Privacy Informative Report

In compliance with the terms of art. 13 of Law Decree dated 30 June 2003, no. 196, Code on the protection of personal data, and considering EU Recommendation of 17 May 2001 governing the minimum requirements for the on-line data collection, the Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium informs the users of the website, which can be accessed via the main URL address and, in particular, the users who are interested in having access to the section denominated Reserved Area, on the following aspects relating to the treatment of personal information.



The Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Consortium (hereinafter referred to as the Consortium), with registered office in 42100 Reggio Emilia (ITALY), Via J.F. Kennedy n. 18, is the owner of the right relating to the treatment of personal information that may be gathered in the ways specified below following the consultation of this website. At any moment, users shall be entitled to ask for an updated list of the staff in charge of data treatment by sending a specific request to e-mail address, subject “updated list of staff in charge of data treatment”.


Users of Section Reserved Area

The provision of data by users via the registration with the section Reserved Area implies the knowledge and acceptance of the terms envisaged herein, as well as the consent to treat personal information. Users shall therefore read this Information Report prior to providing their personal data.

Users shall guarantee that they belong to the categories authorised to have access to the Reserved Area when providing their personal information, which shall be true and updated. In this respect, users shall undertake to update information so that it is always in line with reality.

The Consortium reserves the right to reject a registration, in particular if the applying users do not belong to the categories authorised to have access to the Reserved Area.

Users Providing Data Voluntarily

The voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses given in the section Contacts of this website implies the knowledge and acceptance of the terms contained herein. Furthermore, it implies that senders allow the acquisition and treatment of their addresses, which are necessary to answer the users’ questions or to carry out the service/performance requested, as well as of the other possible personal information contained in the message.

This data is used exclusively with the purpose of providing users with the requested information or with a specific service/performance, therefore it is kept only for the period of time required to carry out the mentioned operations.

Surfing Data

The IT systems and software designed for running this website allow to acquire, during their normal operation, some personal information, the transmission of which is intrinsic to the use of Internet communication protocols.

The nature of this information, its processing and the combination to the data held by third parties may allow the identification of users. This type of information includes IP addresses, the domain names of the computers used by the users connecting to the website and other parameters relating to the user’s operating and IT system.

This data is used with the sole purpose of checking the correct operation of the system and of obtaining anonymous statistic information on the site visits. Data is deleted immediately after processing, except when information needs to be kept for investigating responsibilities relating to alleged offences.


The data collected in the section Reserved Area shall be used exclusively to allow access to users with the purpose of making the information contained therein available and improving the services offered by the Consortium in carrying out its tasks.

Similarly, this data can be used for producing statistics and sending newsletters containing information relating to topics dealt with in the Reserved Area.


When collecting data in the section Reserved Area, an asterisk indicates the compulsory or voluntary nature of the information requested. Compulsory information is strictly necessary for the performance of the services offered in the Reserved Area and the failure to provide it shall prevent access to the area itself.


The treatments related to the services provided by this website are performed at the headquarters of the Consortium and information can be known by the Consortium staff authorised to deal with data in their capacities as the Manager or staff in charge of data to achieve the purposes specified above, or by people in charge of occasional maintenance operations.

The data collected shall not be disseminated.


At any moment, the users concerned shall be entitled to check the data held by the Consortium, its origin and use; they shall also be entitled to update, correct, supplement or delete the data collected, to ask for its block and oppose its treatment for legitimate reasons. To exercise these rights or request any information regarding the protection of data, a written notice should be sent to e-mail address, fax number +39/0522/30.77.48 or to the headquarters of the Consortium by specifying “personal data” as subject.


The e-mail address given by the users during the registration with the Reserved Area may be used by the Consortium to send newsletters with information and news relating to the contents of the Reserved Area and of the website.

At any moment, users shall be entitled to revoke the consent to send newsletters to their e-mail address by sending a specific message


This website uses cookies to guarantee correct operation of systems and improve the users' experience of some applications.
This document provides information on the use of cookies and similar technology on this website, their purpose and the way users can restrict or block cookies.

