Cookies Policy


Information provided pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 and EU Regulation No. 679/2016 to those who interact with the CNIT – National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications – Web system, starting from, corresponding to the homepage of the system.

The information is provided for the website only and not for other websites that may be consulted by the user through links. The presence of the information ensures that the user is within the CNIT web system.

Legal basis of the processing

In the use of this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed. This site processes data based on consent. By using or consulting this site, visitors and users explicitly approve this privacy statement and consent to the processing of their personal data in relation to the methods and purposes described below.

Types of data processed and purposes

– Navigation data

The computer systems and software procedures used for the deployment of sites of CNIT Web system acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols or is used to improve the quality of service.

This is information that is not collected to be associated with identified users, but which by their nature could, through processing and associations, allow users to be identified.

This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users connecting to the site, the addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file transmitted, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.) and other parameters related to the operating system and the user’s computer environment.

These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning and are periodically deleted. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the system or third parties.

– Data provided voluntarily by the user

The personal data of any candidates for the participation of selection notices, or conferences, acquired through the CNIT web system will be processed for the performance of institutional activities, within the limits established by law and regulations, in compliance with the general principles of transparency, correctness and confidentiality.

The explicit and voluntary access to this system involves the subsequent acquisition, necessary for the correct execution of the procedures, of the personal data entered in the registration forms or in the required documentation. It ensures, however, that this treatment is based on principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency and protection of confidentiality as indicated in Legislative Decree 196/03 and in the community legislation.

Specific summary information is shown or displayed on the pages prepared for these services.


The sites of the CNIT Web system make use of the following set of cookies:

– Cookies of anonymous visitor:

  • Session cookies: no personal data of users is acquired by the site;
  • Permanent cookies: no personal data of users is acquired by the site.

– Cookies of the registered visitor:

  • Session cookies: this cookie is used for the sole purpose of accessing and using the reserved services and to navigate the site maintaining the authentication. The use of these cookies avoids the use of other technologies that could compromise the privacy of users and to improve the quality of the service. Any processing of acquired data is used only for institutional purposes in an aggregated and anonymous manner.

The Cookie policy can be found at this link:

Faculty of data providing

Apart from that specified for navigation data, the user is free to provide personal data contained in the documents or website forms the CNIT web system or otherwise indicated during contacts with the CNIT to solicit the sending of material, other communications or to access specific services.

Failure to provide such data could make the requested service impossible to obtain.

Specific summary information is shown or displayed on the pages prepared for these services.

Transfer of data to third parties

Personal data are processed by the Data Controller, by the Data Processors appointed by the Data Controller and by the personnel in charge who have been strictly authorized, as well as by any persons responsible for occasional maintenance operations of the consortium’s web platform. For particular services, data may be communicated to CNIT members for the sole purpose of providing the service requested and fulfilling all obligations, and may be disclosed to third parties only if this is necessary for that purpose. In the event of inspections or controls, your data may be communicated to all inspection bodies responsible for inspections and controls relating to legal obligations.

Personal data will not be disclosed.

Data retention periods

Personal data is kept for the time strictly necessary to provide the requested service.

Existence of an automatic decision-making process (profiling)

No automatic decision making is used.

Transfer of data to third countries or international organizations

The Data Controller does not intend to transfer the collected data to third countries or international organizations.

Data Controller

The Controller of the processing of data is CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications), with premises in Viale G.P. Usberti, 181/A Pal.3 – 43124 Parma (PR), in the person of its legal representative Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi.

Contact details of the Data Controller: phone: 06 72597437, e-mail: direzione[at]

The Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) of the CNIT is Ing. Carmine Salamone.

Contact details of DPO: dpo[at]

Place of data processing

The treatments connected to the CNIT web system take place at the aforementioned Registered Office and at the decentralized administrative and technical structures. The managers of these structures can be found at the website; for more information on the managers it is advisable to contact the secretariat of the CNIT Registered Office.

Rights of the data subjects

Pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 and of the EU Regulation No. 679/2016, the data subject is entitled at any time to:

– receive confirmation of the existence or otherwise of personal data that are of concern, including where those data have not yet been recorded, and to have those data communicated in an intelligible form.

– be informed of:

  • the source of the personal data;
  • the purposes and methods of processing;
  • the logic applied in the event that processing is carried out electronically;
  • details identifying the Data Controller, the Data Processor and the representative appointed pursuant to article 5, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and to article 15 of the EU Regulation 679/2016;
  • the entities or categories of entities whom or which the personal data may be communicated to or who or which may get to know such data.

– have:

  • the data updated, rectified or, where he so wishes, supplemented;
  • where data are processed in breach of the law, including data which, in light of the purposes for which they were collected or subsequently processed, do not necessarily need to be stored, to have those data deleted, made anonymous or blocked;
  • a statement confirming that the steps specified herein, and the contents of those steps, have been brought to the attention of parties to whom the data have been communicated or disseminated, save where this proves to be impossible or would require the use of resources that is manifestly disproportionate to the right being protected.

