Privacy Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to managed by ICT Services del Politecnico di Milano

What are cookies?

Cookies are small strings of text sent to the user of the website visited which are stored on the user’s device and allow the website to recognise users and store certain information about them. Cookies can be retrieved during subsequent visits.Cookies can be divided into the following categories:

  • Technical cookies: these are used for purposes strictly related to the proper functioning of the website; in particular for: “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide such service” (see Article 122, paragraph 1, Privacy Code); the Italian Data Protection Authority in its “Guidelines for cookies and other tracking tools” (Measure no. 231 of 10 June 2021, published in the Italian Official Gazette on 9 July 2021) specifies that: “for the use of cookies and other technical identifiers, by virtue of the function performed and within the limits and conditions referred to, the data controller will be subject only to the obligation to provide specific information, even possibly included within that of a general nature, falling within a codified hypothesis of exemption from the obligation to acquire the consent of the person concerned”.
  • Profiling cookies: : these allow information to be obtained about the user and may be used for unsolicited purposes, such as the display of advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing. Article 122 of the Privacy Code states that: “the storage of information in the terminal equipment of a contracting party or user or access to information already stored shall be permitted only on condition that the contracting party or user has given his or her consent after having been informed in the simplified manner referred to in Article 13(3).
  • Analytics cookies: :these are comparable to technical cookies and other identifiers if: “they are only used to produce aggregate statistics and in relation to a single website or a single mobile application; at least the fourth component of the IP address is masked in the case of third parties; third parties refrain from combining analytics cookies, thus minimised, with other types of processing (customer files or statistics of visits to other websites, for example) or passing them on to other third parties. However, third parties are permitted to produce statistics with data from multiple domains, websites or apps that are attributable to the same publisher or business group” (see “Guidelines on the use of cookies and other tracking tools – Summary Sheet”).
  • Sharing cookies (Social Buttons Plugins and Widgets): there are “buttons” (called “social buttons/widgets”) on the website that depict the icons of social networks or other services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). These buttons allow users who are browsing the website to interact with a “click” directly with the social networks depicted there. If users wants to find out about the methods and purposes of the processing of user information by third parties, it is advisable to read the privacy and cookie policies of the third parties involved. In this respect, the user can visit: [for ITunes] [for Youtube]

In addition, cookies are divided into:

  • First-party cookies: these are transmitted directly by the website visited;
  • Third-party cookies: these are transmitted by third-party companies present on the website visited by means of special codes that have been included to integrate additional functionalities into the website.

Cookies used by the website and managed by ICT Services of Politecnico di Milano and their purpose

This website uses exclusively technical first-party cookies which are essential for the functioning of the session on the website, and not profiling cookies.
Specifically, below is a list of the main cookies used on the website and their descriptions and functions, including their duration.

1) Type of cookie First party – Functional

Origin ICT Services of Politecnico di Milano

Purpose: To retrieve user settings (save the user’s session and remember certain settings such as accessibility settings)

Cookie duration: persistent

2) Type of cookie First part – Functional

Origin ICT Services of Politecnico di Milano

Purpose: To store the user’s location and remember language settings (anonymously)

3) Tipologia di Cookie Prima parte – Funzionale

Origin ICT Services of Politecnico di Milano

Purpose: To personalise the content of the page according to the device used by the user, their choices and settings (anonymously).

Duration of cookies

The cookies used by this website expire at the end of the session.

Managing cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your settings to disable this function. It is possible to block all types of cookies, or agree to receive only some and disable others. The “Options” or “Preferences” sections in the browser menu allow you to prevent the use of cookies and other user tracking technologies, and to obtain notifications from the browser when these technologies are being implemented. Alternatively, you can also consult the “Help” section of the toolbar present in most browsers.

You can select the browser you use from the list below and follow the instructions: – Internet Explorer; – Chrome; – Safari; – Firefox; – Opera. From a mobile device: – Android; – Safari;

Below are links explaining how to manage or disable cookies for the most popular Internet browsers:

For more information on cookies and their general functions, visit a helpful website such as or

Web Analytics Italia
The university makes use, on an experimental basis, of the services offered by the Agency for Digital Italy.
Informativa sulla privacy

Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the site and prevent you from fully benefiting from the features and services.

Other external services

We also use various external services such as Google Webfonts and external video providers. As these providers may collect personal data such as your IP address, we allow you to block it here. Please be aware that this could severely reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. The changes will take effect once the page is reloaded.

Google Webfont:

Vimeo and YouTube video embeds: