Cookie Policy

Please read our Cookie Policy carefully as it applies to everyone who wishes to browse the website managed by the Scientific and Technological Research Area of Trieste – Area Science Park.


  1. Our policy
  2. Cookies explained
  3. What cookies do
  4. Cookie retention periods
  5. Who can install cookies on the user’s terminal
  6. What cookies are used on this website
  7. How to disable the cookies
  8. How to selectively disable third-party cookies
  9. Cookies can also be deleted
  10. How the cookies are used by Area Science Park
  11. Who is the Data Controller connected with use of the cookies
  12. Who is the Data Protection Officer
  13. How personal data related to use of the cookies are processed
  14. Who are the intended users of the data communication
  15. What cookies are used on this website
  16. Your rights
  17. Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
  18. Amendments and updates to the Cookie Policy

1. Our Policy

Area Science Park has prepared this policy to protect the privacy of users of the website, permitting them to make an informed choice on use of the cookies installed on their terminals (computer, tablet, smartphone, notebook, IoT device) when browsing, and in order to comply with the provisions of article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“General Data Protection Regulation”) and the general Measures of the Privacy Authority of 8 May 2014 no. 229 (“Identification of the simplified mechanisms for the policy statement and consent for use of the cookies”) and no. 231 of 10 June 2021 (“Guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking tools”). These laws oblige the operators of websites that use cookies to provide users with detailed information on the type of cookies stored on their terminals by the websites they visit, the purposes for which they use cookies and how to manage them.

Please refer to the following website for further information

2. Cookies explained

Cookies are small text strings (letters and/or numbers) that the websites visited send to the user’s terminal and that allow information to be stored in the browser to be reused during the current visit (session cookies) or on subsequent visits, even after a period of time (persistent cookies).

Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from the user’s hard disk, nor can they transmit computer viruses, or acquire email addresses or damage the terminal in any way or allow its activities to be controlled.

Similar functions may be performed by other tools that, while using different technology (known as ‘passive’ identifiers), enable processing similar to that carried out by means of cookies. ‘Passive’ tools include fingerprinting, i.e. the technique of identifying the device used by the user through collecting all or some of the information relating to the specific configuration of the device adopted by the data subject.

3. What cookies do

Cookies, which are usually present on the browsers of users in very large numbers, and which sometimes persist for very long times, are used for different purposes, and have been classified into two macro-categories by the Privacy Authority precisely in relation to the purposes of those who use them:

  • technical cookies: are the cookies used for the sole purpose of sending a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for a company service provider for the information explicitly requested by a subscriber or a user for the provision of said service, and therefore necessary for browsing or providing a service requested by the user. They are not used for other purposes, and are generally installed directly by the website operator. Technical cookies can be divided into: – browser or session cookies, that guarantee normal browsing and use of the website. These cookies are essential in that they allow the user to move from one section of the website to another and to use the services provided by the site such as browsing as a registered user or accessing secure areas, which would not otherwise be available;- analytics (or performance) cookies, which are similar to technical cookies where they are used directly by the website operator to collect information on the number of users and how they visit the site or on the possible presence of error messages sent by the website during the browsing session. These cookies do not collect information that can identify visitors. The information is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis and is exclusively used to improve the website; – preference cookies, which allow users to browse in accordance with a set of certain criteria (for example language) in order to improve the service provided and to customise the offer available to the user to optimise the browsing experience. Information is generally collected anonymously and does not include browsing on other websites.

The use of technical cookies does not require the user’s prior and informed consent. The legal basis for the processing lies in the performance of tasks of public interest or connected to the exercise of public authority vested in Area Science Park, and in the legitimate interest of the data controller to ensure the smooth operation of the website and guarantee safe browsing;

  • profiling cookies where it is necessary to obtain the user’s prior and informed consent: these are cookies used to create profiles of the user and modulate the provision of the service in an increasingly customised way beyond what is strictly necessary for the provision of the service, and to send targeted advertising messages that are in line with the preferences expressed by the user when browsing the internet.

In view of the specific invasiveness that said cookies may have in the private sphere of the users, European legislation and the Italian Privacy Authority require users to be adequately informed about their use and that they express their valid consent to their use which will constitute the lawful basis for the processing. Consent can be given or revoked at any time by acting directly in the specific cookie area accessible from the icon at the bottom left of each page of the website.

Similarly, other passive identifiers can also be categorised according to different criteria, with, however, the main principal still being the purpose for which they are used: either ‘technical’ or ‘non-technical’ in nature.

Some cookies (session cookies) are not stored persistently on the user’s computer: they are deleted when the browser is closed or when the logout command is executed and, therefore have a duration that is limited to the user’s visit. They are strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers needed to permit the safe and efficient exploration of the website, without using other information techniques that could potentially prejudice the confidentiality of the users’ navigation.

Other cookies (persistent cookies) stay stored on the computer’s hard disk until they expire or are deleted by the user. Visitors accessing the site (or any other users using the same computer) are automatically recognised at each visit by means of persistent cookies. The user can set the computer’s browser to accept/reject all the cookies or display a warning whenever a cookie is proposed in order to decide whether to accept it or not. In any case, the user may change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. block them permanently) by setting the highest level of protection.

