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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files sent to users by the website they are visiting. They are saved on the computer's hard disk, so that the website can recognise visitors and store certain information about them in order to allow or improve the service provided.

There are different types of cookies. Some are needed to browse a Site, while others are used for different purposes such as internal security, system administration, statistical analyses, identifying those sections of the Site that are of most interest to visitors or providing a tailored experience when visiting the Site.

The Site uses cookies that cannot execute programs on the user's computer or upload viruses to it, and do not allow any type of control over the user's computer. The Marco Montalbano Website does not use cookies to access information on a user's computer, store data on the computer or monitor user activity. The above applies to both the user's computer and any other device used by the user to connect to the Site.

So-called 'session cookies' are saved temporarily and deleted when the user closes the browser. The Site may contain links to other sites. The Marco Montalbano Website has no access or control over cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies used on third party sites that the user may access via the Site, over the availability, content or material that is published or obtained via these sites, or over the way they process personal data. The Marco Montalbano Website expressly disclaims any liability therefor. Users must check the privacy policy of third party sites they access via the Site so that they are aware of the conditions for processing personal data, since this Privacy Policy applies only to the Site as defined above.

Disabling cookies may restrict use of the Site and prevent users from benefiting from the functionality and services available on the Site. To help you decide which cookies to allow and which ones to refuse, a description of the types of cookies used on the Site is provided below.

Types of cookies used

First-party cookies: First-party cookies (i.e. cookies that are specific to the host site that created them) are set by the website visited by the user, which is shown in the browser address bar. These cookies help the website to work efficiently and to track visitor behaviour models.

Third-party cookies: Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a different domain from the one visited by the user. Third-party cookies are used when a user visits a site and a different company sends information taking advantage of the Site.

Session cookies: These cookies are saved temporarily and deleted when the user closes the browser window.

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are saved on the user's device during browser sessions and store user preferences or site activity. These cookies can be used for various purposes, such as to store preferences and choices made when visiting the Site.

Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary for the Site to work. Without these cookies, some parts of the Site would not work. Essential cookies include cookies that grant access to protected areas on the Site, for example. They do not collect information for marketing purposes and cannot be disabled.

Functional cookies: These cookies are used to recognise users returning to the Site. They are used to personalise content and save preferences (e.g. the selected language or region). These cookies do not collect information identifying the user. All the information collected is anonymous.

Social Networking cookies: These cookies facilitate the sharing of site content via social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. To learn more about the respective privacy and cookie policies, please visit the social network websites. For Facebook and Twitter, users can visit or

Below is a list of the cookies used on the Site with their respective description and functions, including their duration.

  • Cookie type First-party cookie - Functional
    Cookie name marcomontalbano_session
    Source Marco Montalbano
    Purpose To recover user settings (save the user session and store certain settings such as accessibility settings)
    Duration Session cookie

How to change cookie settings

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, although in most cases users can change the settings to disable this function. Users can block all types of cookies, or accept only certain ones and disable others. The "Options" or "Preferences" section in the browser menu allows users to refuse to accept cookies and other user tracking technologies, and to be notified by the browser when these technologies are activated. Alternately, users can also consult the tool bar Help section available in most browsers.

It is also possible to select the browser used from the below list and follow the instructions: - Internet Explorer; - Chrome; - Safari; - Firefox; - Opera.
From a mobile device: - Android; - Safari; - Windows Phone; - Blackberry.

For more information on cookies and to manage cookie preferences (first- and/or third-party cookies), please visit the platform. Please note that disabling browser or functional cookies may cause the site to not operate correctly and/or restrict the services provided by the Marco Montalbano Website.