Privacy Policy

Cookies and Privacy Policy

Pursuant to art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 “Code regarding the protection of personal data”, here is some information relating to the collection of personal data online.

Data controller

WORLDWIDEWEBNEWS.NET processes personal data in full compliance with Legislative Decree no. 196/2003. The data are inserted into the WORLDWIDEWEBNEWS.NET databases following the acquisition of the interested party’s consent, except in the cases referred to in art. 24 Legislative Decree no. 196/2003. In compliance with this legislation, the processing of data will be based on the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency and protection of the Customer’s privacy and rights.

Treatment methods

Personal data is collected for contractual, administrative-accounting, commercial, statistical purposes and for the establishment of normal commercial contacts. Their processing occurs manually and computerized. The acquired data may be communicated to shippers, consultants for the implementation of the aforementioned purposes, as well as for marketing, advertising, promotional and market research initiatives. They may also be communicated to the staff of the Marketing, Administration/Finance offices, as they are responsible and in charge of processing.

Rights of interested parties

Pursuant to art. 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, the subjects to whom the personal data refer can at any time obtain:

  • confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the data itself
  • knowledge of content and origin
  • verification of accuracy
  • integration or update
  • rectification

Pursuant to the same article, subjects have the right to:

  • request deletion of data
  • request transformation into anonymous form
  • request the blocking of data processed in violation of the law
  • oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their processing.


1) What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that the sites visited send to the user’s browser and which are stored before being re-transmitted to the site on the next visit.

2) What are cookies used for?
Cookies can be used to monitor sessions, to authenticate a user so that they can access a site without typing their name and password each time and to store their preferences.

3) What are technical cookies? 
The so-called technical cookies are used for navigation and to facilitate access and use of the site by the user. Technical cookies are essential for example to access Google or Facebook without having to log in to all sessions. They are also effective in very delicate operations such as home banking or payments by credit card or by other systems.

4) Are Analytics cookies technical cookies?
In other words, are the cookies that are inserted into the browser and retransmitted via Google Analytics or via the e-commerceger Statistics service or similar technical cookies? The Guarantor stated that these cookies can be considered technical only if (used for the purposes of optimizing the site directly by the owner of the site itself, who will be able to collect information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site. To these conditions, the same rules apply to analytics cookies in terms of information and consent as for technical cookies.)

5) What are profiling cookies? 
They are cookies used to track the user’s navigation to create profiles on his tastes, preferences, interests and also on his searches. You will certainly have seen advertising banners relating to a product that you searched for on the internet shortly before. The reason lies precisely in the profiling of your interests and the servers appropriately directed by cookies showed you the adverts deemed most relevant.

6) Is the user’s consent necessary for the installation of cookies on his terminal?
No consent is required for the installation of technical cookies, while profiling cookies can be installed in the user’s terminal only after the latter has given consent and after having been informed in a simplified manner.

7) How can webmasters request consent? 
The Privacy Guarantor has established that when the user accesses a website a banner must appear containing a brief information, the request for consent and a link to the more extensive information such as the one visible on this page on what profiling cookies are and the use made of them on the site in question.

8) How should the banner be created? The banner must be designed to hide part of the page content and specify that the site uses profiling cookies, including third-party cookies. The banner must be able to be eliminated only with an active action by the user, such as a click.

9) What information must the banner contain?
The banner must contain the short information, the link to the extended information and the button to give consent to the use of profiling cookies.

10) How to keep documentation of consent to the use of cookies?  It is permitted to use a technical cookie that takes the user’s consent into account so that the user does not have to express consent again on a subsequent visit to the site.

11) Can consent to the use of cookies be obtained only with the banner?
No. Other systems can be used as long as the identified system has the same requirements. The use of the banner is not necessary for sites that only use technical cookies.

12) What should be included in the more extensive information page? 
The characteristics of the cookies installed also by third parties must be illustrated. The user must also be informed of how to navigate the site without having their preferences tracked with the possibility of incognito browsing and the deletion of individual cookies.

13) Who is required to inform the Guarantor that uses profiling cookies?
The owner of the site has this burden. If your site only uses third-party profiling cookies, you do not need to inform the Guarantor but you are required to indicate what these third-party cookies are and indicate the links to the relevant information.


Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



As mentioned, analytics cookies are considered technical if used only for optimization purposes and if user IPs are kept anonymous. We inform the user that this site uses the free Google Analytics service. We remind you that the data is used only to obtain data on the most visited pages, the number of visitors, aggregate data of visits by operating system, by browser, etc. Google Analytics IPs have been anonymized. These parameters are stored on Google servers which regulates privacy according to these guidelines.

A user can disable Google Analytics while browsing using the add-on available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.

You can also:

  • delete cookies individually for each domain,
  • hide searches.
  • set Google ads settings.


Browsing without the use of technical and profiling cookies is possible through what is called incognito browsing and which is feasible with all the main browsers.

  • Learn more about disabling cookies on  Firefox , in English.
  • Learn more about disabling cookies on  Chrome , in English
  • Learn more about disabling cookies on  Internet Explorer , in English
  • Learn more about disabling cookies on  Safari , in English
  • Learn more about disabling cookies on  Opera , in English.

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can automatically recognize and approve any subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except their username which they cannot change). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete all personal data relating to you. This does not include data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.