1. What are cookies and what is their function
    Cookies are small text files that websites visited by users send directly to their terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored to be re-sent to the same websites upon the successive visit by same user (so called, first-party cookies).While browsing a website, users may also receive on their terminals cookies from different websites or web servers (so called third-party cookies). This is due to the fact that there are elements, such as images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages from other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is found. These are, in other words, cookies that are set by a different website than the one the user is visiting.Cookies can be limited to a single browsing session on the browser (so called session cookies) – and in that case they will automatically shut down when the browser is closed by the user – or they may have a predetermined expiry – and in that case, they will be stored and active in the user’s hard disk until such expiration date, continuing to collect information over different browsing sessions in the browser – (so called permanent cookies).Cookies are used for different functions. Some cookies are necessary to allow the user to surf the website and use its tools (so called technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information, either aggregated or not, about the number of users accessing the website and about how the website is being used (so called analytics cookies). Others, finally, are used to trace a user’s profile as a consumer and to show them on the website ads that may be of interest to them, as consistent with his taste and habits (so called profiling cookies).
  2. Technical Cookies.
    The technical cookies are used on the website of Selle Italia S.r.l. (“Selle Italia“), characterized by the domain (the “Website“), for the sole purpose of enabling the user to navigate (the “User“) on the Website and allow him to use its functions.Some technical cookies (so called browsing cookies) are essential to provide Users with a good navigation experience or to sign in the Website, e.g. for making a purchase on the Website or enter their own reserved area. Browsing cookies are normally session cookies and therefore, once closed the browser, they are automatically disabled.Other technical cookies are useful to allow the Users to store some of their preferences (for example, the language or country of origin) without having to reset them during subsequent visits (so called feature cookies). For this reason, feature cookies are often permanent cookies, as they remain stored on the User’s computer even after the browser is closed, until the expiration date provided for them or until the User decides to delete them.Browsing cookies and feature cookies are always first-party cookies, as they are directly handled by Selle Italia on the Website.A further type of technical cookie (so called analytics cookie) is used on the Website to collect aggregated statistical information on the number of Users accessing the Website and on how they visit the Website.Besides using analytics cookies of first-party, the Website also uses the cookies of Google analytics (analytics cookies of third-party). Thanks to Google analytics, Selle Italia can obtain anonymous aggregate statistics, useful in order to improve the Website and the services it offers. Selle Italia uses the anonymization function of the Users’ IP addresses provided by Google Inc. (described under the following link:, thanks to which the Users’ IP address is shortened and “anonymized”. Moreover, Google Inc. will not cross the data collected on the Website with other information in its possess. For more information on the cookies used by Google analytics and on how to disable them, please see the web page accessible at the following URL: browsing the Site, the User agrees that Selle Italia will use all the abovementioned technical cookies.
  3. Profiling Cookies.
    The Website also uses first-party profiling cookies (not third-party).Profiling cookies are used to create Users’ profile, based on the preferences and tastes shown during their navigation, so that they display advertising messages consistent with their profile. In this manner, advertisements displayed on the Website may be of interest to the User.The User is of course free to block the installation of profiling cookies at any time, being the possibility to visit the Website and enjoy its contents in no way compromised.If the User decides to disable behavioral advertising associated with profiling cookies, this does not mean that he will no longer receive advertising on the Website. However, banners that will appear on the Website may not reflect his interests or preferences, as received by the browser used.
  4. Short notice via banner.
    As provided under applicable legislation, when the User accesses the Website, since it provides the use of profiling cookies, a special banner will be displayed informing him that (i) the Website uses cookies Profiling, and (ii) closing the banner, scrolling through the page or clicking any item on the page outside the banner, the User acknowledges his consent to the use of such cookies.In case the User expresses his consent to the installation of cookies in this manner, Selle Italia will keep track of his consent through a special technical cookie. This will prevent re-submitting to the User the banner on profiling cookies during his subsequent site visits.If Users delete this technical cookie from their browser, in the manner described in Section 5 below, the track of their consent will be lost and, therefore, during their subsequent visit to the Website, the banner on profiling cookies will be displayed again.
  5. How to disable cookies.
    The User who wishes his computer not to receive or store cookies can change his browser’s security settings so that cookies are not accepted. In that case, surfing the Website may, however, be compromised and some features of the Website may not be available.Please find below the addresses of the web pages of the most popular Internet providers that explain the procedure to disable cookies in the relevant browser:

  6. Other information.
    As highlighted in the foregoing, Selle Italia collects and processes some of the User’s personal data through cookies which it conveys directly to the Website.Selle Italia acts as the holder of the processing of such data.For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.