Cookie Policy

PediCAP project website

Regulation (UE) 679/2016 General Data Protection Regulation

Fondazione Penta – for the treatment and care of children with HIV (and related deseases) – Onlus (hereinafter “Penta”) hereby wishes to inform visitors of the PediCAP project website:  (hereinafter the “Website”) of the 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 “permanent 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.




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 twenty-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), 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 Purpose of the cookies Links to privacy policy and consent forms
Google Google Analytics: Google use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google.


4. Deactivation/deletion of cookies via web browser


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

  • Internet Explorer:
  • Chrome:
  • Firefox:
  • Safari:
  • Opera: 

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.