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Cookie policy

This notice on the use of cookies by the Data Controller, as identified below, has been produced pursuant to art. 13 et seq. of the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU 2016/679 (hereinafter the “Regulation” or the "GDPR") and in compliance with the provisions of the Decision of 8 May 2014 “Identification of simplified methods for the notice and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies” of the Italian Privacy Regulator (hereinafter the “Decision”) and any legal or regulatory provisions referenced by the Regulation or the Decision.

Data controller and contact details of the DPO.

The following companies are the Data Controller for the purposes of this notice:

  • Ria Grant Thornton S.p.A. with registered office in Via Melchiorre Gioia, 8 - 20124 Milano (MI);
  • Grant Thornton Consultants S.r.l. with registered office in Via Salaria, 222 – 00198 Rome (RM);
  • Grant Thornton Financial Due Diligence S.r.l., with registered office in Corso Vercelli, 40 - 20145 Milan (MI).

For all the aforementioned companies the contact details of the Group Data Protection Officer (hereinafter the “DPO”) are:

Legal basis of the processing.

The cookies are processed by the Data Controller or by third parties provided you have given your consent. You may give your consent to the use of the cookies in a simplified manner: by clicking on “OK”; by closing the banner from the “X” button; scrolling the page or clicking any element of the contents on the pages of the website.
Continuing to browse by leaving this cookie notice without a specific decision to manage the consents is equivalent to giving consent to the use of all the cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to the web browser while you are browsing and stored on your device when you visit an internet website like Ria Grant Thornton's.  Cookies allow the website to work efficiently, improve its performance and provide information to the owner for statistical or advertising purposes, mainly in order to personalize the browsing experience and remember preferences (for example remember the language or the currency that you have set etc.). Cookies cannot read data off your hard drive or cookies created by other sites, and do not damage your system.
However, you can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. Web browsers allow you to control cookies stored on your hard drive through the web browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit
Ria Grant Thornton only uses cookies to monitor the performance of our website and to improve user experience. If you choose not to accept our cookies, some of the features of our website will not work as well as we intend.

Which cookies does the Data Controller use and for what purposes?

Grant Thornton’s website uses various types of cookies which can be first party cookies (set and managed by Ria Grant Thornton) or cookies of third parties (set and managed by third parties in accordance with their privacy policy and not under the control of Ria Grant Thornton) and related technologies, each of which has a specific function.

We set out below some types of cookies on the website of Ria Grant Thornton:

Browsing Cookies

From the first visit these cookies allow the site to function properly and allow you to visualise the content on your device by recognising the language and the market of the country from which you are connected. If you are already a registered User, they will make it possible for you to be recognised and for you to access the services of the dedicated areas. Browsing cookies are technical cookies and are necessary for the website to work.

Functional Cookies

These cookies make it possible, on the basis of the requests made, for you to be recognised so that you not have to insert data every time you visit the website. These cookies are not essential for the website to work but they do improve the quality and experience of the User’s browsing.

Analytical Cookies

These first party cookies are owned by Ria Grant Thornton and are used to collect data in an anonymous and aggregated manner. These cookies are used to process statistical analyses on how you browse the website. Grant Thornton processes the results of these analyses anonymously and exclusively for statistical purposes.

  • Google Analytic - name: utma, _utmb, _utmc _utmz – for more information visit the Google page dedicated to cookies. However, if you want to block from the browser the cookies of Google Analitycs for all sites follow the instructions at this link:
  • Youtube preference - name: PREF use_hitbox VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. Grant Thornton uses YouTube to embed a selection of videos on our pages. The embedded videos do not set the cookies and can be reproduced without set cookies. However, if you click the 'Share' button YouTube will set the cookies. The cookies VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE try to estimate the width of the band and the cookies use_hitbox and PREF increase the 'views' counter on the YouTube video and memorise the session preferences. These cookies do not collect information that identify a user.
  • Twitter - name: guest_id. Grant Thornton incorporates a twitter feed in some of its pages. This cookie is used to identify the twitter User. If the user does not have a Twitter account or never makes a direct visit to the site  Twitter will assign a unique code to trace the visit to the Twitter feed.

First and Third Party Marketing and Profiling Cookies

These cookies create profiles relating to you for the purpose of sending commercial messages that correspond to the preferences shown during your visit or for the purpose of improving your browsing experience: whilst the you browse our website these cookies are useful for showing you products and services of interest to you or similar to the ones you visualised. Third party cookies are cookies that are sent by third party companies whom we trust. These cookies offer you our commercial offer on other affiliated websites (retargeting). As regards third party cookies we do not have control over the information provided by the cookie and we do not have access to such data. This information is completely controlled by the third party companies in accordance with their respective policies. In order to view the third party cookies, obtain information about the respective policies and manage in a knowledgeable manner consent or refusal, please visit (

Social Network Plugins.

This site also embeds plugins and/or buttons in order to facilitate the sharing of content on your preferred social networks. When you visit the website of Grant Thornton which contains a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of the social network from where the plugin is loaded. This server can trace your visit to the website of Grant Thornton and, if necessary, associate it with the respective account of the social network, in particular if you are connected at the time of the visit or have recently browsed one of the websites containing social media plugins. If you do not want the social network to register the data relating to your visit to the website of Grant Thornton, you must leave the social media account and, probably, delete the cookies that the social network installed in your browser.

Plugins are installed on this website with functions providing you with advanced privacy protection. They do not send cookies or access cookies on the browser when you open the page but only after you click on the plugin.

The collection and use of the information by such third parties are regulated by their respective privacy policies to which you are kindly asked to refer.

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How can I disable the cookies and manage my preferences

Web Browsers

Most web browsers are configured in order to accept, monitor or possibly disable cookies through the settings. Please bear in mind however that disabling the browser or functional cookies may cause the website to work in an unsatisfactory manner and/or limit the service offered.

We set out below the procedure for managing the cookies from the following browsers:

Third parties

You may at any time select your preferences from the Privacy Center by enabling or disabling the individual category of cookies. For more information about cookies and in order to manage  preferences on third party cookies we advise you to visit ( Once you are in the website, by accessing the area “Your choices” you may: visualise the list of third party companies that install cookies on the website of Grant Thornton; verify the presence and the status of the cookies installed and manage the consent by way of selection (On/Off). By expanding the Info item to every company you may access more information relating to the company and reach via links the specific notice regarding privacy and cookies.

Access to data and client services.

As a User of this website, you may freely and at any time exercise your rights pursuant to art. 13(2)(b) and (d) 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the Regulation. In particular you have the right to obtain from the Data Controller, in the cases provided for, access to personal data and the rectification,  deletion or restriction of the processing that relates to them or to object to the processing by contacting Grant Thornton by sending an email to the address Should you take the view that the processing of your personal data has been carried out through this website in beach of the provisions of the Regulation you have the right to bring a complaint before the Regulator (, as per art. 77 of the Regulation or seek judicial remedy through the appropriate avenues (art. 79 of the Regulation).

Please also note that you may receive assistance and explanations on how to give or refuse consent or how to delete the cookies from your browser by sending an e-mail to the address