Privacy and Cookie Policy

Information on using cookies on this site

This is the cookie usage notice in implementation of the Guarantor’s Personal Data Protection Act of May 8, 2014 “Identifying simplified ways for information and consent to use cookies” and In compliance with art. 13 of the Privacy Code (Legislative Decree 196/2003).

The information is prepared and updated by Hotel I Cinque Balconi, web site manager and owner of personal data related to it, located in Via Risorgimento, 36 – 98050 Santa Marina Salina – Tel. 090 9843508. Any further request on the ‘Use of cookies in this website can be sent to the email address info@icinquebalconi.it

This website uses technical cookies to provide the user with functional and therefore enjoyable navigation and third-party analytics cookies to track visits to the site itself, in no case use cookies that can profile users and possibly registered data (such as those to access restricted areas or ancillary features) are not disclosed, communicated or disseminated in any way but are used exclusively by the web site manager.

Cookies, what are and what types of cookies exist

Cookies are small text strings that internet sites exchange with devices used to navigate to store some data to be reused later on. The information obtained from cookies as well as the ways and purposes of their use may be different, so there are different types of cookies..

Why are these data stored during navigation? Simply to make the navigation experience better. In fact, there are cookies necessary to display site pages correctly or to take advantage of all the features of this offer or to have access to some reserved areas. This so-called technical cookies is part of this family because it is closely linked to the proper technical operation of the site itself, a very common practical example may be that of a cookie that registers the user’s preferred language within a site translated into several languages.
Another very widespread purpose is that related to user profiling, a practice whereby content can be provided according to the user’s tastes through his network searches, his previous browsing or more simply through his profile . This category includes profiling cookies with which the web experience of users is enhanced with content or ads that match their tastes.

Cookies are therefore computer strings that store data captured while surfing an internet site, but how long are they kept in memory? The cookie information that you record lasts for a certain period of time that expires. There are very limited cookies, such as session cookies disappearing at the end of navigation, and others that remain active longer but still for a predetermined time is the case for persistent cookies

Who uses cookie information? Cookie data can be used directly by the web site manager and in this case we talk about first-party cookies as well as cookies that even though generated by a website are then used by others, these are called third-party cookies. A typical widespread example is provided by Google’s analytic cookies, a tool able to aggregate anonymously the navigation data. 

Cookies on this site and Google Analytics

As stated above, this site only uses technical cookies and Google Analytics to make navigation functional and enjoyable, but does not use any profiling cookies
If technical cookies are used to make the site work, Google Analytics cookies are used to understand which content and features of the site are most appreciated and visited through an anonymous and aggregated analysis provided by a third party, namely Google Analytics itself. For more information, you can consult the information provided by Google at the following address:http://www.google.it/policies/privacy/partners/
You can prevent Google Analytics from using the collected data by browsing anonymously (Do Not Track) by your browser.  Below we propose a list of most used browsers, by clicking on their names you can find out how to enable this mode for the corresponding browser: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari.
You can also completely disable Google Analytics by installing a specially crafted component. Downloading this component is available here.
Remember that it is still possible to prevent your browser from using any kind of cookie to the detriment of the sites that use them, the following links are available for the most common browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari.

Below is the complete list of cookies used by this site, with purpose, duration and typology of the same:

Name: consensoCookie
Purpose: keeps track of banner reading on cookies to avoid showing it repeatedly
Duration: 1 year
Type: technical cookie of first part

Name: LANG
Purpose: show the contents of the site in the desired language
Duration: navigation session
Type: technical cookie of first part

Name: USERNAME
Purpose: access and use reserved area
Duration: navigation session
Type: technical cookie of first part

Name: PASSWORD
Purpose: access and use reserved area
Duration: navigation session
Type: technical cookie of first part

Name: _utmt
Purpose: reducing Google Analytics requests to improve performance on high traffic sites
Duration: 10 minutes
Type: technical cookie of third part (Google Analytics) disclosures opt-out

Name: _utma
Purpose: anonymous analysis of navigation statistics
Duration: 2 years
Type: technical cookie of third part (Google Analytics) disclosures opt-out

Name: _utmb
Purpose: revelation of any new navigation sessions
Duration: 30 minutes
Type: technical cookie of third part (Google Analytics) disclosures opt-out

Name: _utmc
Purpose: revelation of any new navigation sessions
Duration: navigation session
Type: technical cookie of third part (Google Analytics) disclosures opt-out

Name: _utmz
Purpose: track the source of the navigation that led to the site
Duration: 6 months
Type: technical cookie of third part (Google Analytics) disclosures opt-out