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Types of Cookies

The Italian Data Protection Authority broadly divides cookies into different categories depending on their use and on who sends (sets) the cookie.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are cookies necessary for website navigation or to provide the services offered by the website. They are not used for ulterior purposes.

To quote the Italian Data Protection Authority,

Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service."

Profiling cookies

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Once again quoting the Italian Data Protection Authority,

Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. In the light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies vis-a-vis users' private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.

Cookies can also be categorized into first party and third party cookies depending on who sets the cookie.

First party cookies

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Cookies Used By PoS

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The following first party cookies are set by pos.sissa.it:

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The following third party cookies are set by medialab.sissa.it:

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Contact Details

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This cookie policy was last updated in January 2017

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