ICTP-East African Institute for Fundamental Research
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University of Rwanda
Information note pursuant to Art. 13 of the Decrete n. 196/2003 (also called Privacy Code)
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Types of Cookies:
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- Profiling Cookies are aimed at creating user profiles and they are used to send advertising messages to the user’s device, in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. Because of the highly invasive nature of these cookies in the user’s private sphere, Italian and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.
Pursuant to article 122 of the Privacy Code (Personal Data Protection Code), data subject’s consent for technical cookies is not required, but this policy is sufficient as their use is limited to the technical storage or the access to already stored information, in fact technical cookies are used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service."
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These cookies are used to collect information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website. They see how visitors move around the website when they are using it record which content viewers view and are interested in, helping the Publisher improve the service and the functioning of the website (e.g. visited pages, errors tat may occur, count of visitors that are using the web services, in order to improve the web experience and the navigation speed).
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Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies
Moreover, here below the link to disable analytical cookies of Google Analitycs: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it