Cookies are short text files enabling the web server to store on the device of the user (PC, tablet, smartphone etc.) information, that can be used again during the same session or later or even after some days (permanent cookies). Cookies are stored by the web browser according to the user's preferences.
Similar programmes might also be used, like web beacon, transparent GIF and all forms of local storage with HTML5, in order to collect information on user behaviour and on the use of web services. For the sake of simplicity cookies and similar programmes are gathered under the term "cookie" in this document.
Types of cookies
Cookies are divided into the following categories according to their type and application:
When visiting a website, cookies belonging to this website may appear, but also cookies of third parties, like the social plugins in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin or like some tools of Google (Youtube and GoogleMaps) and of Yahoo (Flickr). These are buttons generated directly by the a.m. websites and implemented on the host website.
When these plugins are there, the cookies come from and are sent to all the third party websites. The administration of the information collected by third parties is subject to regulations to which we herewith refer. For the sake of transparency and simplicity, here is a list of the websites, where information is given on the treatment of third-party-cookies.
Some of the components on the websites of Riva Group are transmitted by Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web tool of Google that analyses the traffic in the web. Also in this case it is a third-party-cookie set anonymously, in order to monitor and improve the performance of the host website (performance cookie).
Google Analytics uses performance cookies to collect and analyse information on the user behaviour on the websites of Riva Group (including the IP address of the user). This information is processed in order to give to the operators of Riva Group an idea of the use of our website and to adapt it to the user's demand. This website does not use Google Analytics to monitor or collect personal identity data and does not authorise third parties to do so.
Further information is available on the following links:
The user may deactivate Google Analytics by installing on their browser the "opt-out" component supplied by Google. For further information on the deactivation of Google Analytics please visit the following website:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only for the duration of the session. When the browser is closed or when logging out, they are deactivated. Other cookies "survive" the closing of the browser and remain available for the user's next sessions.
These are so called persistent cookies, their duration is determined by the server when they are generated. In some cases they have a set date of expiry, in other cases their duration is unlimited.
When navigating on the websites of Riva Group there is the possibility of interaction with websites of third parties who eventually generate or modify permanent cookies or profile cookies.
Procedure with cookies
By setting his browser in the desired way, the user can decide if he wants to admit cookies or not.
Note: When technical cookies are totally or partially deactivated, the web services reserved to registered users might be restricted. Public areas on the websites, however, are still usable without restrictions, even if cookies are totally deactivated. Navigation is not restricted in any way, if third-party-cookies are deactivated. Settings might be carried out for different websites and web applications.
High performance browsers also provide the possibility to set own cookies and third-party-cookies differently. Further information is available on following links: