Effective Date: May 2018
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that a website sends to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information in the browser. A “web beacon” links web pages to servers and may be used to transmit information collected through Cookies back to a web server.
2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES?
The information we obtain through Cookies may include IP address, mobile device advertising ID, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, logs on actions taken on our Site such as content on which you may click while browsing the Site, and dates and times you access or use the Site.
4. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on the Site.
a. Strictly Necessary Cookies.
These Cookies are essential to the Site in order to facilitate our authentication, sign-up or log-in process and enable you to surf on the Site or use its features. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like. Strictly necessary Cookies on this Site may collect encrypted user session identifiers, device identifiers, demographic information, log-in identifiers and information necessary to authenticate users on multiple Sites. These Cookies are mostly temporary cookies that are deleted after each session.
b. Functionality Cookies.
In some circumstances, we may use functionality Cookies to allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing the Site, to provide enhanced and more personalized content and features (such as customizing a certain webpage, remembering if we have asked you to participate in a promotion) and for other services you request, like watching a video or commenting on a blog.
In order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, potentially including your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device ("UDID"), geolocation data, or other traffic information for that device.
Functionality Cookies help us, for example, improve your visit to the Site, use credentials to automatically login a user, determine the approximate device location during a session, count articles viewed or store selected language settings.
c. Analytics Cookies.
We and our service providers may use analytics to collect information about your use of the Site to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the Site and to present you with content tailored to your interests. Analytics collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and which pages you visit the most. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the Site, help us record any difficulties you have with the Site and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. Analytics on this Site may include:
Cookie Name: Google Analytics
Further information: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
d. Advertising Cookies
We and our service providers may use advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, we may use advertising Cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on our Site, to conduct behavioral advertising, to limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site, to help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to conduct market research. These Cookies remember what you have looked at or purchased on the Site and other sites.
For more information about advertising Cookies and how you can opt out, visit:
Targeting and advertising Cookies on this Site may include:
Cookie Name: Google DoubleClick
How to opt out: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
e. Social Networking Cookies.
Our products may have social plug-in capabilities which may include Cookies used to allow you to register to our Site with your social network account.
Cookie Name: Facebook Social Plugin
Further information: http://www.facebook.com/help/www/443483272359009
In some circumstances, we may work with third parties to provide services on our Site. For example, we use analytics services supported by third party companies who generate analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes described above. These companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.
Third-party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties, may be used by them to serve advertisements on our Site and third party sites that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you based on content you have viewed.
Third-party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.
6. HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES?
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded on to your device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new Cookie, and how to disable existing Cookies. On Microsoft Internet Explorer, this can be done by selecting “Tools/Internet Options” and reviewing your privacy settings or selecting “Delete Cookies”. You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking ‘”Help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the Site may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the Site.
Further, analytics can also be managed via https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
5. CONTACT US
HarperCollins Italia S.p.A.
Viale Monte Nero, 84
by e-mail at email@example.com
You also may write to:
HarperCollins Italia S.p.A.
Viale Monte Nero, 84-20135 Milan
You may also contact our Business Unit Privacy Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.