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Cookie Policy

The Italian European Consumer Centre uses cookies on the website to explore how we can optimize the website and make it even more user-friendly. We do this by analyzing the use of the website by visitors through cookies. Cookies also make it possible for logged-in users of social media to share certain information from the website of the European Consumer Centre directly with other users.

What are cookies?

Cookie is a small, simple text file that we place through our website on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit our website. The website instructs the Web browser that allows you to view sites (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox) to save these cookies on the hard disk of your computer.

There are two types of cookies. Session cookies are deleted by your browser after the closing of the browser. Permanent cookies remain on your computer, even after closing your Web browser. Cookies do not damage your computer or the files on your computer.

Why does the European Consumer Centre use cookies?

Our website uses cookies of third parties (Google) to better understand the use of our website by visitors like you. This is anonymous information. With the cookies we do not identify individuals, but only computers. We collect no personal information about you and we don’t provide any information to third parties.

The cookies we use

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are a website’s basic form of memory, used to store the preferences selected by users on our website. As the name implies, they are essential to the website’s functionality and cannot be disabled by users. For example, an essential cookie may be used to prevent users from having to log in each time they visit a new page in the same session or to use some service sas, for instance, to fill in a form.

Performance  and functionality cookies

These cookies collect information on how users use our website, for example, which pages are most viewed or enable our website to remember the choices made by the user (such as name, language or region of origin)

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our website, but are not essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

By using our site, you agree that these cookies can be installed on your device.

Cookies for social media

You can share information from the website of the European Consumer Centre through social media, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +. There are some special buttons added on our site. However, the buttons only work if the appropriate social media parties can place a website-exceeding cookie. Through the cookie the social media party recognizes the private user, making it possible for the logged in user of the social medial to instantly share the information. If you visit the website of the European Consumer Centre, a social media cookie is only posted if you click the appropriate button.


How can I turn off cookies?
You can choose to manually block cookies through your browser. You can block specific cookies and websites or all cookies from all websites that you visit. This can cause websites to work slower or even not at all. Please consult the manual of your browse for more information.

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