This Cookie Policy forms an integral part of Fondazione's Privacy Policy available here.

1. Definitions, characteristics and application of the legislation

Cookies are small text files that may be sent to and registered on your computer or mobile device by the websites you visit, to then be re-sent to those same sites when you visit them again. It is thanks to these cookies that those websites can “remember” your actions and preferences (e.g., login data, language, font size, other display settings, etc.), so that you do not need to configure them again when you next visit the website, or when you change pages within a website.

Cookies are, therefore, used for electronic authentication, monitoring of sessions and storage of information regarding your activities when accessing a website. They may also contain a unique ID code which allows tracking of your browsing activities within a website, for statistical or advertising purposes. Some operations within a website may not be able to be performed without the use of cookies which, in certain cases, are technically necessary for operation of the website.

When browsing a website, you may also receive cookies from websites or web servers other than the website being visited (i.e., third-party cookies).

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, which may be stored on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time: “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies”, which will remain on your device until their pre-set expiration period passes.

Under applicable data protection law, your express consent is not always required for the use of cookies. In particular, "technical cookies" – i.e., cookies used exclusively to transmit messages over an electronic communications network, or otherwise strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by you – do not require your consent. In other words, cookies which are indispensable for the operation of the Website or required to perform activities you request may be used without your consent.

Among cookies which can be used without consent, the following are included:

  • Analytical cookies, when used directly by a website operator to collect information, in an aggregate form, on the number of users and how they use a website;
  • Technical cookies,, which allow users to browse a website according to a series of selected criteria (e.g., a certain language, products selected for purchase, etc.), in order to improve the services provided to those users. This category comprises browsing, navigation and session cookies, used to identify and authenticate users of a website

On the other hand, "profiling cookies" – i.e., cookies used to create profiles on users and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences revealed by users while browsing websites – always require users’ prior consent.

2. Types of cookies used by the Website

2.1 The Website uses the following types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies, which comprise browsing, session and navigation cookies, which are strictly necessary for the Website’s operation and/or to allow you to use the Website’s content and services and functionality cookies, which are used to activate specific Website functions and to configure the Website according to your choices (e.g., language), in order to improve your experience;
  • Analytical cookies, which allow Fondazione to understand how users make use of the Website, and to track traffic to and from the Website. The information collected by these cookies is processed in an aggregate and anonymous form, with no information on your specific ID being collected – therefore, the use of these cookies does not involve the use of your Personal Data.
  • Profiling cookies, which are used to observe the preferences you reveal through your use of the Website and to send you advertising messages in line with those preferences. These cookies, either of Fondazione or of third parties, are accurately selected and checked, and are used to guarantee that the marketing messages received through our Website, or other websites used by Fondazione to transmit its advertising messages, are in line with the visitor's preferences. Our advertising policy is conceived to offer pertinent messages, based on previous visits to our Website, on the most frequently visited pages, and on other data concerning the visitor. These cookies, if used together with other information about you, such as for example how our products and/or services are used, allow to recognize when access is made to the reserved area, and to send personalized marketing messages in line with the visitor's preferences.
  • Social and profiling cookies, which also enable users to interact with social networks (Facebook, Twitter). They are cookies that allow to share contents of the Website through social networks.

2.2 Fondazione also uses third-party cookies – i.e. cookies from websites / web servers other than the Website, and which are used for specific purposes of the third parties owning those websites / webservers (including profiling of users). These third parties will typically be considered independent data controllers regarding their cookies, and therefore you must refer to their privacy policies, information notices or other materials to obtain more information on them. Fondazione cannot control or ascertain the use which may be made, by these third parties, of third-party cookies, nor their exact characteristics or purpose.

2.3 The following section lists the links to information on third-party cookies:

  • The privacy policy of Akamai is available at this link

3. First party cookies present on the Website
Technical name Data Controller Cookie type, function and purpose Duration
Fondazione Technical cookie that stores the consent to the use of cookies 343 days
FRG_HIDEBANNER Fondazione Technical cookie that allows to hide the notification banner 7 days

4. Third party cookies present on the Website
Technical name Data Controller Cookie type, function and purpose Duration
AKA_A2 Akamai Technical cookie for Adaptive Acceleration feature, which enables DNS Prefetch and HTTP2 Push. Used by the Website to optimise the response time between the visitor and the website. 1 hour
AKSB Akamai Technical cookie that carries the timestamp (epoch time) and the URL sampled by RUM Session
_ga Google Universal Analytics Analytical cookie – Used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. Included in each page in request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. 2 years
_gat Google Universal Analytics Analytical cookie – Used to throttle the request rate, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites 10 minutes
__utma Google Analytics Analytical cookie 2 years
__utmb Google Analytics Analytical cookie 30 minutes
__utmc Google Analytics Analytical cookie Session
__utmz Google Analytics Analytical cookie 6 months
__utmt Google Analytics Analytical cookie 10 minutes
_gid Google Analytics Analytical cookie – stores and updates a unique value for each page visited 1 day

5. Cookie settings

Technical and analytical cookies
CAUTION: If you block or delete technical cookies used by the Website, the Website may become impossible to browse, certain services or functions of the Website may become unavailable or other malfunctions may occur, in which case you will have to modify or manually enter some information or preferences every time you visit the Website.

Technical Cookies
They do not require the user's prior consent to be used but they can, in any case, be disabled as indicated below in Browsing options section.

Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies, since they are anonymous, are considered as technical cookies; they do not require the user's consent, but can be disabled at any time.

Profiling cookies

Social and profiling cookies

Browsing options

You can also block or delete all or some of the cookies used on the Website via your browser options. Your cookie preferences will be reset if different browsers are used to access the Website. For more information on how to set the preferences for cookies via your browser, refer to the following instructions:

Without prejudice to the foregoing, you are informed of the possibility of using the information on YourOnlineChoices (EU), Network Advertising Initiative (USA) and Digital Advertising Alliance (USA), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Through these services you can manage the tracking preferences of most advertising tools. Fondazione, therefore, advises you to use these resources in addition to the information provided herein.