Cookie policy statement

Cookie policy statement

  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Processing procedures
  • Purpose of the use of first-party cookies
  • Use of first-party cookies
  • Duration of first-party cookies and the data generated by google analytics
  • Responsibility
  • Consequences of refusal of consent to processing
  • Managing and erasing cookies
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Cookie policy statement

Introduction

S’nce Group SAGL with registered office at Via Lucchini 7 – 6900 Lugano and operational office at Via Gaggiolo 27 – 6855 Stabio, in its capacity as data controller (“Data Controller”) hereby publishes the following Cookie Policy for the use of cookies on or through the website accessible at the URL: https://www.sncegroup.ch/ (“Site”). Reference should be made to the privacy policy statement for all issues not covered by the Cookie Policy.

By using the site, users agree to the installation of the “first-party” or “third-party” cookies listed below on their devices.

If all or some cookies are disabled, some of the site’s functions might not operate correctly.

Definition

USER OR NAVIGATOR

Anyone navigating the Site and able to use the services offered by the Data Controller.

COOKIE

A cookie is a file consisting of a single line of text, which can be saved temporarily in the memory of the User’s computer (“session” or “temporary” cookies) or placed on its hard drive via the server of a web page (“persistent” or “permanent” cookies).

FIRST-PARTY OR PROPRIETARY COOKIES

Files installed on the user’s device directly by the website he/she is visiting.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Files installed by external sites, by means of code incorporated in the webpage of the site being visited. Third-party cookies include those installed by social media plugins (for contents sharing purposes) or cookies which analyse use of the website.

TECHNICAL COOKIES

These cookies are necessary for the correct Site functioning, such as for tracking a user’s login, and do not collect any personal information.

FUNCTION COOKIES

Basically, these are technical cookies used to save selections made (e.g the language) or suggest texts in forms to be filled in. This category of cookie may involve personal information, but without them the website’s functions may not work correctly.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

These are basically technical cookies, used for collecting information which relates not to the user as a person but to his/her navigating behaviour, in order to improve the website’s performance. Data is collected in aggregated, anonymous form via automatic analysis tools. In general, their deactivation does not impair the website’s operation.

SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

The use of the functions of or connections to some social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.) implies the installation of (third-party) cookies. Their deactivation does not impair the site’s operation, but it may render the relative functions or links unusable.

PROFILING COOKIES

They are installed to collect information about the user’s preferences, to allow the display of relevant contents. They may save data concerning navigation on other websites too. In general, they acquire the user’s IP address and information which may relate to his/her person and preferences.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

A web analysis services supplied by Google Inc. (“Google”): his service collects data in anonymous form to allow the website’s performance to be improved.

Processing procedures

Introduction

This Site does not use first-party persistent and/or first-party profiling cookies, but only technical cookies and third-party cookies as described below.

Use of first-party cookies

The Site only uses technical first-party cookies, necessary for the platform (e.g. Netlify) and its extensions to maintain the basic website’s functions.

Use of third-party cookies

The Site uses the Google Analytics service, which uses cookies needed for its operation; it also uses additional third-party cookies - please refer to the chart provided in the next paragraph.

Cookie chart

  • sncegroup.ch - CookieConsent – third-party profiling - one year - CookieBot
  • sncegroup.ch - _gat – third-party profiling - up to one day - Google Analytics
  • sncegroup.ch - _gid – third-party profiling - up to one day -Google Analytics
  • sncegroup.ch - @@scroll# - current session

Purpose of the use of first-party cookies

Technical Cookies may be session cookies, used to allow efficient surfing of the site, to establish the navigation session and to manage display of the cookie policy statement and the User’s relative choice. The Data Controller uses the data generated by these Cookies as an aid to in-house analysis and monitoring of the traffic generated by Users (accesses and pages visited, in particular) and to allow improvements to be made in terms of operation and navigation.

Use of first-party cookies

Session cookies are strictly limited to the transmission of session identification data, consisting of random numbers generated by the server, which do not allow any personal identification of individual Users. The following data are processed in anonymous way, without the direct acquisition of personal data which could identify the User via Google Analytics Cookies: IP address (which also allows geo-localisation); time and origin of visits; any previous visits by the same user; and other parameters relating to the operating system, IT environment and devices used.

Duration of first-party cookies and the data generated by google analytics

Session cookies are not permanently saved on the User’s computer and disappear when the browser is shut down. Google stores the data generated by Google Analytics as specified in the cookie policy statement available at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

Responsibility

The Data Controller undertakes to use the data generated by Cookies solely for the purposes set out above. The Data Controller is not responsible for data processing by Google using the system described above, and merely notes the assurances provided by the latter, which complies with the data protection provisions of the “Privacy Shield” agreement signed by the European Commission and the United States Department of Commerce.

The data generated by cookies about use of the Website by the User (including the IP address) are transmitted to and stored on the Google servers. Google uses these data to analyse Site navigation behaviours and provide the Data Controller with reports about visits to the Site. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if these third parties handle the aforementioned information on behalf of Google.

Google’s Privacy Policy Statement regarding the Google Analytics service is available for consultation at http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Google’s Privacy Policy is available at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Subject to the obligations on the Data Controller under national law, Google, in its capacity as independent data controller, has sole responsibility (under civil and criminal law) for the processing of data by means of the aforesaid system.

Consequences of refusal of consent to processing

As explained on the Google website at the link https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en, in order to refuse his/her consent to the use of Cookies by Google Analytics, the User must modify his/her browser settings by downloading the additional component for deactivating Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Disabling Google Analytics Cookies does not in any way restrict use of the Site, but it does obstruct the Data Controller in its pursuance of the purpose set out above

Managing and erasing cookies

Users can choose to disable the use of all or some cookies by modifying the settings of their browsers so that they block cookies or alert the users before installing them. The relative instructions are available at:

For further information about opting out from the installation of third-party cookies, visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

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