The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website uses cookies and similar technologies to ensure proper functioning of processes and to improve the user experience for online applications. This document provides detailed information about the use of cookies and similar technologies, how they are used by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and how to manage them.

Cookies are short snippets of text (letters and/or numbers) that enable the web server to store on the client (browser) information to be reused during the visit to the website (session cookies) or later, even after several days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone). Similar technologies, such as web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced by HTML5 can be used to collect information about user behaviour and use of services. In the remainder of this document we will refer to cookies and all similar technologies by simply using the term "cookies".

Types of cookie
Based on the characteristics and use of cookies we can identify different categories:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and are used to manage logins and access to restricted functions. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the session (deleted upon closing browser). Disabling these cookies affects the use of services accessed via login while the public part of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website functions as normal.
  • Analytics and performance cookies. Cookies used to collect and analyse traffic and site usage anonymously. These cookies, without personally identifying the user, allow, for example, detection of the same user returning to connect at different times. They also make it possible to monitor the system and improve its performance and usability. These cookies can be disabled without any loss of functionality.
  • Profiling cookies. These persistent cookies are used to identify (anonymously or otherwise) user preferences and improve your browsing experience. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website does not use this type of cookie.

Third-party cookies
By visiting a web site you may receive cookies from both the site visited ("first party"), and from websites operated by other organisations ("third party"). A notable example is represented by "social plugins" for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. These are parts of the page that are generated directly from said sites and integrated into the host site page. The most common use of social plugins is for content sharing on social networks. The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. The management of information collected by "third parties" shall be governed by the relevant notices, which you are asked to refer to. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, please find below the web addresses of various policies and procedures for managing cookies.

Facebook notice:
Facebook (configuration): log in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter notice:
Twitter (configuration):
Linkedin notice:
Linkedin (configuration):
Google+ notice:
Google+ (configuration):

Google Analytics
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website also includes certain components provided by Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). This also involves third party cookies collected and managed anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (performance cookies).

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and analyse anonymous information about usage behaviour regarding the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website (including user IP addresses). This information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to draw up reports for Yacht Club Costa Smeralda operatives regarding activities on the website itself. This site does not use (and does not allow any third party to use) Google Analytics tools to track or to collect personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google nor seek to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google may also communicate this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

For further information, please refer to the link below:

Users can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing the opt-out add-on provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, please refer to the link below:

Cookie duration.
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close your browser or log out. Other cookies "survive" when you close your browser and are also available on subsequent visits.

These are called persistent cookies and their duration is set by the server when they are created. In some cases an expiry is set, in other cases the duration is unlimited.

Navigating on the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, website you may interact with websites operated by third parties which may create or modify persistent cookies and profiling cookies.

Managing cookies
The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using their browser settings.

Important: completely or partially disabling cookies may compromise use of site features reserved for registered users. In contrast, disabling cookies completely does not affect use of public content.

Disabling "third party" cookies in no way affects navigation.

The setting can be specifically defined for different websites and web applications. The best browsers also allow you to define different settings for "first party" and "third party" cookies.

For example, in Firefox, via the menu Tools-> Options-> Privacy, you can access a control panel where you can define whether or not to accept the different types of cookies and proceed with removing them.

Internet Explorer: