Cookie Policy

Updated on February 22, 2016
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This Cookie Policy refers to the website and to the website (“Website”) managed and operated by the Company Paperlit S.r.l., Via Sassari, 3 – Cagliari – VAT Number 03297020921 (“Paperlit”)

Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the website visited. Cookies are stored on the computer hard drive, in such a way as to help the website to recognize the users and remember certain information about them, in order to enable or enhance the service provided.

There are different types of cookies. Some of the cookies are necessary to browse the Site, others have different purposes such as to ensure internal security, to administer the system, to carry out statistical analysis, to understand which sections of the Site are most visited by users or to offer a customized Site browsing.

The Site adopts technical and non-technical cookies. What illustrated above refers to both the user’s computer and to any other device that the user may use to browse the Site.

Technical Cookies

Technical cookies are cookies used for the sole purpose of providing the services offered through the site

These cookies are not used for any other purpose and they are typically installed by the website owner himself or by the website content manager.

These cookies can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which ensure normal browsing and usage of the website (for instance, allowing to process a purchase or to authenticate in order to log in to private areas); analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the site manager in order to collect information, jointly, on the number of users and the way they browse the site; functionality cookies, that allow the user to browse by a series of criteria (such as the language, the items selected to be purchased) selected in order to enhance the service provided.

Disabling cookies may restrict the usage of the Site and disallow full usage of the features and services provided on the Site. In order to elect what cookies to accept and what to reject, a description of the cookies used on the Site is provided below.

Types of Cookies used:

First party Cookies:

First party cookies (i. e. cookies belonging to the site of the editor who created them) are set by the website visited by the user, the address of which appears in the URL. Usage of these cookies enable us to make the site work efficiently and to track patterns of visitors’ behavior.

Third party Cookies:

Third party cookies are set by a domain other than that visited by the user. If a user browses a site and a different company sends the information making use of that site, this involves third party cookies.

Session Cookies:

The so-called ‘session cookies’ are temporarily memorized and they are deleted as soon as the user stops browsing. If the user logs in to the Site, he/she can use cookies that collect personal data in order to identify the user in his/her subsequent visits and to facilitate access to – log in to the Site (for instance, by storing the user’s username and password) and browsing. Furthermore, Paperlit uses cookies for system management purposes. The Site may show links to other sites. Paperlit has no access to or control over cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies used on third party sites that the user may enter from the Site, accessibility, contents and materials published on or made available through said sites, or their personal data processing policies; in this regard, considering the great number of these third party sites, Paperlit expressly declines any related responsibility. The user should verify the privacy policy set up by third party sites he/she visits in order to learn about personal data processing policy, considering that Paperlit Privacy Policy only refers to the Site, as described above.

Persistent Cookies:

Persistent cookies are memorized in the users’ device among browser sessions, allowing to remember the user’s settings or activities on a site. They can be used for several purposes: for instance, to remember settings and options chosen while using the Site.

Essential Cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to use the Site. Without these cookies some parts of the Site would not work. For instance, they include cookies that enable to log in to protected areas of the Site. These cookies do not collect marketing-oriented information and cannot be disabled.

Functionality Cookies:

These cookies are used to recognize a user who has previously browsed the Site. They allow to customize contents and remember settings (for instance, the language set or the region).These cookies do not collect information that may identify the user. All information collected is anonymous.

Social Network-sharing Cookies:

These cookies facilitate site contents sharing through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. To find out more about their privacy e cookie policies, please visit the social network websites. As far as concerns Facebook and Twitter, the user can visit and

A detailed list of the main cookies used in the Site, their functionality (whether they are necessary or not), their description, purposes and duration, is provided below.


Cookie Name Provider Type Expiration Time Purpose
ARRAffinity Windows Azure cloud platform HTTP Session Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimize response times.
PHPSESSID HTTP Session The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store session state data.
HTTP Session Used Used to preserve the user state around the website


Cookie Name Provider Type Expiration Time Purpose
_ga Google Analytics HTTP 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat Google Analytics HTTP 10 minutes Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Mixpanel HTTP 2 years Provides us aggregated data around usage and web traffic.


Cookie Name Provider Type Expiration Time Purpose
__ar_v4 HTTP 2083 days Adroll re-targeting & conversion rate tracking for ads.



Zendesk HTTP Session We use Zendesk for our customer service. This cookie records sessions information for Help Center, root access applications and information for sharing across Zendesk applications. The information allows us to improve our products and services.
__smToken Sumome HTTP 100 years Sumome is a web technology company. Sumome cookies are used in order to enable the content to be shared.
__stid ShareThis HTTP 1 year Registers a unique ID that identifies the user’s device for return visits.
__uset ShareThis HTTP Session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
__unam HTTP 9 months Saves the user’s navigation on the website including what pages have been viewed and how long the browser has been used to view each page.



HelloBar HTTP Session We will use this session cookie to determine when you view a Hello Bar or click on a link in a Hello Bar
HTTP Session VWO A/B Testing
Disqus HTML 1 year Disqus provides functionality for blog comments


How to change cookie settings

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but the user is typically enabled to change settings in order to disable such feature. It is possible to block all types of cookies, or to accept to receive only certain ones and disallow others. The section “Options” or “Settings” in the browser toolbar enable not to receive cookies and other user-tracking technologies, and enable to be notified by the browser about the activation of these technologies. As an alternative, the “Support” section in the toolbar of most browsers can be read.

It is also possible to select the browsers: Internet Explorer; – Chrome; – Safari; – Firefox; – Opera.
From mobile: – Android; – Safari; –Windows Phone; – Blackberry.

To find out more about cookies and to manage cookie settings (first party and/or third party cookies), please visit However, please remember that disabling browsing cookies and functionality cookies may cause the Site to not work efficiently and/or limit the service provided by Paperlit.

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