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Cookie Policy

Following the consultation of this website, your personal data may be processed. In this page, we intend to describe the management methods we adopt for your data collected during your visit to this website. This information is provided in accordance with the regulations on the protection of personal data (EU Regulation 2016/679 and Legislative Decree 196/03 and subsequent amendments) to all those who interact with the web services of Hiking in Italy, accessible via the web address

This information only applies to this website and not to other sites that you may visit through links. It is also based on Recommendation no. 2/2001, which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, gathered in the group established by Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 to identify some minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online, and, in particular, the methods, times, and nature of the information that data controllers must provide to users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purposes of the connection.

Data Controller:

Hiking in Italy – Cultural Association “Quanto Manca Tours”
Via Pompeo Ugonio, 4 00162 Rome
C.F: 96477890584

Types of Collected Data:

We collect Personal Data about you only if we have good reasons to do so. For example, to provide you with our initiatives, to communicate with you, or to improve our services. We do this in three different ways: when you decide to provide it to us, automatically through our services, and automatically through third-party services.

Among the Personal Data we may collect when you decide to provide it to us, or automatically by us or through third parties, are: Cookies, Site usage data, name, surname, date of birth, phone number, VAT number, company name, profession, address, fax number, country, state, province, email, ZIP code, gender, city, username, password, Tax Code, and geographic location.

In the following sections of this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with complete details on each type of data collected. Specific informative texts are also displayed on the site before data collection.

Since we want to collect Personal Data only if we have good reasons to do so, you should consider that if you refuse to provide some Data, it may be impossible for this Website to provide you with the Service. Where Data is indicated as optional on the Website, you are free not to provide such Data without it having any effect on the availability or functioning of the Service. If you have any doubts about which Data is mandatory, we encourage you to contact the Data Controller indicated at the beginning of this document.

The possible use of Cookies – or other tracking tools – by the website or by third-party service providers used by this Website, if not otherwise specified, is intended to provide you with the requested services, as well as other purposes described in this information.

Please be careful that if you publish or share Personal Data of third parties through the website, you have the right to do so, releasing the Data Controller from any responsibility.

Methods and location of data processing

Processing methods
The data controller of adopts appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your personal data. We process your personal data using computer and/or electronic tools, with methods strictly related to the specified purposes. In addition to the data controller, in some cases, other subjects involved in the organization of this website may have access to your data, such as administrative staff, commercial staff, marketing personnel, legal personnel, system administrators, or external parties such as third-party technical service providers, postal couriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communication agencies, who may also be appointed as data processors if necessary. We can provide you with an updated list of data processors upon request by contacting us at the email address provided in this privacy policy.

Legal basis for data processing
The Data Controller processes your Personal Data if one of the following conditions applies:

  • You have given consent for one or more specific purposes; Note: in some jurisdictions, we may be allowed to process your Personal Data without your explicit consent or any of the legal bases specified below, as long as you do not object (so-called “opt-out”) to such processing. However, this is not applicable if the processing of your Personal Data is governed by European legislation on the protection of Personal Data;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you and/or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures;
  • the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Data Controller;
  • the processing is necessary for the pursuit of the legitimate interests of the Data Controller or third parties.

However, you can always ask us to clarify the specific legal basis for each processing and, in particular, to specify whether the processing of your Personal Data is based on law, provided for by a contract, or necessary to conclude a contract.

Your Personal Data connected to the services of this website is processed at our headquarters and in any other location where the parties involved in the processing are located. It is handled only by specifically authorized personnel. All data related to the website, as well as its backups, are stored on servers hosted in data centers within the European Union and compliant with current EU regulations. For further information, please contact us. We will be at your disposal to provide you with all the details. Your Personal Data may be transferred to a country other than the one you are located in. For more information about the location of the processing, please refer to the section on Personal Data processing details.

We would like to inform you that you have the right to obtain information about the legal basis of the transfer of your Data outside the European Union or to an international organization of public international law or constituted by two or more countries, such as the UN, as well as regarding the security measures adopted by Hiking in Italy to protect your Data.

If one of the aforementioned transfers takes place, you can refer to the respective sections of this document or ask us for information by contacting us at the details provided at the beginning.

Retention period
We process and retain your Data only for the time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.


  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between you and Hiking in Italy will be retained until the completion of such contract.
  • Personal Data collected for purposes related to the legitimate interests of the Data Controller will be retained until such interests are satisfied. You can obtain further information about the legitimate interests pursued by Hiking in Italy in the relevant sections of this document or by contacting us directly.

When the processing is based on your consent, we may retain your Personal Data for a longer period, namely until such consent is revoked by you. We may also be required to retain your Personal Data for a longer period in compliance with a legal obligation or an order from an authority.

