Privacy & Cookies

Privacy policy under art. 13 of the 30th June 2003
Legislative decree nr. 196

Privacy Policy


Dear User, Under the nr. 196/2003 Legislative Decree (Italian Personal Data Protection Code), the handling of your information shall be based on principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, as well as on the protection of your privacy and rights.
Therefore, subject to Article 13 of the nr. 196/2003 Legislative Decree, we provide the following information:

  1. The processing of personal information will be carried out on print and computer media.
  2. The information will be disclosed to third parties (partner companies) with your consent.
  3. The data processor is Maetrics S.r.l., with head office at VEGA Parco Scientifico Tecnologico di Venezia, Edificio Porta dell’Innovazione, Via Libertà 12, 30175 Marghera (VE).
  4. You can exercise your rights vis-à-vis the data processor at any time, under Art. 7 of the Personal Data Protection Code. Namely, you can require to know whether any of your personal information is being processed; to have the information and its sources disclosed in an intelligible fashion with no delay; to have the information cancelled, turned into an anonymous format, or blocked in case of unlawful use; to have the information updated, corrected or completed; to obtain a statement that the aforementioned actions were notified to the individuals to whom the information was disclosed, except in the case that such compliance proves to be impossible or entails a use of disproportionate means in relation to the protected right; to fully or partially oppose the processing of your personal information for lawful reasons, even if it pertains to the purpose of its collection.
  5. We invite you to visit for further information about the purposes of Maetrics S.r.l.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that a website sends to the user’s terminal (usually a browser), where they are stored and then sent again to the website the next time the user visits the website. A cookie cannot retrieve any other information from the user’s hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture e-mail addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. Some features of cookies can be transferred to other technologies. The term ‘cookie’ as used herein refers to both actual cookies and all similar technologies.

Cookie types

Cookies can be either first-party or third-party. “First-party” cookies refer to cookies that include the website as a domain. “Third-party” cookies refer to cookies concerning external domains. Third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external entity, always defined as a “third party”, that is not run by the website. Such entities may also install first-party cookies by saving their own cookies to the website’s domain. Another type of cookies is the so called “Flash Cookies” (Local Shared Objects), which are used within Adobe Flash Player to display content, such as video clips or animations, so as to remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on the device, but are processed through a different interface than that of the browser currently used.

Nature of cookie

In relation to the nature of cookies, there are several types:

Technical cookies: Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service” (cf. Art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code) They are not used for any other purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner or the keeper of the website. They can be divided into:

  • Navigation or session cookies, ensuring regular website navigation and usage (such as allowing you to make purchases or log in to access private areas); they are necessary for the website to work properly;
  • Analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the keeper of the website to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how users visit the website, in order to enhance the performance of the website;
  • Functionality cookies, allowing users to navigate based on a set of selected criteria (such as language, items selected for a purchase) in order to enhance the service given to them. Users’ prior consent is not required to install these cookies.

Profile cookies:Profile cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in keeping with the preferences set by the user while browsing the web. The user’s consent is required to use profile cookies. In the case of third-party cookies, the website does not have direct control over single cookies and cannot control them (it cannot install them directly or delete them). You can still handle these cookies through browser settings.

Cookie duration

The duration of cookies is dependent on the expiration date (or on a specific action such as the closing of the browser) set upon installation. Cookies can be:

  • Temporary or session cookies: They are used to store temporary information, make it possible to connect actions done during a specific session and are removed by the computer upon closing the browser;
  • Persistent cookie: They are used to store information, such as log-in name and password, in order to avoid users having to type them in again each time they visit a specific website. These cookies are stored in the computer after closing the browser.
Cookies installed on this website

The Maetrics Srl website (the “Website”) uses cookies to make its services simple and efficient for users viewing its pages. Users accessing the Website will see minimal information inputted in the devices currently used (whether computers or mobile devices) in the form of small text files called “cookies” saved in the directories used by the user’s web browser. There are several types of cookies: some make the use of the Website more efficient, while others enable certain features.
The Website exclusively uses “technical” cookies, such as navigation, session and functionality cookies.
In particular, navigation or session cookies are used in order to ensure regular website navigation and usage and are therefore aimed at enhancing navigation and making it functional within the website.

  • Navigation or session cookies
  • Analytics cookies

They are used solely by the keeper of the Website to collect information in aggregate form and anonymously about the number of users and how they visit the website.

# Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
1 __utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
1 __utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
1 __utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
1 __utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
1 __utmz 6 months from set/update 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.

The “Google Analytics” used within the website have been made “anonymous”. The data acquired through Google Analytics can also be used by Google, according to the Google Analytics Terms of Service. There are no profile or third-party cookies used by the keeper of the Website.

Disabling, deleting cookies

You can disable or clear out cookies directly from your browser. To this purpose we include links for each browser’s settings below:

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