Information pursuant to Article 13 of European Regulation 679/2016

Relative to the processing carried out through the site including cookies

Data protection is a very serious matter for us and we would therefore like to inform you about the way data is processed and the rights you can exercise under the relevant data protection regulations, EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter also: "GDPR").

1. Data controller and DPO


2. The categories of data that are processed

The data processed by the Controller are 'personal data' (ex Art. 4.1 of the GDPR) provided by you. In particular, the relevant categories of personal data may include, but are not limited to:

Any personal and identification data (i.e. first name and surname, etc.);

Any contact data (IP address, e-mail address, and similar data) and navigation data.

Processing of data useful for navigation purposes

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected in order to be associated with identified interested parties, but by its very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

Among the information that may be collected we have IP addresses, the type of browser or operating system used, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation addresses, the domain name and addresses of the websites from which access or exit (referring/exit pages) was made, the time the request was made to the server, the method used and information on the response obtained, further information on the user's navigation on the site (see also the section on cookies) and other parameters relating to the user's operating system and computer environment.

This same data could also be used to identify and ascertain responsibility in the event of any computer crimes against the site.



Cookie Policy

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, largely in the form of cookies. This information may relate to you, your preferences or your device and is largely used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information usually does not directly identify you, but can provide a more personalised web experience. Because we respect your right to protection of your personal information, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies. Click on "Cookie Settings" and the headers of the different categories of cookies to learn more and change the default settings. However, inhibiting certain types of cookies may affect your navigation on the site and use of the related services we are able to offer. The following information is provided to you in implementation of the provision of the Data Protection Authority of 8 May 2014 "Identification of the simplified procedures for the provision of information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies".

What are Cookies? And which Cookies do we use?

Cookies are small text strings that a website can send, while you are browsing, to your device (be it a PC, a notebook, a smartphone, a tablet; they are usually stored directly on the browser used for browsing). The same website that sent them can then read and record cookies that are on the same device to obtain various types of information. Which ones? For each type of cookie there is a well-defined role.

How many types of cookies exist?

There are two basic macro-categories, with different characteristics: technical cookies and profiling cookies.

Technical cookies are generally necessary for the correct functioning of the website and to allow navigation; without them you may not be able to view pages correctly or use certain services. For example, a technical cookie is needed to keep you logged in throughout your visit to a website, or to store language settings, display settings, and so on.

The technical cookies used on this site can be further distinguished into:

Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the operation of the website, in particular for normal navigation of the site, and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions you take that constitute a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but as a result some or all parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Analytical cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can evaluate and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors navigate the site. All information collected by cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not authorise these cookies, we will not be able to assess the collective browsing and behaviour of our users and improve the performance of the site accordingly.

Functionality cookies

These cookies enable the site to provide advanced functionality and personalisation, allowing navigation according to a number of selected criteria (e.g. language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services have been added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

Profiling cookies have the task of profiling the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing.

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies may be used, including by third companies, to build a profile of your interests and show or send you relevant ads on this and other sites.

These cookies can only be set through our site by our advertising partners and are therefore third-party cookies. These cookies are based solely on the detection of your internet browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not be shown or sent these advertisements, nor will profiles of your interests be created. Refusal or withdrawal of consent to the use of one or more profiling cookies will not interfere with your ability to access or browse the website.

If you are enrolled in one of our loyalty programmes by accepting such cookies and browsing as a result of receiving a targeted email from us or accessing a restricted area, these cookies and related analytics will be matched with your programme registration data or membership references via an automatically generated numeric code.

The use of such cookies requires the prior acquisition of the user's free consent, which the website acquires in accordance with the Legislation of the Italian Data Protection Authority of 8 May 2014 and subsequent amendments and additions.

Cookies can, again, be classified as:

first-part cookies, which are generated and managed directly by the operator of the website on which the user is browsing.

third-part cookies, which are generated and managed by parties other than the operator of the website on which the user is browsing (by virtue, as a rule, of a contract between the owner of the website and the third party).

