Pursuant to art. 6 and 7 of the 2016/679 EU Regulation, as well as stipulated by Provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014 and the Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools of 10 June 2021 (published in the Official Gazette No. 163 of 9 July 2021) issued by the Guarantor for the protection of personal data, on this page the Data Controller of personal data, wisecode srl (hereinafter, “Company”, “Organization” or “Owner”), with registered office in via cremasca 96 , azzano san paolo, BG ,Italy , email : [email protected] , provides users of the website www.histats.com
with information relating to the cookies used and/or proposed for storage.
What are cookies
Recital 30 GDPR establishes that “Natural persons can be associated with online identifiers produced by the devices, applications, tools and protocols used, such as IP addresses, temporary markers (cookies) or other identifiers, such as radio frequency identification. These identifiers can leave traces which, in particular when combined with unique identifiers and other information received from servers, can be used to create profiles of natural persons and identify them “.
Cookies are text files that the sites visited by users send to their devices. These files are stored within the devices to be then retransmitted, at a later time, to the same sites of origin on the occasion of a subsequent visit (so-called user tracking). Cookies can be stored in the user’s device directly from the website that the latter is visiting (first-party site) or from a different website (third-party site), since within each website there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that may reside and/or lead the user to links on servers other than those that are provided by the first party site. Thanks to the storage of cookies, the user can customize the use of some contents of the website by saving their favorite settings. This allows the association of the user with specific behaviors on the network and therefore to classify him or her (profiling). For example, it is possible to set up a cookie for the recognition of the user registered on the site without the same having to proceed, on the occasion of a new visit, to a new authentication (login).
Cookies are pseudonymous data, i.e. personal data where the identifying elements have been replaced by other elements (such as text strings and numbers). By crossing this data with other information, it is possible to identify the person, or rather the unique identification of the device used for accessing and browsing online.
Classification proposed by the Guarantor
In Provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014 and in the Guidelines of 10 June 2021, the Guarantor for the protection of personal data proposes a classification that identifies two categories of cookies based on two possible processing purposes:
They are used to browse and/or provide a service to the user. They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner. Without the use of these cookies, some operations could not be carried out or would be more complex and less secure, such as home-banking activities (viewing account statements, wire transfers, bill payments, etc.), for which cookies, which allow the identification of the user to be made and maintained during the session, are indispensable. For these reasons, these cookies do not require the acquisition of consent.
These are used to track the user’s browsing on the net and create profiles on tastes, habits, choices, etc. With these cookies, advertising messages can be transmitted to the user’s device in line with the preferences already expressed by the same user while browsing online.
User consent for the installation of cookies on the device
The expression of consent to the storage of cookies depends on the purposes for which the cookies are used. For these cookies it depends whether they fall into the cases of “technical cookies” or “profiling cookies”. For the installation of technical cookies, no consent is required from users while, in the case of third-party cookies, it is necessary, among other things, to provide appropriate information (pursuant to Articles 12 and 13 of the GDPR). On the other hand, with regard to profiling cookies only, they can be installed on the user’s device only if the user has given his or her free, voluntary, specific and unequivocal consent after having been adequately informed.
Moreover, with the new Guidelines it has been established that the online consent acquisition mechanism must first of all ensure that, by default, at the time of the first access to a website, no cookies or other tools, other than technical ones, are placed in the internal device of the user, nor is any other active tracking technique used (for example, third-party cookies) or passive (for example, fingerprinting).
For profiling cookies there is a need for consent to be requested through a distinguishable banner on the web page, through which users are offered the possibility to continue browsing without being tracked in any way, for example by closing the banner by clicking on the X feature which is inserted at the top right.
The Guarantor has specified that these cookies can be assimilated to technical cookies, in terms of information and consent, only if:
They are used only to produce aggregate statistics and in relation to a single site or a single mobile application;
For those of third parties, at least the fourth component of the IP address is masked;
Third parties refrain from combining analytics cookies, thus minimized, with other processing (customer files or statistics of visits to other sites, for example) or from transmitting them to other third parties. However, third parties are allowed to produce statistics with data relating to multiple domains, websites or apps attributable to the same publisher or business group.
As similar to technical cookies, analytics cookies can also be used in the absence of the prior acquisition of the data subject’s consent.
Cookies installed on this site:
Strictly Necessary cookies
Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
PHPSESSID More info www.histats.com / First-party Session Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
Cookie key Domain Path Cookie type Expiration Description
_ga_GQ0F33WB02 More info .histats.com / First-party 1 year 1 month This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.
_ga More info .histats.com / First-party 1 year 1 month This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
HstCnv90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstCns90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstPt90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstCfa90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstCla90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstCmu90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
HstPn90 More info www.histats.com / First-party 1 year internal software verification tool which also is used to calculate visitor, sessions
detailed information about adsense cookies are available in the "Privacy and cookie settings" link managed by Google that complies with IAB TCF CMP ID : 300
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them . This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.
In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
Where can I get further information?
Wisecode SRL via cremasca 96 , azzano san paolo, BG ,Italy