8.1 What are cookies
Cookies are small text files sent by a server to the user's device (usually to the Internet browser) when they access a website page. Cookies enable the web server to save information that will be used during the same visit (session cookies) or during subsequent visits (persistent cookies).
Cookies facilitate website navigation, enable storage of pages visited and other specific information, such as the most frequently visited pages, connection errors, etc.
Cookies are stored, based on the user's preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are often set to automatically accept cookies. However users can change the default setting in order to turn off or delete cookies; the consequence of doing this, however, will be that optimal use of some areas of the website could be prevented. Therefore for optimal use of this website, users should set their browser to accept cookies.
During navigation, users may also receive on their terminal cookies from other website (so called "third party" cookies) directly set up by the controllers of the websites and used for the purpose and in the manner defined by them.

8.2 Cookie types
Based on the characteristics and use of cookies,  we can define the following categories.

a) Technical cookies: these are cookies needed for navigation of a website and use of its functions, such as to enable correct display of pages or access to reserved areas. Therefore disabling this type of cookies will prevent such activities. They are not used for other purposes and can also be subdivided into:

  • navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website;
  • function cookies, which enable user navigation according to a set of selected criteria (e.g. language) to improve the service provided to users.

b) Performance cookies: these collect information on the efficiency of a website's response to users' requests in an anonymous form, with the only aim of improving the functionality of the Internet site; for example, which pages are visited most frequently by users, whether there were errors or delays in the provision of web pages.

c) Profiling cookies: these are designed to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by users during web navigation.


8.3 Third-party cookies
When visiting our website, users could receive on their device cookies managed by other organizations (third party cookies): this occurs because the site may contain elements such as images, maps, specific links to website pages or web services.
These cookies can be sent to the users' browser by third companies directly from their websites, which can be accessed by navigating the website. 
For information transparency, we are listing below the third party services present on our website, the purpose and links to the information pages of the various services:

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service supplied by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to gather statistical data that allow us to improve the users' experience of our website. Google Analytics users "cookie" to gather and analyse information relating to the users' method of interaction with the website in an aggregated form (for example most visited pages, visitors' geographic origin, etc.). Google stores the information gathered on their servers in the United States.
The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in their Privacy Information through the following link
To read the Privacy Information of Google Inc., independent controller of data related to the Google Analytics service, see the website
Users can opt out of Google Analytics by installing on their  browser an additional opt-out  tool supplied by Google:


Google Maps

Some pages contain interactive maps provided by Google, who could install cookies to get information and preferences related to this service.
For more information on the Google's use of cookies, see their privacy policy:



Some pages contain videos published on YouTube, who could install cookies to get preferences related to this service. For more information on how You Tube uses cookies, see their privacy policy


Social Networks On the pages of this site there are buttons and widgets of Social Networks to facilitate interaction with Social platforms and direct sharing of contents.
For your information, we list the web addresses for the privacy information and the cookie management methods of the various social networks:

Platforms for video management and embedding:


Recaptcha (Google)

SPAM protection service provided by Google



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4. Cookie management
Users can decide whether to accept or reject cookies using their  browser settings.
The following links take you to the information pages of the main browsers

Do bear in mind that if you choose to block cookies, this could affect or prevent website functions.

5. Other information
For more information on the use of cookies and on how to block them, you can visit the following websites








The Consortium guarantees that data treatment performed by means of electronic instruments complies with the minimum safety standards envisaged by the regulations in force. In particular, these safety measures aim at preventing the loss, illicit dissemination and distortion of personal data, as well as unauthorised access thereto. All safety measures are constantly controlled and periodically checked.

The Consortium undertakes to treat the data gathered with due diligence and guarantees maximum confidentiality in any treatment phase.

The data relating to the Reserved Area shall be kept for a period of time not exceeding the time strictly necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which data was collected.


The Consortium reserves the right to change this Informative Report at any moment in compliance with the regulations in force and with the prior notification to the users concerned both by publishing the change on this web page or any other page of the website, and by any other means of communication deemed appropriate.