Privacy & Cookie policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy policy and cookie policy pursuant to Art 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR)

MECCANOTECNICA S.p.A., VAT no. 01773540164, with registered office in Via Casale, 16 – 24060 Torre de’ Roveri (BG) – Italy, Tel. +39 035 585111, Email: (hereinafter “MECCANOTECNICA”) undertakes to continuously protect the online privacy of its users.

A) Source of the personal data and Data Controller
This document has been drawn up in accordance with art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter "Regulation") for the purpose of informing you about our privacy policy. The general methods of processing the personal data of website users and cookies are described, as well as how your personal information is managed when you use our website (hereinafter “Website”). The information and data supplied by you or otherwise acquired when using the services of MECCANOTECNICA, - such as, for example: accessing the website’s reserved area, newsletters, etc., hereinafter “Services” – will be processed in compliance with the provisions of the Regulation and the confidentiality obligations at the basis of MECCANOTECNICA’S activities. According to the provisions of the Regulation, processing carried out by MECCANOTECNICA will be based on the principles of lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose and storage limitation, data minimisation, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality. The controller of the data processed through the Website is MECCANOTECNICA S.p.A., VAT no. 01773540164, with registered office in Via Casale, 16 – 24060 Torre de’ Roveri (BG) – Italy, Tel. +39 035 585111, Email:, as defined above, to which you may write for any information regarding the processing of personal data.

This privacy policy is provided for this Website only and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user via links. Please refer to specific sections of the Website where you can find specific information and requests for consent for individual processing.

B) Types of data
After browsing the website, we inform you that MECCANOTECNICA will process personal data (art. 4(1) of the Regulation), hereinafter “Personal Data”. In particular the Personal Data processed through the Website are as follows:

1. Browsing data
Information systems and software procedures used to operate the Website acquire, during normal operation, certain Personal Data, the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This concerns information that is not collected to be associated with specific individuals, but by their very nature could, through the processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of computers used by users who connect to the Website, URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier) of requested resources, the time of the request, the method utilised to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and the IT environment of users. These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning (see paragraph herein on cookies), to identify anomalies and/or misuse, and are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used by the appropriate authorities to ascertain liability in the case of computer crimes damaging the Website.

2. Data provided voluntarily by the data subject
Apart from that specified for browsing data, the user is free to provide personal data provided in request forms found inside the website (e.g. to subscribe to newsletters, free registration, downloading of documents, etc.). Failure to provide this data may make it impossible to supply the service. In these cases only information required for the service will be requested (see in detail the specific information). Processing of third-party Personal Data sent by you to MECCANOTECNICA may occur when using certain Website services. In this case, you shall become the independent data controller, assuming all the obligations and liability under the law. In this sense, you grant full indemnity against all complaints, claims, requests for damages as a consequence of the processing, etc., which might be received by MECCANOTECNICA for requests for damages as a consequence of processing from third parties whose Personal Data was processed by using the website functions in violation of applicable regulations regarding the protection of personal data. In any case, should you supply or in another way process the Personal Data of third parties when using the website, you guarantee henceforth - assuming all consequent liability – that this particular instance of processing is based on a suitable legal basis in accordance with art. 6 of the Regulation that legitimises the processing of the information in question.

C) Purposes of the processing and legal grounds
The processing of personal data that we intend to perform, with your specific consent where necessary, has the following purpose: To enable the provision of Website Services.
The legal grounds for the processing is to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (art. 6(1)(b) of the Regulation) as processing is necessary to provide the Service. The provision of Personal Data for these purposes is optional but a failure to provide them would make it impossible to implement the Services provided by the Website.

D) Recipients of the personal data
Your Personal Data could be shared, for the aforementioned purposes, with:

  • persons authorised by MECCANOTECNICA to process Personal Data needed to perform activities strictly linked to the provision of the Services, who are committed to confidentiality or who are bound by a legal obligation of confidentiality (e.g. employees and system administrators).
  • third parties that manage the website and act typically as Data Processors (the complete and updated list of Data Processors can be requested at the following address:
  • persons, entities or authorities to whom it is mandatory to communicate your Personal Data pursuant to legal provisions or orders from Authorities.

