Cookies Policy

Information on the use of cookies

This information on the use of cookies is provided to the user in implementation of the provision of the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data of May 8, 2014 “Identification of the simplified procedures for information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies” and in compliance with Art. 13 of the Privacy Code (Legislative Decree No. 196/2003).

This site uses its own and third-party technical cookies to enable proper navigation and to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site itself with the goal of continuous service improvement. This page provides information about the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used, and how to manage them.

Definitions

Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information on the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, based on user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device being used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs, and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to collect information about user behavior and service usage.

In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies using simply the term “cookies.”

Types of cookies

Based on the characteristics and use of cookies, we can distinguish different categories:

  • Technical cookies
    • navigation, functionality and session used for the sole purpose of ensuring the proper functioning of the site;
    • analytics cookies used to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site itself with the aim of continuous improvement of functionality, content organization, on the support of different platforms and browsers.

      This site uses only cookies of this type
      .
  • Profiling cookies
    • permanent used to identify (anonymously and non-anonymously) user preferences and improve the user’s browsing experience.
      This site does not use any such cookies.

Duration of cookies

Cookies used by this site end their validity at the end of the session or after a user inactivity time set by the server.

Third-party technical cookies

The site uses the Google Analytics service, which instantiates technical analytics cookies used to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site. This information is used for the purpose of continuous improvement of functionality, content organization, and support of different platforms and browsers.

Cookie Management

In general, users can still decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings. Below are references to instructions for disabling cookies in the most popular browsers, made available by the relevant support services:

The setting can be defined specifically for different sites and web applications.

To disable only Google Analytics cookies, you can proceed as per the instructions provided by Google Support:
browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics(https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it).

Whistleblowing

Information on Whistleblowing

 

Whistleblowing reports can be sent by employees, members of corporate bodies and stakeholders in a confidential form with a guarantee of absolute confidentiality through a special IT platform accessible at the following address:

https://www.voestalpine.com/group/en/group/compliance/reporting-misconduct/