Privacy & Cookies policy

This privacy and cookies policy refers to the website (hereinafter also referred to as “Website”).

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter “Regulation” or “GDPR”), this information notice describes how the personal data of users who consult the Website of Fondazione Human Technopole (hereinafter “HT”) are processed.

With reference to the processing of personal data through the services available on the Website (e.g., the followings: “Contact Us”, “Join Us” and “Subscribe to our newsletter”) that users may decide to use, please refer to the relevant specific information notices.

The present information notice does not concern other websites or pages that could be reached through any link or content that may be published on the Website.

  1. Identity and contact details of the Data Controller

The Data Controller of your personal data is  Fondazione Human Technopole, based in Viale Rita Levi-Montalcini 1, 20157, Milan (Italy), Phone no. +39/02-30247001,

  1. Contact details of the Data Protection Officer (“DPO”)

The Data Protection Officer of the Human Technopole Foundation may be contacted at the following email address:

  1. Purposes and legal basis of the data processing

The processing of personal data by HT will take place using cookies for the purposes of the operating and maintenance of the Website as well as the processing of statistics relating to the use of the Website in aggregate form.

The legal basis of such processing is the legitimate interest of the Data Controller or, where required, the consent to the storage of the specific category of cookies freely given by the user.
Further details on the purpose and legal basis of the use of cookies are included in point 4.2 “Cookies used on the Website” of the present information notice.

After the closing of the browsing session, no personal data is stored or furtherly processed by HT.

  1. Nature of the data processed. Cookies used in the Website

The processing of personal data of users who consult the Website is carried out through the use of cookies.

4.1 Definitions, features and application of the regulations

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by the user send and record on its computer or mobile device, to be re-transmitted to the same websites during a further visit.

Thanks to cookies, a website registers the user’s actions and preferences (such as login data, the chosen language, font size, other display settings, etc.) so that they do not have to be re-specified when the user visits again the aforementioned website or browses different pages.

Therefore, cookies are used to perform computer authentication, monitoring sessions and storing information regarding the activities of users accessing a website and may also contain a unique identification code that allows to track the user’s actions for statistical or advertising purposes.

While browsing on a website, the user may also receive on its computer or mobile device website or web server cookies different than those of the present website (the so – called “third party” cookies).

Some operations cannot be performed without the use of cookies, which in this case are called technical cookies and are necessary for the functioning of the website.

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions.

These can remain in the user’s computer or mobile device for different periods of time; more in detail:

– the so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed;

– the so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s equipment until a pre-established expiry date.

The user’s express consent is not always required for the use of cookies.

In particular, “technical cookies”, i.e. those used for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user, do not require such consent.

In other words, these are cookies that are essential for a functioning website or are necessary to perform activities requested by the user.

Among technical cookies, which do not require an express consent for their use, are included:

– browsing or session cookies

– the “analytics cookies”, when used in compliance with the Supervisory Authority’s guidance directly by the site manager to collect information, in cluster, on the number of users and how they visit the website

– functional cookies, which allow the user to browse, according to a set of selected criteria, for example, the language, the products selected for purchase, to improve the service provided

On the other hand, consent is required for the following types of cookies:

– third-party cookies, which are installed on the user’s IT equipment from a website different than that of the provider, through specific links;

– profiling cookies, aimed at creating user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user while browsing. With regards to this point, the user can check and adjust his behavioural preferences via the “Youronlinechoices” website.

4.2 Cookies used on the Website

The Website uses the following categories of cookies.

Browsing or Session Cookies.

The use of browsing / session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow a safe and efficient website exploration.

In particular, the IT systems and software procedures aimed at the functioning of the Human Technopole Foundation’s website acquire, during their usual performance, some data whose transmission is necessary for the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected to be linked to the identified data subjects, but they might allow to identify data through processing and association with data held by third parties.

These cookies are removed from the user’s computer when the browser is closed.

Analytics Cookies.

The use of analytics cookies is carried out  though a third party (Google) for the  purpose of obtaining  statistical information on the use of the website (such as the number of visitors to the website, the origin of the website visitors or the operating system used) and to check its correct functioning.

For any further detail relating to such cookies, please refer to the information provided by the respective third parties, at the following link:


The use of such cookies is carried out solely prior user’s consent.


Functional Cookies.

The use of functional cookies on the Website takes place exclusively to allow the user to browse according to the language chosen (Italian or English). to choose between the dark / light theme and to record the consent preference to the use cookies’s

These cookies are stored on the user’s device for a period of 12 months.

Third-parties Cookies

Fondazione Human Technopole’s website allows the use of cookies by the following third parties:

In particular, cookies by are required to allow the presence of videos from the aforementioned website, while cookies by are used to browse statistics (see also the previous paragraph “Analytics cookie”) and view maps (Google Analytics).

The use of such cookies is carried out by the related third parties only in case of expression of consent by the user. These cookies could include also profiling cookies.

For any further detail relating to such cookies used by those third parties, including their categories and featuresplease refer to the information provided by the respective third parties, at the following link:



4.3 Activation and deactivation of cookies

Cookies other than the technical ones (browsing or session ones and functional), can be rejected by denying the consent requested at the first access to the Website.

In any case, cookies can be disabled at any time using the related browser’s functions or  via the website web Youronlinechoices

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies

It is allowed to disable cookies’ storage in the browser. It is also allowed to delete cookies already stored on your computer. You can use the “Help” function of your browser to obtain more information on how to proceed.

Hereinunder you may find the link which show the procedures to be followed to structure the settings of the most used browsers: Mozilla Firefox; Internet Explorer; Chrome; Opera; Safari.

  1. Categories of recipients of personal data

For the purposes of the present information notice, your personal data might be processed by the subjects appointed by HT as Data Processors for purposes strictly related to the to the purposes mentioned above.

Furthermore, upon a specific request, HT is deemed to communicate data to the Judicial Authority. The communication of personal data will be carried out on the basis of the obligations provided by law.

  1. Rights of the Data Subjects

Data subjects have the right to obtain, if the circumstances set out by GDPR subsists, access to their personal data and the rectification or erasure of such data or the restriction of processing concerning them or to object to processing.

  1. Complaint to the Supervisory Authority

We remind you that you have the right to submit a complaint to the Supervisory Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, if you believe that your data processing infringes the provisions of the GDPR.


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