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Complying with dispositions under artt. 13  (Information) and 122 (Information Collected with Regard to Contracting Parties or Users) of D.Lgs. 196/2003 (the Italian “Privacy Code”), provided the indications of Italian Authority for Data Protection (“Garante”) with the generally applicable provision n. 229 of May 8th 2014 (“Provision”), Reed Exhibitions Italia S.r.l., with registered office in Italy, Milano, Via Marostica n. 1 (”REI”), as data controller, provides to the users of the website www.viscomitalia.it (“Website”) information relating to cookies used therein.

1. What “cookies” are

Cookies are small text strings which websites visited by each user send to the device (computer, tablet, smartphone) used by the latter: said strings are then saved on the user’s device and, afterwards, re-sent to same websites when users re-visits them.

Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of the surfing session (that is: until the users doesn’t close the browser (Windows Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari ecc.) used for the web surfing – “Temporary Cookies”) or for periods of a longer duration (“Duration Cookies”); Cookies can furthermore contain an unique identification code.

Cookies can be of two categories:

• Technical Cookies

Technical Cookies are those used by sole manager/owner of the website to the purpose of “transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service” (art. 122 of the Privacy Code).

These cookies are defined “technical” because they are used by the manager/owner of a website to fasten the surfing and ease the fruition of the web to the user.

Technical cookies can be categorized as follows:

- Surfing or Session Cookies: they warrant to the user a regular surfing and fruition of the website (allowing, for example, the user to purchase a good or service or to authenticate to accede to reserved areas);

- Analytics: they are treated as technical cookies when they are used by the manager/owner of a website to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how said users visit the website: said cookies are used by manager/owner of the website to process general statistics on service rendered by the website and its use;

- Function cookies: they allow the user to surf in function of a series of selected criteria (such as: language, selected products for purchasing etc.) to the purpose of improve the services provided to same user.

• Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are aimed to monitor the user and create its profile during the surfing, allowing the study of the movements and consultation or consumption habits of same user (for example: through said profiling cookies it is possible to understand what an user purchases on the web, which websites visits, which searches performs through search engines etc.): the above, also to the purpose of sending to the user a customized and targeted advertising (c.d. Behavioural Advertising)

Eventually, there are also the

Third Party Cookies

Third Party Cookies are cookies sent by websites or web servers (the third parties) different from the website visited by the user and are contained in elements (such as: images, maps, sounds, videos, commercial banners etc.) hosted by the website actually visited by the user.

The purposes of the Third Parties Cookies are determined by said Third Parties, in general to process a profile of the user.

2. The cookies used by the Website

2.1. The data controller cookies

The Website uses only technical cookies, with respect to which, complying to art. 122 of the Privacy Code and to the Provision, the user/data subject is not requested to provide any consent. 

Specifically, the Website uses following cookies:

a) Surfing or Session cookies, in absence of which the Website may not work properly:

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This cookie is set when user logs on the Website. It tracks and preserves the login during the surfing on the Website.



This cookie allows the Website to remember the user0s preferences. For example, if the user is surfing the Website using a certain language, all the Website pages shall be shown in such language (if available).

b) Analytics

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If the user has been redirected to the Website through a Website manager / owner’s marketing campaign, the cookie helps same Website manager / owner to identify the web page redirecting the user to the Website

c) Cookie di funzionalità

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This cookie is set when the user closes the popup message “Privacy and Cookies”, placed at the bottom of the Website pages. Once the cookie is set, it impedes the popup message to appear again.

2.2. The Third Party Cookies

Through the Website certain Third Parties Cookies, also aimed to process a profile of the user, may be installed on the user’s devices.

REI is not liable, in any way, for the processing of said data by any third party.

Hereinafter the user may find a list of the third parties cookies and of links through which it can receive more information of mentioned cookies and manage them.

a) Google Analytics

The Website uses the service of the statistic aggregate analysis provided for by Google Inc.  (“Google”).

Said services uses certain cookies installed on the users’ devices to the purpose of monitoring, in a detailed manner, the visits of the users to the Website. Specifically, said service allows the manager/owner of the Website to verify the area from where users connected to the web, the modalities through which they come to the Website (for example: through search engines, through banners placed in other websites, directly by typing the url etc.).

Data generated by the use of the Google Analytics service are preserved by Google, as user may check by clicking the following link:


The privacy information provided by Google for Italy can be found at following link


While the global Google privacy policy can be found at following link:


The add-in for disabling Google Analytics is available at following link:


b) The Social Buttons

The Social Buttons are the particular “buttons” that the user will find on the Website representing the icons of the different social networks (such as: Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc.) and that allow the user, by clicking them, to interact directly with said social networks.

Specifically, on the Website the user will find following social network:

· Facebook

The Facebook information on cookies can be found at following link:


The Facebook privacy policy is available at following link


· Twitter

The Twitter information on cookies can be found at following link:


The Twitter privacy policy is available at following link:


· Addthis

The Addthis information on cookies can be found at following link:


The Addthis privacy policy is available at following link:


3. Methods of the processing

Data collected by the data controller cookies (see previous art. 2.1.) are processed by REI automated tools. No communication or dissemination is performed.

4. Providing of data

The providing of data through the data controller cookies (see previous art. 2.1.) is obligatory: however, the user can exclude the installation of certain analytic cookies (see previous art. 2.1.b)) and of any function cookies (see previous art. 2.1.c)), if relating possibility is indicated in the schemes under articles 2.1.b) and 2.1.c) above, by using the links contained in same schemes.

In any case the user can manage the set of cookies through the function made available by the browser same user is using.

Please consider that each browser requests the user to follow a specific procedure to manage the cookies: said procedures can be found at following links:

· Windows Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies

· Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

· Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

· Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US

La disattivazione dei cookie di terze parti è inoltre possibile tramite le procedure previste dalle singole terze parti, secondo quanto previsto dal precedente art. 2.2.

Per ulteriori informazioni circa i cookie archiviati sul proprio terminale e procedere all’attivazione/disattivazione di tali cookie, l’utente può seguire la procedura indicata al seguente link: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte

5. The user's rights

The user’s / data subject’s rights are provided for by art. 7 of the Privacy Code (Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights), according to which:

1. A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.

2. A data subject shall have the right to be informed
 a) of the source of the personal data;
 b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;
c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means;
d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5;
e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.

3. A data subject shall have the right to obtain
a) updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;
b) erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed;
c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

4. A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part,
a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;
b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys