Extended Cookie and Privacy Policies

About me

The address of my website is: https://www.simonamuscari.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comment form as well as the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam.

An anonymised string created from your email address (otherwise known as a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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If you leave a comment on our site, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are used for your convenience so that you do not have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and access this site, a temporary cookie will be set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies will be set to store your login information and screen options. Login cookies last for two days and screen option cookies last for one year. If you select "Remember me", your login will persist for a fortnight. If you sign out of your account, your login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data, but simply indicates the ID of the article you have just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Content embedded in other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, integrate additional third party tracking and monitor your interaction with them, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to those websites.


Who we share your data with

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This is how we can automatically recognise and approve any subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except their username which they cannot change). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file from the site with the personal data we hold about you, including the data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete all personal data about you. This does not include data that we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments can be checked through an automatic spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What procedures we have in place to prevent data breaches

From which third parties we receive data

What automated decision-making and/or profiling we do with your data

Regulatory reporting requirements


This sample language includes basic elements about collecting personal data, storing and sharing it, and who is authorised to access that data. Depending on the settings you have enabled and the additional plugins you use, the specific information shared by our shop may vary. We recommend that you consult a lawyer when deciding what information to disclose on your privacy policy.

During the payment process in our shop we collect information about you.

What we collect and save

As you visit our site, we track:

  • Products you have viewed: we will use this information to, for example, show you the products you have recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we will use this information for tax and shipping estimates
  • Shipping address: we will ask you to enter it in order, for example, to estimate the shipping before you place your order and to send you your purchase!

We will also use cookies to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart while you are browsing our site.

Note: for more details on the cookie policy, you will be linked to the section here.

When you make a purchase from us, we ask you to provide information such as your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number/payment details, and optional account information such as your username and password. We will use this information for purposes such as:

  • We send you account and order information
  • We respond to your requests, including complaints and refunds
  • Payment processing and fraud prevention
  • Set up your account for our shop
  • Comply with all legal obligations incumbent on us, such as tax calculation
  • Enhance our shop offers
  • Sending marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email address and phone number: these details will then be used to populate the checkout in your future orders.

In general, we retain your information as long as we need it for the purposes for which we collect and use the data and as long as we are legally required to continue to maintain it. For example, we store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This information includes your name, email address, and billing and shipping addresses.

We also archive comments and reviews, if you choose to leave them with us.

People in our team who have access

Our team members have access to the information you provide. For example, both administrators and shop managers have access to:

  • Order information such as, purchased item, date of purchase and place of shipment and
  • Customer information such as your name, email address and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfil orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

In this section you must list with whom you share data and for what purpose. This may include, but is not limited to, analytics, marketing, payment gateways, shipping providers and third party incorporations.

We share the information with third parties who help us provide shop services and for ordering; for example -


In this sub-section, you must list the third-party payment processors you use for payments on your shop as these may handle customer data. We have included PayPal as an example, but if you do not use PayPal you can remove it.

We accept payments via PayPal. When processing payments, certain data is transferred to PayPal, including information needed to process or support the payment, such as total purchases and billing information.

For further details, please refer to PayPal's privacy policy .

Source: Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personally identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or the use of these plugins on your website. You can read our privacy policy here.

Source: PayPal Checkout

By using this extension, you may be storing personal data or sharing data with an external service. Learn more about how this works, including what you may want to include in your privacy policy.

woocommerce check out

By using this extension, you may be storing personal data or sharing data with external services. Learn more about how this works, including what you may want to include in your privacy policy.

Source: MailChimp for WooCommerce

When shopping, we keep a record of your email and the cart contents for up to 30 days on our server. This record is kept to repopulate the contents of your cart if you switch devices or needed to come back another day. Read our privacy policy here.

Extended Cookie Policy

This site may use cookies to make it easier and more intuitive to use. The data collected through cookies is used to make your browsing experience more pleasant and more efficient in the future.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent by the site to the terminal of the interested party (usually the browser), where they are stored and then transmitted to the site the next time the same user visits. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from the user's hard drive or transmit computer viruses or acquire email addresses. Each cookie is unique to the user's web browser. Some of the functions of cookies may be delegated to other technologies. In this document, the term 'cookies' refers both to cookies as such and to all similar technologies.

Types of cookies

Cookies can be either first or third party, where 'first party' means cookies that have the site as their domain, and 'third party' means cookies that relate to external domains.

Third-party cookies are necessarily installed by an external party, always defined as a "third party", not managed by the site. These parties may also install first-party cookies by storing their own cookies on the site's domain.

Another type of cookies are so-called "Flash cookies" (Local Shared Objects), which are used within Adobe Flash Player to deliver certain content, such as video clips or animations, in order to remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your browser.

Nature of cookies

As regards the nature of cookies, there are several types:

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of "carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service" (see Article 122(1) of the Code).

They are not used for any other purpose and are normally installed directly by the owner or operator of the website. They can be divided into
- navigation or session cookies, which ensure normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); they are in fact necessary for the proper functioning of the site;
- analytics cookies, assimilated to technical cookies where they are used directly by the site manager to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site, in order to improve the performance of the site;
- functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate according to a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided to the user. Users' prior consent is not required for the installation of such cookies (more information in the section Cookie management below).

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles of the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while surfing the web.

The consent of the data subject is required for the use of profiling cookies. According to the provision (more information in the section Cookie Management below) the user can authorise or deny consent to the installation of cookies through the options provided in the "Cookie Management" section.

In the case of third party cookies, the site has no direct control over individual cookies and cannot control them (it cannot directly install or delete them). However, you can manage these cookies through your browser settings (follow the instructions below), or the sites indicated in the "Cookie management" section.

The User is therefore invited to check the site of the third party indicated in the table below.

List of technical cookies on the SIMONAMUSCARI.COM website

System cookies
The site uses cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience; these cookies are essential for the correct use of the site. You can disable these cookies from your browser by following the instructions in the relevant section, but you will compromise your experience on the site and we cannot be held responsible for any malfunctions.

Duration of cookies

Cookies have a lifetime dictated by the expiry date (or a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation.
Cookies can be
- Temporary or session cookies are used to store temporary information, link to actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer when you close your browser;
- Persistent cookies are used to store information, such as your login name and password, so that you do not have to re-enter them each time you visit a specific site. They remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser.

Managing cookies

In compliance with the directives of the Personal Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003, hereinafter the "Code") and, in particular, articles 13, paragraph 3 and 122, paragraph 1 and with reference to the provision of Identification of simplified procedures for the information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies - 8 May 2014 (Published in the Official Gazette no. 126 of 3 June 2014), you can change your consent to cookies at any time by reloading the site.

SIMONAMUSCARI.COM will keep track of the User's consent(s) through a special technical cookie, considered by the Privacy Guarantor as a "not particularly invasive" tool. The User may deny his/her consent and/or change his/her options regarding the use of cookies by this Website at any time by accessing this Privacy Policy which is "linkable" from every page of this Website.

The User has the option at any time to exercise the rights recognized by art. 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and, in particular, among others, to obtain a copy of the processed data, their updating, their origin, the purpose and method of treatment, their correction or integration, their cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking for processing in violation of the law and to oppose for legitimate reasons to the treatment.

To exercise these rights, please write to SIMONA MUSCARI at simona@simonamuscari.com for the attention of the Data Processing Manager for the Marketing Area.

If you have already given consent but want to change the cookie permissions, you must delete them through your browser, as indicated below, otherwise the cookies already installed will not be removed. In particular, please note that it is not possible to control third-party cookies in any way, so if you have already given consent, you must proceed to delete the cookies through your browser (dedicated section) or by requesting the opt-out directly from the third party or through the http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte website.

If you want to know more, you can consult the following sites:
- http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- https://www.cookiechoices.org/
- http://www.garanteprivacy.it/web/guest/home/docweb/-/docweb- display/docweb/3118884

How to disable/delete cookies via browser configuration

1. Run the Chrome Browser
2. Click on the menu on the browser toolbar next to the url entry window for browsing.
3. Select Settings
4. Click on Show Advanced Settings
5. In the 'Privacy' section click on the 'Content settings' button
6. In the "Cookies" section you can change the following cookie settings:
- Allow local data to be saved
- Only change local data until you close your browser
- Prevent sites from setting cookies
- Block third-party cookies and site data
- Manage exceptions for certain websites
- Delete one or all cookies
For more information please visit our Cookies page.

Mozilla Firefox
1. Run the Mozilla Firefox browser
2. Click on the menu in the browser toolbar next to the url entry window for navigation
3. Select Options
4. Select the Privacy panel
5. Click Show Advanced Settings
6. In the 'Privacy' section click on the 'Content settings' button
7. In the "Tracking" section you can change the following cookie settings:
- Require sites not to do any tracking
- Tell sites that you are willing to be tracked
- Do not communicate any preference regarding the tracking of personal data
8. From the "History" section, you can:
- Enable 'Use custom settings' to select to accept third-party cookies (always, from the most visited sites or never) and to keep them for a specified period (until they expire, when Firefox closes or to ask for them each time)
- Remove the individual cookies stored.
For more information please visit the dedicated page.

Internet Explorer
1. Run the Internet Explorer browser
2. Click on the Tools button and choose Internet Options
3. Click on the Privacy tab and, in the Settings section, change the slider to the desired cookie action:
- Block all cookies
- Allow all cookies
- Select the sites you want to get cookies from: move the slider to an intermediate position so that you do not block or allow all cookies, then click Sites, in the Website Address box enter a website and then click Block or Allow.
For more information visit the dedicated page.

Safari 6
1. Run the Safari Browser
2. Click on Safari, select Preferences and click on Privacy
3. In the Block Cookies section, specify how Safari should accept cookies from websites.
4. To see which sites have stored cookies click on Details
For more information please visit the dedicated page.

Safari iOS (mobile devices)
1. Run the Safari iOS Browser
2. Tap on Settings and then Safari 3. Tap on Block Cookies and choose from the options: "Never", "Third-party and advertisers" or "Always".
4. To clear all cookies stored by Safari, tap on Settings, then Safari, then Clear Cookies and Data.
For more information please visit the dedicated page.
1. Run the Opera Browser
2. Click on Preferences then Advanced and finally Cookie
3. Select one of the following options:
- Accept all cookies
- Accept cookies only from the site you are visiting: third-party cookies and cookies that are sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be rejected
- Never accept cookies - all cookies will never be saved. For more information please visit the dedicated page.

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