What is a cookie and what is it used for?

A cookie is a small file sent to the browser and stored on the device of the user when they access and use the website (hereinafter also referred to as just the “Site”). Cookies allow the Site to work efficiently and improve performance, also by collecting and analysing aggregate information that allows eWitness Italia S.r.l., in its capacity as Data Controller (hereinafter referred to as eWitness or Controller), to understand how to improve the Site’s structure and its sections. In addition, cookies allow collecting information for statistical purposes, mainly to customise the user’s browsing experience by storing their preferences (e.g., language, etc.)

Which cookies do we use?

Technical cookies

Technical cookies can be divided into browsing or session cookies, ensuring users can browse and use the Site properly (allowing, for instance, to coordinate the modules comprising the Site’s pages, or correlate the pages visited to the same work session), and analytics cookies, which can be considered to be technical cookies only if the webmaster directly uses them to optimise the Site (so-called first-party analytics cookies), collecting aggregate information on the number of users and how they visit the Site (e.g., to compile statistics of the most visited pages, collect aggregate data on visits by operating system, browser, etc.).
The use of session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (comprised of random numbers generated by the server) and data on the use of software required to allow exploring the site safely, securely, and efficiently: session variables (so-called cookies) can avoid the use of computer techniques that could potentially compromise the confidentiality of the user’s browsing experience and do not allow acquiring the user’s personally identifiable information. Session cookies are not stored persistently on the user’s device, but are stored locally for periods of time established according to session variables (in any case, the relevant values stored on the hard drive of the device can be deleted; it is also possible to disable cookies by following the instructions provided by the most popular browsers).
The Site uses the following technical (session and first-party analytics) cookies:

  • _icl_current_language
  • cookie_notice_accepted
  • “_ga”, “_gat”, “_gat_gtag” and “gid” cookies

The Site also uses iub_cs-40955453 cookies (maximum retention time: one year) to manage the user’s cookies.


Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a website other than the one the user is visiting, and are hosted on servers other than the one of the visited website. Therefore, the use of data collected by these external entities through cookies is subject to the respective privacy policies.
The Site features cookies installed by Google (e.g.: APISID, CONSENT, NID, HSID, SSID, SID, SIDCC, SAPISID, 1P_JAR, SEARCH_SAMESITE, _Secure-1PSID, _Secure-3PSIDCC, _Secure-3PSID, _Secure-1PAPISID, _Secure-3PAPISID). For more information on how cookies are used, the types of cookies used by Google, and the management of cookies in the user’s browser, please see Google’s cookie policy at

In addition, the Site uses third-party cookies allowing to collect and analyse information on the behaviour of the users who access the page, to create profiles based on the preferences shown while browsing so as to improve the business proposition and inform the marketing decisions of eWitness.

Specifically, the Site features the following cookies, managed by Digital360 S.p.A.:

  • mtc_id, cookie storage period: one year
  • mtc_sid, cookie storage period: until the end of the browsing session
  • mautic_referer_id, cookie storage period: one year
  • mautic_device_id, cookie storage period: one year

Please note that the data collected will not be sold to Digital360 S.p.A., which acts on behalf of eWitness as Data Processor, or disclosed to third parties.

By consenting to the installation of the above cookies, the user consents to the collection of their browsing data provided through the contact forms found on the page.

eWitness will process the data collected for the purposes of informational and promotional e-mails concerning its products, services and initiatives, related to the user’s browsing profile.

The user can always manage their preferences regarding the installation of cookies, through the appropriate tool, Cookie and Consent Solution for the GDPR & Privacy.

How can I disable cookies?

Most browsers are configured to accept, inspect, or potentially disable cookies through their settings. However, please note that disabling all or part of the technical cookies may compromise the operation of the Site and/or limit its functionality.
Meanwhile, disabling third-party cookies does not compromise the browsing experience in any way.
Below are the links to the instructions provided by the most popular browsers for managing cookie installation settings:
Internet Explorer:


Cookie policy current as of 2 September 2021