2. Type of Data Processed
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
2.1 Cookies used
2.1.1 Session cookies
The website use:
- session cookies, which are indispensable to manage user authentication when accessing on-line services and reserved areas. These cookies (which are not permanently saved on the user’s computer but are eliminated once the browser is closed) are used to transmit session details required to allow users to browse the website safely and efficiently.
- session cookies for load balancing, to optimise the website performance and reduce page loading times.
- cookies strictly necessary for the correct functioning of the websites and to save navigation preferences.
By disabling these cookies users will not be able to use some of the on-line services.
2.1.2 Analytical/monitoring cookies
The sites uses third-party analytical cookies, which the third party has undertaken to use only to supply the service and to store separately without cross-referencing the information collected with any other information it may have.
In particular, the site uses the following services:
- Google Analytics, an analytical tool owned by Google, Inc. that allows the University to obtain anonymous and aggregated statistics, used to optimise the websites and its services. The University has set up a technical tool, suggested by the third party, to mask the IP address and allow all user IP addresses to remain anonymous. IP anonymising/masking takes place as soon as data is received by Google Analytics collection network, before the data is stored or processed to generate statistics on the use of the web portal. Google Analytics anonymises the address as soon as this is technically feasible, in the passage upstream from the network on which the data is collected. For further information, please see Google Analytics IP Anonymization section or visit Data privacy and security overview.
Analytical/monitoring cookies can be disabled without affecting the navigation of the portal: to disable cookies, please see “How to disable cookies” in the following section.
2.1.3 Other types of cookies
On some of its pages, the site may integrate functionalities developed by third parties and/or third party profiling cookies, which may be installed during navigation. The objective of this integration is to assess the effectiveness of the University’s communication activity and divulge and give visibility to University activities and content on matters of public and social interest. These may include, but are not limited to:
- the use of java script to register and send to Facebook information regarding users who have visited specific pages in response to postings on Facebook;
- the use of services that allow to interact with social networks (ex.: “social plug-ins”) or with other external platforms, through pages of the Portal System websites (for example, view videos on YouTube and Vimeo, Google Maps).
In these cases, or when users access the site after logging in through their Facebook, LinkedIn, Google or Twitter account, some personal data may be acquired by the social network platforms. The information collected by third parties is processed and managed in accordance with the relevant policies, which we recommend reading. For reference and to ensure transparency, the cookies and privacy policies are listed below.
2.1.4 How to disable cookies
Disabling all cookies
The links below lead to information on how to disable cookies on the most popular browsers (for all other browsers, we advise users to look for this option in the help section of the software).
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Apple Safari: http://www.apple.com/it/privacy/use-of-cookies/
Disabling third-party cookies
Third-party cookies may also be disabled following the instructions available in the relevant policies (paragraph 2.1.3) and/or made available directly by the data controlling companies.
To disable only Google Analytics cookies users may use the opt-out add-on provided by Google for the most commonly used browsers.
Deleting previously stored cookies
Even if users deny consent to the use of external cookies, before doing so the cookies may already have been stored on their device. For technical reasons, it is not possible to remove these cookies, however the browser allows users to delete them using the privacy settings. Browser options include a “Delete navigation data” option, which can be used to delete cookies, website data and plug-ins.
Data voluntarily provided by users
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of emails, messages and any other type of communications, addresses or contact details indicated on thissite implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender’s email address and any other personal data used to reply to requests. All data will be processed in compliance with the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, protecting confidentiality as required by Legislative Decree No. 196/03.
Specific summary information will be progressively provided or displayed on the relevant website pages for specific services.
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