What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from the website visited by the user to the user's device (usually to the browser) where they are stored so that the device can be recognised on its next visit. In fact, the cookies are sent to the website user's device again on each subsequent visit.
Depending on the purposes, cookies may be technical cookies or profiling cookies.
Technical cookies are placed for the sole purpose of “performing the transmission of a communication on an electronic communication network, or in a manner strictly instrumental to the provider of an information technology service as directly requested by the subscriber or user to provide said service” (see Article 122, par. 1 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - the so-called Code on Privacy - as amended under Legislative Decree no. 69/2012). They are usually used to ensure efficient navigation of web pages, memorise user preferences, store information about specific user configurations, authenticate users, etc. Technical cookies can be divided into session cookies, used to record data useful for normal browsing and use of the website on the user computer (allowing, for example, to remember the preferred size of the page in a list) and functional cookies, which allow the website to remember the choices made by the user in order to optimise its functionality (for example, functional cookies allow the website to remember the specific settings of a user, such as the selection of the country and, if set, the status of permanent access). Some of these cookies (known as essential or strictly necessary cookies) enable specific functions, without which certain operations would not be possible. Pursuant to the above article 122, par. 1 of the Code on Privacy, technical cookies do not require user consent.
The so-called analytics cookies are assimilated to technical cookies (and therefore, as specified in the Provision, user consent and further regulatory requirements are not required for their installation) if made and used directly by the first party website manager (i.e, without the involvement of third parties) for the purposes of optimisation and to collect aggregate information about the number of users and the way in which they visit the same website, as well as analytic cookies made and provided by third parties and used by the first party website merely for statistical purposes, if, among others, suitable instruments should be applied to reduce the identification capacity of analytic cookies being used (e.g. by masking significant portions of the IP address).
Profiling cookies are used to track user navigation, to analyse user behaviour for marketing purposes, and to create profiles on tastes, habits, choices, etc., in order to transmit targeted advertising messages relating to the user's interests and consistent with the preferences shown when browsing the web. Such cookies may be installed on the user’s device only if the same has expressed the consent to the modalities set out in the Provision.
Based on their duration, cookies are referred to as either persistent cookies, which remain saved on the user's device until they expire (unless removed by the user), or session cookies, which are not saved in a persistent manner on the user's device and vanish when the browser is closed.
What are the cookies in use in the Open Innovation portal?
This website uses technical cookies, which are installed by the website itself in order to monitor the website's functionality and to allow it to be navigated efficiently.
Such cookies are strictly necessary for the proper operation of the website or to allow the use of its contents and services as requested by the user.
This website uses, among third party cookies equivalent to technical cookies, Google analytics cookies for the purpose of statistically analysing accesses or visits to the website and allowing the owner to improve structure, navigation logic and contents alike. Such cookies, suitably made anonymous (by masking the IP address), allow to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how they visit the website without being able to identify single users.
Social Network Cookies
This portal allows users to share their content on Social Networks (such as YouTube, Twitter) by accessing directly the pages of said Social Networks. Some cookies may therefore be installed on the same pages (though not on this portal). Regione Lombardia does not know of the purposes of any cookies installed on the pages of said Social Networks. In order to allow users to know the methods and purposes of user information processing by Third Parties, the following links are reported to give access to the privacy policies and cookie policies of the concerned Third parties:
This website uses neither first party nor third party profiling cookies.
Is it possible to disable cookies?
By default, almost all web browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. Users may still modify the default settings using the settings function of the browser in use, which allows them to cancel/remove all or some cookies or block the deployment thereof or limit it to specific websites. Disabling or blocking cookies or deleting them may compromise, though, the optimal use of some website sections or prevent some functions, while affecting the operation of third party services.
The cookie management configuration depends on the browser being utilised. Following are some links to the guides for cookies management of the most popular browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
From “Tools” select “Internet options”. In the pop-up window, select “Privacy” and change the cookies settings or use the following links:
Google Chrome for Desktop
Select “Settings”, then “Show advanced options”; then, in the “Privacy” section, select “Content Setting” and change the cookies settings or access using the following links:
Google Chrome for Mobile
Access via link
Select “Options” and in the pop-up window, select “Privacy” and change the cookies settings or access via links
Select “Preferences” and then select “Security” to change the cookies settings or access via the link:
In "Settings", select "Advanced" and then "Privacy & security". To change the cookies settings, select "Content settings" and then "Cookies" or access using the following links:
Android native browser
Select“Settings”, then "Privacy" and then toggle on or off the box “Accept Cookies”.
For browsers other than those listed above, please read the relevant guide in order to learn how to manage cookies.