Cookie policy

Extended information on the use of cookies

Pursuant to the European Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter, also "Regulation") and national legislation, the Lombardy Region (hereinafter, also "Data Controller"), in its capacity as Data Controller, reports below the extended information relating to the cookies installed on the Open Innovation site (hereinafter also the "Site") with the aim of illustrating the types and methods of use as well as providing indications on the actions to refuse or eliminate the cookies present.

1. What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that web applications send to visitors for various purposes.

These can be classified according to various criteria:

  • Site that generates them: first-party cookies, installed directly by the operator of the site you are visiting, and third-party cookies, set by a website other than the one the user is visiting.

  • Purpose of use: technical cookies, aimed at managing the technical aspects necessary to provide a service requested by the user, such as, for example, browsing a website, managing a user's session or automatic recognition of the preferred language. Among these types of cookies, analytical, anonymous and aggregated ones are also used, in order to collect information on the number of users and how they visit the website and therefore to elaborate general statistics on the service and its use. First-party profiling cookies, used to analyze the user's browsing characteristics and create profiles based on their behavior on the site. Third-party cookies are cookies used by "third-party" services, managed directly by third parties and of which the Site Owner does not process any, which could also use profiling cookies.

  • Duration: permanent cookies, stored in the device permanently, temporary cookies, with variable and limited duration, session cookies, which disappear when the browser is closed or when you log out.

2. Which cookies are used on this site and for what purposes

2.1. Technical cookies (they do not require the consent of the interested party)

This site uses technical cookies that are essential for the correct functioning of the site, to allow efficient navigation on the same and to guarantee the safety of visitors' navigation. These cookies are strictly necessary for the aforementioned purposes and to allow the use of the contents and services requested by the user. The prior consent of the users is not required for the installation of these cookies.

Furthermore, the Site uses analytical cookies through the Web Analitycs Italia (WAI) information collection system in order to statistically analyze accesses or visits to the Site itself. These cookies can be assimilated to technical cookies because they are used directly and only by the site manager to collect significant information, in aggregate form, concerning, for example, how users interface with telematic systems, or which devices, operating systems or browsers are used. for access; the quality and usability of the sites themselves, which can be assessed by simple indicators such as the number of visits, their duration, the page loading speed or the user's searches.

The information collected by this type of cookie is in a form that does not allow the user to be identified as WAI, based on Matomo, uses the anonymization of the users' IP address by default. These Cookies do not require the User's prior consent to be installed and used. For further information on the processing of personal data carried out by Web Analytics Italia, consult the WAI disclosure.

2.2. First-party profiling cookies (they require the consent of the data subject)

This Site uses first-party profiling cookies, subject to the consent of the interested party.

Failure to provide consent by the user will preclude the possibility of using the additional contents and functions connected to the installation of profiling cookies.

2.3. Third-party cookies (they require the consent of the data subject)

On this Site, upon expression of consent by the interested party, "third-party" services may be used, managed directly by third parties and of which the Site Owner does not carry out any processing, which could use profiling cookies. For example, third-party cookies may be transmitted when viewing videos residing on a Youtube channel or other content incorporated into the site by external services (for example the social walls of Facebook or Twitter).

Failure to provide consent by the user will preclude the possibility of using the contents and additional functions connected to the installation of third-party cookies.

3. Use of social network plug-ins

The Site implements some social network plug-ins, such as Facebook and Twitter, to allow users to publicly share the contents contained within the Site.

When the user visits a page of the Site, the plug-ins present establish a direct connection between the user's browser and the social networks by acquiring, in the event that the user is authenticated on one of these social networks, certain data such as IP address, the date and time of the visit, the browser used, etc.

It should be noted that the Data Controller does not process and store any information transmitted to the social network via plug-ins. For more information, refer to the following links:

4. Indications on the management of cookies by the user

On first access to the Site, all first-party profiling cookies and/or third-party cookies, if provided, are blocked, while only the technical and functional cookies described above are active. In application of the Guarantor's provision "Cookie guidelines and other tracking tools" - 10 June 2021 [9677876] for the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies", users of the Site can give their explicit consent to the installation profiling cookies on your PC, through the banner that appears the first time you log in. Users can still view the cookies they have consented to and possibly change their preferences at any time.

4.1. Disable the use of cookies

It is possible to disable all cookies stored on your hard disk by accessing the appropriate section in the browser. Below are the links where you can consult the specific instructions for the main browsers in use:

4.2. Activate private browsing mode

With this function now available in all browsers, it is possible to surf the Internet without saving any information on the sites and pages visited.

However, it should be noted that navigation data, even when this feature is activated, is recorded and stored by the website managers and connectivity providers.

4.3. Directly delete cookies

Currently almost all browsers allow you to delete installed cookies.

For further instructions, consult the help of your browser or visit one of the following links:

However, for each new session the cookies will be reinstalled; for this reason we invite you to carry out this operation periodically or use automated functions for periodic cancellation.

5. Data controller

The Data Controller is the Lombardy Region with headquarters in Piazza Città di Lombardia 1, 20124 Milano.

6. Data Protection Officer (DPO)

The Data Protection Officer (RPD) or Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted at the following email address:

7. Scope of knowledge and dissemination of data

The personal data collected using first-party profiling cookies will be processed exclusively by the Data Controller, by the appointed managers, and by any further specifically appointed suppliers as well as by the related personnel specifically trained in data processing and protection in order to ensure the same level of security offered by the Owner.

Personal data will not be disclosed in any way.

For third-party cookies, managed directly by third parties, please refer to the latter's privacy policy for further information on the processing of personal data.

8. Rights of the interested party

Pursuant to articles 15-22 of the Regulation, it is possible to assert the following rights, where applicable:

  • Right of access to data, by making an appropriate request for the following information: purposes and methods of processing; categories of personal data in question; recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed; data retention period; logic applied to the treatment; identification details of the owner and managers;

  • Right of rectification, the request for integration/modification of data;

  • Right of cancellation, the request for the elimination of data without unjustified delay, without prejudice to all conservation obligations imposed by law;

  • Right to data portability, the request to receive personal data in a structured, commonly used and readable format.

Requests for the exercise of rights must be sent to the email address or by registered mail to the address Piazza Città di Lombardia 1, 20124 Milan, to the attention of the Directorate General: Presidency - Central Management: Institutional Affairs.

The right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority according to art. 77 of the Regulation.