Cookie Policy

For us, data protection is a very serious matter so we would like to inform you about the way in which data is processed and the rights you can exercise under the relevant data protection regulations, EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter also: “GDPR”).

1. Data Controller and DPO

Data Controller

Associazione AsimmetrieAssociazione italiana per lo studio delle asimmetrie economiche A.P.S
Via Filippo Marchetti 19
00199 Roma RM, Italy

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Benedetto Ponti, president
c/o Associazione Asimmetrie
Via Filippo Marchetti 19
00199 Roma RM, Italy

2. The categories of data that are processed

The data processed by the Data Controller are “personal data” (ex. Art. 4.1 of the GDPR) provided by you.
In particular, the categories of relevant personal data may be, by way of example but certainly not exhaustive:

  • Any personal and identification data (by way of example only, any name and surname, etc.);
  • Any contact data (IP address, e-mail address, and similar data) and navigation data.

Treatment of data useful for navigation purposes

The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but by their very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

Including the information that may be collected, we have IP addresses, the type of browser or operating system used, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses, the domain name and addresses of the Web sites from which access or exit was made (referring/exit pages), the time the request was made to the server, the method used and information on the response obtained, further information on user navigation on the site (see also the section on cookies) and other parameters relating to the user’s operating system and computer environment.

These same data could also be used to identify and ascertain responsibility in case of any computer crimes against the site.

For further information please refer to the Privacy Policy in full on the website.

Use of cookies

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information may be about you, your preferences, or your device, and is largely used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information usually does not directly identify you, but it can provide a more personalized Web experience. Because we respect your right to protection of your personal information, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies. Click on “Cookie Management” and the headers of the different categories of cookies to learn more and change the default settings. However, disabling certain types of cookies may affect your navigation of the site and use of the related services we are able to offer.

More information can be found at this link.
The following information is provided to the user in implementation of the provision of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data of May 8, 2014 “Identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies”.

What are Cookies? And what cookies do we use?

Cookies are small strings of text that a website can send, during navigation, to your device (be it a PC, a notebook, a smartphone, a tablet; they are usually stored directly on the browser used for navigation). The same website that sent them, then can read and record cookies that are on the same device to obtain information of various kinds. Which ones? For each type of cookie, there is a defined role.

How many types of cookies are there?

There are two fundamental macro-categories, with different characteristics: technical cookies and profiling cookies.

Technical cookies are generally necessary for the proper functioning of the website and to allow navigation; without them you may not be able to view pages correctly or use certain services. For example, a technical cookie is required to keep you logged in throughout your visit to a website, or to store your language settings, display settings, and so on. 

The technical cookies used on this site can be further divided into:

  • Necessary Cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the functioning of the site, with particular reference to the normal navigation and use of the same, and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set only in response to actions you take that constitute a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but as a result some or all parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.
  • Analytical cookies
    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can evaluate and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors navigate the site. All information collected by cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not authorize these cookies, we will not be able to evaluate the collective browsing and behavior of our users and improve the performance of the site accordingly.
  • Functionality cookies
    These cookies allow the site to provide advanced functionality and customization, which allows navigation according to a set of selected criteria (such as language) in order to improve the service rendered. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services have been added to our pages. If you do not authorize these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

The profiling cookies have the task of profiling the user and are used in order to send advertisements in line with the preferences expressed by the same during his navigation

  • Profiling cookies 
    Profiling cookies can be used, also by third companies, to build a profile of your interests and show or send you relevant ads on this and other sites.

These cookies can only be set, via our site, by our advertising partners and are therefore third party cookies. These cookies are based solely on tracking your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not be shown or sent these ads, nor will profiles of your interests be created. Refusing or revoking consent to use one or more profiling cookies will not affect your ability to access or navigate the Site.

In the event that you are enrolled in one of our loyalty programs by accepting such cookies and browsing as a result of receiving a targeted email from us or accessing a restricted area, such cookies and related analytics will be matched to your program registration data or membership references via an automatically generated numeric code.

The use of such cookies requires the prior acquisition of the free consent of the user that the site acquires in accordance with the provision of the Guarantor of 8 May 2014 and ss. mm. ii.

The cookies can, again, be classified as:

  • first-party cookies (first-part cookies), that is, cookies generated and managed directly by the operator of the website on which the user is browsing.
  • third-party cookies (third-part cookies), which are generated and managed by parties other than the operator of the website on which the user is browsing (by virtue, as a rule, of a contract between the owner of the website and the third party).

Customized cookie list and management

You can view the list and manage your preferences for the cookies used on this site from the link → Manage Options

Duration of cookies

Cookies have a lifetime dictated by the expiration date (or a specific action such as closing the browser) set at the time of installation.

Cookies can be:

  • temporary or session (session cookies): these are used to store temporary information, to link actions performed during a specific session and are removed from your computer when you close your browser;
  • permanent (persistent cookies): these are used to store information, such as your login name and password, so that you don’t have to re-type them each time you visit a specific site. These remain stored on your computer even after you close your browser.
    For the specific duration of individual cookies, see the “Cookie Settings” settings panel.

Cookie Management

In reference to the provision of Identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies – May 8, 2014 (Published in the Official Gazette No. 126 of June 3, 2014), you can change at any time your consent to cookies by clicking on the link “Cookie Policy” at the bottom of each page of this Website.

The owner of this site will keep track of the User’s consent(s) through a special technical cookie, considered by the Privacy Guarantor to be a “not particularly invasive” tool. The User may deny his/her consent and/or modify his/her options regarding the use of cookies by this Website at any time, by accessing this page which is “linkable” from every page of this Website.

