The company Gruppo Cimbali S.p.A., with registered office in Binasco (Milan) at Via Manzoni 0017, Tax Code and VAT number 09052100154 (“Company”) provides the following information on browsing data and the functioning of cookies and other tracking instruments on the website (“Website”), also pursuant to the Regulation of the Data Protection Supervisory Authority “Identification of simplified methods for cookie policies and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies” of 8 May 2014 (“Regulation”) and subsequent regulations and explanations provided on this topic. As such, for the purposes of this policy, the term “cookie” also refers to the tracking instruments used by the Website, as described in detail below

The following policy applies to the Company Website and not to other third-party websites that can be visited by the user via links.

This Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy available at the following link, which should be referred to for any other information on the processing of personal data.

Purposes of the processing

The Company may collect and process some data when the user browses the Website. This may also take place automatically, for example through the installation of cookies in the client or in the device of the user.

This Website uses cookies for technical purposes, for analytical and statistical purposes (with data in anonymous form), to improve the user’s interaction with the Website via social networks (profiling) and to personalise the sending of information and advertising communications on the basis of the user’s interests (profiling).

Browsing data

During normal operation, the ICT systems and software procedures required to run the Website acquire some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected to be associated with identified persons but, due to its nature, could be used to identify users following processing and associations with data held by third parties.

This category of data includes IP addresses and the domain names of the computers used by users that visit the Website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to present the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response provided by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other metrics relating to the user’s operating system and computing environment.

This data is only used to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the Website and to check its correct functioning and is deleted immediately after processing.

The data could be used to attribute responsibility in the event of hypothetical cybercrimes against the Website: barring this eventuality, the data is stored for a period of time defined by law or, more generally, for the time strictly necessary to provide the user with the requested service and ensure reliable data transmission.


Cookies are small text files which are placed on the device of the user when they visit a website. On every subsequent visit, the cookies are sent back to the website that created them (first-party cookies) or to another website that recognises them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they enable a website to recognise the user’s device. They have different functions: for example, they might make it easier to browse the pages of the website, remember favourite websites or, more generally, improve the browsing experience. They also help guarantee that the advertising content viewed online is more closely aligned with the user and their interests.

The information stored on the user’s device can be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or even days later (persistent cookies). The cookies are stored, according to the user’s preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

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Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies which vary according to their function and purpose.

Technical cookies

According to the Regulation, technical cookies can be subdivided into browsing and session cookies, which guarantee the regular browsing and functionalities of the website (for example, enabling users to make a purchase or authenticate themselves in order to access reserved areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies, where used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregated form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse the website according to a specific set of criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to same.

These cookies are used exclusively by the Company and are therefore first-party cookies.
They are saved on the user’s computer only for the duration of the current browser session.
This type of cookie is also used to memorise the user’s decision on the use of cookies on the Website.

Key technical cookies cannot be disabled when using the functionalities of the Website.

The prior consent of users is not required for the installation of these cookies. These cookies can be deactivated by changing the browser settings. All browsers allow changes to be made to cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the “options” or the “favourites” menu of the user’s browser. The following links might be useful for understanding these settings. It is also possible to use the “Help” option in the browser for more information.

If the use of cookies is blocked, the service offered to the user via the Website will be limited, impacting on the Website’s user experience.

Below we report the name, purpose and duration of every technical cookie used by the Website.

Cookie name Purpose Duration
pll_language This cookie is set by the Polylang plugin for websites based on WordPress. The cookie memorises the code of the language of the last page visited. 11 months 29 days 23 hours 59 minutes
YSC This cookie is set by YouTube and is used to track views of embedded videos. Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by YouTube. Used to track information on YouTube videos embedded in a website. 5 months 26 days 23 hours 59 minutes
_ga This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate data on visitors, sessions and campaigns, and to track the use of the website for the website analysis report. The cookies store the information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 1 year 11 months 28 days 23 hours 59 minutes
_gid This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps create an analytical report on how the website is doing. The data collected includes number of visitors, where they come from and the pages viewed in anonymous form. 23 hours 59 minutes
_gat_UA-506471-56 Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests. 1 day
test_cookie This cookie is set by The aim of the cookie is to determine if the user’s browser supports the cookies. 14 minutes
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. 1 year 23 days 23 hours 59 minutes
GPS This cookie is set by YouTube and stores a unique ID for the tracking of users on the basis of their geographical position. 29 minutes

Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies are used to monitor the use of a website by users in order to optimise the website itself. These cookies memorise the user’s website personalisation choices. Can be equated to technical cookies when created and used directly by the first-party website (therefore without the involvement of third parties).

Third-party cookies

This Website is also an intermediary for third-party cookies (like social network buttons), used to provide visitors with additional services and functionalities and to simplify the use of the Website itself, or to provide personalised advertising. This Website has no control over cookies managed in full by third parties and cannot access the information collected via said cookies. Information on the use of these cookies and their purposes, as well as the ways of disabling them, is provided directly by the third parties at the pages indicated below.

The tracking of users does not generally involve their identification unless the user is already registered with the service and also already logged in, in which case the user already directly expressed their consent to the third party when they registered with the relative service (e.g. Facebook).