At the end of the retention period, we will proceed to delete your Personal Data. Therefore, upon reaching this deadline, your right to access, delete, rectify, and your right to data portability cannot be exercised anymore.

Purposes of Data Processing

Your Data is collected for the following purposes:

  • Statistics
  • Contacting
  • User Interaction with social networks and external platforms
  • Displaying content from external platforms
  • Traffic optimization and distribution
  • Managing email addresses and sending messages
  • Tag management

For further detailed information on the purposes of processing and the specific Personal Data relevant to each purpose, you can refer to the relevant sections of this document.

Details about the processing of personal data

Personal data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services.

Contacting the User
Contact form By filling in the contact form with their data, the User gives consent to their use to respond to requests for information, quotes, or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal data collected: Name, Surname, Email, Address, Phone Number, and any other types of data specified in the service’s privacy policy.

The services contained in this section allow the Data Controller to monitor and analyze traffic data and are used to keep track of User behavior.

Mailing list or newsletter (this Website)
By registering for the mailing list or newsletter, the User’s email address is automatically added to a list of contacts to whom email messages containing information, including commercial and promotional ones, related to this Website may be sent. The User’s email address may also be added to this list as a result of registering on this Website or making a purchase. Personal Data processed: Last Name; Email; First Name; Gender; Website.

Contact form (this Website) By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User gives consent for their use to respond to requests for information, quotes, or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header. Personal Data processed: ZIP code; City; Last Name; Date of Birth; Email; Address; First Name; Phone Number; Gender; Website.

Matomo Analytics

Matomo is a statistics software used by this Website to analyze data directly, without the assistance of third parties. Personal Data processed: Usage Data; Tracking Tool.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them. If a service of this kind is installed, it is possible that, even if Users do not use the service, it may collect traffic data relating to the pages where it is installed.

Font Awesome (Fonticons, Inc.)

Font Awesome is a font style display service provided by Fonticons, Inc., which enables this Website to incorporate such content within its pages.

Personal Data processed: Tracking Tools.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy.

Widget Video YouTube (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video content viewing service managed by Google Inc. that allows this website to integrate such content within its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy.

Storage duration:

  • PREF: 8 months
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: 8 months
  • YSC: session duration

User Rights
In accordance with Articles 15-21, 7, and 77 of GDPR 2016/679, you have the right to exercise certain rights regarding your data processed by Hiking in Italy:

In particular, you have the right to:

  • Withdraw your consent at any time. You can revoke the consent for the processing of your Personal Data previously given.
  • Object to the processing of your Data. You can object to the processing of your Data when it is carried out on a legal basis other than consent. Further details on your right to object are provided in the section below.
  • Access your Data. You have the right to obtain information about your Data processed by Hiking in Italy, certain aspects of the processing, and receive a copy of your processed Data.
  • Verify and request rectification. You can verify the accuracy of your Data and request its update or correction.
  • Obtain the restriction of processing. Under certain conditions, you have the right to request the restriction of processing your Data. In such cases, Hiking in Italy will not process your Data for any other purposes except for their storage.
  • Obtain the erasure or removal of your Personal Data. Under certain conditions, you have the right to request the deletion of your Data by Hiking in Italy.
  • Receive your Data or have them transferred to another controller. You have the right to receive your Data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and, where technically feasible, to have them transferred to another controller without hindrance. This provision applies when your Data is processed by automated means and the processing is based on your consent, a contract of which you are a party, or contractual measures related to you.
  • Lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for personal data protection or take legal action.

Details about the right to object
When your Personal Data is processed in the public interest, in the exercise of official authority vested in Hiking in Italy, or for the legitimate interests pursued by Hiking in Italy, you have the right to object to the processing for reasons related to your particular situation.

Please note that if your Data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing without providing any justification. To find out if we use your Data for direct marketing purposes, you can refer to the respective sections of this document.

How to exercise your rights

To exercise your rights, you can send a request to our contact details provided in this document. Requests are free of charge and processed by Hiking in Italy as soon as possible, in any case within one month.

Cookie Policy

Definition and Purpose
Cookies are small data portions stored in text files that are stored on your computer or another device when websites are loaded in a browser. By default, almost all web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, both for a single visit (using a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeated visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and stay logged in.

Cookies can be set by the site you are visiting (called “first-party cookies”) or by third parties, which means a website different from the one the user is visiting, such as those providing content or advertising or analytics services on the website (“third-party cookies”). This is because elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages from other domains, etc.) that reside on servers different from the visited site can be present on each website. Both websites and HTML emails can also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small, transparent images that provide statistics for purposes similar to cookies. They are often used in combination with cookies, although they are not stored on the computer in the same way. Therefore, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be limited.