If you have already given your consent but wish to change the cookie permissions, you must delete them through your browser, as indicated below, otherwise the cookies already installed will not be removed. In particular, keep in mind that it is not possible in any way to control the cookies of third parties, so if you have already given consent, you must proceed to delete cookies through your browser (dedicated section) or by asking the opt-out directly to third parties or through the site:

If you want to learn more, you can check out the following sites:

How to disable or delete cookies using browser configuration


  • Run the Chrome Browser
  • Click on the menu on the browser toolbar next to the url entry window for browsing
  • Select Settings
  • Click  Show Advanced Settings
  • In the “Privacy” section click button Content Settings
  • In the “Cookies” section you can change the following cookie settings:
    – Allow local data to be saved
    – Change local data only until you close your browser
    – Prevent sites from setting cookies
    – Block third-party cookies and site data
    – Manage exceptions for certain websites
    – Delete one or all cookies

For more information please visit dedicated page.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Run the Mozilla Firefox Browser
  • Click on the menu on the browser toolbar next to the url entry window for browsing
  • Select Options
  • Select the Privacy
  • Click  Show Advanced Settings
  • In the “Privacy” section click button Content Settings
  • In the Tracking section you can change the following cookie settings:
    – Require sites not to do any tracking
    – Notify sites of your willingness to be tracked
    – Do not communicate any preference regarding personal data tracking
  • From the section History you can:
    – By enabling “Use custom settings” select to accept third-party cookies (always, from the most visited sites or never) and keep them for a specified period (until they expire, when Firefox closes or ask every time)
    – Remove individual stored cookies.

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Internet Explorer

  • Start Internet Explorer Browser
  • Click on the Tools button and choose Internet Options
  • Click on the  tab; Privacy  tab and, in the Settings section, change the slider to the desired cookie action:
    – Block all cookies
    – Allow all cookies
    – Select the sites from which to get cookies: move the slider to an intermediate position so as not to block or allow all cookies, then press on Sites, in the Website Address box enter a website and then press on Block or Allow.

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Safari 6

  • Start Safari Browser
  • Click on Safari, select Preferences and click on Privacy
  • In the Block Cookies section specify how Safari should accept cookies from websites.
  • To see which sites have stored cookies click on Details

For more information visit the dedicated page.

Safari iOS (mobile devices)

  • Run the Safari iOS Browser
  • Tap on Settings and then Safari
  • Tap on Block Cookies and choose from the various options: “Never”, “Third-party and advertisers” or “Always”
  • To clear all cookies stored by Safari, tap on Settings, then on Safari and finally on Delete Cookies and Data

For more information please visit the dedicated page.


  • Start Opera Browser
  • Click on Preferences then on Advanced and finally on Cookies
  • Select one of the following options:
    – Accept all cookies
    – Accept cookies only from the site you are visiting: third-party cookies and cookies that are sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be rejected
    – Never accept cookies: all cookies will never be saved.

For more information please visit dedicated page.

Notice regarding minors under 14 years

Under the age of 14 years old, you may not provide personal information. The owner of this website will not be in any way responsible for any collection of personal data, as well as misrepresentations, provided by the minor, and in any case, if it is found to be used, the owner of this website will facilitate the right of access and cancellation forwarded by the legal guardian or those exercising parental responsibility.

Exercise of the rights of the interested party

The interested party, in relation to personal data covered by this information, has the right to exercise the rights provided by the EU Regulation as follows:

  • Right of access of the interested party [art. 15 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to him are being processed and, if so, access to the information expressly provided for in the aforementioned article, including by way of example but not limited to the purposes of processing, the categories of data and recipients, the storage period, the existence of the right to erasure, rectification or restriction, the right to lodge a complaint, all available information on the origin of the data, the possible existence of an automated decision-making process pursuant to Art. 22 of the Regulation, as well as a copy of your personal data.
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) [art. 17 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to the deletion of his or her personal data without undue delay, if one of the reasons expressly provided for in the cited article exists, including by way of example but not limited to the fact that the processing is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes, revocation of the consent on which the processing is based, opposition to the processing if it is based on a legitimate interest that does not prevail, unlawful processing of the data, deletion due to legal obligations, data of minors processed in the absence of the conditions of applicability provided for by art. 8 of the Regulation;
  • Right to data portability [art. 20 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject, in cases where the processing is based on consent and contract and is carried out by automated means, may request to receive his or her personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and has the right to transmit it to another data controller;
  • Right to object [art. 21 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right to object to the processing of his or her personal data, if the processing is based on a legitimate interest that is not overriding or is carried out for direct marketing purposes;
  • Right not to be subjected to automated decision-making [art. 22 of the EU Regulation]: the data subject has the right not to be subjected to a decision, including profiling, based solely on automated processing (e.g. carried out exclusively by means of electronic tools or computer programs).

The description above does not replace the text of the articles cited therein which are referred to here in full and to whose complete reading please refer:

Right to complain

The interested party, if he believes that his rights have been compromised, has the right to lodge a complaint with the Guarantor Authority for the protection of personal data, according to the procedures indicated by the same Authority at the following internet address : or by sending written notice to the Authority for the Protection of Personal Data, Piazza Montecitorio n.121, 00186 Roma.

For more information on the rights of the interested parties provided by the Guarantor, please refer to the link specific site of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data.

Privacy notice pursuant to art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 concerning the processing carried out through the site including cookies.

This Cookie policy was last updated on 20 May 2021