Cookie Policy

EU Regulation 679/2016 General Data Protection Regulation


Fondazione Penta Onlus hereby wishes to inform visitors to the website (hereinafter the “Website”) of its use of cookies within the Website. “Cookies” is a text file which is sent from a web server (i.e. the computer which “hosts” the website visited) to the user’s browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google, etc.) and stored in the device, whether fixed or mobile, which the user employs for browsing.

The cookies enable the Website to identify the user’s device, through the information stored therein, whenever said user connects to the Website through that device.
Through the use of cookies, we can make it easier for the user to navigate the Website.

Cookies can be “session cookies” (when they are stored solely for the length of the browsing session on the website and deleted when the browser is closed), or “persistent cookies” (when they are stored for a longer period, until they expire or are erased by the user).

Cookies do not collect information directly identifying the user. In fact, Penta cannot, through the use of cookies, track any personally identifiable information (e.g. first name, last name) unless this is provided directly by the user.


1. What types of cookies are used by the Website 

Technical Cookies 

These are cookies used to facilitate navigation and therefore the computerised transmission of data over the network or strictly necessary for the provision of the services provided by the Website. These cookies are usually temporary and known as “session cookies”. They are sent from the Website to the user’s computer while browsing but are stored only for the length of the browsing session. This means that when the user closes his/her browser, the cookies are automatically deleted and disappear without being stored on the user’s computer. These cookies are formed by random numbers generated by the server to enable secure and efficient exploration of the Website.

Through the use of such cookies, we are able to facilitate the user’s browsing within the Website, for example by recalling the data the user has provided when completing forms on the Website (so-called user-input cookies), to recognise the user after he/she has logged in to the Website (so-called authentication cookies), to customise the interface of the website based on the preferences indicated by the user and to collect aggregate data on the number of website visitors and the most visited pages, etc. (so-called cookies analytics used with mechanisms to partially obscure IP addresses). Such cookies do not require the user’s prior and express consent as they are absolutely necessary in order to provide the service the user has requested on the Website.

Profiling Cookies

These cookies are designed to create user profiles, for example, in order to send advertising consistent with the user’s preferences: except as provided in paragraph 3 below, such cookies are sent from the Website to the user’s computer while browsing and are stored after the end of the browsing session, until they expire or the user deletes them. (the so-called “persistent cookies”).

The use of such cookies requires the user’s express and informed consent.

Please note that your consent will only be requested when you first access the Website: thereafter, thanks to the use of a technical cookie, we will store your consent to allow you direct access to the pages of the Website upon your return (subject to your right to deactivate/activate cookies at any time or delete them: in this case, when you return, the Website will request your consent again).

No other user profiling tools are used on this Website (e.g. spyware).

In addition, if the user registers with the Website and provides his/her specific consent to the monitoring of his/her browsing during registration, data relating to said user’s navigation on the Website may be associated with his/her personal data


2. Information on cookies sent by

With regard to cookies used on the Website, please note the following information:

1) The domain name from which the Website’s server transmits cookies is:

2) Purpose of the data collection: Cookies are used for the purposes of: (i) allowing easier and faster navigation within the Website or carrying out analyses/statistical and anonymous checks on the use of the site (technical cookies);

3) Types of data collected: The following information is stored: the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation addresses of the requested resources; the time of request; the method used to submit the request to the server; the size of the file obtained in response; the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.); and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

Technically speaking, cookies (transmitted from the domain contain the following information: a numeric ID that uniquely identifies Penta and a numeric ID that identifies the user (who is navigating the Website), both of which are stored within our database; a numeric ID that uniquely identifies the user’s navigation (the so-called “record”) within our database; a pseudo-random alphanumeric session ID, automatically deleted from the browser when it is closed (the session cookie).

4) Validity of cookies: The Website uses session cookies (or cookies that are automatically deleted when the browser is closed), as well as permanent cookies (or cookies that are kept until the user deletes them); the duration, in any case, does not exceed six months.

