Cookies – Privacy Policy

OrganiCity Cookie Policy

  1. Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation

Cookies are small text files that websites and/or the platforms that you visit send and record on your computer, in order for them to be then transmitted back to the same site at the following visit. Thanks to cookies, the website remembers your specific actions and preferences (such as, for example, the login data, the preferred language, font size, other display settings, etc.). Some operations may not be performed without the use of cookies, which in some cases are necessary for the correct functioning and display of the website. Cookies are therefore used for purposes of computer authentication, monitoring of browsing sessions and storing information about the activities of users accessing a website. Cookies can contain a unique identification code that allows websites to keep track of the user’s browsing within a specific website, for statistical purposes or for advertising purposes.

Cookies can be classified by their lifespan and the domain to which they belong.

By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie, which is erased when the user closes the browser; or
  • persistent cookie, which remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which they belong, there are either:

  • first-party cookies, which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain;
  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

Pursuant to art. 5(3) of Directive 2002/58/EC (“ePrivacy Directive”), the prior informed consent of the user is required for storage on a user’s terminal equipment, or for access to information stored on a user’s terminal equipment. However, some cookies are exempt from this requirement and may be deployed by the website without your prior consent. This applies to cookies that are used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication, and strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service.

In particular, “technical cookies”, do not require such consent. Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary in order to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. They are, in other words, indispensable to the correct operation of the website and are therefore required in order to perform the services requested by the user.

According to the Article 29 Working Party’s Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie Consent Exemption, first party analytics cookies do not require your consent when they are strictly limited to first party aggregated statistical purposes and  when  they  are  used  by  websites  that  already  provide  clear  information  about  these cookies  in  their  privacy  policy  as  well  as  adequate  privacy  safeguards.

 

  1. Types of cookies used by the website and how to enable/disable them

The website www.organicity.eu uses the cookie Google Analytics. It is used for first-party aggregated statistical purposes only. This cookie helps us understand how the site is used by users. It does not collect user identity information or any personal information. The information collected is processed in aggregate and anonymous form. For more information about this cookie, go to www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/.

To opt-out from the cookie Google Analytics you may install this browser add-on provided by Google https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

  1. How to view and edit the cookies through your browser

You can select which cookies to allow through the appropriate procedure described here, or you may use the possibility of authorising, blocking or deleting cookies, in whole or in part, through your own browser specific functions. For more information on how to set preferences on the use of cookies through your web browser, you can refer to the instructions provided by the browser that you use. You can access the relevant links of the cookie settings in the popular browsers below: