Privacy and cookie

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Privacy

The Sardinia Region ensures that the processing of personal data received via email or electronic forms, including during registration, complies with the provisions of current legislation on privacy (Legislative Decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003, effective from January 1, 2004). 

They will not be given to third parties, and shall be used exclusively for communications regarding the website and its content and for the eventual transfer of information on topics relevant to website content. 
Personal data will be used exclusively for carrying out activities referred to in Article 18 of the Privacy Code, for which the consent of the interested party is not required. 

The rights of the interested party are those specified in Article 7 of the Privacy Code and may be exercised by informal request, via registered letter, fax or email (Article 9 of Legislative Decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003) to the owner or manager. The data controller is the President of the Regional Council, located in Viale Trento, 69-09123 Cagliari; the data processors are the executives of the competent bodies, which the interested party may contact to request information regarding solely personal information. 

Cookies

What are cookies?

As regards websites, a cookie is a small set of data sent from the web server to a user’s internet browser and stored on the user's device (computer, tablet, smartphone or other) which that server can later read or retrieve. They allow the website to store some information within a session or at subsequent times the user accesses it. 
Do the Autonomous Region of Sardinia websites make use of cookies? 
Yes. They do, for improvement of the websites themselves and to provide services and features to users. Cookies may be limited or deactivated altogether via the user’s internet browser. However, this may lead to the inaccessibility of some website features. 

Why we use Cookies

Cookies have several uses. They are essential for correct navigation in some parts of a website. In other parts they collect information that will then be used to provide special services; moreover, some external services (third parties) may need to install their own cookies on the user’s browser to provide their services. 
What kinds of cookies are used on our website? 

Technical cookies 

Technical cookies are used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information company service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service" (see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code). 
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed by the website owner or operator. They can be divided as follows: 

Navigation or session cookies 

They are used to record data for normal navigation and website use on a user’s computer (e.g. in order to remember the user’s preferred page size in a list). These cookies can also be distinguished depending of their persistence on the user’s computer: session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of each navigation session; persistent cookies have a longer life.

Functional cookies 

These cookies are used by websites to remember the choices made by users in order to optimise functionality. For example, websites use functional cookies to remember a user's specific settings, such as country selection and, if set, permanent access status.

Third party cookies 

Some features are produced by using third-party services, listed below. These services produce cookies in connection to services provided by third parties. 
A third party provides these services in exchange for information about the user's visit to our website. It follows that third-party suppliers of cookies have the obligation to respect the relevant legislation. For this reason, please refer to the links of third-party websites, where users can find cookie consent collection forms and related disclosures. If the services are provided by indirect contact with third parties, users should consult the websites of the intermediaries between us and the third parties. 

Google Analytics

To optimise information and services offered, the websites of the regional network use Google Analytics, the Google service that tracks and analyses the online behaviour of users with regard to time, geographical location and website behaviour. 
Privacy Policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Google: Youtube and Google Maps 

In some cases, videos are displayed via the service offered by YouTube, and in some cases the maps shown to users are produced via the features offered by the Google Maps service. 
Privacy Policy di Google: https://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/privacy/

Open Street Map 

In addition to Google Maps, some services make use of maps from OpenStreetMap. 
Privacy Policy: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy 

How do you deactivate or remove cookies? 

The majority of browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser to not accept them, automatically or upon request. We advise against such deactivation, as normal navigation may be negatively affected and some or all of the features on some websites may become unavailable. If you don’t want your computer to receive and store cookies, just change your browser security settings. 
Below are the website addresses of the most popular browser manufacturers.