COST Action IS1102 SO.S. COHESION - Social services, welfare state and places


Information about cookies

1. Why this statement

This statement is written to give information to users of
in accordance with Article 13 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 - Code on personal data protection.

This statement is valid only for this website and not for any other website users may access through the links found on the website. The presence of this statement, which is in the page footer, is a guarantee that the user is in the website.

The statement is also in line with the Recommendation no. 2/2001, which the European authorities for personal data protection, part of the Group established under art. 29 of directive no. 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 to identify some of the minimum requirements for the collection of personal data online and in particular as regards the methods, terms and nature of the information that the data controllers must supply to users when they connect to the web pages, whatever the reason for the connection.


2. Types of data processed

The COST IS1102 website, in its capacity as Data Controller, informs that, by entering personal information on the website or by authentication to the website, the data relating to identified or identifiable persons will be processed.

2.1 Cookies

2.1.1 Purpose of using cookies

The website uses some cookies to make the services easy to navigate and to ensure the efficient use of the web pages. The cookies used also help to improve the services provided to users, making their use more effective and/or enabling specific functions.

2.1.2   Cookies used

The website uses two types of cookies: session cookies for authentication (on-line services and reserved areas), and analytical cookies (Google Analytics).

Session cookies
The website uses session cookies, which are indispensable for managing the authentication of on-line services and reserved areas. The use of these cookies (which are not persistently saved on the user's computer and are deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session ID, required to explore the website safely and efficiently.
If you disable these cookies you will not be able to use some of the on-line services.

Anonymised analytical/external monitoring cookies
The website uses third party analytical cookies, for which the third party has undertaken to use the cookies only to supply the service, and to keep them separate without cross-referencing them with any other information it may have.
In particular, the website uses the Google Analytics service, an analytical tool owned by Google, Inc. which allows the website to obtain anonymous and aggregated statistics, used to optimise the websites and the offered services. The website has set up a technical tool, suggested by the third party, to assure the masking of the IP address and allow all user IP addresses to be anonymised. IP masking and anonymising takes place as soon as the data is received by the Google Analytics collection network, before the data is stored or processed to generate statistics on the use of the website. Google Analytics anonymises the address as soon as this is technically feasible, in the passage upstream from the network on which the data is collected. For further information, consult the IP anonymisation section of Google Analytics or visit the web page Security and privacy overview.
Analytical cookies can be disabled without affecting navigation on the website: to disable them, refer to the next section, “How to disable cookies".

2.1.3 Websites and external services

The website may contains links to other websites which have their own privacy policy. We are not liable for the processing of data on these websites.

2.1.4 How to disable cookies

To disable all cookies
You can deny consent to using cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser: all the functions of the website will in any case be available during non-authenticated navigation. 

The links below explain how to disable the cookies for the most common browsers (for any other browsers used, we advise you to look for this option in the software help services).

Internet Explorer: 

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox:


Apple Safari:

To disable third party cookies
To disable only the Google Analytics cookies, it is possible to use the additional opt-out component provided by Google for the most common browsers. This way, you will be able to use all the on-line services of the website. To find out more about the Google privacy rules, consult the website

To delete memorised cookies on your device/PC
Even if you deny authorisation for using external cookies, before doing so the cookies may already have been memorised on your device/PC. For technical reasons it is not possible to delete these cookies, however your browser allows you to delete them using the privacy settings. In the browser options you will find a "Delete navigation data" option, which can be used to delete cookies, website data and plug-ins.

2.2 Remote traffic data

The computer systems and software procedures necessary for the website to operate correctly collect some personal data that is implicitly transmitted by the use of the Internet communication protocols or is used to improve the quality of the service offered.
This information is not collected in order to be associated with identified interested parties, however in virtue of its nature it may lead to the identification of the user through data processing and association.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users to connect to the website, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of the resources required, the method used to send a request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numeric code that indicates the state of the reply given by the server (sent, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and data processing environment. The provision of the requested information is obligatory.

This data is used to gather anonymous statistical information on the use of the website and to check that the computer systems are working correctly. The data could also be used to ascertain responsibility in the event of hypothetical computer crimes or in the case of damage caused to the website or other parties. This data may be notified to the Judicial Authorities in the event of investigations, inspections, etc.

2.3 Data provided voluntarily by the user

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails, messages and any other type of communications, addresses or contact details indicated on this website implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender's e-mail address and any other personal data used to respond to requests. All data will be processed in compliance with the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, protecting confidentiality as required by Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/03.
Specific summary information will be progressively provided or displayed in the relative website pages for specific services available on request.


3. Data Controller

The Data Controller concerning this information note is Dr Stefania BARILLA’, COST Action IS1102 WG4 Leader, dArTe, Salita Melissari - 89184 - Reggio Calabria.


4. Non-mandatory nature of the provision of data

Apart from what specified for cookies and navigation data, users are free to provide their personal data in the forms on website, or in any contacts to request information materials, for other correspondence or to access specific services.
If they do not provide such information, however, it may be impossible to satisfy their requests.


5. How the data is treated

Data is treated exclusively for institutional purposes using computerised instruments and for the length of time strictly necessary to achieve the objective for which it is collected.

Specific security measures are followed to avoid the loss of data, unlawful or incorrect use of data and unauthorized access.


6. Rights of interested parties

In accordance with article 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196/2003, the person to whom the personal data refers has the right to:

  • obtain confirmation of the existence or non-existence of data concerning him/her, and receive an intelligible communication of said data, even if it has not yet been registered.
  • obtain information on:
    1. the source of the personal data;
    2. purpose and method of treatment;
    3. logic applied in the event of treatment using electronic equipment;
    4. details of the data handler, mangers and representative appointed in accordance with article 5 paragraph 2;
    5. subjects or categories of subjects to which personal data may be sent or that may become acquainted with the data in virtue of their capacity as representative appointed for that territory by the State, or managers or persons responsible for said task.
  • to obtain:
    1. an update, modification or when interested, completion of the data;
    2. the deletion, transformation into anonymous form, or to have the data blocked if handled unlawfully, including data that does not need to be stored for the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently treated;
    3. a declaration stating that the persons to which the data is communicated or divulged are aware of the operations referred to in (a) ad (b), including the content, except in the case in which it is not possible to fulfil said obligation or if this entails an involvement of means that is clearly disproportionate to the right protected.
  • to be opposed, totally or partially:
    1. for legitimate reasons, to the handling of his/her personal data, despite the fact it is relevant to the purpose of the collection;
    2. to the treatment of his/her personal data for the purpose of sending advertising material or direct sales or to its use for market research or commercial purposes.


This Privacy Policy shall be subject to updates.

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