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Cookie Statement

Information on cookies and the processing of personal data

Processing of the personal data of the website users.

This statement, in accordance with art. 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 - Personal Data Protection Code, is addressed to users who interact with the Portal System at the address:, which corresponds to the homepage of the Enrico Fermi Historical Museum of Physics and Study and Research Centre official Portal.

This statement is valid only for the websites of the “Centro Fermi Portal System” and does not apply to websites that users may access via any links. 

The policy is also inspired by EU Recommendation No. 2/2001, which the European Authorities for the protection of Personal Data, part of the Group established by Art. 29 of Directive No. 95/46/EC, adopted on 17 May 2001 to identify the minimum on-line data collection requirements, and specifically the methods, terms and nature of the information that the Data Controller must provide users when they connect to the website, regardless of the purpose of the connection.

The Centro Fermi, in its capacity as Data Controller, informs that, by entering personal information on the website and/or by accessing the web services, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed. The Portal System websites may also use:

2.1 Cookies 

2.1.1 Session cookies

The Portal System websites use:

  • session cookies, which are indispensable to manage user authentication when accessing on-line services and reserved areas. These cookies (which are not permanently saved on the user’s computer but are eliminated once the browser is closed) are used to transmit session details required to allow users to browse the website safely and efficiently.
  • session cookies for load balancing, to optimise the website performance and reduce page loading times.
  • cookies strictly necessary for the correct functioning of the websites and to save navigation preference.

By disabling these cookies users will not be able to use some of the on-line services.

2.1.2 Other types of cookies

On some of its pages, the Portal System may integrate functionalities developed by third parties and/or third party profiling cookies, which may be installed during navigation. The objective of this integration is to assess the effectiveness of the communication activity and divulge and give visibility to activities and content on matters of public and social interest. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • the use of java script to register and send to Facebook information regarding users who have visited specific pages in response to postings on Facebook;
  • the use of services that allow to interact with social networks (ex.: “social plug-ins”) or with other external platforms, through pages of the Portal System websites (for example, view videos on YouTube and Vimeo, Google Maps).

In these cases, or when users access the site after logging in through their Facebook, LinkedIn, Google or Twitter account, some personal data may be acquired by the social network platforms. The information collected by third parties is processed and managed in accordance with the relevant policies, which we recommend reading. For reference and to ensure transparency, the cookies and privacy policies are listed below.

2.1.3 How to disable cookies

Disabling all cookies
Users can deny consent to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser: nevertheless, all the functions of the Portal System websites will be available during non-authenticated navigation. The links below lead to information on how to disable cookies on the most popular browsers (for all other browsers, we advise users to look for this option in the help section of the software).

Internet Explorer:
Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox:
Apple Safari:

Deleting previously stored cookies
Even if users deny consent to the use of external cookies, before doing so the cookies may already have been stored on their device. For technical reasons, it is not possible to remove these cookies, however the browser allows users to delete them using the privacy settings. Browser options include a "Delete navigation data" option, which can be used to delete cookies, website data and plug-ins.

2.2 Remote traffic data

The information technology systems and software procedures used by the Portal System websites during normal operations acquire some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols and is necessary to improve the quality of the service offered. This information is not collected to be associated with identified users, but due to its nature, when elaborated and associated, it may lead to their identification. This category of data includes: IP addresses, domain names of the computers used by users to connect to the site; the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) format of the resources requested, the time when the request is made, 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 server (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the user's operating system and computer environment. The provision of personal data is compulsory. Unless otherwise provided, this data is stored for six months. This data is used solely to obtain anonymous statistical information on how the site is used and/or to make sure it is working properly. This data could also be used to ascertain liability in the event of hypothetical cyber-crimes or in the event of damages caused to the Centro Fermi.

2.3 Data voluntarily provided by users

The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of emails, messages and any other type of communications, addresses or contact details indicated on this portal implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender's email address and any other personal data used to reply to requests. All data will be processed in compliance with the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, protecting confidentiality as required by Legislative Decree No. 196/03.


The Data Controller is Enrico Fermi Historical Museum of Physics and Study and Research Centre, with its headquarters in Via Panisperna 89a, 00184 Roma Italy. Users intending to object to the processing of their data for legitimate reasons must notify Centro Fermi by sending an email to


Aside from the mentioned cookies and browsing data, users are free to provide personal details by filling in the forms on the Portal System websites or when contacting the University to request information and for any other communications, or when accessing specific services.

If users do not provide this data, they may not be able to receive what they requested.


Personal data are processed exclusively for University purposes, with automated systems only for the time necessary to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected.
Specific security measures are in place to prevent loss, unlawful and inappropriate use of data and unauthorised access.


Data Subjects shall have the right to obtain at any time confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them exist, to be informed of the content and source of such data, to check their accuracy and request integration, updating or rectification (article 7 of the Personal Data Protection Code). Pursuant of the same article, data subjects have the right to request that their personal details are deleted, transformed into anonymous format, block any unlawful use of their details, and refuse authorisation to process their personal details for legitimate reasons.

These rights can be exercised by writing to

This Privacy Policy shall be subject to updates.



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