Informative ex art. 13 D. Lgs. 196/2003

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which we collect, use, maintain and disclose information collected from users (each, a "User") of our website ("Site").

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all Italian national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, mailing address, phone number, social security number. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Electronic newsletters

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licencors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to;
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls  web addresses (this is an example:
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information


Cookies and third party privacy

Use of cookies

This website uses Cookies to make its services simple and efficient for users visiting its web pages.
Users visiting the website will see minimum quantities of information entered on their devices, whether computer or mobile peripherals, in small text files known as “cookies” saved in the directories used by the user's web browser.
There are various types of cookies, some are used to improve the efficiency of the website use and others to enable certain functions.
Analysed in detail, our cookies are used to:

  • store the preferences entered by users
  • prevent users from having to enter the same information more than once when visiting the website, such as username and password
  • analyse the use of the services and contents provided by this website to optimise the navigation experience and the services offered

Types of Cookies

Technical Cookies

Technical cookies are used to ensure the correct operation of some sections of the website. There are two categories of technical cookies: persistent and session:

  • persistent: once you quit the browser they are not destroyed but remain until the set expiry date
  • session: these are destroyed every time you quit the browser

These cookies, which are always sent from our domain, are required to correctly view the website and for the technical services offered, and are therefore always used and sent, unless the user modifies the settings in his/her own browser (thus compromising some of the website page display functions).

Analytical Cookies

The cookies in this category are used to gather information on the use of the website. Seo will use this information about anonymous statistical analyses in order to improve the use of the website and make the contents more interesting and pertinent to the wishes of its users. This type of cookie collects data in anonymous form concerning the users' activities and how they reached the website. Analytical cookies are sent from the website itself or from third party domains.

Third party service analysis cookies

These cookies are used to collect information on the use of the Website by users in anonymous form such as: pages visited, time spent, origins of traffic, geographical origin, age, gender and interests for marketing campaign purposes. These cookies are sent from third party domains external to the Website.

Cookies for integrating third party products and software functions

This type of cookies integrates functions developed by third parties within the pages of the Website, such as icons and preferences expressed on social networks, in order to share the contents of the website and for the use of third party software services (such as software for generating maps and other software that offers additional services). These cookies are sent from third party domains and partner websites that offer their functions on the pages of the Website.

Profiling cookies

These are cookies needed for creating user profiles in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user in the website pages.

This website according to current law, is not required to obtain consent for technical and analytical cookies, as these are required to provide the requested services.
For all other types of cookies, consent may be expressed by users in one or more of the following ways:

  • Through specific configurations of the browser used or the related IT softwares used to visit the pages of the website.
  • By changing the settings for the use of third party services.

Both solutions could prevent the user using or displaying parts of the Website.

Third party websites and services
The Website may contain links to other websites that have their own privacy policy, which could be different from the one used by this website, therefore we are not responsible for these websites.

How do we use cookies? A visit to a page on our website may generate the following types of cookie: User feedback cookies If you submit a comment on our website we use a cookie to show you that your comment is under moderation. This cookie is used for one page load and then removed. Occasionally we conduct polls on topics on We use a third party called Polldaddy to deliver our polls. Polldaddy provide their own privacy policy. If you vote using the Polldaddy component, one cookie is used to track that a vote has been cast. On some stories we may embed a form from a third party called Wufoo to provide the form itself and analytics around the form data. When completing a survey on our website we may ask for contact information in order to request further information or deliver prizes. We will only contact you on other subjects if you check the corresponding consent fields. Wufoo also provide their own privacy policy.  

Site performance cookies

One cookie is set by our network hardware to provide faster access times and more reliable sessions.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Web analytics software uses cookies to tell if you have visited the site before, determine how many unique users we have and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used by us to identify individuals, they are used for aggregated statistics only. This allows us, for example, to tell which stories are the most popular and better optimise our content for the interests of our users. We use Google Analytics and Stats to provide our web analytics. Google have their own privacy policy with further information and an opt-out. does not provide a dedicated privacy policy for their statistics solution or an opt-out, although their parent company Automattic provides a privacy policy. stats use another partner called Quantcast who do provide a privacy policy with an opt-out.  

Social sharing cookies

To allow users to share Express & Star content with friends through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter we embed components provided by these third parties or build our own components which use their APIs. These third party companies have their own privacy policies (Twitter user privacy policy, Facebook user privacy policy) and also policies for publishers which we will comply with (Twitter API policy, Facebook developer policy). Outside of these standard social networks, users may copy and paste a section of a story for emailing to a friend along with a link to the article. We use a service called Tynt to provide us with aggregated analytics on this usage. Tynt have their own privacy policy and opt-out. To provide this service the Tynt product will set one cookie.  

