1. WHAT ARE “COOKIES”?
1.1. Cookies are small text files that websites send to users’ devices (e.g. computer, tablet, smartphone, notebook, etc.), where they are saved and then sent back to the same sites on the user’s next visit. Cookies may require the user’s prior consent.
1.2. Cookies allow the device on which they are stored to be identified for the entire period of their validity or registration. During visits to the Website, navigation data-related information received from the user’s device may be stored in cookies installed on the latter.
1.3. Cookies perform different functions and make navigating the Website more efficient by remembering the user’s preferences and enhancing their navigation experience. They can also help personalise the advertisements shown during navigation and the marketing activities aimed at the user, ensuring that they reflect his/her interests and preferences.
1.4. Cookie settings can be changed at any time. The following information provides further detail about the cookies used by the Website and the ways the settings relating to them can be managed.
2. TYPES OF COOKIES USED
2.1. When a user connects to the Website via their web browser, cookies may be installed on their device in order to enable the Website to recognise that device, ensuring the effective use of the Website for the lifetime of the cookies, and to collect information on accesses to the Website.
2.2. When navigating the Website, cookies may also be sent to the device from other sites or servers (i.e. “third parties”); these may contain certain elements (e.g. images, maps, sound, specific links to pages in other domains) present on the site being visited. With regard to this profile, these may be:
2.2.1. First party cookies, sent directly by Enel to the user’s device.
2.2.2. Third party cookies, which are sent by a third party but on Enel’s behalf.
2.3. Depending on the purpose of the cookies, these can be divided into:
2.3.1. Technical cookies: their use does not require user’s consent. The use is strictly limited to the transmission of session-identifying data (numbers generated randomly by the server) necessary for the secure, efficient navigation of the Website; these are not persistent cookies stored on the user’s computer but are erased when the browser is closed. These cookies are used for security reasons and to improve the service offered to users. Analytics cookies that collect information in aggregate form on visits to the Website and its navigation, in order to optimize its contents, can be equated to technical cookies.
2.3.2. Cookie Analytics: Enel uses analytical cookies in order to analyse the number of users and how they use the Site. In case of aggregate collection of information on visits to the site and its navigation, analytics cookies used can be equated to technical cookies and do not require consent, being therefore included in the category of "Technical cookies", mentioned in the previous paragraph. Otherwise, their use is allowed with the user's consent (e.g. analytics cookies from a third party that combines them with other processing).
2.3.3. Profiling cookies: this kind of cookies require user’s consent. Profiling cookies create user profiles and are used to send out advertising messages that reflect the preferences expressed by the latter while surfing the web or to enhance their navigation experience. These cookies can be used for this purpose only with the user’s consent. Profiling cookies can also include Retargeting cookies, i.e. cookies that enable the display of personalised advertisements based on the user's interests and behaviour. These cookies allow partners to communicate, optimise and serve advertisements based on the user's browsing history.
3. Managing cookies using the cookie consent management or using your browser settings
3.1. You can select your cookie preferences by clicking on the "Settings" button in the banner on first access to the Site. Subsequently, the user can always update his or her cookie preferences at any time via the Cookie Preferences button in the footer.
3.2. Alternatively, should you wish to change your preferences using internet browsers, below are the main ways in which the most popular browsers enable you to choose your cookie use options:
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
If you are using a mobile device, you should consult the instruction manual for information on how to manage cookies. Almost all web browsers allow you to check which cookies are on your hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning every time a cookie is installed. In some cases, however, failure to install a cookie may make it impossible to use some areas of the Website in question.
4. Social Plugin
The Site contains social network plug-ins (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc.). By accessing a page of the Site containing a similar plug-in, the internet browser connects directly to the social network servers and the plug-in is displayed on the screen thanks to the connection with the browser.
Even if the user is not registered with social networks, the sites with active social plug-ins can send data to the networks. Through an active plug-in, an encrypted cookie will be set each time the Site is accessed.
Seeing as the user's browser, upon each connection with a network server, sends this cookie without a request, the network could create a profile that lists the websites the user has visited. In this case, it is possible to link the coding to a person, for example when the user connects to the social network.
If the user does not wish to associate a visit to the pages of the Site with his or her social account, he or she must log off in the manner set out by the main social networks to allow the user to disable social plug-ins.
For more information on the processing and use of data through social networks, as well as on privacy settings, please check the privacy policies of the respective social networks or websites. You will find the relevant links below: