cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

Google Cookie

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

__utmz

Google Cookie

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

PHPSESSID

website technical cookie

stores the php session

First-party technical cookie developed specifically for the website to store browsing preferences and settings.

__atuvc

 

website technical cookie

to ensure operation of the social sharing platform AddThis widget

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.).  It stores an updated page share count. http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

__atuvs

website technical cookie

to ensure operation of the social sharing platform AddThis widget

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

__atshc

website technical cookie

to ensure operation of the social sharing platform AddThis widget

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

spalautomotive_accept_cookie

website technical cookie

stores the user's cookie consent to the cookies regulation

This is used to record whether or not our cookies policy has been accepted.

Lifespan of Cookies

The lifespan of cookies depends on their expiry date (or on a specific action such as closing your browser) which is set when the cookie is created.
Cookies can be:
• temporary or session cookies: these are used to store temporary information, to ensure that any information you have entered during a particular session is remembered and are erased from the computer when you close the browser; • permanent or persistent cookies: these are used to remember your information, such as log-in username and password so you don't have to enter them every time you visit the website. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site.

 

ENABLING AND DISABLING COOKIES

A cookie consent banner appears on the Spal Automotive website upon the user’s first visit to the site. This informs you that the Spal Automotive website uses cookies and you can also link to this Cookie Policy from the banner. The banner remains visible until you accept.

You can change the settings on your browser to accept or reject cookies, or to decide which cookies categories to accept or reject, or to decide whether or not to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
You can also delete all the cookies set in the cookies folder of your browser.
Remember that if you decide to completely disable the cookies in your browser you may not be able to use all our interactive functions.
If you use a number of different devices, make sure you have set your preferences on every browser. Every browser has slightly different procedures to manage the settings.

Below are some brief instructions and links to specific instructions on how to change your browser's cookie settings, referring in particular to the four most common browsers:

-            Microsoft Internet Explorer
click on the “Tools”  button at the top-right, and then select “Internet options”. Select the “Privacy” tab. Here you can change the settings of your cookies, and you can block all or some cookies.

Microsoft Windows Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

-            Google Chrome
Open Chrome, at the top-right, click on “More” and then select “Settings”. At the bottom, click “Show advanced settings”. Under “Privacy and Security”, click “Content settings”. Click “Cookies” to manage your preferences and allow or block all or some cookies.

GoogleChrome https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

-            Mozilla Firefox
Click the menu button in the top-left corner of the page and choose “Options”. Select the “Privacy & Security” panel. Go to the Cookies and Site Data section where you can manage your cookies settings.

MozillaFirefox http://support.mozilla.org/enUS/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

-            Safari
Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the page and choose “Preferences”. Click “Privacy” and here you can manage your cookies settings.[PO2] We will store your cookies preferences using a special technical cookie with the functions specified in the table above.
AppleSafari http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

If you use a different browser from the ones listed above, select “cookies” in the help section of your browser to find out where you can manage your cookie settings.