Cookie policy

What are cookies and what are they used for?

A cookie is a small text file placed on a user’s device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) by a website visited by that user. The text file stores information and is re-transmitted back to the same website upon the user’s subsequent visits.  Cookies are defined according to:

  • The subject installing them on the user’s device. They can either be first-party cookies, if they are placed by the operator of the visited website,  or third-party cookies, if placed by a Website from a domain other than the one the user is visiting.
  • Based on their purpose, some cookies allow the website to store information on preferences expressed by the user when visiting the website (e.g., language) or to perform automatic authentications to access restricted areas (so-called technical cookies); other cookies allow the website to monitor users’ navigation and offer content in line with the shown interests. Also, cookies can be used to collect and store information on users’ surfing habits for statistical purposes (“profiling cookies”). A prior consent from the user is required only for profiling cookies to enable their use. The following table contains more detailed information on these cookies.

Technical cookies are installed in the website (“Website”) as they are necessary to allow surfing the website and its correct functions, according to what is indicated more in detail in the personal data information policy, available here.

There are no first-party profiling cookies installed.

As described in the following table, third-party cookies are also placed via the Website.

How to provide consent to profiling cookies:

  1. When visiting the Website for the first time, the user can give consent to all cookies by:
    • closing the information banner by clicking on “OK” or
    • accessing any part of the Website, or clicking on any feature outside of the banner (e.g., images or links).
  2. When visiting the Website for the first time, the user can decide to carry out none of the above mentioned actions, and instead read this Cookies Information Note and refuse his/her consent to enabling third-party cookies by clicking on the link on the column “Privacy Information Note and Consent Form” of the following table. Warning: if the user does not access the consent forms and continues to navigate the Website by clicking on any feature of the page (placed above or under this Cookies Information Note), he/she is providing his/her consent to cookies installation.
  3. On subsequent visits to the Website (provided the user has already given his/her consent to the use of cookies – see previous items 1 and 2), the user can access the Cookies Information Note from the link “Cookie policy” placed at the bottom of each page of the Website, and manage the consent options by using the provided forms.
  4. Users can always use the browser settings. To configure your settings, follow these procedures:

Change Cookie Settings

Select the “Tools” button, then “Internet options”, and then the “Privacy” tab.  You can block all cookies by moving the slider to the top (or to the bottom to allow all cookies), or choose to allow/block the cookies associated with each website.  Select “OK” to apply the changes.

Delete cookies

Select the “Tools” button, then “Internet options”, and then select “Browsing history”.  Select the check box next to “Cookies”, and then select “Delete”. Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click “Remove selected”.

  • Google Chrome

Change Cookie Settings

Open chrome://settings/ on your browser, at the bottom select “Advanced” and, under “Privacy and security” click “Content Settings” and turn “Allow sites to save and read cookie data” on or off.

Delete cookies

Enter chrome://history/ in your browser and select “Clear browsing data”.  A pop up will appear.  Make sure that “Cookies and other site data” is checked, then click on “Clear data”.

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Change Cookie Settings

Access options on the main menu icon and select the “Privacy” panel.  Under “Remember history” select  “Use custom settings for history” and manage cookies choosing from the options provided by the browser.  Click “OK” to save changes.

Delete cookies

Access options on the main menu icon and select the “Privacy” panel.   Under “Remember history” select “Use custom settings for history” and click “Show cookies”.
The Cookies window will appear. In the “Search” field, type the name of the site whose cookies you want to remove. The cookies that match your search will be displayed.  Select the cookie(s) in the list to remove and click “Remove selected”.  To remove all cookies from your device, click the “Remove all” tab.

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Change Cookie Settings

Click Safari and from the drop-down menu select Preferences, then click Privacy (shortcut Ctrl+).  Choose the cookie policy among the proposed ones and then close the option window using the tab on the top right.

Delete cookies

Click Safari and from the drop-down menu select Preferences, then click Privacy (shortcut Ctrl+).  Click on the tab “Remove all website data” and confirm your option.  Choose the cookie policy among the proposed ones and then close the option window using the tab on the top right.

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Name of the cookie  Purpose of the cookie Expiration
Pll_language Select language 9 hours
cookie_notice_accepted Stores the information on the user’s consent provided performing one of the actions described in the banner.  Recognizes the user during second visits to the website, thus avoiding the need to ask for the cookies consent again. 12 months


Cookie type Supplier Cookie purpose Privacy Statement




Google Universal Analytics The Google Universal Analytics JavaScript library uses cookies to anonymously distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate.



Consent form:




Supplier Privacy Statement and Consent Form



Facebook Consent form not available

Linkedin Consent form not available

Youtube Consent form not available.

Social buttons are buttons on the Website that allow users navigating on it to interact with social media networks with one click only.  This Website uses social buttons as links to the data processor’s or user’s accounts on the identified social network.  By using these buttons, third-party cookies are therefore not installed.  Above are listed the links to the privacy note of the social media that can be reached through the Website’s social media buttons.

With reference to third-party cookies, please note that their purposes, underlying data processing strategies, and the management of users’ cookies preferences are neither set nor controlled by UPMC Italy.
It is the third-party providing said cookies, in its capacity of data provider and data controller (see previous tables) that bears the burden of information and of all necessary personal data processing fulfillments.


Last update: January 2019


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