Cookie policy on website


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This website is owned and managed by Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano. It uses technical cookies (where strictly necessary) to allow the Website to run properly and, if you provide your permission, performance cookies, functional cookies and targeted advertising cookies that ensure contents and adverts are customised to enable social media functions and analyse our traffic. We also share information with our Web data analysis, advertising and social media partners on how you interact with our Website, and our partners may combine it with other information that Users have provided to them, or that they have collected based on the use of their services.


What they are

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to a PC, tablet, smartphone or other terminal (hereinafter the “Device”) when the user accesses a website or application.

Cookies enable the storage and recovery of information on the navigation habits or on the device from which the user accesses, generally anonymously, and according to the information they contain, if the user has already registered, cookies can recognise him/her as a user or client.

The information can refer to different parameters such as the number of web pages visited, the language, the place of access, the number of new users, the frequency and repetitiveness of visits, the duration of the visit, the browser or the device through which the user accesses, etc.

What Cookies does this Website use?

Strictly necessary Technical Cookies

These cookies allow the Website to work, and cannot be disabled in our systems. Generally speaking, they are only set in response to actions you take which constitute a request for services. These include settings of your preferences for privacy, access or filling in forms. It is possible to set the browser to block or receive notices regarding these cookies, but some parts of the Website may not function as a result. These cookies do not store personal information.

This Website only uses “technical cookies” for the purpose of facilitating communication on an electronic network or, where strictly necessary for the provider of a service explicitly requested by the User, with the purpose of providing such a service.

These cookies are necessary for the correct operation of certain areas of the site and include:

• Persistent cookies, which are destroyed immediately after closing the browser, but are retained until a pre-set date; • Session cookies, which are destroyed immediately after the browser is closed.

These cookies prevent the use of other IT technology that might have a negative bearing on browsing confidentiality of users, and do not allow personal data that identifies users to be acquired.

If these cookies are not present, the Website or some parts of it may not function correctly. As a result, they are always used irrespective of the user’s preferences.

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count the visits and sources of traffic, enabling us to measure and improve the performance of our Website. They help us understand which pages are the most and least popular, and to see how visitors move around the Website. All the information collected by the cookies is aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. If you do not give permission for these cookies to be used, we won’t know when you visited our Website.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the Website to provide advanced functions and customisation. They can be set by us or by third-party providers whose services have been added to our pages. If these cookies are not authorised, some or all these services may be unable to run properly.

Targeted advertising cookies

These cookies can be set through our Website by our advertising partners. They can be used by these companies to create a profile of your interests, and show you pertinent adverts on other sites. They do not memorise personal information directly, but are instead based solely on identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not accept these cookies, you will see publicity which is less targeted.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are used with the purpose of collecting information on the anonymous use of the website by users such as: pages visited, time spent, traffic referring source, geographical origin, age, gender and interests for marketing campaign purposes. These cookies are sent from third party domains outside the website.

Cookies to supplement third parties’ software products and functions

This type of cookie supplements functions developed by third parties on the Website pages, such as icons and preferences expressed in the social networks, in order to share the website contents or to use third parties’ software services (such as the software to generate maps and other software providing additional services). These cookies are sent by third party domains and partner sites that offer their features on the site pages.

We also wish to inform users that they may, freely and at any time, directly set their privacy parameters concerning the installation and use of cookies via their browser by following the relevant link and instructions.

Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome


Users can enable what is known as “private browsing”, which means that their browser will disable the storage of their history of sites visited, any passwords entered, cookies, and other information about the web pages they have visited. Users should be aware that, if they decide to deactivate all cookies, the quality and speed of the services offered by this website may worsen drastically, and they could lose access to some sections of the site.

Social button

This website contains one or more social buttons that connect users to our page.

For data processing privacy regarding such navigation, reference is made to the relevant Privacy Policy.


How to express your Cookie preferences

The first time you access the Website, you can give your consent for non-technical cookies, or you may reject said cookies using the options on the banner displayed on the Website. In particular, when you visit the Website the first time:

• in order to close the banner and continue navigation using only technical cookies, you have to click on Reject all; • to accept all non-technical cookies, you must click on Allow all. • to choose which categories of non-technical cookies you wish to enable, you must click on the top right cursor in each cookie category. Once you have made this selection, you have to click on Confirm my options.

NB: once you have expressed your cookie preference, the banner will not appear again for at least 6 months, unless you decide you want to change your preferences before this deadline is up.

In any case, the consent can be amended or revoked at any time by clicking on the link Managing cookie preferences in the Website footer.