This website uses cookies from the following third parties:

Google Analytics: used to analyse the use of the Website by users, compile reports on the activities of the Website and the behaviour of users, verify how often users visit the Website, how the Website is tracked and which pages are visited most frequently. The information is combined with information collected from other websites in order to create a comparative overview of the use of the Website compared with other websites in the same category.

Data collected: browser user agent, date and time of interaction with the Website, referrer, IP address.

The data collected does not permit the personal identification of users, and is not cross-referenced with other information on the same person. It is processed in aggregated and anonymous form (truncated at last octet). As per a specific agreement (Data Processing Agreement) Google Inc. (data supervisor) is not permitted to cross-reference this data with data retrieved from other services.

Further information on Google Analytics cookies is available at the page Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

Users can prevent their data from being collected by Google Analytics by installing aspecific component provided by Google (opt-out) on their browsers.

Plugin/Social Media This Website uses social media cookies to show the user personalised adverts and content. The Website also incorporates plugins and/or buttons to enable easy sharing of its content on the following social media: YouTube. When the user visits a page of the Website that contains a plugin, the browser connects to the servers of the social media website that host the plugin. The social media server can then trace their visit to the Website and, if applicable, associate it with their social media account, particularly if the user is connected at the time of their visit or if they have recently visited one of the websites containing social plugins. If the user does not want the social media website to store data on their visit to the Website, they must log out of their social media account and, probably, eliminate the cookies that the social media site has installed on their browser.

In any case, via the banner on this Website and the button for personalising cookie choices, it is generally possible to accept or refuse third-party social media cookies.

In relation to some specific activities, the Company and social media websites could also act as joint data controllers, pursuant to art. 26 of the GDPR, in particular when the Company, via a plugin, jointly determines with the social media website the purposes and methods of processing, which consists of the collection and transmission of the user’s data to the social media site. In these cases, the Company complies with the contractual conditions of the social media website, which could include joint controller agreements.

In any case, joint controllership does not extend to processing carried out by the social media website whose purposes and processing methods are not determined by the Company (e.g. operations performed by the social media website after the communication of the User’s data by the Website).

Please see the individual privacy policies for more on the collection and use of information by social media websites.

Widgets: graphical components of a programme user interface designed to help the user interact with the programme. For example, Facebook and Twitter cookies are widgets.

Profiling (Advertising): cookies used to advertise on the Website, such as Google Ads and Doubleclick. The Google cookie policy is availablehere.

Google makes a number of tools available for controlling and blocking ads, the link is availablehere.

Via the following link it is also possible to exercise an opt-out regarding the third-party cookies (i.e. the companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance WebChoices tool, also including Facebook) installed on the user’s browser:

Below we report the name, purpose and duration of every third-party cookie used by the Website (on the understanding that this information could also change).

Analytics cookies

Cookie name Purpose Duration
_ga Stores a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years.
_gat Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests 1 day
_gid Stores a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day
pll_language This cookie is used to determine the visitor’s preferred language and to set the website language on the basis of this preference, if possible. 1 year

Social cookies

Cookie name Purpose Duration
YSC Stores a unique ID for statistics on the YouTube videos viewed by the user. Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Attempts to estimate the speed of the user’s connection on pages with embedded YouTube videos. 179 days
GPS Stores a unique ID for tracking users on the basis of geographical location. 29 minutes
yt-player-bandaid-host Used to determine optimal video quality on the basis of the visitor’s device and network settings. Persistent
yt-player-bandwidth Used to determine optimal video quality on the basis of the visitor’s device and network settings. Persistent
yt-player-headers-readable Used to determine optimal video quality on the basis of the visitor’s device and network settings. Persistent
yt-remote-cast-installed Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session
yt-remote-connected-devices Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent
yt-remote-device-id Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent
yt-remote-fast-check-period Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session
yt-remote-session-app Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session
yt-remote-session-name Memorises the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Session

Targeting cookies

Cookie name Purpose Duration
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick to store and produce reports on the user’s actions on the website after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser’s adverts in order to measure the effectiveness of an ad and present the user with targeted advertising. 1 year
test_cookie This cookie is set by Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. 1 day

Data protection rights

On the proviso that the necessary legal grounds exist, every user has the right to obtain from the Company:

  • access to and rectification of personal data concerning him/her;
  • erasure of their personal data;
  • the rectification of personal data concerning him or her possessed by the Company;
  • the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning him or her;
  • a copy of the personal data submitted to the Company by users, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and the right to transmit those data to another controller.

Users also have the right to object, in full or in part, to the use of the personal data processed by the Company, should the grounds established by the personal data protection regulation exist, for example in the event that the personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes.

In the event the user exercises one of the aforementioned rights, the Company will be responsible for verifying whether they are legitimately entitled to exercise that right and will generally inform the user of its findings within one month.

In the event the user believes that the processing of their personal data has taken place in violation of the applicable personal data protection regulations, they may file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority using the contact details provided at bring the issue before the competent court.

Contact us

In its capacity as data controller, the Company can be contacted using the following addresses: Gruppo Cimbali S.p.A., with registered office in Binasco (Milan), at Via Manzoni 0017, Tax Code and VAT number 09052100154, Certified email addresstitolare.gdpr@pec.gruppocimbali.comand email address

To exercise your rights you can contact the Company by sending an email to or a certified email to

Last updated: January 2021