cookies policy


Pursuant to Article 13 of EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (hereinafter, “GDPR”), we inform you that the data you provide will be processed using methods and procedures aimed at ensuring that personal data is processed in compliance with fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as the dignity of the data subject, with particular regard to privacy and security, personal identity and the right to the protection of personal data. It should be kept in mind that ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction; (Article 4 of the GDPR).

Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the websites they visit. They are stored on the computer’s hard disk, thus allowing the website to recognise users and store certain information about them, in order to allow or improve the service offered. There are different types of cookies. Some are necessary to browse the website, others are used for different purposes, such as ensuring internal security, administering the system, performing statistical analysis, understanding which sections of the website most affect users or offering a personalised visit of the website. The website uses technical and non-profiling cookies. The above relate to both the user’s computer and any other device that the user can use to access to the website.

Technical cookies
Technical cookies are cookies used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent that is strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service, explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, to provide such service. They are not used for any other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or operator. They can be split into navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and functioning of the website (allowing you to make a purchase or authenticate yourself to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies when used directly by the website operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website; functional cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase), in order to improve the service provided.

First-party cookies
First-party cookies (i.e. cookies that belong to the website of the publisher that created them) are set by the website visited by the user, the address of which appears in the URL window. Using these cookies allows us to make the website work efficiently and to track visitor behaviour patterns.

Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are set by a different domain from the one visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a different company sends information using that website, these are third-party cookies.

Session cookies
Session cookies are stored temporarily and deleted when the user closes the browser. If the user is registered on the website, it may use cookies that collect personal data in order to identify the user on subsequent visits and to facilitate access – login to the website (for example, keeping your username and password) and to browse the website. Furthermore, Elma Research S.r.l. uses cookies for system administration purposes. The website may contain links to other websites. Elma Research S.r.l. has no access or control over cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies used on third-party websites that the user may access from the website, on availability, on any content and material that is published or obtained through these websites and on the corresponding methods of processing personal data; In this regard, Elma Research S.r.l., given the size of these third-party websites, expressly disclaims any related liability. The user should check the privacy policy of third-party websites accessed from the website to find out the conditions applicable to the processing of personal data, as the Privacy Policy of Elma Research S.r.l. applies only to the website as defined above.

Persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on users’ device between browser sessions, to remember user preferences or actions on a website. They can be used for different purposes, for example to remember preferences and choices when using the website.

Essential cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the website. Without the use of these cookies, some parts of the website will not work. They include, for example, cookies that allow access to protected areas of the website. These cookies do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be deactivated.

Functional cookies
These cookies are used to recognise a user who comes back to the website. They allow you to customise content and remember preferences (for example, the selected language or region). These cookies do not collect information that can identify users. All information collected is anonymous.

Social media sharing cookies
These cookies facilitate the sharing of website content through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To check the respective privacy and cookies policies you can visit the social networks’ websites. For Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you can visit:

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can normally change their settings to disable this function. You can block all types of cookies, or accept to receive only some and disable others. The “Options” or “Preferences” section in the browser menu allows you to avoid receiving cookies and other user-tracking technologies, and how you can get notifications from the browser on the activation of these technologies. Alternatively, you can also consult the “Help” section of the toolbar in most browsers. It is also possible to select the browser used from the list below and follow the instructions:
– Internet Explorer (
– Chrome (
– Safari (
– Firefox (
– Opera (

For mobile devices:
– Android (
– Safari (
– Windows Phone (

The data controller is Elma Research S.r.l. – Via Felice Casati 32, Milano Tel. 02 00631801- P.IVA 06191320966. The data subject can exercise his or her rights according to Article 15-22, 34, 77 of the GDPR, by contacting the Data Controller at the dedicated email address The list of data managers and data processors is available at the registered office of the aforementioned controller.

This information may change. Any substantial changes will be transmitted to the data subjects by notice or publication on the company website.