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Information on the use of cookies

The website Mons Pietatis by Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna uses cookies and similar technologies in order to ensure the proper operation of procedures and improve the experience of using online applications. The present document provides detailed informations about the use of cookies and similar technologies, about how they’re used by Fondazione and how to handle them.

Owner and operator of the website http://www.monspietatis.org : Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, with registered office in via delle Donzelle, 2 – 40126 Bologna; tel. 051-2962511 – fax 051-2962515 e-mail segreteria@fondazionedelmonte.it.

1. Definitions
Cookies are short snippets of text (letters and/or numbers) which allow the web server to store on the client (browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific used device (computer, tablet, smartphone). When referring to cookies in this document, similar technologies used to collect information on user behavior and use of services, such as web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, are considered to be included in the definition. Later in this document will refer to cookies and similar technologies all by simply using the word “cookie”.

2. Types of cookies
Internet websites use cookies for different purposes, which can be grouped into the categories here below. Some cookies perform purely technical functions (the so-called technical cookies), whereas other types of cookies are aimed at creating profiles relating to the user and are used to send advertisements in line with the preferences expressed by the user during the browsing activity (profiling cookies). This website uses only technical cookies, while no profiling cookies are used.

    • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the website. They are used to manage the login and access to reserved functions of the site. Their deactivation compromises the use of services accessible by login, while the public part of the site is normally usable.

    • Analysis and performance cookies. These cookies are used to collect and analyze the traffic and use of the site anonymously. These cookies, even without identifying the user, allow, for example, to detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow monitoring the system and improving its performances and usability. The deactivation of these cookies can be performed without any loss of functionality. Mons Pietatis website does not use this type of cookies.

    • Profiling cookies. These are permanent cookies used to identify (in an anonymous mode or not) the user's preference and to improve its experience of navigation. Mons Pietatis website does not use this type of cookies.

3. Third party cookies
When visiting a website, it is possible to receive cookies both from the visited website ("owner's cookies") and from websites managed by other organizations ("third party cookies"). They are parties of the visited page directly generated by the above-stated websites and integrated in the page of the host site. The most common use is that of the social plug-ins, aimed at sharing the contents on social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn). The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites operated by third parties. Management of information collected by "third parties" is regulated by the related information, to which please refer to. Third party cookies in the Mons Pietatis website are reported in detail, as well as links to both informations and how cookies are handled, through which the user can receive more information and request the deactivation of these cookies.

Google Analytics It is a web analytics service offered by Google Inc. ("Google") that uses cookies which are stored on the user's computer to allow statistical analysis in aggregate form in order to use the website visited. The data generated by Google Analytics are stored by Google as indicated in the information available at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=it It is possible to deactivate the service by downloading and installing the browser add-on through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

4. Cookies duration
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active until the browser is closed or the logout command is carried out. Other cookies remain even in future visits of the user. These cookies are called “persistent” and their duration is established by the server on the moment they are created. In some cases there’s an expire date, in others the duration is unlimited.

5. Cookies management
If the user does not consent to the use of cookies, it is possible to disable cookies on this website using the browser settings.

For instance, on Firefox, through the menu Tools -> Options -> Privacy, a control panel can be reached by which it is possible to define whether to accept the different types of cookies or proceed with their removal.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/it/kb/Gestione%20dei%20cookie
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.00/it/cookies.html
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=it_IT

However, it should be noted that the total or partial disabling of technical cookies could compromise the use of the site features reserved for registered users. Instead, all public contents retains any functionality even after all cookies have been disabled.

The deactivation of third-party cookies is possible through the methods made available directly by the third-party company for this treatment, as indicated in the links on paragraph “3. Third-party cookies ".

6. Information update
This information is constantly updated. Therefore, it is advisable to periodically check this page for any changes.