Cookie Policy

What is a cookie and what is it for?

A cookie is a small string of text that a site sends to the browser and saves on your computer when you visit Internet sites.

Cookies are "installed" for the sole purpose of "transmitting a message on a digital communications network, or for no longer than is strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service specifically requested by the subscriber or user to provide the said service" (see art. 122, comma 1 of Italian Personal Data Protection Code).

What kind of cookies does Ernestomeda S.p.A. use and why?

Our site uses various types of cookies, each of them with a specific function. Cookies can be classified on the basis of:

  • duration: session or persistent cookies;
  • origin: first or third party cookies;
  • purpose: strictly necessary cookies, performance analytics cookies and targeting cookies.

Cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (normally when the browser is shut down or the session expires) are called session cookies and are useful for keeping the navigation session active, for example. On the other hand, cookies saved for a longer period of time (between sessions) are known as persistent cookies and are useful, for example, for remembering your preferences or for offering targeted advertising.

Cookies are known as first party or third party depending on the website or domain which installs them. First party cookies are installed directly by the Website, while third party cookies are installed by a different domain, if the Website incorporates features which originate from other services, such as advertising platforms, for example.

It should be specified that the functions normally fulfilled by a cookie can also be achieved by other similar technologies, such as specific functions which allow devices to be identified in order to analyse visits to the Website. In fact, this privacy policy statement applies to any technology that saves or accesses data on your device. This might include, for example, the local storage of HTML5, or Local Shared Objects (also known as flash cookies) and fingerprinting techniques. From now on, whenever we talk about cookies, we will also be referring to the other similar technologies.

Strictly necessary cookies enable the Website to function correctly and let you use its contents and services easily: for example, you will be able to browse the site while retaining the objects in your shopping cart, or you will not have to interact with the banner containing the short privacy information every time you access the Website, because your consent choices will be recorded. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be disabled and your prior consent is not required for their installation. These cookies are saved on your browser for as long as necessary to enable the Website to function correctly, and in the case of persistent cookies, for no more than 1 year.

Performance analytics cookies are installed to measure some of your actions when navigating the Website. In particular, they are useful for the statistical analysis of accesses or visits to the Website, to allow optimisation of its structure, navigation logics and contents. These cookies are not necessary for the operation of the Website, so your consent is required for their installation.

Targeting cookies track navigation on the Website to analyse your behaviour for marketing purposes and profile your tastes, habits and choices. This enables Ernestomeda to send you advertising messages targeted to your interests and in line with the preferences you have shown when navigating. Moreover, for more effective targeting, data collected using these cookies might be shared, in aggregate form, with additional platforms used by Ernestomeda. These cookies are not necessary for the operation of the Website, so your consent is required for their installation

The following table contains full information on the cookies installed via the Website:

How can I disable cookies?

Most browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, etc.) are configured to accept cookies. However, most browsers allow you to control and also disable cookies using the browser settings.

The following are the instructions for changing cookie settings in the most commonly used browsers:

Disabling or deleting cookies could impair optimal operation of some areas of the Website or block some functions, as well as affecting the operation of third-party services.

Disclosure and dissemination of data

Data collected using cookies may be processed by staff and associates of the company functions assigned to pursue the purposes set out above, who have been specifically authorised to process them and have received appropriate operating instructions. These data may also be processed by trusted companies which perform technical and organisational tasks for Ernestomeda. These companies operate in the role of data processors. With regard to data processing via the Website, the company which provides the hosting and data backup services for the Website has been designated. Data may also be processed by external entities operating as independent data controllers, such as supervisory and controlling authorities and organisations. Data collected using cookies may be transferred to non-EU third parties in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, in compliance with the transfer security guarantee measures required by the GDPR.

Google Signals

This Website uses Google Signals, a Google Analytics feature that combines visitation information acquired from this Website with Google data from the accounts of Google users who have consented to this association for the personalisation of advertisements. This Google information may include the User’s location, their search history, their YouTube history and Data from sites that partner with Google, and is used to provide aggregated and anonymized insights into Users’ cross device behaviours. Any User covered by this association may access and/or delete these Data using the MyActivity function provided by Google (at


Rights of data subjects

In the relevant circumstances, data subjects have the right to obtain from Ernestomeda Spa access to their personal data and rectification or erasure thereof or the restriction of the processing of data concerning them, or to object to their being processed (art. 15 and following articles of the Regulation). Application may be made to Ernestomeda Spa via email to:

Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

The Data Controller is Ernestomeda S.p.A., with registered office at Montelabbate (PU), via Risara no. 60/70 – 74/78, postcode 61025, Italy, which can be contacted via email at

The Company has designated a Data Protection Officer, who can be contacted via email at

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