Extended information on the use of cookies (article 13 of Legislative Degree 196/03) in accordance with  legislation no.229 issued 08.05.2014 by the Data Protection Authority.

Taste The Alps website uses cookies and similar technologies to ensure correct functioning of procedures and to optimise our user’s online navigation experience. This document provides detailed information on the usage of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used by Taste The Alps and how to manage them.

Our Data Controller is Distretto Agroalimentare di Qualità della Valtellina S.C.A.R.L. VALTELLINA Che GUSTO! Via Piazzi, 23 – 23100 Sondrio

The Data Protection Officer (DPO ) may be contacted via email: gusto@valtellina.it.

Personal data are treated by this website in accordance with the regulations and authority regulator for the privacy regarding cookies and will not be communicated or shared.

The processing of personal data is in line with principles of fairness, lawfulness, transparency and protection of the privacy and the rights of our user.

Employees and collaborators, also external, of the data Controller and the Data Processor and subjects providing services which are instrumental to the aforementioned purposes (such as, for example, technical services for the management of information systems) may become aware of your personal data. Such subjects will act in the capacity of authorised managers of processing and system administrators.

User data will be stored for a period of time necessary for a reliable assessment of the technical functioning of  websites. At the end of this period, data may be stored in compliance with the provisions of rules and regulations, in case of further obligations of conservation provided by legal requirements or for the purpose of archiving in the pubic interest, scientific and historic research or for security or statistical purposes.

The user, can decide whether to accept cookies using the settings on their browser. Disabling all or part of the cookies does not affect the use of the technical capabilities of the website. The data will be gathered and processed electronically only by specifically entrusted entities and in compliance with the rules governing privacy.

User’s personal data will be processed electronically and will not be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation.

The user can, at any moment, exercise their rights:

  • to access own personal data;
  • to rectify, cancel or restrict the processing of data concerning them;
  • to withdraw consent, where provided for; the withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of the processing based on the consent given before the revocation.
  • to data portability, where provided for;
  • to object to the processing of personal data;
  • to put forward complaints to the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante Privacy)

To exercise all relevant rights in relation to this policy please contact us via : gusto@valtellina.it.


Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and/or numbers) that allow the web server to store information about the client (the browser) to be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or afterwards, even after an interval of days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, from a single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technology, such as, for example, web beacon, transparent GIF and all forms of local storage introduced with  HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behaviour and use of services.

Hereafter, cookies and all similar technology used will be simply referred to by the term “cookie”.


Cookie types.

Based on the characteristics and the use of cookies we can distinguish several categories:

“Technical cookies” (analysis and performance)

Technical Cookies are used to gather and analyse the traffic and use of a website anonymously.

These cookies, without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow monitoring of the system and use information gathered to improve its performance and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be executed without any loss of functionality, with the exception for certain interactive on-line services.


“Profiling cookies”

Persistent cookies are used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve their navigation experience. Taste The Alps website does not use this type of cookie.


“Third-party cookies”

Visiting a website you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”), and from websites managed by other organisations (“third parties”). A notable example is the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Those parts of the visited page are directly generated by the above mentioned websites and are integrated into the host website page. The most common use of social plugins is aimed at sharing content on social networks.

The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of the information collected by “third parties” is governed by the relevant information to which you are kindly invited to refer to. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, the web addresses of the different information, guidelines and ways to manage cookies are provided below.

Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration management): access your account and go to settings.

Twitter Data Policy: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security

Linkedin Data Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/

Google Maps / YouTube /Google+ Data Policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/

Google Maps / YouTube /Google+ (configuration): http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies

Pinterest Data Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/it/privacy-policy

Instagram Data Policy https://instagram.com/legal/cookies/
Instagram (configuration) https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Vimeo Data Policy – configuration: https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy


Google Analytics

The website also includes certain components transmitted by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Also in this case they are third-party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookie).

Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymous information on user behavior (including their IP address) on Taste The Alps website.

This information is collected by Google Analytics, which is then processed in order to prepare reports for the website’s operators regarding activities on the website itself. Taste The Alps does not use (and does not allow third parties to use) the Google analysis tool to track or collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate the user’s IP address with any other data held by Google or try to link an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can communicate this information to third parties when required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

For more information, please refer to the link below:


You are able to selectively disable the action of Google Analytics by installing on your browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable the action of Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:


Cookie duration

Session cookies remain active only until you close the browser or until the execution of the logout command. Persistent cookies “survive” the closure of the browser and are also available in future visits. Persistent cookie duration is set by the server at the time of their creation. In some cases there is a fixed deadline, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Browsing the pages of the Taste The Alps website, you can interact with websites operated by third parties that can create or modify persistent cookies and profiling.

Managing cookies

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings on their browser.

The total or partial deactivation or disabling of technical cookies can be executed without any loss of user functionality, with the exception for certain interactive on-line services.

The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications.

Please find below the online resources that explain how to proceed for each of the main browsers:

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265


Data Policy update

The data controller will keep the information herein constantly updated.

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