Cookie Policy

The data controller is ALMEC s.r.l. with registered office in Via del Lavoro 19, 31013 Z.I. Cimavilla di Codognè VAT Number IT04953110261 Economic and Administrative Index (REA) TV-413208, who can be contacted at the following email address: info@almecgroup.com. This policy explains the regulation of cookies in general and other tracking tools and within this site.
A cookie is, among tracking tools, a text file containing small amounts of information that a website or social networking platform sends to the browser of the user’s computer (or such, smartphone or other device). The user’s browser saves the information received and retains it for a variable period of time (from a few hours to several months) depending on the needs for which the cookies were created. During this period, the information is transmitted back to the site/platform server when the user’s browser accesses the same website or social networking platform again.
By means of cookies, it is therefore possible to record, for a certain period of time, information relating to the preferences of visitors to the site and other technical data that make it easier to navigate and more effective. It is in fact thanks to cookies that a site remembers the user’s actions and preferences (such as, for example, login data, the language chosen, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be indicated again when the user returns to that site or navigates from one page to another of it. In practice, cookies are used to carry out computer authentication, monitor browsing sessions and store information concerning the activities of users accessing a site; they may also contain a unique identification code that makes it possible to keep track of the user’s browsing within the site itself for statistical or advertising purposes.
Certain operations could not be carried out on the site visited without the use of cookies, which in certain cases are therefore technically necessary for the site to function.
Cookies are not all the same and are distinguished according to:

  • the duration (session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed, or persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s equipment until a predefined expiry date)
  • the party installing them on the user’s terminal (cookies may be installed by the site operator, or by a third party), and
  • their purpose (technical, analytics and profiling cookies).

Cookies can be distinguished, according to their duration, between:

  • session cookies, i.e. temporary cookies that remain in the cookies folder of a site visitor’s browser until the browsing session ends; they expire automatically when the user closes the browser;
  • persistent cookies, i.e. cookies that remain in the cookies folder of the site visitor’s browser for a longer time (depending on the pre-set duration of each cookie);

Cookies can be distinguished, depending on their ownership, between:

  • first-party cookies (installed by the site you are visiting) and
  • so-called third-party cookies (i.e. cookies installed by third parties other than the operator of the site being visited); in these cases, cookies can also be read by parties other than those managing the site pages consulted by the visitor.

Cookies can be distinguished, according to their purpose, between:

  • technical cookies: these are cookies relating to activities that are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of a website or that allow the website to be navigated more quickly or easily and thus improve the use of its services; they can be divided into navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, a purchase to be made or authentication to access reserved areas); and functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same;
  • non-technical cookies: non-technical cookies are those falling into the following categories:
  • profiling cookies: these cookies allow the site that installed them to monitor the visitor’s navigation while using the site and to create profiles of the visitor in order to send him/her advertising messages, promotions and commercial offers in line with his/her preferences expressed while browsing;
  • analytics cookies: these are cookies used for statistical analysis relating to the use of the site and to monitor its proper functioning;

According to the legislation currently in force in Italy, some cookies may be installed without the need for the express consent of the user visiting a site. In particular, so-called technical cookies, i.e. cookies that are indispensable for the operation of the site or necessary to perform activities requested by the user, do not require such consent.

This site uses the following cookies:

Technical cookies

CookiePurposeExpirationType
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]Contains the reference to the current session if the user is logged in with a registered account. The field may vary and represents the current session.Closing the browserTechnical cookie
PHPSESSIDStoring session dataClosing the browserTechnical cookie
wordpress_[hash]Contains the reference to the current WordPress session.Closing the browserTechnical cookie
wp-settings-[UID]It contains application settings relating to user preferences of private or administrative areas of the site.1 yearTechnical cookie
wp-settings-time-[UID]It is used to adapt the browser display of pages in private or administration areas of the site.1 yearTechnical cookie
wp-wpml_current_languageStores the current language. This cookie is enabled by default on sites that use the language filtering function for AJAX operations.1 dayTechnical cookie
wp-wpml_current_admin_language_ {hash}Stores the current language of the WordPress administration area.Closing the browserTechnical cookie
_icl_visitor_lang_jsStores the redirected language. This cookie is enabled for all site visitors if you use the language redirection function of your browser.Closing the browserTechnical cookie
wpml_browser_redirect_testCheck whether cookies are enabled. This cookie is enabled for all site visitors if you use the language redirection function of your browser.Closing the browserTechnical cookie

Google Analytics

CookiePurposeExpirationType
_gaCookie used to distinguish individual domain users2 yearsCookie analytics
_gaidCookie used to distinguish individual domain users24 hoursCookie analytics
_gatCookie used to limit the amount of user requests in order to maintain website performance.1 minuteCookie analytics
_utmaUsed by Google to distinguish users and sessions2 years from the time it is set up or updatedCookie analytics
_utmbUsed to optimise data traffic10 minutesCookie analytics
_utmcUsed by Google to distinguish new visits/sessions together with _utmbClosing the browserCookie analytics
_utmzStores the user’s home site or in general how a particular site is reached6 months from the time it is set or updatedCookie analytics
_utmvUsed to store data on user behaviour2 years from the time it is set up or updatedCookie analytics
gac<property-id>Contains information on user campaigns90 daysCookie analytics
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to obtain a client id from an AMP Client ID serviceFrom 30 seconds to 1 yearCookie analytics
_gcl_auUsed by Google AdSense to test the efficiency of campaigns3 monthsCookie analytics
test_cookieUsed to check whether the user’s browser supports cookies1 dayCookie analytics

Facebook Pixel

CookiePurposeExpirationType
_fbpUsed by Facebook to provide a range of advertising products as real-time offers from third-party advertisers3 monthsProfiling cookies
frUsed by Facebook to provide a range of advertising products as real-time offers from third-party advertisers3 monthsProfiling cookies
trUsed by Facebook to provide a series of advertising products as real-time offers from third-party advertisersClosing the browserProfiling cookies

Google Recaptcha

CookiePurposeExpirationType
_grecaptchaThis cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when it is executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.6 monthsFunctionality cookies

The User may also choose to disable cookies and delete the files saved in the local storage space by adjusting the settings of his/her browser according to the instructions made available by the relevant providers at the links indicated below: Chrome, Safari, Firefox.
For more information on the privacy policy of the Data Controller and on your rights as a data subject, please read the privacy policy found here.

ALMEC s.r.l.
Via del Lavoro 19, 31013
Z.I. Cimavilla di Codognè (TV), Italy
VAT Number IT04953110261
Economic and Administrative Index (REA) TV–413208
Share capital: 100,000.00 fully paid-up