Cookie Policy


The Company makes use of different types of cookies: they are small pieces of data sent from the website and stored by the user’s web browser in order to optimize their next visit on the same website. During the browsing on the website, there could be also cookies from different websites (third-party cookies) since it can contain pictures or links to other webpages belonging to different domains registered on a different server.

Cookies are used to perform authentication, to monitor sessions and store specific information concerning users who visit the website; some operations could not be carried out without cookies.

The website uses session cookies, that exist only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website and are delated when the browser is closed as well as persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device after the browser has been closed.

Session cookies are used to perform authentication, while flash cookies are necessary to the reproduction of video or audio contents (multimedia). The user can select to enable persistent cookie (by checking the ‘Remember my login’ box) in order to save the authentication credentials.

These cookies are “technical” since they fulfil only technical purposes or meet specific requirements by the user.

The technical cookies used by Sitael on the MatiPay website are indicated in the following table:


Cookie name Provider Description Validity Type
CookieConsent Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year HTTP
qtrans_front_language Determines the preferred language of the visitor. Allows the website to set the preferred language upon the visitor’s re-entry. 1 year HTTP
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session Pixel
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years HTTP
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day HTTP
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day HTTP





This website collects data with Google Analytics, which allows SITAEL S.p.A. to monitor and analyse traffic data and users’ behaviours on this website. Google Analytics is a tool by Google Inc. (hereinafter “Google”) that uses cookies to collect personal data with the aim to track and analyse the website/app usage, create reports on the website/app activities and share them with additional tools by Google. Data transmitted to Google are stored in the Google servers located in the United States. Google might use these personal data in order to address and customize messages from its advertising network. To consult the privacy policy of Google concerning Google Analytics tool, please visit this page

Please note that you can set your cookie preferences through the functionalities offered by traditional browsers, which allow deleting cookies or changing your browser settings in order to block or limit cookies. Therefore, it is possible to deny the cookies use, by following the disabling procedure provided by your browser.

Methods proposed by the main browsers are listed below:

  • Internet Explorer

  • Safari

Anyway, blocking all the cookies will affect negatively the website functionalities.

Considering the objective complexity involved in identifying the cookies technologies, if you want to receive any further information on this Cookie Policy or on the cookies use on Sitael’s Corporate website, we invite you to contact the Company.


In order to allow an easy sharing of MATIPAY contents on your favourite social networks, this website also incorporates plugins and/or widgets for the major social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). With a view to safeguard user privacy, these plugins are programmed so as not to install any cookies on the devices of the users who visit this website. Any possible cookie plugins provided by social networks could be set only when the user makes actual and voluntary use of these plugins. Please note that, when logged in a social network profile, the user who browses this website has already agreed to the use of cookies transmitted via this website at their first signup on the social network.

The Privacy Policy of each social network regulates the collection and use of information obtained through the plugins, as indicated hereinafter:


  • Facebook button and social widgets


Processing location: USA

  • Twitter button and social widgets


Processing location: USA

  • LinkedIn button and social widgets


Processing location: USA

  • YouTube button and social widgets


Processing location: USA

  • Instagram button and social widgets


Collected personal data: cookies and usage data.

Processing location: USA


Sitael S.p.A. may update partially or fully this policy in order to comply with both national and European regulations concerning personal data processing. Any future modification or update to this Policy will be notified to the users in the Home Page of this website and will be binding since its publication in this section. Therefore, we kindly recommend that you regularly read this policy and check for updates or changes.

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