Cookies policy

Cookies: use and definition

Cookies are small text files that the websites visited by users send to their devices, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same websites on the next visit. Cookies are used for different purposes: device authentication, session monitoring, storing information on specific configurations concerning users accessing the server, storing preferences, etc. By using this website, the following types of cookies could be generated:

Technical cookies

This website uses analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies as they are used for statistical purposes only to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the website. For these cookies, the user’s prior consent is not required (ref. Provision of 8 May 2014 from the Italian Data Protection Authority “Identification of simplified procedures for information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies”).The data generated from these cookies (including IP addresses) are processed by the INAF Astronomical Observatory/Institute, acting as website manager, exclusively for web-statistics. Session cookies also enable the use of certain functions, e.g. authentication to restricted areas. The use of these cookies does not allow the acquisition of personal identification data of the user.

Third part cookies

By using this website, the user could also receive on his device cookies sent from different websites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which certain elements may reside (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, chats, specific links to pages of other websites).

Management of cookies

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can refuse them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change the settings of the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.). Each browser has different procedures for managing settings. Please refer to your browser’s Help function for information on how to change your cookie settings and delete cookies.