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Cookie Policy


Last Updated: 20th February 2019

This Cookie Policy is related to the website www.cotecchia.associates (here referred as the "Site").

This page explains what cookies are, how they are used on the site, how they can be managed or removed.

What are Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your device when you visit some websites. They are stored on your browser, thus allowing the website to recognize users and store certain information about them, in order to permit or improve the service offered.

There are different types of cookies: some are necessary to browse the site, others have different purposes such as administer the system, perform statistical analysis or offer a personalized visit of the site.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your device, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

Reference Laws

According to the Directive 2009/136/CE and subsequently to the regulation EU 2016/679, the site allows a preventive and informed consent of the users to the installation of cookies used for purposes other than purely techniques. Therefore, two main groups are identified: " technical" cookies and "profiling" cookies. There are also cookies installed by a person different from the owner / manager of the site (so-called "third party").

The regulation EU 679/2016 replaces the previous cookie law (229/2014).

Technical Cookies

Technical cookies are used only to carry out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service. They are not used for further purposes.

They can be subdivided into "session" and "persistent".

The use of session cookies (which are not permanently saved on the user’s computer and which disappear when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the sending of session identifiers (made up of numbers randomly generated by the server) which are necessary in order to allow safe and efficient exploration of the website and its applications. 

Persistent cookies remain on the device after exiting from the website, until they are deleted by the user or until they reach their expiry date. The website creates this kind of cookie and saves them on the device in order to be able to read them again when the user returns to the website. This, for example, allows users to find previously set preferences (e.g. cookie consent). 

Profiling cookies

These cookies are necessary to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user within the pages of the website.

For these types of cookies, the user must express consent to the processing.

This website uses technical and non-profiling cookies.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are used in order to collect information on the use of the Site by users in an anonymous way such as: visited pages, time spent, origins of the traffic of origin, geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purpose of marketing campaigns . These cookies are sent from third-party domains external to the Site.

The site uses "anonymous" Google Analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies. More information on cookies used by Google Analytics is available at this  address.

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The site uses  OpenStreetMap service for displaying maps.

How to manage cookies

If your browser preferences allow it, most websites will send cookies to your device. However, you can change these settings.

Each browser allows the management of cookies in different ways, often in the "Preferences" or "Options".

Through the preferences of the browser it is also possible to delete the Cookies installed in the past, including cookies eventually saved by this site.

Some information on how to manage cookies in your browser can be found at the following addresses:  Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer. In the case of services provided by third parties, Google provides a special tool.

Cookies used by the site

Essential Cookies

The following cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of our website.

Cookie Name Type Set By Description Duration
CONCRETE5 Technical cotecchia.associates This cookie is set by our Concrete5 CMS. It stores basic information for a user to maintain the website. No personal information is stored, and it is encrypted. End of session
Technical cotecchia.associates It stores the consent to allow use of cookies 365 days
qos_token Technical / third-party openstreetmap.org Used by our mapping provider (OpenStreetMap) to ensure that it does not receive too many requests during a given time period.
End of session


Performance Statistics Cookies

The following are not strictly necessary, but help to provide you with the best user experience by allowing us to analyse how visitors use the website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website.

Cookie Name Type Set By Description Duration
gaCookie Technical / third-party cotecchia.associates Used by Google Analytics as a unique ID that allows tracking of user movements across pages on this website over multiple sessions. 730 days
Technical / third-party cotecchia.associates Used by Google Analytics as a unique ID that allows tracking of user movements across pages on this website within a single session. 730 days
_gat Technical / third-party cotecchia.associates Used by Google Analytics to throttle requests in the statistics it gathers.
End of session

Further Information

For details on the privacy issues of internet advertising, please visit youronlinechoices.com.

For further legal information about privacy issues in EU zone, please refer to European Parliament website and General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679).

If you wish to discuss cookies or privacy issues with us, please visit our privacy policy or contact us.