Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy is an integral part of CN Continental S.r.l.'s Privacy Policy.


A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded to 'terminal equipment' (e.g. a computer or smartphone) when the user accesses a website. It enables the website to recognise the user's device and store some information about the user's preferences or past actions for varying periods of time as required.

The user can express his or her options on the use of cookies on this site (specify the list of cookies used on the site by the client - data controller and/or developer of the same) also through the settings of the browser(s) by following the instructions provided. The user can also set up "anonymous browsing" which allows him/her to surf the Internet without saving any information about the sites, the pages visited, any passwords entered and any other information that can be traced back to his/her identity.

In the course of browsing, the user may also receive 'third-party' cookies on his or her terminal, i.e. cookies sent by different sites or web servers on which certain elements (such as, for example, images or specific links to pages on other domains) present on the site he or she is visiting may reside.

Cookies are used for different purposes: carrying out computer authentication, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, etc. Some of the purposes for which cookies are installed may also require the user's consent.

In order to arrive at a proper regulation of these devices, given that there are no technical characteristics that differentiate them from one another, it is necessary to distinguish them precisely on the basis of the purposes pursued by those who use them.

In fact, in implementation of the provisions contained in Directive 2009/136/EC, there is an obligation to obtain the prior and informed consent of users for the installation of cookies used for purposes other than purely technical ones (see Article 1(5)(a) of Legislative Decree No 69 of 28 May 2012, which amended Article 122 of the Code).

In line with Applicable law, your prior consent for the use of cookies is not always required. In particular, such consent is not required for "technical cookies", e.g. those used for the sole purpose of carrying a communication over an electronic communication network, or strictly necessary to provide a service that has been explicitly requested by you. In other words, cookies that are indispensable for the operation of a site.

On the other hand, your prior consent is required for non-anonymised 'analytical' cookies and for profiling cookies, e.g. those that provide statistical analysis of the use of a website or that create user profiles in order to send them advertising messages in line with the preferences they have expressed while browsing.

How to check and possibly disable cookies

In the event that the user has doubts or concerns about the use of cookies, it is always possible to take action to prevent them from being set and read, for example by modifying the privacy settings within the browser used on his terminal, in order to block certain types.
The user can therefore manage cookie preferences directly within the browser and prevent third parties from installing cookies, for example. You can also delete cookies installed in the past via your browser preferences, including the cookie in which your consent to the installation of cookies by this website is possibly stored. It is important to note that by disabling all cookies, the operation of this site may be impaired.
You can find information on how to manage or disable cookies in your browser at the following addresses:
Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox: https:
Apple Safari:
Microsoft Windows Explorer:

(links updated 4 April 2018)
For browsers not present in the above list, please refer to the relevant documentation of the same.
It should be noted that the Data Controller accepts no liability in the event of any changes to the above-mentioned links and it is reiterated that deactivation by the user of all types of cookies (including technical cookies) could reduce or render unavailable certain functionalities of the site.

Cookies used by the site

This website uses various types of cookies, some to make navigation more effective, others to enable certain functionalities.
To enable the use of this site and the provision of associated services, cookies are used:

  • of technical cookies (language)
  • of cookies for interactive maps (Google Maps)
  • of Youtube cookies

It should also be noted that first-party cookies are those generated and used by this site, while third-party cookies are generated, again on this site, by third parties.
On this site there are cookies of different types - with specific functions - that may belong to one or more of the categories described below.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those that allow the memorisation of previous actions or to save the user's session or to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary and essential to the correct functioning of the site and for these cookies no consent is required from the person concerned.
Functional cookies (which can be assimilated to technical cookies in the light of the Order of the Garante of 8 May 2014 published in the Official Gazette no. 126 on 3 June 2014, implementing Directive 2002/58/EC) allow the site to remember the user's choices in order to provide the user with more personalised and optimised navigation.
These types of cookies may be necessary to keep a browsing session open or to allow the user to access any reserved areas, or to temporarily remember texts entered while filling in a form within the same session. They are not essential to the operation of the site, but they improve its quality and navigation experience; if you do not accept these cookies, the performance and functionality of the site may not be optimal and access to its contents may be limited.

Technical cookies used:

PLL_language: Defines the name of the cookie used to store the language of the visitor. When PLL_COOKIE is set to false, it does not set a cookie.

Analytical cookies

These are cookies used to collect and analyse information that helps to understand how users interact with the site, providing for example:

  • statistical information on access and visits to the website concerning the last page visited;
  • the number of sections and pages visited and the number of visitors;
  • statistical information on the time spent on the site by the average user;

This information may be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, when analysed for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site, the cookies that collect it can be assimilated to technical cookies.
The site does not use analytical cookies.

Aggregate statistical cookies

The site does not use aggregate cookies with association between IP address and user

Other third-party cookies

These are types of cookies developed by third parties within the pages of the site such as icons and preferences expressed in social networks or software to generate maps. These cookies are sent by third-party domains and partner sites that offer their functionality between the pages of the site. The use of data collected by these external operators via cookies is subject to their respective privacy policies. For detailed information on this, please consult the privacy policies of the services indicated as third-party cookies.

PREF: Stores basic preferences such as language choice, search format and results
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: Measures YouTube bandwidth
YSC: Records a unique ID to keep track of what the user has viewed.

Cookies providing interactive maps

These cookies make it possible to include customisable interactive maps within the site.
NID: used by Google Maps to store user preferences when viewing maps and to track visitor behaviour.

Social buttons plugins and widgets

The most common use is for the purpose of sharing social network content. The presence of plug-ins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by "third parties" is governed by the relevant policies to which please refer.
The site does not use such cookies.

Specific and analytical description of the cookies installed by the site

Domain Cookies Name Purpose Properties Duration CN Continental cm_cookie_accept Verify acceptance of cookies Owner 1 year CN Continental pll_language Saving Language Settings Owner 1 year Google NID Google Services Third Parties 6 months Google PREF Google Services Third Parties 6 months Google VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Google Services Third Parties 6 months Google YSC Google Services Third Parties 6 months

The 'cookies' banner - consent to their use

As required by the provision "Identification of simplified procedures for the provision of information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" of 8 May 2014 and as also referred to in Article 122, paragraph 2, of the Code, when provided, it is necessary for the user to express their consent to the use of cookies.
When using the application for the first time, the user will see a brief information note on the use of cookies appear.
By continuing to use the application, closing the wrapper by clicking on the "OK" button, clicking on the "Read more" button to highlight further content, you accept the Cookie Policy and cookies will be set and collected.
In the event of non-acceptance of cookies by abandoning browsing, any cookies already registered locally on the user's device will remain registered there (subject to any deletions made by the user's terminal browser or in a similar manner) but will no longer be read or used until any subsequent acceptance of the Cookie Policy.
The application remembers the choice made by the user, so the short information will not be repeated in subsequent connections from the same device. However, the user always has the possibility of revoking all or part of the consent already expressed.
In the event of technical problems related to the provision of consent, the user is requested to contact the Data Controller through the appropriate channels indicated on the site.

4 April 2018