Privacy & Cookies Policy ENG (GDPR 2016/679 update)

This «Privacy Policy» sets out how the website uses and protects users’ personal data. policy eng

Users’ personal data is handled in full compliance with Italian (in particular Legislative Decree 196/2003) and European (GDPR 2016/679 European Regulation on Privacy) law provisions.

Data collection is an essential prerequisite to access the services offered on the website: technical data allows to enhance the quality of the service and to personalize it accordingly to the needs of users accessing the service.

Data collected can be use to send emails advising that new articles have been published or to respond to readers’ questions and comments on topics discussed on the website.

Personal Data Processing

Data Controller

Personal data is stored and kept by the Data Controller, Mrs Elena Donato []; data will not be shared with third parties, except in the cases and in the manners provided by law. The Data Controller guaranties privacy and data protection at all stages of the processing thereof.

Said data will not permit to identify the user, except upon the request of competent judicial authorities in the lawful attempt to prevent and/or to punish offences.

Refusal to provide data

The interested party can refuse to provide navigation data to the Data Controller. To do so, he shall disable cookies following the browser instructions (see “Cookies Policy” set forth in this page). Disabling cookies may negatively affect the website functionalities.

Newsletter Subscription

Email address and in some cases other personal data (surname and/or name) of users which make requests via email may be collected for the sole purpose of responding to the request, i.e. to provide the service.

Data is processed using automated means, only for the time necessary to achieve the objective for which they have been collected and in compliance with law dispositions.

Users can freely unsubscribe the newsletter by clicking the link at the very end of each email or contacting the Data Controller.

Comments to articles

Also making comments implies the collection of users’ personal data (email address and in some cases surname and/or name) for the sole purpose of responding to requests and for the registration to the mailing list.

Users’ rights

Visitors of the website may exercise their rights laid down in art. 7 of the Legislative Decree 196/03: users may require the complete cancellation of data provided exercising the right to withdraw.

Section 7 (Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights)

1. A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.

2. A data subject shall have the right to be informed:

a) of the source of the personal data;
b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;
c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means;
d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5(2);
e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.

3. A data subject shall have the following rights:

a) to obtain updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;
b) to obtain erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed;
c) to obtain certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.

4. A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part:

a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;
b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.

Cookies Policy

The website uses temporary files called “cookies” (in accordance with the “provisional measure on Cookies” n.229 – 8 may 2014): said files increase user-friendliness of the website. Cookies may be used to determine whether the computer had already connected to the website. Only cookies memorized on said computer or device shall be identified.

It is possible to visit the website without cookies, many browsers accept them automatically though (for more info please see browser instructions below); however is always possible to delete cookies stored in the hard disk.

Types of Cookies

1. Technical Cookies

This kind of cookies allows the website to properly work. There are two categories of them: persistent cookies (ones the session is closed, these remain on your hard drive until they expire on a preset date) and session cookies (erased when you close the browser).

Said cookies are necessary to properly display the website, therefore they will always be used, unless the user changes the settings of his browser (this might affect negatively haw the pages are displayed).

2. Performance cookies

They collect information on the efficiency of a website in responding to users’ request anonymously, with the sole purpose of enhancing the functionality of the website (e.g. most popular pages, errors or delays registered in the service provision).

3. Profiling cookies (not used on

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation.

4. Third Parties’ Cookies

Browsing on the website, users may receive on their device also cookies that are generated and used by a different party from the manager of the site on which the user is browsing: this happens because there might be images or links to other web pages (said cookies are directly sent to the browser from third parties).

For the sake of transparency follows a list of third parties’ services that users may find on, the purposes and the links to their policy pages.

a) Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that tracks and reports website traffic to advance users’ web experience. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and analyze information on modalities of interaction between users and the website in aggregate form ( e.g. most visited web pages, geographical origin of users, etc). Google stores data collected on its servers in the United States.

The data collected by Google Analytics is stored by Google as indicated in the privacy policy on To read the Privacy Policy of Google Inc., independent data controller of the services of Googl Analytics, please visit

Users may disable Google Analytics installing opt-out browser add-on provided by Google:

However, uses Google Analytics services solely to create statistics on the visits to the pages and to analyse internal traffic: data obtained do not allow to identify users (“anonymous IP cookies”); data obtained is “aggregate” and provides information on the surfing dynamics on the website, the number of users and the visited web pages.

b) YouTube

In some pages users may find YouTube videos, which may install cookies to collect information of preferencies of users. For more info on how YouTube uses cookies, please visit the Privacy Policy on

c) Social Networks

On users may find links to Social Networks to enhance interaction on Social platforms and to share contents directly from the website. For more info, please visit the following Pricacy and Cookies Policies of different social networks.



Cookies management

Users may accept or not the cookies changing the settings of the browser: below the links to the most popular browsers’ policies.



We would remind once again that choosing to block cookies may negatively affect (or even prevent) the website to work well.For more info on cookies and on how to block them, please visit: /


Further info

External links

Thirds’ website links that users may find on are not bound by this Policy, therefore we suggest to carefully read the privacy policy available on said external websites, the methods of collection, use and disclosure of personal data.

Amendments to the Policy

The Data Controller has the right to amend this Policy at any time, giving notice of it on this web page. Please visit this page regularly.

In case of non-acceptance of this Privacy Policy, users shall stop using the services offered on and may ask the Data Controller to delete his/her personal data.

Legal Framework

This Policy is drown up in fulfillment of the Legislative Decree 196/2033 and of the GDPR 2016/679, of the art. 10 of the Directive 95/46/EC, and in compliance with the provisions of the Directive 2009/136/CE about cookies.

Thanks for your attention.

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