In accordance with art. 13 of 679/2016 UE Regulation (Regulation related to protection of physical persons concerning personal data treatment) and with the Measure no. 229  issued by the Personal Data Protection Authority on 8 May 2014, Guala Closures Spa provides the following information on cookies, their functions and how to disable them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on the user´s personal computer or any other device (including mobile device and tablet) by visited websites, to be then re-transmitted to the same websites on the user´s subsequent visit. Cookies can be stored permanently in the computer of the user and can have a variable duration (s.c. persistent cookies), but can also disappear once browser is closed or have a limited duration (s.c. session cookies).

Cookies can be installed from the website which is being visited (s.c. cookies of first part) or can be installed from by different sites (so-called third party cookies) and are used to perform computer authentications, to monitor sessions and save information on the activities of users accessing a website.

Cookies are classified in:

According to Italian current legislation, it not requested explicit acknowledge of the cookies from the user if these are identified as “technical”, i.e. finalized just to the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication network.

As recommended by the Data Protection Authority (cfr. General Measure “Individuation of simplified methods for information and acquisition of the authorization for the use of cookies – May 8 2014), are to be considered technical:

According to Italian current legislation, it is required the pre-consent for the installation of profiling cookies.

For this reason, acceding to the website, it shows highlighting a dedicated banner, which informs that profiling cookies are used and that, closing the banner or scrolling the landing page or by clicking any element outside the banner (for example an image or a link), such cookies are automatically approved.

As Guala Closures Spa cookies are used:


Internal cookies

Third Party cookies

Therefore, these types of cookies can be found on the website of Guala Closures Spa:

    • Social media sharing cookies

These cookies of a third party are used to incorporate given common functions of the main social media networks and provide them within the website. In particular, they allow for the user’s registration and authentication on the website via Facebook and Google Connect, for page sharing and commenting on website pages across the social network, and enables the “Like” function on Facebook and “+1″ on G+.

Please find below the respective privacy policy pages.

All the aforesaid types of cookies can remain in the user’s computer or mobile device for different times, according to their function.

The cookies saved in your computer or mobile device cannot be used to retrieve any data stored in your hard disk or to send viruses, identify and use your e-mail address, or for purposes other than those described above.

How to change your cookie settings

You can set and manage your cookie preferences at any time, by selecting which cookies you wish to authorise, block or cancel, whether in whole or in part, through your browser settings. Please find below the path to follow to manage the cookies from the main browsers:

For more information and details on the various types of cookies, their operation and characteristics, please visit the websites – which are independent from our website –

To disable analytics cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your browsing patterns, you can download the browser additional Component for disabling Google Analytics:

Guala Closures Spa will store the user’s preferences thanks to a specific technical cookie that has the characteristics specified in the previous table.

We hereby inform you that to block or cancel, either in whole or in part:

    • - technical cookies, might make it impossible to use our website, see its content and enjoy its services;

    • - functional cookies, might make given services or website functions unavailable or might prevent them from working properly, compelling you to change or enter manually given information or preferences every time you visit the website;

    • other cookies (analytics and profiling cookies) will not affect website efficiency.

Communication and data disclosure

The data collected through cookies can be used from employees and partners belonging the Company divisions appointed to reach the above mentioned targets, which have been clearly authorized to the treatment and that have received adequate instructions how to proceed. These data can also be treated by Company we trust that carry out on our behalf activities of technical and organizational nature. These Companies are our direct partners and act as Data Controller. Particularly, as concerns the treatment carried out through the website, is has been appointed the Company which takes care of the hosting service and of the data backup of the website. In addition, these can be treated by external subjects operating as independent holders as, for example, Authorities and Supervision and Control Bodies. The data collected through cookies (Google, for example) can be transferred into the United States of America and, according to the principles of the Privacy Shield, also for Google Analytics, the protection level of the data has been considered as adequate by the European Commission respect the current legislation in force.

Your rights

By contacting the Data Controller through email the Users can ask the access to the data referred to them, their cancellation, the limitation of the treatment in the cases foreseen by art. 18 GDPR, and the opposition to the treatment in case of legitimate interest of the holder.

Concerned persons, in addition, in case the treatment is based on the consensus or on the contract and has and has been carried out with automated systems, they have the right to received in a structured format, of common use and readable from a data automatic device, and, if technically feasible, to transmit them to another Controller without any impediment.

Concerned persons have the right to cancel the consensus for profiling cookies, and to oppose to cookies used for purpose of marketing, without prejudice to the functioning and the functionality of the site. Concerned persons have the rights to propose a claim to the Control Authority in charge in the member country where they usually live or work or in the Country where the alleged violation occurred.