Last modified: 14th Jan 2017

The website might use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. By using this site, clicking on any element, closing the banner that appears when the website is accessed for the first time or by scrolling the page, you consent to the use of cookies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are made from pieces of code sent from a server to the user’s Internet browser, automatically stored on your computer by that browser and sent automatically to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site.
Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, the life span of the cookie (ie how long will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a unique number randomly generated.
When you return the cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first party cookies) or another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies).

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and have different purposes as, for example:

  • Storing the preferences entered;
  • Avoiding re-entering information more than once during the visit, such as username and password;
  • Analysing the use of the services and content provided to optimise the browsing experience and services offered.

Usually, they also help ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to one user and to his interests.

If you choose to disable cookies, this may affect and/or limit your surfing experience within a site, for example, you might not be able to visit certain sections of the site or may not receive personalized information when visiting the site, in our case www.pdfsam.org.

How they work and how you delete cookies?

The operating modes and options to limit or block cookies, can be adjusted by changing the settings on your Internet browser. The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted whenever cookies are sent to your device. There are several ways to manage cookies for this purpose, and it’s necessary to refer to the instruction manual or the help section of your browser to learn how to adjust or change the settings.

For more information how to manage cookies in all the browsers, you can refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html
Whether you use different devices to see and access the Website (for example, computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), you must ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences. To remove cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet you should refer to the user manual of the device.

What types and categories of cookies we use and for what purposes

The Website may use different types of cookies, with a specific function each. We use cookies to simplify the user experience and to better tailor the Website and its products or services to the User’s interests and needs. Cookies can be used to speed up future experiences and user activities on the Website.
Moreover we use cookies to compile anonymous aggregate statistics that allow to understand how visitors use the Website and to improve the structure and content of the Website.

Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes

Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the service
This Website uses Cookies to save the User’s session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of the same, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic.

Activity regarding the saving of preferences, optimization, and statistics
This Website uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to provide a more customized and optimized navigation. Functional cookies are not essential to the operation of the Website, but they improve the quality and experience of navigation. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance, the functionality of the Website and access to the contents may result limited.

Profiling cookies

“Targeting” or “profiling” cookies
Are used to present content that is best suited to the user and his interests. They can be used to display targeted ads, to publish advertisements tailored the user’s interests, or to limit the number of times the user views a particular ad. Moreover, they help to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the Website;
We might use these cookies to remember the sections that the user has visited and share this information with third parties, including advertisers and agencies that may use their cookies to collect information on the activities that are performed by the User on the Website.

“Sharing” cookies (or from social networks)
Are needed to allow the user to interact with the Website through their social accounts and serve, for example, to express appreciation and to share with their social contacts.
The Website uses or can use, also in combination between them, cookies:

  • “Session” cookies are stored on the User’s computer for simple technical and functional needs, for the transmission of session identifiers needed to allow safe and efficient exploration of the Website; they are deleted at the end of the “session” (hence the name) by closing the browser;
  • “Persistent” cookies which are stored on the User’s computer hard drive until they expire or are deleted by users. Through persistent cookies users who access the Website (or any other users who use the same computer) are automatically recognized at every visit.

Third party cookies

Whenever a user uses the Website, some cookies not controlled by us may happen to be stored. This happens, for example, if the user visits a page that contains content from a third-party website, such as inclusions in iframe. As a result, the user will receive cookies from these third-party services. For these third party cookies we don’t have any control of the information (collected by the cookies) and does not have access to such data. This information is totally controlled by third parties as described in their privacy policy.

Below a list of the third-party cookies on the Website www.pdfsam.org. The latter fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party operator and may fall into one or more of the following main categories:

  • Analytic cookies: these cookies are used to collect and analyze statistical information on access/visits to the Website. In some cases, if combined with other information such as the access credentials to restricted areas (your email address and password), they can be used to profile the user (personal habits, sections visited, downloads, types of interactions carried out, etc.)
  • Widgets: this category includes all the elements related to an external service, which are intended to facilitate user interaction with the service itself (for example: buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. that integrated in the Website).
  • Advertising: this category includes cookies used to deliver advertising services within a website.

If you do not wish to receive third-party cookies on your device you will be able, through the links listed below, to access to all the third party services notices and consensus forms to such third parties and exclude the reception.

These cookies are not controlled directly from the Website, therefore, to withdraw consent the user must refer to the websites dedicated to the third parties services, or refer to the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ to get information on how to delete or manage cookies depending on the browser used and to manage preferences about third party profiling cookies.