5. Who can install cookies on the user’s terminal

Cookies can be installed by the operator of the website on which the user is browsing (known as first-party cookies) or by parties other than the operator of the website on which the user is browsing (known as third-party cookies) under a contract between the website controller and the third party.

6. What cookies are used on this website

This website uses the necessary, statistics and marketing cookies listed in the [Website cookie table](/uploads/Cookie_table.pdf). The third-party cookies used by this website are anonymous and allow for the anonymous collection and recording of information on the pages of each individual website consulted, but do not permit user identification and are not combined with other information in any way. The stored data are used exclusively to track and examine the use of the websites by users in general, compile statistics on the basis of information collected anonymously and through the use of data in aggregate form.

You do not have to accept cookies to visit the site.

Users can disable one, some or all of the cookies, including first-party cookies.

N.B. The total or partial disabling of first-party technical cookies may affect the use of the website’s features by the registered users. On the other hand, the public content can still be used even if the cookies are completely disabled.

However, disabling third-party cookies will not affect the ability to browse in any way but some functions related to social networks may not work.

Download the cookie table for this site

7. How to disable the cookies

If the user agrees to the use of the cookies by agreeing to the initial banner containing the short information notice and accesses the website, he/she can change the cookie settings at any time and decide to disable them by acting directly in the cookie area accessible from the icon on the bottom left of each page of the site.

In any case, browsers enable cookies to be managed in a way that complies with users’ preferences: the setting can be defined specifically for different sites and web applications. Furthermore, some browsers allow different settings for first-party and third-party cookies.

Each browser has specific configuration instructions so the procedure varies slightly depending on the type of browser used. Further information on the procedures to be followed to disable cookies on the Internet site of the browser provider used can be found at the following addresses:

If your web browser is not among those listed, select the “Help” function in your browser to find information on how to proceed.

8. How to selectively disable third-party cookies

Third-party cookies can be selectively disabled by following the instructions at the following links:

9. Cookies can also be deleted 

You can delete the cookies through the browser’s programme by clicking on the following links:

10. How the cookies are used by Area Science Park

Area Science Park uses cookies in full compliance with European legislation and the General Provisions of the Privacy Authority that sanction the lawfulness of such technologies for certain legitimate purposes relating to technical storage for the time strictly necessary to send the communication or provide a specific service requested by users. These users may always object to the processing of their data in connection with the storage of cookies by disabling one or more of them.

11. Who is the data controller connected with use of the cookies

The Data Controller is the Scientific and Technological Research Area of Trieste – Area Science Park, a national public research institution supervised by the Ministry of Universities and Research, with registered office in Padriciano, 99 – Trieste.

You can contact the data controller by writing to the address mentioned above or by sending an email to the following email addresses:

12. Who is the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is the party, designated by Area Science Park, who you may contact for all issues related to processing your personal data as follows:

  • by mail, sending a communication to the address: Area Science Park – Padriciano, 99 – 34149 Trieste to the attention of the Data Protection Officer
  • by email, sending an email to:

Users’ personal data are processed through the use of computer and online storage media by parties who have been authorised and instructed by Area Science Park. The data are stored in electronic archives in compliance with security measures designed to prevent data loss or any unlawful or incorrect use or unauthorised access.

14. Who are the intended users of the data communication

Communication to other third parties besides any possible data processors may occur if necessary for the purposes pursued through the use of the cookies, to parties (such as IT supply and assistance companies that guarantee the proper functioning of the website) engaged in the pursuit of the purposes described in the tables in paragraph 6. In any case, processing by third parties will be carried out fairly and in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

15. Will the personal data be transferred outside the European Union (EU)?

Some data collected by cookies may be transferred abroad to locations outside the European Union. In any case, this transfer will be carried out in compliance with the guarantees prescribed by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 for this type of activity (articles 45 to 49), such as: transfer to companies located in countries where there are personal data protection guarantees comparable to those provided for by the Regulation (known as White List countries) or to companies with whom specific contractual data protection clauses have been signed, approved by the European Commission or by the Data Protection Authority, or who adopt binding corporate rules approved by the Data Protection Authority or if the transfer is necessary for the performance of the contract entered into with the data subject or to execute a request of the data subject or that takes place on the basis of specific exceptions provided for in the Regulation. Further information can be obtained upon request from the Data Controller at the contacts listed in paragraph 12.

16. Your rights

In your capacity as data subjects, you can enforce the following rights: access to the personal data, the rectification or erasure of the data, the limitation of the processing, objection to the processing, data portability (right applicable to data in electronic format only), withdrawal of consent in the cases in which its issue is required. In order to exercise those rights, you can send a request to the Data Protection Officer at the following address: Area Science Park is required to provide a response within one month from the request which can be extended to up to three months in the event of particularly complex requests.

17. Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

If you believe that the processing of your personal data through the website of the PRP@CERIC project breaches the provisions of Regulation (EU) 679/2016, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Privacy Authority or have recourse to the appropriate legal options.

This policy statement takes effect from 25.01.2023 and may be updated. Area Science Park may amend or simply update, in whole or in part, this Cookie Policy, also in view of amendments to the laws that govern this issue and protect the rights of the data subjects. The amendments and updates of the Cookie Policy will be binding as soon as they are published on the website in this section.

Therefore please access this section regularly to check for the publication of the most recent and updated Cookie Policy of Area Science Park.