List of cookies on the website

Google analytics:

google analytics

_ga Google

Records a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website      

_gat Google

Used by Google Analytics to limit the frequency of requests

_gid Google

It records a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

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 distinguished into:

temporary or (session cookies): these are used to store temporary information, allow you to link actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer when you close your browser;

permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to store information, such as your login name and password, so that you do not have to re-type them each time you visit a specific site. These remain stored on the computer even after closing the browser.

For the specific duration of individual cookies, please refer to the "Cookie Settings" settings panel. 

Cookie Management

With reference to the action of Identification of the simplified procedures for the information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies - 8 May 2014 (Published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale No. 126 of 3 June 2014), you can change your consent to cookies at any time by clicking on the link "Cookie setting" at the bottom of each page of this website.

SELECTED ARTWORKS srl will keep appropriate track of the User's consent(s) through a specific technical cookie, considered by the Italian Data Protection Authority a "not particularly invasive" tool. The User can deny his/her consent and/or modify at any time his/her options concerning the use of cookies by this website, by accessing this Privacy Policy "link" from every page of this website.

If you have already given your consent but want to change your 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 in any way to control third-party cookies, so if you have already given consent, you must proceed to delete the cookies through your browser (dedicated section) or by asking the third parties to opt-out directly.

How to disable/delete cookies via browser configuration

Chrome, please visit the dedicated page

Mozilla Firefox, please visit the dedicated page

Internet Explorer, please visit the dedicated page

Safari 6, please visit the dedicated page

Safari iOS (mobile)

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 on Safari and finally on Clear Cookies and Data.


1. Run the Opera Browser

2. Click on Preferences then Advanced and finally Cookies

3. Select one of the following options:

- Accept all cookies

- Accept cookies only from the website 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.

Notice concerning children under 14 years of age

Children under the age of 14 may not provide personal data. SELECTED ARTWORKS srl shall in no way be held responsible for any collection of personal data, nor for any mendacious declarations, supplied by children under the age of 14, and in any case, should the use of such data be detected, SELECTED ARTWORKS srl shall facilitate the right of access and cancellation forwarded by the legal guardian or by the person exercising parental responsibility.

Data subject rights

The data subject, in relation to the personal data covered by this information notice, is entitled to exercise the rights provided for in the EU Regulation below:

Data subject's right of access [Art. 15 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to him are being processed and, if so, access to the information expressly provided for in the aforementioned article, including but not limited to the purposes of the processing, the categories of data and recipients, the storage period, the existence of the right to erasure, rectification or restriction, the right to lodge a complaint, all available information as to the origin of the data, the possible existence of an automated decision-making process pursuant to Art. 22 of the Regulation, as well as a copy of your personal data.

Right to rectification [Art. 16 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the rectification and/or integration of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her, without undue delay;

Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") [Art. 17 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to have his/her personal data erased without undue delay, if one of the reasons expressly provided for in the aforementioned article exists, including but not limited to the fact that the processing is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, revocation of the consent on which the processing is based, objection to processing where it is based on a legitimate interest which is not overriding, unlawful processing of data, erasure due to legal obligations, data of minors processed in the absence of the conditions of applicability provided for in Article 8 of the Regulation;

Right to restriction of processing [Art. 18 of the EU Regulation]: in the cases provided for by Art. 18, including unlawful processing, contestation of the accuracy of the data, objection by the data subject and the cessation of the need for processing by the data controller, the data subject's data must be processed only for conservation purposes except with the data subject's consent and the other cases expressly provided for by the aforementioned article;

Right to data portability [Art. 20 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject, where the processing is based on consent and on contract and is carried out by automated means, may request to receive his/her personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and has the right to transmit it to another data controller;

Right to object [Art. 21 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to object to the processing of his or her personal data if the processing is based on a legitimate interest that is not overriding or is carried out for direct marketing purposes;

Right not to be subject to automated decision-making [Art. 22 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right not to be subject to a decision, including profiling, based solely on automated processing (e.g. carried out exclusively by electronic means or computer programs).

The above description does not replace the text of the articles quoted therein, which are referred to here in full and to which reference should be made:

Right to complain

If the data subject considers that his or her rights have been compromised, he or she has the right to lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, in accordance with the procedures indicated by the Authority itself at the following address 

or by sending written notice to the Italian Data Protection Authority, Piazza Montecitorio n.121, 00186 Rome.