Maccaferri SA (Pty) Ltd, 15 Konigkramer Road, New Germany, 3610, PO Box 815, New Germany, 3620, South Africa, Tel:+27 31 705 0500
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small strings of text (letters and/or numbers) that enable the web server to save information on the user’s browser to be reused during the same visit to the same website (“Session Cookies”) or on the same or a different day (“Persistent Cookies”). Cookies are memorised according to the user’s preferences on a given browser and are unique to the specific device used to access the webpage (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies such as web beacons, transparent GIFs and other forms of local storage introduced with HTML5 are used to collect information on a user’s browsing history and the use of certain services.
For the purposes of this policy, all cookies and similar technology will be described by the term “cookies”.
Types of cookie
Based on their characteristics and use, cookies can be divided into the following categories:
- Technical cookies. Technical cookies are essential to ensure that the Maccaferri.it website functions correctly. The expiration of these cookies is strictly linked to the browser session; when the browser is closed, the cookies are deleted.
- Analysis and service cookies. Analysis and service cookies are used to analyse website traffic and use anonymously. These cookies enable us to monitor the system and improve website services and usability. The deactivation of these cookies may result in some loss of functionality.
- Profiling cookies. Profiling cookies are used to identify (both anonymously and otherwise) user preferences and improve the browsing experience. The website https://www.maccaferri.com/za/ does not use this kind of cookie.
Third party cookies
When you visit a website, your browser may receive cookies from that website (“proprietary cookies”) or from sites managed by other organisations (“third party cookies”).
For information on the management of data collected by “third parties”, please refer to the relative policies.
The website https://www.maccaferri.com/za/ uses certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). These cookies are collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the services of host sites (performance cookies).
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The user may deactivate Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on provided by Google.
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Social Network Plugins
This website uses plugins or buttons to enable users to easily share content on their preferred social networking sites. When you visit a webpage on our site that contains a plugin, your browser will connect directly to the social network where the plugin is uploaded, enabling the server to track your visit to our website and, if applicable, link it with your social media profile, particularly if you are logged in at the time of your visit or if you have recently browsed a website containing social network plugins. If you do not wish the social networking site to register your visit to our website, you must sign out of your social media account and delete the cookies that the social network has installed on your browser.
This site features plugins with advanced user privacy functions; these plugins do not send cookies or access the cookies installed on the user’s browser at the time the webpage is opened but only after the user clicks on the plugin.
For more information on the collection and use of data by third parties, please refer to the relative privacy policies.
Certain cookies (session cookies) are active until the browser is closed or the user logs out. Other cookies “outlive” the closure of the browser and remain installed on the user’s computer during subsequent visits. These cookies are known as “persistent cookies” and their expiration is defined by the server at the time of installation. In certain cases an expiration is defined, in other cases the cookies have no expiration time. https://www.maccaferri.com/za/ does not use persistent cookies.
However, when browsing the pages of the website https://www.maccaferri.com/za/ users may interact with sites operated by third parties which may install or modify permanent and profiling cookies.
Please note: the total or partial deactivation of technical cookies may compromise the functionalities of the website reserved for registered users. However, public content may be accessed even if the user declines the use of all cookies.
The deactivation of “third party” cookies does not affect the browsing experience in any way.
Specific settings may be defined for different websites and apps. Furthermore, leading browsers enable users to set different preferences for “proprietary” cookies and “third party” cookies.
For example, in Firefox, go to Tools > Options > Privacy to access a control panel where you can set your preferences for the use of different types of cookie and uninstall existing cookies.
Internet Explorer: Opera: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
To deactivate cookies on a mobile phone, consult the device manual for more information.
Data processing is performed using IT and electronic tools operated by appointed members within the company. The data is stored in digital files protected by adequate safety measures.
Due to modifications or updates to our website or cookie regulations, this policy may be updated or amended periodically. We reserve the right to modify the content of the policies and the cookies indicated in the list at any time and without prior notice. The most up-to-date version can be consulted on this webpage.
For any queries regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the following address: