Cookie Policy

1.  General Cookie Information

1.1 Definition

Cookies are small text files sent by sites users use to their computers, where they are stored to then be resent to those sites on subsequent visits. Cookies are used for various purposes, they have different specific features and can be used both by the site owner and any users visiting the site, as well as by third parties. The main categories into which cookies can be divided are:

  • session or permanent cookies;
  • technical or profiling cookies;
  • first- and third-party cookies.

1.2 Session and permanent cookies

Cookies may expire at the end of browser session (the time between a user opening a browser window and closing it) or may be stored for a longer period of time. Session cookies are those that enable websites to link user actions during a browser session. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Permanent cookies are stored on the user’s device between browser sessions, for different periods of time, and allow a user’s preferences or actions in relation to a website to be remembered.

1.3 Technical and profiling cookies

Technical cookies are those used by the site owner for the sole purpose of sending a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the supplier of an information service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such a service. The installation of these cookies does not require the prior consent of users when used directly by the site operator.

Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user when surfing the web. Due to the particular invasiveness that such cookies may have on users’ privacy, European and Italian law sets forth that users must be adequately informed about their use, through a short informative note (banner) and more extensive information on the site, and must give their express consent in this regard the first time they visit the site. This consent may be expressed in a general manner by interacting with the short information banner on the site landing page, in the manner indicated in that banner, or may be provided or denied selectively, in the manner indicated below. This consent will be recorded on subsequent visits. The user always has the option to revoke all or part of the consent already given.

1.4 First- and third-party cookies

A cookie is “first party” or “third party” depending on whether it is from the website or the domain from which it originates.

First-party cookies are, in essence, cookies set and managed by the site owner. For these cookies, the obligation to provide information, the acquisition of prior consent and/or the possible blocking of cookies lies with the site owner.

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For these cookies, the obligation to provide information and to indicate how to consent to and/or block cookies lies with the third party, while the site owner is only obliged to add a link to the site of the third party where these elements are available.


2.  Use of cookies by the site

2.1 Introduction
Here below, the site owner, Good Shepherd International Foundation Onlus, with registered office at Via Raffaello Sardiello, 20, Rome, tax code 97512090586, e-mail address (hereinafter, in short, the “Site Owner“), provides the user with all the information about cookies installed on the site (hereinafter, the “User” and the “Site“) and the indications required on how to manage their own preferences.

2.2 First-party cookies
The first-party cookies used by the Site Owner are of a technical nature. These are functionality cookies, used to activate specific features of the site and required to provide the service or improve it, and cookies.

2.3 Third-party cookies

The Site Owner also uses third-party cookies to analyse the use of the Site by Users, to optimise its use, as well as to submit personalised ads in line with users’ preferences.

The Site Owner points out that with regard to third-party cookies, the Site Owner is only obliged to include a link to the third party’s website in this cookie policy. The obligation to provide appropriate information about the processing performed and to provide information to Users on how to block any cookies used is, however, the responsibility of this third party.

Below is a list of first- and third-party cookies:




3.  How to disable Cookies?

In addition to the above, you may also deny consent to the use of cookies through specific settings on your browser. Some Site features may not function properly if you opt out of using cookies.

Below you will find links explaining how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers (for any other browsers that may be used, we suggest you look for this option in the software help section normally available through the F1 button):

Internet Explorer:
Click on “Tools” and then “Internet Options”. Clicking on the “Privacy” tab under “Settings”, move the slider up to block all cookies.

Google Chrome:
Click on the menu in the browser tool bar. Select “Settings”. Click on “Show advanced settings”. In the “Privacy” section, click on the “Content settings” button. Select “Block site permissions”.

Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the menu button and select “Options”. Select “Privacy & Security”. Under “History” settings: select “use custom history settings”. To enable cookies, check “Accept cookies from sites”; to disable them, remove the check from the item.

Click “Safari” on the menu bar, then “Preferences”. Then click on “Privacy”, “Details” to select the site, finally select “Remove”.

Alternatively, you can disable Google Analytics cookies using the opt-out add-on provided by Google for the main browsers

Please note that the information obtained using the cookies identified above is anonymised before sending the data to the third-party owner.

In any case, this information does not personally identify the users.

4.  How do I consent to the installation of Cookies?

In addition to what is indicated in this document, Users can manage their cookie preferences directly within their browser and prevent, for example, third parties from installing them. You can also use your browser preferences to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookie used to save your consent to this Site installing cookies. Users can find information on how to manage cookies using some of the most common browsers at the following addresses:

Google Chrome:;

Mozilla Firefox:;

Apple Safari:;

Microsoft Windows Explorer:

With regard to cookies installed by third parties, you may also manage your settings and revoke your consent by visiting the relevant opt-out link (if available), using the tools described in the third party’s privacy policy or by contacting the third party directly.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Users may use information provided by EDAA(EU), Network Advertising Initiative(USA) and Digital Advertising Alliance(USA), DAAC(Canada), DDAI(Japan) or other similar services. Using these services, you can manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. The Site Owner therefore advises Users to use these resources in addition to the information provided by this document.

5. Updating this cookie policy

This cookie policy was updated on June 2020. Any updates will always be published on this page.


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