for users of the website in accordance with article 13 of EU Reg. 2016/679

According to EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter “Regulation”), this page describes the methods of processing the personal data of users of the MAG website available online at

This information does not relate to other online sites, pages or services which can be accessed via hypertext links that may be published on the website but which refer to resources outside this domain.

Following consultation of the pages of the website mentioned above, data relating to identified or identifiable natural persons may be processed.


The data controller is MAG Italia, with registered office at Via delle Tre Madonne 12, 00197 Rome (Email:


The personal data specified on this page is processed by the author (according to art. 6(1)(b) of the Regulation) in so far as the data is necessary for the provision of services or to respond to requests from the data subject. The provision of personal data for these purposes is optional but any failure to provide this information could result in the impossibility of responding to requests.


The processing will be carried out by electronic or automated means and using an organisational and processing approach closely related to the purposes of the processing and in any case in a way that guarantees the security, integrity and confidentiality of the data in order to minimise the risk of loss or destruction, unauthorised access, and unauthorised modifications and disclosure.

The data collected will not be subject to dissemination and will not be transferred outside the EU or the countries considered to have adequate levels of data protection by the European Commission, or to subjects not participating in international programmes for the free movement of data (e.g. EU-US Privacy Shield).


Browsing data

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal functioning, some personal data the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but could, by its very nature, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the users' computers, the addresses in the URI/URL (Uniform Resource Identifier/Locator) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user's operating system and computer environment.

This data, necessary for the use of web services, is also processed for the purposes of:

  • obtaining statistical information on the use of the services (most visited pages, number of visitors per hour or per day, geographical areas of origin, etc.);
  • checking the correct functioning of the services offered.

Browsing data is not stored for more than 7 days (except where necessary for the investigation of criminal offences by the judicial authority).

Data voluntarily provided by the user

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of messages to the contact addresses of the author, the private messages sent by users to corporate social media pages/profiles (where this option is provided), as well as the compilation and submission of forms present on the websites of the author, involve the acquisition of the sender’s contact details, required to enable responses, and all personal data included in the communications.

Cookies on the website

To learn more about cookies - definitions, characteristics and application - or how to disable them in your browser, please refer to the specific section below.
The website uses only technical and statistical cookies in anonymised form, from which it is not possible to trace the user. The site does not use user profiling cookies or other tracking methods.

Purpose Typology of cookie Cookie name Expiration time
Session cookie (i.e., expires and is removed from the browser when the browser is closed), it is a technical cookie designed to speed up website browsing Technical cookie ASP.NET_SessionId Session
User authentication management cookie, whose purpose is to retain information on the authenticated user profile (i.e., user who has registered by accepting the confidentiality document and who was subsequently explicitly authenticated at least once on the website with username and password) and therefore enable the use of content reserved for him/her Technical cookie adm_2_0 o sglogin Session
User language preferences Technical cookie sgLang 6 months
Cookies necessary for managing website security Technical cookie BNES_* Session

Used to store the acknowledgement of having read the privacy policy

Technical cookie CookieSetting o sg_CookiePolicy o PrivacyCookie 6 months
It is used to count the visits made by the browser to the site. It is incremented with each visit and also contains the date/time of the last visit. The standard setting is for the cookie to be valid for two years. Analytical cookie _pk_id* 1 year
It is used in combination with the previous one to manage the count increment. It is a cookie that is valid for 30 minutes. Analytical cookie _pk_ses* 30 minutes
It is used to track provenance on the site from third-party sites. It contains the url of the site of origin. The standard setting is for the cookie to be valid for six months. Analytical cookie _pk_ref* 6 months


In addition to the third parties described as cookie managers, our web hosting service provider, appointed as data processor pursuant to article 28 of the Regulation, is the recipient of the data collected following consultation of the website indicated above.

The personal data collected is also processed by the personnel of the undersigned, who act on the basis of specific authorisations and instructions relating to the purposes and methods of the processing itself.


The data subject may contact the data controller without any particular formalities to exercise his or her rights under articles 15 to 22 of the Regulation (relating to the rights of: access to personal data, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, and objection to processing, and the right to be informed of any automated decision-making processes), without prejudice to the right to make a complaint to a supervisory authority.

The rights can be exercised by contacting the Data Protection Officer of MAG Italia at the following address:


Definitions, characteristics and applications

Cookies are small text files that sites the user visits send and store on the user's computer or mobile device, and are then sent back to the same sites on the next visit. The use of cookies allows a website to remember user preferences (e.g. chosen language, font size, etc.) so that they do not have to be set again when the user returns to the website or navigates from one page to another. Cookies, therefore, are used to perform computer authentication, session monitoring and storage of information regarding the activities of users accessing a site and may also contain a unique identification code that allows tracking of the user's browsing within the site for statistical or advertising purposes.

While browsing a website, the users may also receive cookies on their computer from websites or web servers other than the one being visited ("third-party" cookies). Some operations cannot be carried out without the use of cookies, which are therefore in certain cases technically necessary for the operation of the site.

Cookies can be classified as follows:

  • Navigation or session technical cookies: strictly necessary for the operation of the site or to enable users to take advantage of the content and services requested.
  • Functionality cookies: used to enable specific website features and selected criteria (e.g. language) in order to improve the service provided.
  • Third-party cookies: cookies from sites or web servers other than the data controller's used for purposes specific to those third parties. Please note that these third parties, listed with the relevant links to their privacy policies, are typically independent data controllers of the data collected through the cookies they serve; therefore, users should refer to their personal data processing policies, disclosures and consent forms (selection and de-selection of the respective cookies), as specified above. We provide links to the privacy policies of third parties who send cookies through our site. The data controller has no control over these cookies, which are sent by service providers of the aforementioned third parties, and does not know their characteristics or purpose.

Cookies can remain on the user's computer for different periods of time: in this respect, a distinction is made between session cookies (which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed) and persistent cookies (which remain on the user's device until a pre-determined expiry date).

Under current European law, the use of cookies does not always require the express consent of the user.

In particular, technical cookies, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user, do not require such consent. In other words, these are cookies that are essential for the operation of the site or necessary to perform activities requested by the user.

For the sake of completeness, it should also be noted that the data controller does its utmost to track cookies on its site. These are updated on a regular basis in the website information, where transparency is given about the cookies directly sent by the data controller and their purpose.

Cookie Settings

Users have the option of blocking (in whole or in part) the cookies on the website through the specific functions of their browser. However, we would like to inform you that if you do not authorise technical cookies, you may not be able to use the site, view its contents and use its services. Blocking functionality cookies may result in certain services or features of the site not being available or not working properly and you may be required to change or manually enter certain information or preferences each time you visit the site.

Your cookie preferences will need to be reset if you use different devices or browsers to access the site.

How to view and modify cookies through your browser

You can authorise, block or delete (in whole or in part) cookies via the specific functions of your browser. For more information on how to set your preferences on the use of cookies through your browser, please refer to the relevant instructions:

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