Cookies Policy

Information about cookies

In accordance with Article 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (concerning the personal data protection) and the decision of the Authority regarding the "Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies - 8 may 2014", CNR-IMM-U.o.s. Catania (Università) (hereinafter, "CNR-IMM") provides the extended information about cookies installed on the website www.water.imm.cnr.it (hereinafter, the "Website").



Owner and manager of personal data

This information is prepared and updated by CNR-IMM, the website owner and manager of the related personal data treatment, with headquarters in Via S. Sofia, 64 - 95123 Catania (CT) Italy. Any further claims about the use of cookies on this website can be sent to the above address or by email to address shown on this webpage.

You can use the address and email at any time in order to exercise the your rights as an interested party (art. 7 and following of Legislative Decree no. June 30, 2003, n. 196: i.e. access, updating, rectification, integration, etc.), and to request an updated list of the data treatment managers.

Your personal information is treated in any case by specific charge of CNR-IMM, and are not disclosed or disseminated.



What are cookies?

Cookies are data created by a server and stored in a text file on the hard disk of user's computer, tablet or smartphone, in order to provide information on use of the site, its behavior and preferences.

Cookies can be installed from the web site visited ("first-party" cookies) or from other sites ("third-party" cookies).

On the basis of the characteristics and use, there are the following categories of cookies:

- technical cookies, usually installed directly by the website, are used to perform techniques such as authentication information, session monitoring and storing of specific information about user accessing the server;
- tracking cookies, persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and improve user browsing experience.

Cookies can be stored in the device permanently and have a duration (persistent cookies) or disappear when browser is closed or have a limited duration (session cookies).



Which cookies does CNR-IMM use?

CNR-IMM uses only technical cookies, session and permanent ones, in order to ensure both a safe and efficient navigation in the site and the ability for the user to access personal account and use the services provided.

According to privacy laws, the use of kind of cookies does not require consent from the user.

The Website does not use tracking cookies nor third-party cookies.

The Website uses the following technical cookies:

· session cookie (expires at the end of the session);

· language cookie (expires after 1 year).



How changing cookies settings?

The user can configure, freely and at any time, the privacy settings in relation with the installation and use of cookies, directly through the navigation program (browser) and following the instructions.

In particular, the user can set the so-called "anonymous surfing" (or private surfing or Do Not Track option), thanks to which its navigation program interrupts the data storing related to the historic sites visited, any password entered, cookies and other information about the pages visited. To know how to turn the option on, click on the browser you use: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari.

We advice you that if you choose to disable all cookies (including technical cookies), the quality and speed of services offered by the Website may get worse and you could lose access to some sections of the Website.

Every browser lets you use, manage or delete cookies for every website visited. Please, refer to online browser's manuals.