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Cookie-law at OSB DOT ORG

The Italian Data Protection Authority decision

The Italian (Personal) Data Protection Authority (“Garante per la protezione dei dati personali”) issued the decision Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies (decision no. 229 of May 8, 2014) published on June 3, 2014 on the Italian Official Gazette. See:


The pages of a website can contain text, images, and other multimedia information, but may also contain “instructions” that are automatically executed by the user’s browser. The web page can also contain instructions for storing information on the user’s device (cookies).

Cookies are distinguished by a different intended use:

  • Technical cookies: they’re just intended to improve the browsing experience or to provide a service specifically requested;
  • Profiling cookies: instead have the purpose of getting information about the user that can be exploited for other uses not requested by the user for example to convey advertising messages of greater interest to the user.

Cookies on OSB DOT ORG

The Protection Authority decision (refer to it for better definition of the terms), establishes, for the protection of users, that each site must declare what type (purpose) of cookie uses.

In this regard we inform that, in general, when accessing web pages or services provided through the web by OSB DOT ORG, namely pages with URL ……, unless otherwise and explicitly stated, only technical cookies are used. In general, OSB DOT ORG does not produce and publish web pages that employ profiling cookies.

Any possible exception to this policy is clearly marked on each page/service affected by the exception.

Third-party cookies

Some web pages of OSB DOT ORG incorporate third-party services. For these pages the policy followed with respect to cookies is that of the external suppliers of these services.

Some cases in which third-party services are used:

  • use of services that allow for interaction with social networks (eg “social plugins”) or other external platforms (eg : viewing Youtube videos, Google Maps);
  • at the OSB DOT ORG search engine, the Indexing Service of Google is used;
  • in some questionnaires, Google generation services can be used;
  • in the case of reference to sharing services on the web page.

In all these cases, the policy followed for the cookies, is set and made evolve from each vendor external to the OSB DOT ORG.

The third-party policies adopted for privacy / use of cookies can be found at the following URLs:

The web pages …… of the site are also using the Google Analytics service for statistical purposes where only aggregate data (non personal) are used.

Avada is the WordPress theme used by OSB DOT ORG. When the “Privacy Consent” option is used, Avada will create a cookie with the name “privacy_embeds” on user clients browsing your site to manage and store user consent to load the different third party embeds and tracking scripts.

How to limit the use of cookies

You can deny or limit the use of cookies by changing your browser privacy or security options. In particular:

  • You can know which cookies are currently stored by your browser
  • You can delete all the cookies or selectively only those unwanted
  • You can deny the use of all cookies (with this choice there is no guarantee for full availability of all the services on this web site)
  • You can deny the use of third-party cookies other than the site you are visiting
  • You may allow the use of cookies for some sites.

Embedded content from other websites : Some more information

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

Below is a sample of third-party content and apps we use, with explanations about the data they collect and how you may prevent this data collection. It is NOT a comprehensive sample.


WPML uses cookies to identify the visitor’s current language, the last visited language and the language of users who have logged in. No data from the user itself will be shared.


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under


Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at


On our pages, plugins of the SoundCloud social network (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK) may be integrated. The SoundCloud plugins can be recognized by the SoundCloud logo on our site.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established via the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons while you are logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link the content of our pages to your SoundCloud profile. This means that SoundCloud can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by SoundCloud. For more information on SoundCloud’s privacy policy, please go to

If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our site with your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account.

Activity Log Plugin

If you are a registered user, we save your content activity like create/update/delete posts and comments.