Pursuant to EU Regulation 2016/679 - GDPR, with this cookie policy (hereinafter also only the "Policy") Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. provides the following detailed information on the types cookies and methods of use, also illustrating the options available to users to accept or reject cookies used by the website (hereinafter also only the "Website").

1 What are cookies

Cookies are small text strings that the Website visited by the user sends to the user's terminal (usually the browser), where they are automatically stored before being automatically retransmitted to the same Website at the next visit by the same user.

Cookies, usually present in users' browsers in very large numbers and sometimes with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server.

The Website uses cookies to make its services simple and efficient for users visiting the pages it contains.

There are various types of cookies and they differ on the basis of the purposes pursued. Some are used to make the use of the Website more effective, others to enable certain functionalities.

In this regard, the cookies used within this Website allow you to:

  • keep track of the pages visited;
  • enable Website functionality;
  • ensure security and data integrity when information is exchanged;
  • perform anonymous statistics.

2 Types of cookies used

Below are the types of cookies used by the Website according to the purposes of use:

2.1 Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service”. This type of cookie allows certain sections of the Website to function properly. Technical cookies, in relation to the technical services offered, will therefore always be used and sent, unless the user changes the settings in his browser. They are not used for any other and further purposes. Users' prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies where they are used directly by the Website operator.

Session and persistent cookies

These are technical cookies that are active for the reference session only and allow you to temporarily store the information needed to navigate from one page to another avoiding the need to enter it again. The use of these cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the Website. The session cookies used in this Website avoid the use of other computer techniques potentially prejudicial to the privacy of users' browsing and do not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

Cookies may expire at the end of a browser session (the period between the User opening a browser window and closing it) or they may be retained for a longer period of time. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends, while persistent cookies are stored on a user's device between browser sessions, for varying periods of time, and allow the user's preferences or actions to be stored with respect to a website.

Functionality cookies

These are a type of technical cookies that allow the user to navigate according to a set of criteria selected by the user (such as, for example, language) in order to improve the service rendered.

In particular, this Website makes use of cookies related to authentication, the use of which is strictly limited to the proper functioning of said technology, which would otherwise cease to function. These cookies do not record any kind of information that can be traced back to the individual user visitor.

2.2 First-party and third-party cookies

A cookie is either "first party" (so-called first party cookie) or "third party" (so-called third party cookie) based on the website or domain from which it originates.

First-party cookies are cookies set and/or managed by the owner of the Website. For these cookies, the obligation to provide notice/information, obtain consent and/or allow the possible blocking of cookies pertain to the Website owner.

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For these cookies, the obligation of the notice/information and the indication of the modalities for the possible consent and/or blocking of the cookies pertain to the third party, while the Website owner needs to include on the Website the link to the Website of the third party where these elements are available.

2.3 Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies may be installed on the Website, which are used to obtain statistical information on the use of the Website (such as: the most visited pages, the time spent on the Website and the number of visitors).

This activity is performed by using the service provided by the company Matomo: an open source software installed directly on the website server and configured through first-party cookies (as a subdomain of This is a web analytics system based on the use of non-anonymized cookies, aimed at understanding how users use the Website and, consequently, to take appropriate action on it to improve its usability by users and customers.

  1. 4 List of Cookies Used




Domain Name




Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to hold user session variables. It is usually a randomly generated number, the way it is used can be website specific, but a good example is maintaining a login status for a user across pages.




The __cf_bm cookie is a cookie required to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage inbound traffic that matches the criteria associated with robots.

30 minutes



This cookie determines the visitor's preferred language. Allows the website to set the preferred language when the visitor returns.

1 year



This cookie saves your cookie preferences for this website. You can easily change them or withdraw your consent.

1 year

Cookie First


This cookie contains your unique ID so that CookieFirst can identify unique visitors to this website.

1 year

Cookie First




Domain name




Matomo / Piwik cookie, used to store certain details about the user such as the unique visitor ID.

1 year



Matomo / Piwik cookies, short-lived cookies used to temporarily store data for the visit.

30 minutes




3 Consent to the processing and management of cookies

The user's consent will be based exclusively on the choice made by the same through the banner at the first access made on the Website.

It should be noted that the selection of the X at the top right of the banner implies the continuation of the default settings and therefore the continuation of navigation in the absence of cookies or other tracking tools other than technical ones.

The banner will not be proposed again until at least 6 months have passed since the preferences expressed by the user, as indicated by the Data Protection Authority.

The user, however, always has the option of not giving consent to the use of cookies of a non-technical nature.

The user therefore has the option, at any time, to set the browser to accept all cookies, only some, or to reject them, disabling their use by the Website. In addition, the user can set browser preferences so that he or she is notified whenever a cookie is stored in the memory of his or her computer.

At the end of each browsing session, you can then delete the cookies collected from your hard drive.

To delete cookies installed in the cookie folder of the browser you use, each browser has different procedures for managing the settings.

4 How to disable cookies by browser configuration

Keep in mind that you can also control and delete individual cookies using the settings of most browsers.

Below we provide links to pages related to cookie management of major browsers:

Internet Explorer - Google Chrome - Mozilla Firefox - Safari

For a general overview of how to take action for the most common browsers, you can visit:

This page is visible by a link at the bottom of all pages of the Website in accordance with Article 122, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and in accordance with the provision “identification of the simplified modalities for the information and acquisition of consent for the use of Cookies” of May 8, 2014 published in the Official Gazette No. 126 of June 3, 2014 and the provision “Guidelines cookies and other tracking tools” of June 10, 2021 published in the Official Gazette No. 163 of July 9, 2021.

For any further information regarding the processing of user data, the references of the Data Controller and the other requirements of this policy please consult the Privacy Policy of the Website.