COOKIES INFORMATION PURSUANT TO EU REGULATION 2016/679
This policy is issued only for the website Atos spa, with registered office in Via Passione 2/A – 20122 Milano (Italy), VAT Number / T.C. 00778630152, No REA MI510576 (hereinafter "Data Controller") whose Home Page can be accessed at the URL: https://www.atos.com/ (hereinafter "WEBSITE") and does not also refer to sites that can be reached from any links on the SITE.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text strings that the sites visited by the user send to its terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on the next visit by the same user. During navigation on a site, the user can also receive cookies on its terminal that are sent from different sites or web servers (so-called "third parties"), on which some elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site that the user is visiting.
Cookies are used for different purposes: performing IT authentications, monitoring sessions, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc.
Cookies don't damage the device, they cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard disk or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses.
Types of cookies
Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or those strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service" (cf. art. 122, paragraph 1, of the Code).
They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the data controller or manager of the website. They can be divided into:
• browsing or session cookies: they guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas);
• cookie analytics: similar to technical cookies they are used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site;
• functionality cookies: cookies: they 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 rendered to the same.
For the installation of these cookies, the prior consent of the users is not required, while the obligation to provide the information pursuant to art. 13 of the Code remains.
Profiling cookies are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices can have in the private sphere of users, the European and Italian legislation provides that the user must be adequately informed about their use and thus express their valid consent.
Session and permanent cookies
Session cookies expire when the browser session ends, meaning the period between the user opening a browser window and closing it. Persistent cookies are stored on a user's device between browser sessions, for varying periods of time.
Cookies used on this site
Further information about third-party profiling cookies
The site uses Google Analytics with anonymous results and its cookies to anonymously monitor visitors' behavior and measure the site performance.
More information on Google Analytics cookies can be found by following the links:
Visitors who don't want cookies relating to Google Analytics can prevent them from being stored on their computer through the appropriate "Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics" component made available by Google at the address https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. To activate the component, which prevents the system from sending information about the user's visit, simply install it by following the instructions on the screen, then close and reopen the browser.
How to check, select/deselect, deactivate, remove or block cookies
The SITE allows you to select/deselect individual cookies, in the manner described below.
The User is warned that not all the SITE's functions may remain operational if one or more cookies are disabled (some cookies are essential for the SITE's basic functions).
To deactivate, remove or block cookies, it's possible to use the browser settings, according to the indications below:
By selecting the browser used to surf the Internet below, you will receive the appropriate information on how to change the cookie settings:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Safari (OS X): https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-sfri11471/mac
Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
The settings relating to this choice can be checked and changed in the browser preferences window.
If you don't use any of the browsers listed above, select "cookies" in the relevant section of the guide to find out where the cookie preferences menu is located.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Data Controller informs the User that it can make use of Your Online Choices. Through this service it's possible to manage the tracking preferences of most of the advertising tools. The Data Controller therefore advises the Users to use this resource in addition to the information provided in this document.