Cookies can be used for various purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons, some allow a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users, and some enable the display of advertising from selected third-party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded or when a visitor performs a certain action (such as clicking the “Like” or “Follow” button on a post, for example). Many of the cookies we use are set only if you are a registered user (so you don’t have to log in every time, for example), while others are set every time you visit our website, regardless of whether you have an account.

The provision of May 8, 2014, by the Guarantor for the protection of personal data identifies two main categories of cookies: “technical” and “profiling” cookies.

Technical Cookies

These are cookies that are necessary for navigation or to provide a service requested by the user. They are not used for any further purposes and are normally installed directly by the owner of the website. Without these cookies, certain operations may not be possible or would be more complex and/or less secure, as cookies are essential for carrying out and maintaining user identification within the session.

Technical Cookies can be further divided into:

  • Navigation or session cookies, which ensure the normal navigation and use of the website (for example, allowing a purchase to be made or authenticating to access reserved areas);
  • Analytics cookies, which are treated as technical cookies when used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how they visit the website;
  • Functionality cookies, which allow the user to navigate based on selected criteria (such as language or products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.

Profiling Cookies

These are cookies used to track the user’s browsing activity online and create profiles based on their tastes, habits, choices, etc. These cookies may transmit targeted advertising messages to the user’s device, in line with the preferences already expressed by the user during online browsing.

Use of Cookies by this website

This website uses technical navigation, analytics, and functionality cookies.

Other types of cookies or third-party tools that may be used

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an aggregated form and may not require the user’s consent or may be managed directly by the owner – depending on how they are described – without the help of third parties.

If any third-party tools are listed below, they may – in addition to what is specified and even without the owner’s knowledge – track user activity. For more detailed information, please refer to the privacy policies of the listed services.

Managing and deleting Cookies

In addition to what is provided in this document, Users can manage preferences for cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing them. Through the browser preferences, it is also possible to delete cookies installed in the past, including the cookie in which consent may have been saved for the installation of cookies by this website. Disabling cookies may affect the functionality of our service. You can find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses:

Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari e Microsoft Edge. To learn more about managing and deleting cookies, visit For more details about your choices regarding the use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising, visit (based in the EU) or (based in the United States). On a mobile device, you can also modify settings to limit ad tracking.

In case of services provided by third parties, the user can also exercise their right to oppose tracking by referring to the third party’s privacy policy, using the opt-out link if explicitly provided, or by directly contacting them.

Ownership of Cookie processing

Since the installation of Cookies and other tracking systems operated by third parties through the services used within this website cannot be technically controlled by Hiking in Italy, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. For complete information, please refer to the privacy policy of any third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies and their very close integration with the functioning of the web, the user is invited to contact Hiking in Italy should they wish to receive any further information regarding the use of Cookies and any potential uses of them – for example, by third parties – carried out through this website.

Further information on data processing

Legal defense

We would like to inform you that we may use your Personal Data in legal proceedings or in the preparatory stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website or related Services by the User. We also inform you that Hiking in Italy may be required to disclose your Data upon request of public authorities.

Specific information

Upon your request, in addition to the information provided in this privacy policy, this Website may provide you with additional and contextual information regarding specific Services, or the collection and processing of Personal Data.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services used by it may collect system logs, which are files that record interactions and may also contain Personal Data, such as your IP address.

Information not contained in this policy

You can request further information regarding the processing of your Personal Data at any time using the contact information provided in this document.

Response to “Do Not Track” requests

This Website does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine if any third-party services used support them, please refer to their respective privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Hiking in Italy reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by notifying Users on this page and, if technically and legally feasible, by sending a notification to Users through one of the contact details available to the Data Controller. Therefore, please check this page regularly, referring to the date of the last modification indicated at the bottom.

If the changes affect processing activities based on consent, the Data Controller will collect the User’s consent again, if necessary.

Definitions and Legal References

Personal Data (or Data)

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Website (including from third-party applications integrated into this Website), which may include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the Users who connect to this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.), the country of origin, the characteristics of the browser and operating system used by the visitor, the various time details of the visit (such as the time spent on each page) and the details of the itinerary followed within the Application, with particular reference to the sequence of pages visited, the parameters relating to the operating system, and the user’s computer environment.


The individual browsing this Website, unless otherwise specified, who coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.

This Website (or Application)

The hardware or software tool through which the Personal Data of Users is collected and processed.


The service provided by this Website as described in the relevant terms (if available) on this site/application.

European Union (EU)

Unless otherwise specified, any reference to the European Union contained in this document shall be deemed to include all current member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area.


A small piece of data stored on the User’s device.

Legal References

This privacy notice is drafted based on multiple legislative systems, including Articles 13 and 14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Unless otherwise specified, this privacy notice exclusively concerns this Website.

Last modified: July 3, 2023.