E) Transfer of personal data
Some of your Personal Data will be shared with Recipients who may be found outside the European Economic Area. MECCANOTECNICA guarantees the processing of your Personal Data by these Recipients will take place in observance of the Regulation. In truth, the transfer may be based on an adequacy decision, on the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission or another suitable legal basis.

F) Your privacy rights pursuant to articles 15 et seq. of the Regulation
In accordance with articles 15 et seq. of the Regulation, you have the right to request from MECCANOTECNICA, at any time, access to your Personal Data, rectification or erasure of the same or to oppose their processing; you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases envisaged by art. 18 of the Regulation, as well as obtain in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format the data that concern you, in the cases envisaged by art. 20 of the Regulation. Requests should be addressed in writing to the Controller at the following address
In any case you shall always have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Privacy Authority guaranteeing Protection of Personal Data), in accordance with art. 77 of the Regulation, if you believe that the processing of your data has been carried out in contravention of current legislation.

G) Modifications
This privacy policy is in force from 25/05/2018. MECCANOTECNICA reserves the right to make modifications or simply update the contents, in whole or in part, even as a result of changes to applicable legislation. MECCANOTECNICA will inform you of these changes as soon as they are introduced and they shall be binding as soon as they are published on the Website. MECCANOTECNICA therefore invites you to regularly visit this section to stay informed regarding the most recent and updated version of the privacy policy so that you can remain updated on the data gathered and the use made of such data by MECCANOTECNICA.

Cookie Policy

Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation
Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by users send to and store on your computer or mobile device, where they are retransmitted to the same websites when the user visits the site again.
It is thanks to cookies that a website “remembers” the actions and preferences of the user (such as, for example, login information, selected language, size of the characters, other display settings, etc.) so that this information does not have to be given again when the user returns to visit the same site or navigates between pages. Cookies, therefore, are used to perform information authentication, monitoring of sessions and storage of information concerning the activities of users that access a site, and they may also contain a unique identifier that keeps track of the user’s browsing activities inside the website for statistical or advertising purposes. While browsing on a site, the user may receive on his/her computer cookies from websites or web servers other that the one he/she is visiting (so-called third-parties cookies). Certain operations might not be possible without the use of these cookies, which in certain cases are technically necessary for functioning of the website.
There are types of cookies that vary according to their characteristics and functions, and these may remain on the computer for differing periods of time: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted on closing the browser; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device until a predetermined expiry date.
According to current legislation in Italy, to use cookies the express consent of the user is not always required. In particular, no consent is required for “technical cookies”, which are those cookies used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communication network, or to the extent strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, these are cookies that are indispensable for website functioning or necessary to carry out the activities requested by the user.

Among the technical cookies that do not require express consent for their use, the Italian Authority guaranteeing Protection of Personal Data, (see Provision for Identification of simplified methods for the privacy policy and acquiring of consent for the use of cookies dated 8 May 2014 and subsequent clarifications, hereinafter "Provision") also includes:

  • "analytics cookies" where used directly by the website manager for gathering information in aggregated form on the number of users and on how these users visit the site,
  • navigation or session cookies (for authentication),
  • functionality cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) to improve the service provided to the same.

Instead, for "profiling cookies", i.e. those cookies whose aim is to create user profiles that are used to send advertising messages according to their preferences expressed by them while browsing on line, the prior consent of the user is requested.

Types of cookies used by the Website

We have classified the cookies we use according to their type of use:

a. navigation or session
b. functionality
c. analytics



These cookies permit normal use of the website and services provided, such as, for example, to make a purchase, to be authenticated to access reserved areas or to maintain personal preferences. These types of cookies can be classified according to their lifespan on the user’s terminal: those that are automatically deleted after each browsing session are called “session cookies” (e.g. the previously mentioned on-line shopping basket). If, on the other hand, they have a longer lifespan, they are called “persistent cookies”. These cookies are indispensable for the correct functioning of the website and the prior consent of users is not requested for their installation.
These cookies are not present in the website.

