Cookie Policy
Last update: July 2016

What are cookies

The website www.icastel.it fuses cookies. As explained by the Italian data Protection Authority in the FAQs of December 2012, available on www.garanteprivacy.it,

Cookies are “small text files” formed by letters and numbers, which are “sent and stored in the device (usually the browser), when the user visits a website, and are then retransmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits of the same user”. Cookies aim to streamline website traffic analysis or to report when a specific site, or part of it, are visited, differentiate visitors in order to provide personalised contents, and help administrators to improve the site and the navigation experience of the users themselves.

Cookies do not allow us to access any other information stored on your device, although it is there that cookies are downloaded. Cookies cannot download codes of any kind, transmit viruses or malware and they are not harmful to the device.

Below, you can find all information on the cookies installed through this site, and the necessary indications on how to manage your preference settings in that respect.

User consent

When a user visits any page of www.icastel.it for the first time, brief information on the use of cookies will appear. If the information is closed by clicking “OK” on the banner and continuing the navigation, the user consents to our use of the cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

The site remembers the user’s choice; therefore, the brief information will not be repeated on subsequent visits from the same device. However, the user can always revoke the consent expressed to all or some of them.

Should any technical problems arise with regard to consent, please contact us through the appropriate channels provided by this site, so that we can give you assistance.

Quali tipi di cookie utilizziamo

The use of cookies by the Owner of this site, Castel S.r.l., with registered office in Milan, at no. 4, via San Primo, falls under the Web Policy and the Privacy Information Notice of the same; for all information required under art. 13 of the Privacy Code click here

In order to make our site and services available, we use so-called persistent cookies (i.e. cookies that remain stored until they are deleted by the user manually, or for which a long-term scheduled removal is provided), as well as session cookies, which are not permanently stored on the user’s device and disappear when the browser is closed.

We use different types of cookies – with specific purposes – and we can classify them as follows:


Technical/session cookies
Technical/navigation cookies
(The user’s consent is not necessary to install this kind of cookies)
These are essential for our site to work properly and allow the user to navigate and view the contents. Disabling them would cause malfunctioning of the site.
In general, cookies of this type are necessary, for instance, to keep a navigation session open or allow the user to access reserved areas. In addition, they can temporarily remember the texts entered when filling in a form, when a previous page is recalled during the same session.
Technical/functionality cookies
(The user’s consent is not necessary to install this kind of cookies)
They allow the user to exploit the peculiarities of the site at best and to enjoy a more comfortable navigation. The site works in the ideal manner if these cookies are enabled; you can decide, however, not to permit their enablement on you device.
In general, for instance, cookies of this type remember the language, in which you prefer to view our contents or remember (for a limited time) the items that were in the virtual cart when you close the session before completing the purchase.
Technical/consent cookie
(The user’s consent is not necessary to install this kind of cookies)
This cookie keeps track of the consent given to the use of cookies on this site, so that the brief information on cookies and the request to provide your consent will not be repeated on subsequent visits.


Statistical/analytics cookies
(The user’s consent is necessary to install this kind of cookies)
They are used to collect information on how users surf our site. This information is analysed in aggregate form only for statistical purposes.
They are not necessary, but very helpful for us to improve our contents and services, based on the indications we take from the analysis of statistics..

Third-party cookies

When surfing this site, you will receive both cookies of Castel S.r.l., and cookies of third parties, who can set cookies on your device on our behalf in order to provide the services they are supplying.

Third-party cookies allow us to obtain more complete surveys on the browsing habits of users. We use such cookies, for instance, to work out statistics on your use of our site and to verify your interest regarding specific contents or services we provide. More detailed information on these cookies is available in the following paragraphs of this document and on the respective websites of the parties in question.

Statistics (third-party) cookies

iCastel.it uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway – Mountain View – CA94043 USA. This latter uses cookies to collect and analyse, in aggregate form, information relevant to the navigation of users. Neither Castel S.r.l. nor Google associate your IP address with other data they have to identify you directly.

The information collected is then processed by the Google Analytics systems in order to produce reports for the administrators of iCastel.it; these latter use such reports to verify the proper operation of the services and, possibly, the level of appreciation of the contents proposed.

For more information on the policy applied by Google Inc. on data protection, you can click here; to disable the statistical cookies, and thus prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your navigation, you can download the appropriate opt-out component of Google Analytics; you will find it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Social Plugins and (third-party) widgets

Our webpages may contain plug-ins of the most well-known social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) managed by the third parties involved.

Such plug-ins can correspond, for instance, to the “Like” button of Facebook or the “Retweet” button of Twitter. If you access one of our webpages with such a plug-in, the internet browser connects directly with the third-party server and the plug-in is shown on the display thanks to the connection with the browser. The plug-in might indicate the pages visited by the user to the third-party servers.

If you are a user of a social network, and you visit our webpages while you are connected with your account, such information could be associated with the account. Likewise, if you use the plug-in functions (for instance, by clicking the “Like” button), the information will be associated with the account.

In the table below, you can find details on single plug-ins, and possibly disable them:

Facebook Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave

Palo Alto

CA94304 – USA

Go to the privacy policy of the third party Click here
Google + Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View – CA94043 – USA

Go to the privacy policy of the third party Click here
Linkedin Linkedin Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court
Mountain View – CA94043 – USA
Go to the privacy policy of the third party Cfr. “How to configure your device“
Pinterest Pinterest 572 7th Street

San Francisco – CA94107 – USA

Go to the privacy policy of the third party Click here
Twitter Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600
San Francisco – CA94107 – USA
Go to the privacy policy of the third party Click here
YouTube Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View – CA94043 – USA

Go to the privacy policy of the third party Cfr. “How to configure your device“

How to configure your device

If you do not agree with the installation of the cookie, you will have to configure the browser to disable the reception of cookies or not to use this site. If cookies are disabled, however, the website or certain functions might not work properly.

To change the way of use of cookies, block their reception, or to remove cookies from your device, you need only to access the settings of your browser.
Most browsers provide for the possibility to accept or refuse all cookies, or accept only some of them (for instance, those originating from certain specific sites).

Although the passages are similar, the method for changing cookie settings is different from one browser to the other. For details regarding the procedure to be followed, you can visit the site www.aboutcookies.org or consult the ‘Help’ function of your browser.

For more information on cookies and to manage your preferences on third-party cookies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com.