Cookie Policy

Cookies consist of short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers), stored on your computer or on all other devices used for navigation, such as tablets or smartphones, when you visit a website that uses them. They allow the web server to store on the browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc., any useful information that allows users to be recognised during subsequent visits, in order to improve the service offered to them. Cookies can also be re-used during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard disk nor transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the functions of cookies may be obtained from other technologies. The term “cookie” refers to cookies and all similar technologies.

Based on the features and use of cookies, we may distinguish several types:

Technical cookies

They are essential for the proper operation of a website. They are used to manage various services related to websites (such as login or access to specific user functions on websites). They are not used for any other purposes and are usually installed by the website owner or administrator. They may be divided into:

  • Browsing or session cookies
    Guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website, allowing, for example, to carry out a purchase or authentication to access restricted areas.
  • Analytics cookies
    Similar to technical cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies may be performed without any loss of functionality and will be discussed in detail later.
  • Functionality cookies
    Allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. For the installation of these cookies the prior consent of users is not required.

The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the work session or they may be used for a longer time in order to remember the choices of the visitor. Deactivation of strictly necessary cookies may compromise the user experience and navigation of the website.

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing the site. Due to their particular intrusiveness into private user data, the law requires that the user must be adequately informed about their use and express their consent. They are referred to in Art. 122 of the Code, which says: "the storage of information in the terminal device of a contractor or a user or access to information already filed is allowed only on condition that the contractor or the user has given their consent after being informed by the simplified procedures referred to in Article 13, paragraph 3” (Article 122 paragraph 1 of the Code). In the same provision, the Data Protection Authority has also categorised cookies depending on the subject operating as data controller of personal data collected by the cookie, distinguishing between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

First-party cookies

They are cookies managed by the site owner. The site owner is obliged to provide the respective cookie notice. The latter is also obliged to indicate the methods for blocking cookies.

Third-party cookies

They are cookies managed by a third party other than the site owner. The third party is obliged to provide the respective cookie notice and indicate the methods for the possible blocking of cookies, while the site owner is obliged to insert in the site the link to the site of the third party where such elements are available.

  • Cookies for analysis of third-party services
    They are used in order to collect information on the use of the Site anonymously by users, such as: pages visited, time spent, origin of source traffic, geographic origin, age, gender and interests for the purpose of marketing campaigns. They are sent from third-party domains external to the Site.
  • Cookies to introduce third-party software products and functions
    This type of cookie introduces features developed by third parties within the pages of the Site, such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks in order to share the contents of the site or for the use of third-party software services (such as software to generate maps and additional software that offers additional services). They are sent from third-party domains and from partner sites that offer their functionality in the pages of the Site.
  • Profiling cookies
    They are cookies sent by third parties, through the Website, necessary to create user profiles in order to send advertising messages by the same third parties, in line with the preferences expressed by the user.

In both types of cookies, either first-party and third-party, the confirmation of consent, necessary if the cookie is a profiling cookie, is done through a special banner on the home page of the site.

COOKIES USED BY WWW.ILSAGROUP.COM uses essential technical cookies and third-party cookies. Please note that any blocking of technical cookies could compromise the functionality of the site. Browsing and functionality cookies are technical cookies.

Google Analytics cookie (Google)
Google analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. that uses the data collected in order to track and examine the use of this site, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google may use the data collected to contextualise and customise the advertisements of its advertising network. Data collected: usage data Storage time: around one year (it is not possible to know beforehand) Origin: it is considered a third party cookie, since it is downloaded from Google Inc. servers (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States)

Google Maps cookie
These cookies download certain Google tools and can store certain preferences, such as the number of search results, and customise the ads displayed in Google search. Data collected: usage data Storage time: from 1 to 24 months, depending on the type Source: it is is considered a third party cookie, since it is downloaded from the servers of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States)

AddThis cookie
AddThis is a technology company that allows websites and users to easily share content with others, through exchange icons and social bookmarking sites. These services allow interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the application pages. Cookies are used to enable content sharing. AddThis is also used to fill in information on how the contents of the website are shared. In the case in which a social network interaction service is installed, it is possible that even if users do not use the service, it will collect traffic data relating to the pages in which it is installed. More information about AddThis cookies at http: //
Data collected :usage data
Storage time: from cookies that disappear at the end of the session up to cookies that persist for 24 months depending on the type.
Source: third party - | AddThis (1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, United States.


The Help section of the user's browsers should be able to help manage cookie settings. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may modify your browser to be informed when they are sent. It is also possible to delete at any time any cookies that have already been stored via your browser settings. Nonetheless, permanently disabling cookies may result in browsing difficulties or, sometimes, the inability to use certain website features. Please see below the ways to disable cookies for the most used browsers. To set cookies, in browsers other than those listed, please refer to the help documentation prepared by the browser manufacturer.

Internet Explorer:

  • Click on "Tools" in the menu bar and select "Internet Options" ;
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab at the top
  • Drag the slider to "Block all cookies"


  • Click on "Tools" in the menu bar;
  • Select "Options";
  • Click on the "Privacy" tab;
  • Select the checkbox "Do not track”;


  • Click on the "Chrome Menu" in the browser toolbar
  • Select "Settings"
  • Click on "Show advanced settings”
  • In the Privacy section, click on the "Content settings" button
  • In the "Cookies" section select "Ignore the exceptions and block third-party cookies from being set”


  • Click on the Safari menu and select "Preferences”
  • Click on the "Security" tab;
  • In the "Accept cookies” section, specify whether to accept cookies always, never or only from the sites visited. For an explanation of the different options, click on the Help button in the form of a question mark. If Safari is set to block cookies, you may need to accept them temporarily for the page to open. Then repeat the above steps and select "Always". Once you have finished using the Help section, deactivate cookies again and delete them.

Site access and browsing imply an implicit consent to receive cookies. Nonetheless, as already explained above, users may also decide not to receive cookies, using the appropriate deactivation option in their browsers.