We use these cookies to provide services or remember your settings and to improve your visit and browsing experience on our site. Thanks to these cookies we can manage browsing according to the products selected and/or manage the Wish List. To install these cookies the prior consent of the user is not required.
Here is a list of the cookies:

Cookie name Domain Category Purpose
cb-enabled * and related domains functionality To accept cookie policy
04753_ud_reg * and related domains functionality To record download documents
04753_meccatec_reg * and related domains functionality To record download documents

These cookies gather information in anonymous form on how our website is used and allow us to understand our users better and improve website functioning. Analytics cookies are assimilated to technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to gather information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the site. To install these cookies the prior consent of the user is not required.
Here is a list of the cookies:

Cookie name Domain Category Purpose
_ga * and related domains analytics Google analytics
_gat * and related domains analytics Google analytics
_gid * and related domains analytics Google analytics


“Third-party” cookies are linked to services provided by third parties: they are used for different purposes such as, analysis of the progress of marketing campaigns and/or to deliver personalised advertising on our website and those of our web partners. This activity is called retargeting and is based on browsing activities, such as destinations searched, structures viewed and other activities. The third party provides this service in exchange for information on the user’s visit to our site. As a result, third-party cookie providers are also obliged to observe legislation on the matter. For this reason we refer you to the links of the web pages of third-party websites, on which the user can find the forms for expressing consent to cookies and information on the same.
These cookies are not present in the website.

Social plugins
Social plugins can be found on our website and allow you to share content through social networks, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google Plus. Cookies are placed on our website from these platforms, to allow them to gather information on your browsing activity.
For further information on the management of cookies and the privacy policy of Facebook click here, Twitter click here, Youtube click here, Google Plus click here.

Web beacons
Web beacon are very small invisible graphic images that MECCANOTECNICA uses on its newsletter. These images allow statistical information to be identified on the use of the newsletter and let MECCANOTECNICA improve this service. If you wish to prevent this information from being gathered, you must set HTML disabling in the email system so that the MECCANOTECNICA newsletter is read only as text. All newsletters sent by MECCANOTECNICA also contain a connection that prevents them from being received.

Your decisions in matters of cookies
You can select a function whereby your computer will advise you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can decide to turn off all cookies. You can select these functions from the setting on your browser. Each browser is slightly different; we therefore invite you to identify in the “Help” menu of your browser the best way to modify cookie functions. If you decide to turn off cookies, you will no longer have access to many functions that make your experience on our site more efficient and some of our services will not function correctly.

Instructions for managing cookies
If you have a different type or version of browser, please refer to the “Help” menu of that browser.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

1. Click on the Tools menu and select Internet Options
2. Click on the Privacy tab
3. Move the cursor to select the preferred settings
4. For more specialised cookie settings, click on Websites or Advanced
5. Click here for instructions on how to delete cookies on Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Chrome menu icon and then select Settings
2. Click on Show advanced settings
3. Click on Content settings to select your preferred settings
4. Click here for instructions on how to delete cookies on Chrome

Mozilla Firefox 14, 15, and 16

1. Click on the Firefox button (or Tools menu), then select Options. Users of Mac OS X should click on the Firefox menu and then select Preferences
2. Click on the Privacy panel to select your preferred settings
3. For more specialised cookie settings, set Firefox: use custom settings for the storage of browsing data
4. Click here for instructions on how to delete cookies on Firefox

Safari 5.1 and subsequent releases (Mac OS X)

1. Click on Safari menu and then select Preferences
2. Click on the Privacy tab to display cookie settings
3. Select your preferred settings
4. For more specialised cookie settings, click on Details
5. Click here for instructions on how to delete cookies in Safari


1. Open the Tools menu and then select Preferences
2. Click on the Advanced tab
3. In the Cookies section click on Manage cookies
4. Select the options required
5. Click here for instructions on how to delete cookies in Opera

Your preferences made on line via interprofessional websites

We invite you to access the Youronlinechoices website proposed by professional digital advertising companies grouped together to form the European Association EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance) and managed in Italy by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Italia ( Here you can learn about the companies registered to this platform, which offer you the opportunity to decline or accept the cookies used by the same to adapt advertising that may be viewed on your computer terminal to your browsing information:



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