Cookie Policy

Latest update: 18/10/2023

The following Cookie Policy is provided to inform the user, in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016/679 EU (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR“), about the procedures used by Geckosoft Srl to collect information, through cookies and/or other tracking technologies, when the user visits the website www.xdlogistics.io (“Website“).

For the purposes of this Policy, the term “cookie” will also refer to other tracking and monitoring tools used by the Website, as further described below.

This policy applies only to the Website and not to any other third-party websites that may be accessed by the user through links.

Please note that this Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy which provides additional information on the processing of personal data.

The Data Controller is Geckosoft  Srl., with registered office in Pisa, Via San Lorenzo, No. 6, 56127, and operational office in Pisa, Borgo Stretto No. 3, 50127, VAT number 02208570503.

Navigation data, cookies, and other tracking tools

During their normal operation, the computer systems and software procedures used to operate the Site acquire certain personal data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

These are pieces of information that are not collected to be associated with identified individuals, but which, by their very nature, could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow for the identification of users.

This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the Website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.), and other parameters related to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

These data are used solely for the purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information about the use of the Website and to ensure its proper functioning. They are immediately deleted after processing.

The data may be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the Website. Except for this possibility, the data are retained for the time defined by the relevant legal regulations or, in general, for the time strictly necessary to provide the user with the requested service and ensure the transmission of communication.

Cookies

Cookies are typically text strings that websites (referred to as “first-party” or “publisher”) visited by the user, or different websites or web servers (referred to as “third parties”), place and store directly (in the case of publishers) or indirectly, through these publishers (in the case of third parties), on a terminal device in the user’s possession. These terminals can include personal computers, tablets, smartphones, or any other device capable of storing information.

Internet browsing software and the functioning of these devices, such as browsers, can store cookies and then transmit them back to the websites that generated them during a subsequent visit by the same user, thus retaining a memory of their previous interaction with one or more websites.

The information encoded in cookies can include personal data, such as an IP address, a username, a unique identifier, or an email address. However, they can also contain non-personal data, such as language settings or information about the type of device a person is using to browse the site.

Cookies can perform various important functions, including facilitating computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information about specific user configurations accessing the server, and enhancing the user’s online experience. For example, they can be used to track items in an online shopping cart or information used to fill out an online form. “Authentication” cookies are particularly important whenever verification is required for accessing certain services, such as online banking. While cookies enable web pages to load faster and efficiently route information over a network, in line with the operational requirements of websites, they can also be used for behavioral advertising and measuring the effectiveness of advertising messages.

The same result achieved by cookies can also be obtained through the use of other tracking tools (known as “active” and “passive” identifiers, the latter based on mere observation), which allow for similar processing as described above.

Types of cookies

Cookies and other tracking tools can have different characteristics in terms of duration (session or permanent) and subjectivity (whether the publisher acts independently or on behalf of a “Third Party”). However, the classification that primarily meets the user’s protection needs is based on two main categories:

  • Technical cookies: These cookies are used solely for “the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or, to the extent strictly necessary, to the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide that service” (Article 122, paragraph 1 of the Privacy Code). These cookies can be installed on the user’s terminal without their consent, depending on the case, based on the need to fulfill their request or the legitimate interest of the company.
  • Profiling cookies: These cookies are used to attribute specific actions or recurring behavioral patterns (patterns) identified or identifiable to specific individuals, in order to group different profiles into homogeneous clusters of varying sizes. This allows for the sending of increasingly targeted advertising messages that align with the user’s preferences expressed during their online browsing. This type of cookie can only be downloaded onto the user’s terminal with their explicit consent.

Cookies can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an information society service provided by a publisher, design a website, or contribute to measuring its “traffic,” i.e., the number of visitors potentially segmented by geographic area, connection time, or other characteristics. These identifiers, known as analytics cookies, can be included in the technical cookie category and used without the prior acquisition of the data subject’s consent, provided the following conditions are met:

  • They are solely used to produce aggregate statistics in relation to a single website or mobile application;
  • For third-party cookies, at least the fourth component of the IP address is masked;
  • Third parties refrain from combining such analytics cookies with other processing activities (such as customer files or statistics of visits to other websites, for example) or transmitting them to third parties.

If these conditions are not met, analytics cookies also require the user’s consent to be downloaded. Cookies, finally, can also be used to enable interactions and easy sharing of content on social networks and/or to enable the delivery of targeted advertising messages based on user preferences (social cookies). Such cookies also require the user’s consent. Similarly to cookies, other tracking tools can be categorized according to various criteria, but the main criterion remains the purpose for which they are used: technical or commercial in nature.

Changing cookie settings

Users can object to the storage of cookies on their hard drive by configuring their web browser to disable cookies. Below are the instructions provided by the main browsers:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/it-it/help/17442/windowsinternet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox:https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/en/cookies.html

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=en_US

After completing this operation, however, some functions of the web pages may not be performed correctly.

Users can also disable Google Analytics cookies by downloading a specific browser plug-in available at the following URL: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

List of cookies used by the Website

This Website uses cookies for technical purposes, for analysis and statistics, to enhance user interaction with the Website through social networks, and to personalize the delivery of information and advertising communications based on user interests (profiling). The following services may be used by Geckosoft:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Yoast
  • Siteground Hosting
  • WPForms Lite

For the installation of technical cookies, the prior consent of users is not required.

However, all browsers still allow users to modify cookie settings.

Usually, these settings can be found in the “Options” or “Preferences” menu of the user’s browser, or the “Help” option in the browser can be used for more information.

Contacts

If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Policy, you can contact Geckosoft by the following mail address: geckosoft@dpo.it