What are cookies?

This website uses cookies and/or similar technologies to store and retrieve information during browsing. In general, these technologies can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as for example identifying the user, collecting information about their browsing habits or personalising the way content is displayed. The specific uses of these technologies are described below.


What type of cookies does this website use?

  • Necessary technical cookies: these are essential to allow the connection. Among others, their purposes include monitoring traffic and the communication of data, identifying the session and accessing restricted-access pages. There is no option of deactivating them, as they are necessary for the website to work.
  • Preference or personalisation cookies: these allow the user’s preferences to be recorded (e.g. the language or region in which they are), in order to provide advanced services.
  • Analytical or measurement cookies: when processed by the Consortium or by third parties, these make it possible to count the number of users and perform statistical analysis and measurement of the use made by users of the service offered. The Consortium analyses browsing on this website for the purpose of improving the range of products and services it offers.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies: when processed by the Consortium or by third parties, these make it possible to analyse browsing habits in order to display advertising related to the browsing profile.
  • Geolocation cookies: these make it possible to determine the user’s geographical location.


Cookies according to who manages them

Depending on who manages the device or domain from which the cookies are sent, two types can be distinguished:

  • Own cookies: these belong to the owner of the website providing users with services.
  • Third-party cookies: these are those sent to users by a third party other than the website owner.

It may be that cookies sent by third parties cannot be rejected after accepting them through the website settings. In this case, the cookies can be deleted using the system set up by the third party, if appropriate, or directly using the browser.

More information about third parties, as well as about any international transfers that may be made, can be checked through the following link:


Validity and how long cookies are stored

Depending on their validity:

  • Session: these are temporary and stay in the browser’s cookie folder until the user leaves the website.
  • Persistent: these are stored and the website reads them every time it is accessed.


How long each of the cookies used on this website is stored can be checked through the following link:


In any case, consent to the use of cookies can be withdrawn, and the cookies deleted, using the options offered by the browser. It is also possible to configure the browser to tell the user before any cookies are installed. Information on how to do this is given below:


– For Firefox (link)

– For Chrome (link)

– For Explorer (link)

– For Edge (link)

– For IOS Safari (link)

– For Opera (link)