–  object – in whole or in part – on lawful grounds to:

  • the processing of personal data that are of concern to the user, including where the processing is relevant to the purposes for which they were collected;
  • the processing of personal data that are of concern to the user in order to send advertising material or for the purposes of direct sales or to carry out market research or for the purposes of commercial communications.

In particular, the data subject is entitled to ask at any time to the Data Controller the access to personal data and the rectification, erasure or limitation of the processing of data concerning him or to object to their processing, in addition to the right of data portability. Moreover, the data subject is entitled to withdraw his consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before withdrawing it. The data subject is entitled to lodge a complaint with the supervisory Authority.

Rights can be exercised by sending a written communication to the CNIT, writing to the secretariat at the registered office, viale G. P. Usberti n. 181 / A, 43100 Parma (PR), or via mail to dpo[at]

Reference Legislation 

The main legal references regarding the protection of personal data are the following:

Reference link:

This Privacy Policy is updated as of Sep 18, 2018.


Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies to ensure the proper functioning of the procedures and to improve the user experience of applications. This document provides information on the use of cookies and similar technologies on this website, the purposes and methods of control or disabling by the user.

1.1 What are cookies

Cookies are small text files sent from a server to a user’s device (usually to the Internet browser) when he access a page of a website. Cookies allow the web server to store information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later (persistent cookies).

Cookies facilitate the navigation of the site, allow the memorization of visited pages and other specific information, such as pages consulted more frequently, connection errors, etc.

Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific user’s device (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Often browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) are set to automatically accept cookies. However users can change the default configuration, so as to disable or delete cookies with the consequence, however, that the optimal use of some areas of the Site could be precluded. Therefore, for an optimal use of this site, it would be advisable for the user to configure his browser in order to accept the receipt of these cookies.

Furthermore, during navigation the user may receive cookies from different sites on his terminal (so-called “third-party” cookies) set directly by the operators of these websites and used for the purposes and according to the procedures defined by them.

1.2 Types of cookies

Based on the characteristics and use of cookies we can distinguish the following categories:

  1. Technical cookies: these cookies are necessary for website browsing and the use of its features, such as for allowing a correct display of pages or access to restricted areas. Therefore, disabling these cookies does not allow such activities.
    They are not used for further purposes and can be divided into:

    • navigation or session cookies: guarantee the normal browsing and use of the website;
    • functional cookies: allow the user to navigate according to a set of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to improve the service.
  2. Performance cookies: they gather information on the efficiency of the website responses to the user’s requests in an anonymous form, for the sole purpose of improving the functionality of the website; for example, which pages are most frequently visited by the user, and whether there have been errors or delays in the delivery of web pages.
  3. Profiling cookies: they are designed to create profiles related to the user and are used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same during the network browsing.


1.3 Third-party cookies

By visiting the Website, the user may receive cookies managed by other organizations (“third-party” cookies) on his device: this is because on the Website elements such as images, maps, specific links to web pages of websites or web services may be present.

These cookies can be sent to the user’s browser by third-party companies directly from their websites which can be accessed by browsing the Website.

For the purposes of transparency of information, below is a list of third-party services on the site, together with the purposes and links to the information pages of the various services.

Google Analytics The Site may use Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service is used to collect statistical data that allow us to improve the user experience of the website. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyze information on how users interact with the website in aggregate form (for example, pages visited, geographical origin of visitors, etc.). Google stores information collected on its servers in the United States.
The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in the Information available at the following link:
To consult the privacy policy of Google Inc., owner of the processing of data relating to the Google Analytics service, please refer to the website
The user can disable Google Analytics by installing the additional opt-out component provided by Google on his browser:
Google Maps On some pages there may be interactive maps provided by Google, which may install cookies to detect information and preferences related to this service.
For more information on the use of cookies by Google, see the privacy policy of Google:
YouTube On some pages there may be videos published on You Tube, which may install cookies to detect preferences on the use of this service. For more information on how You Tube uses cookies, see the privacy policy:
Social Networks On the pages of the Site there may be buttons and widgets of Social Networks to facilitate interaction with the social platforms and the sharing of content directly from the pages of this website.
For more information, the following are the web addresses of the information and the methods for managing cookies from the various social networks:

Vimeo On some pages there may be videos published on Vimeo, which may install cookies to detect preferences on the use of this service. For more information on how Vimeo uses cookies, see the privacy policy

1.4 Cookie management

The user can decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser.

Here are the links to the information pages of the main browsers:

We remind you that if you choose to block the reception of cookies, this may compromise or prevent the proper functioning of the Website.

1.5 Other information

For more information on the use of cookies and how to block them, you can visit the following sites:


Change your Browser Settings

You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings. The most popular browsers allow users to a) accept all cookies, b) to notify you when a cookie is issued, or c) to not receive cookies at any time. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, the website may not function properly and certain services will not be provided, spoiling your experience of the website. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.


How do we use cookies?

We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.