Cookies and Privacy Policy

The present cookies policy describes the types and use modalities of cookies and provides information on how to disable and/or delete cookies stored on the user's device. The banner containing the short cookies policy appearing on each page of the website will be shown at each visit, unless the user explicitly accepts the cookies policy through the button available on the banner itself.

By visiting this website you agree to the cookies use in conformity to what is established in the ePrivacy directive by the European Union. If you do not agree, you will have to setup your web browser appropriately. Disabling cookies from a website could change the user experience on that website and disable particular features.

At the end of this cookies policy is attached a list of cookies that, to the knowledge of the website administrators, could be installed by some website pages. Links to the documents related to third party cookies and privacy policies are also provided.

Please note that cookies are not viruses. They cannot store your personal information, such as name, work, or place. Here we summarize general information related to cookies, as described on the European Commission website (for more extensive information please refer to the ePrivacy directive).

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. Websites mainly use cookies to: identify users, remember users' custom preferences, and help users complete tasks without having to re-enter information when browsing from one page to another or when visiting the site later.

Cookies can also be used for online behavioural target advertising and to show adverts relevant to something that the user searched for in the past.

How are cookies used?
The web server supplying the webpage can store a cookie on the user's computer or mobile device. An external web server that manages files included or referenced in the webpage is also able to store cookies. Another way of storing cookies is through JavaScript code contained or referenced in that page. Each time the user requests a new page, the web server can receive the values of the cookies it previously set and return the page with content relating to these values. Similarly, JavaScript code is able to read a cookie belonging to its domain and perform an action accordingly.

What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or

  • persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain

  • third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain.

The ePrivacy directive – more specifically Article 5(3) – requires prior informed consent for storage of or access to information stored on a user's terminal equipment. In other words, users must agree to most cookies and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash cookies, etc.) before the site starts to use them. For consent to be valid, it must be informed, specific, freely givenand must constitute a real indication of the individual's wishes.

How to manage cookies
All modern web browsers allow to manage cookies, in particular allowing to disable new ones or delete ones already stored on the user's device. A list of references for managing cookies through the most common web browsers follows:

Cookies on Aaliance2 website
The administrators of this website have not added any first-party cookie (besides the one managing the banner containing the cookie policy itself). Pages including contents stored on external servers (such as YouTube videos) such contents could use third-party cookies of different types. For this reason, the user should refer to the privacy and cookies policy of the interested third parties:


Privacy Policy

The Aaliance2 Project website does not collect personal data (such as names, email addresses, or phone numbers) from visitors. Exceptions are possible when the website visitors send these information on their own. In this case the collected data are only used to answer questions from the visitors, or to fulfil orders.