- WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A Cookie is a piece of data contained in a small text file that is saved on your “terminal equipment” (i.e. computer or smartphone) when you visit a website, such as www.sopranodesign.com (the “Website”), which stores some information about your preferences or past actions. The cookie is downloaded by the device you use to access the Website and is placed on the hard drive of that device. For the purposes of this policy, we will use the term “cookie” to refer to all type of files that store information in this way, regardless of the specific tracking technology used (cookie, pixel, web beacon or any other technology capable of storing information on your device).
- WHICH COOKIES DOES THE WEBSITE USE?
Cookies can be categorized based on different criteria, such as, their function, the time stored on a device, or the company that manages them.
- OWNER: first and third-party cookies.
This Website uses a combination of third-party and own cookies. Own cookies (or first-party cookies) are those cookies sent to your device from our Website and which enable us to provide the services and functionality you request. Third-party cookies are controlled by another party and therefore sent to your device from a domain other than that of the Website (e.g. from an advertising network or a streaming video service), although they are placed on your device when you visit our Website.
- DURATION: session and persistent cookies.
“Session cookies” are temporary and remain on your device only during the time you are browsing the Website, so once you close the browser, they are all deleted. However, some other cookies called “persistent cookies” remain on your device even after you leave the Website for the period specified by the entity responsible for the cookie, which may often vary from one cookie to another. If you do not delete a persistent cookie it will remain on your device until its expiry date.
- PURPOSE: technical, personalization, analytics, advertising.
Technical or Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to ensure that the Website loads correctly and to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. Strictly necessary cookies employed by the Website are used, for example, to confirm that the user has correctly accessed the Website, and to track the cookies that have been accepted by the user.
Technical cookies are necessary to operate the Website and cannot be disabled.
Personalization or Preferences Cookies
These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as choice of your preferred language or the country that you are in) so that we can provide a simpler and more personalised browsing experience to you with more personal features. For example, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies are optional and can be deselected on the following cookie settings link.
Statistics or Analytics Cookies
These cookies are used to analyse your browsing habits on our Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously that allow us to learn more about how you interact with our content and if you experience any errors, so that we can make improvements on the Website and enhance your experience. These cookies obtain information on which pages you visit in our Website; they track the source of the visit by storing the navigation traffic that explains how the user reached the Website; they determine if the user is starting a new session or visit; they differentiate among users and browsing sessions; they collect information about how long you stay in our Website, etc.
Analytical cookies are optional and can be deselected on the following cookie settings link.
Advertising or Marketing Cookies
Advertising cookies are used to track the activity of users on the Internet in order to show them adverts relevant to you and your interests on the Soprano Design products, even on websites owned by third parties that also manage their own advertising.
They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Advertising cookies are optional and can be deselected on the following cookie settings link.
- HOW CAN I CONTROL MY COOKIES?
Cookie Management Tool
When you visit our Website for the first time, we will offer you the possibility of configuring which cookies you wish to install. You can block the installation of any type of cookies, with the exception of the technical ones, which are required for proper functioning of the Website
Before accepting the installation of cookies, you can access our Cookies Management Tool, where you can select those you do not wish for us to install (remember that technical cookies are mandatory).
If you accepted the installation of a specific category of cookies using the Cookies Management Tool and later would like to block their installation or permanence, click the Cookie Settings link here.
Your browser generally offers a functionality that allows you to change the preferences in your browser to delete, block or allow all cookies or to restrict the access of a given type of cookie, such as advertising or “third party” cookies, to your computer or smartphone (please note that blocking certain cookies may affect your Internet browsing.
You can find more information about controlling cookies in the below links* or in your browser’s Help menu:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
- Microsoft Edge: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-xl/windows-10/edge-privacy-faq
- Apple Safari 8 (Yosemite) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=es_ES
- Apple Safari 9 (El Captain) et seq. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=es_ES
- Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
- Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we and https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar cookies
- Opera https://help.opera.com/en/latest/
*The links above are subject to change by the developers of the respective browsers. Soprano Design will use reasonable efforts to keep the list above up-to-date.
Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals / California DNT Disclosure
Certain browsers may provide individuals with the ability to communicate that they wish not to be tracked while browsing on the internet. Please note that we currently do not have the ability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, but we do however provide you with the possibility of configuring the cookies you wish to install through our Cookie Management Tool.
Some of our suppliers have developed a specific mechanism to allow users to block the installation of their own cookies across all websites which use it. Here you will find a list of suppliers and links (some may not be in English, although it should be easy to find the “opt-out” button for blocking cookies):
Please note that if you delete cookies from your browser, your opt-out preferences regarding the providers above may be deleted, so you will need to opt out again.
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Last updated: August 5, 2020