5) The need to accept cookies: the acceptance of cookies is not mandatory; however, we should point out that the deactivation of technical cookies, although it may permit navigation of the Website, may make it impossible to deliver certain Website content and functionality.

6) Data communication: Information collected through cookies is confidential and is not disclosed to third parties.


3. Third-Party Cookies

The Website uses the so-called “third-party cookies” (e.g. Google Analytics and social network cookies), that is, cookies that are sent and managed by parties other than Penta.

To allow you to make a free and informed choice, we have indicated below: (i) the type and the identifier of the cookies; (ii) the characteristics and purposes of the cookies, as well as a link to detailed information on these cookies:

Sent by third parties

Entity sending the cookies Cookies Purpose of the cookies Links to privacy policy and consent forms
Google NID To remember user preferences and other information such as preferred language, how many search results preferred to have shown on a results page
Google Secure-3PSIDCC Used for advertising purposes by Google.
Google SIDCC Security cookies to protect a user’s data from unauthorized access
Google Secure-3PAPISIS To protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials
Google SSID Used to store information about how visitors use the website and any advertising that they may have seen before visiting the website, in addition to being used to help customise advertising on Google properties by remembering visitor’s most recent searches, previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results and visits to an advertisers website.
Google HSID Used for security purposes to store digitally signed and encrypted records of a user’s Google account ID and most recent sign-in time which allows Google to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorised parties. This can also be used for targeting purposes to show relevant & personalised ad content.
Google Secure-3PSID, Secure-1PSID, SAPISID, APISID, Secure-1PAPISID Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor’s interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.
Google 1P_JAR Collect website statistics and track conversion rates.
Google DV, CONSENT Used to save the user’s preferences and other information. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated or not.
Google OGPC Stores user preferences and information each time they visit web pages containing geographic maps of Google Maps
Google OTZ Provides an aggregate analysis of website visitors.
Twitter mbox Used to track visitor activity from our twitter ads and for users to share content on twitter
Twitter at_check Used to check if cookies are enabled in a user’s browser.
Twitter :gid Allows data to be read for statistical purposes
Twitter ads_prefs Monitors twitter ad preferences to ensure users don’t receive targeted ads if they have opted out
Twitter twid Helps Twitter establish the user so adverts can be personalised
Twitter guest_id Track the performance of twitter adverts. These cookies remember which users have visited the platform and the links followed.
Twitter personlasization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and allows sharing capabilities on social media
Twitter G_ENABLED_IDPS Used for Google single sign on
Twitter _gcl_au Used for experimenting with advertisement efficiency
Twitter ct0, _external_referer Track the performance of twitter adverts. These cookies remember which users have visited the Platform and the links followed.
Twitter des_opt_in Allows users to share content to their feed
Twitter cd_user_id Unique id that identifies the user’s session
Twitter remember_checked_on Allows platform to remember user login credentials after authentication
Twitter dnt  Used to store do-not-track decisions for a user’s Twitter account.
Twitter kdt This cookie is provided by Twitter to monitor referral links and login status.
Twitter eu_cn Used to check if cookies are enabled in a user’s browser.


4. Deactivation/deletion of cookies via web browser

In any event, you may deactivate/activate or delete cookies at any time by using you

r web browser settings. In particular, if you wish to not receive cookies, you can set your browser in such a way that you are aware of a cookie and can decide whether or not to accept it; you can also automatically reject all cookies by selecting the appropriate option in your browser. You may also delete specific cookies that have already been stored within your browser, or block the storage of cookies on your computer from specific websites, or block third-party cookies.

Each browser has its own type of cookie management. On the control panel or in preferences you can change/manage the parameters and delete cookies.

To disable the use of all or just some of the cookies, you must change your browser settings (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Opera, etc.).

Please refer to the information in the Browser manual to do this (the Help Page) or click on the following links:

You can also manage your cookie preferences at

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For more information about the processing of your data through the Website, please read the Privacy Policy


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