Video players

We deliver several different types of video to users of our website, some appear in the content of stories, whilst others may appear on the homepage or in categories. Our video partners are Brightcove, ITN, Yahoo! and YouTube. Some video components may display video adverts from third parties which operate similarly to display advertising but may use flash cookies rather than traditional cookies. All of the video components we present use cookies for analytics purposes, similar to web analytics.  

Other third party cookies

Some components may be included other new third parties rarely or as a one off. These components will often be included to compliment a news story such as a live chat or timeline. When these components are supplied by third parties they may also set their own anonymous cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, or customising the application for you. Because of how cookies work, we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used by our website. If any element is used frequently it will be added to this policy in more detail.  

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, you may find that some aspects of we stop working or work less well if you do this. (For example, we will no longer be able to show you that your comment is under moderation) All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details. Browser cookie settings:  
You can also modify your browser to turn off cookies by following these instructions:

1. Open Firefox.
2. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the ‘Firefox’ button and then select ‘Options’.
3. Select the ‘Privacy’ panel.
4. Set ‘Firefox will:’ to ‘Use custom settings for history’. Uncheck ‘Accept cookies from sites’ to disable cookies.
5. Click ‘OK’ to close the Options window.

Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the ‘Tools’ button, and then click ‘Internet Options’.
3. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab, and then, under ‘Settings’ move the slider to the top to block all cookies, and then click ‘OK’.

Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the tool icon.
3. Select Settings’.
4. Near the bottom of the page, click ‘Show advanced settings’.
5. In the ‘Privacy’ section, click ‘Content settings’.
6. To disable cookies, select ‘Block sites from setting any data’.

1. Open Safari.
2. Choose ‘Preferences’ in the toolbar and then click ‘Privacy’ (You can find the tool bar which looks like a gearwheel, above and on the right in the Safari window.)
3. In the ‘Block cookies’ section, you can specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites To see an explanation of the options, click the Help button (question mark)
4. If you want to see which websites store cookies on your computer, click Details.
Please note: if you disable cookies, your user name and password will no longer be stored on any website


Informative ex art. 13 D. Lgs. 196/2003

We would like to inform you that all personal data collected directly and/or through third parties, are also processed in printed, computing and telematic form for the performance of contractual and lawful obligations as well as for the effective handling of business relations, also for future use. The personal data will be processed in Italy in accordance with Italian Law (Legislative Decree no. 196).

a) The processing of personal data will be carried out for the following purposes:
- incoming/outgoing mail and any other form of communication
- to give an estimate and make an offer
- to invoice and keep the accounts
- to carry out a statistical examination
- to make a technical report about our services
- to manage our Quality System
- to credit recovery

b) Personal data will be processed and kept in such a way as to reduce the risks of loss, destruction, unauthorised or non-consented use. For this reason, all the security preventative measures provided by Legislative Decree no. 196 will be adopted.
c) We specify that personal data relating to your health, your political or trade union opinions, your religious beliefs and your ethnic or race origin (so-called "sensitive data") will not be collected and/or processed. If, for specific services, sensitive data has to be collected and/or processed, we will ask for your consent every time.
d) The acquisition of personal data it’s not compulsory, anyway is absolutely necessary for the fulfilment of the operations connected with the requested services and, without data, we cannot supply services to you.
e) Data may be disclosed, strictly in accordance with the above-mentioned purposes, and consequently processed, only in relation to the said purpose, by the following classes of subjects:
- professionals and consultants
- accountant
- post office, shipping agents, carriers
- responsible for the processing
- processors

f) According to section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196 , you have the right to know at any time what personal data we process and how they are being used. You also have the right to have personal data updated, corrected, integrated (if you have such an interest), cancelled or blocked (if such data is processed in violation of Italian Law) or to oppose their processing for advertising and commercial information purposes.
g) We are the data controller with registered office in Italy, Pisa (PI), VIA CARLO DEL PRETE 6.
For all that concerns the processing and the communication of your personal data you can contact the responsible for the processing of data treatment:
To ask for data access or rights claim, as from art. 7 of the d.lgs 196/ 2003 according to Italian law, please contact us through your preferred contact methods.


Changes to this privacy policy

We have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. This document was last updated on June 01, 2015