Privacy & Cookie

This page will describe management of our web site as regards processing the personal data of users that visit us.

This information is provided - also in pursuance of Section 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - to any entity having to do with the web-based services that are made available by the current site via electronic networks as from the following address, which corresponds to the home page of our official web site: -

The information provided only applies to our web site and does not concern any web sites that may be visited by an user via external links.

The information provided is also based on the guidelines contained in Recommendation no. 2/2001, which was adopted on 17 May 2001 by the European data protection authorities within the Working Party set up under Article 29 of European Directive 95/46/EC in order to lay down minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online - especially with regard to arrangements, timing and contents of the information to be provided by data controllers to users visiting web pages for whatever purpose.

The above Recommendation as well as a summary of its purposes can be found in the web site of the Italian Data Protection Authority (

Data Controller

Visiting this site may result into the processing of data concerning identified or identifiable persons.

The data controller is Raffaele Aprile manager of Casa Vacanze Medea, with registered office in Siracuse (Italy), via Giuseppe Agnello, 7 – 96100.

Data Subjects' Rights

Data subjects are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified (Section 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).

The above Section also provides for the right to request erasure, anonymisation or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the data.

All requests should be emailed to, or sent by mail to Casa Vacanze Medea, via Giuseppe Agnello 7 – 96100 Siracuse (Italy).


Cookies are small portions of data that are stored and used to enhance the experience of using a site. For example, they may temporarily remember your browsing preferences to keep you from selecting your language all the time, making the next more comfortable and intuitive visits. Or they can be used to make “anonymous polls” about how users navigate through the site, so they can then get better from actual data. Cookies do not record any personal information about a user, and any identifiable data will not be stored. If you want to disable the use of cookies, you must customize your computer settings by setting the deletion of all cookies or triggering a warning when cookies are stored. To proceed without changing the cookie application, just keep on navigating.

Cookies are not viruses or programs

Cookies are only data saved in text form in the “variable = value” form (example: “dateAccessoSito = 2014-01-20,14: 23: 15?). These data can only be read from the site that generated them, and in many cases have an expiration date beyond which the browser will automatically delete them. Not all cookies are used for the same purpose: below are the different types of cookies used by this website.

Cookies are indispensable

These cookies are essential in order to allow you to move around the site and fully utilize its features. Without these cookies some services will not work properly.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how users use a website, but do not store information that identifies a visitor. These cookies are used only to improve the functioning of the website. By using the site you agree that such cookies can be stored on your device.

Functionality cookies

Cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (such as the language or other special settings that may be available) and provide advanced custom features, and can also be used to provide the required services. By using the site you agree that such cookies can be stored on your device.

How to manage cookies on your PC

Each browser allows you to customize how cookies are to be processed. For more information, see the browser documentation that is used. Some browsers allow “anonymous navigation” on websites, accepting cookies and then deleting them automatically at the end of the navigation session. For more information about “anonymous navigation”, please refer to your browser documentation.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to allow the website to analyze how users use the site. Information generated by the cookie on the use of the website (including your anonymous IP address) will be transmitted and filed with Google servers in the United States. Google will use this information to examine your site usage, compile site activity reports for its operators, and provide other services related to website activities and the use of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third parties refer the above information to Google. By using this web site, you consent to the processing of your data by Google for the above mentioned modalities and purposes.

You can prevent Google from detecting a cookie that is generated due to and linked to your use of this website (including your IP address) and processing such data by downloading and installing this plugin for the browser:

You can stop cookies by modifying the corresponding setting in your browser; However, let’s know that this way you may not be able to use all the features of this site. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purpose indicated. If you need more information or if you have questions about the privacy policy of this site please contact us.