Cookie Policy

UNIVERSAL project website

EU Regulation 679/2016 General Data Protection Regulation

UNIVERSAL hereby wishes to inform visitors to the website (hereinafter the “Website”) of its 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 “persistent cookies” (when they are stored for a longer period, until they expire or are erased by the user). Moreover, cookies or other tracking tools may be either “first party” (when they are created and used only by the owner of the website that issued them and are not transferred to third parties) or “third party” (when they are issued and managed by parties other than UNIVERSAL). 


Cookies do not collect information directly identifying the user. In fact, UNIVERSAL 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 and Necessary 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.


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 may be “third-party cookies” and 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.


Profiling Cookies (Advertisement)


Advertisement cookies are used to provide users with relevant advertising and marketing campaigns. These cookies track users across websites and collect information to provide customized advertising. Such cookies are sent from third parties to the user’s computer while browsing and are stored for the duration indicated in the table below.


The use of these cookies requires the express and informed consent of the user. Your consent will only be required when you first access the Website: afterwards, we will use a technical cookie to store your consent so that you can access the Website pages directly when you return. Your consent may be managed at any time in the manner specified in paragraph 2 of the Cookie Policy.


In addition, if the user registers with the Website and provides his/her specific consent to the monitoring of his/her browsing during registration, data relating to said user’s navigation on the Website may be associated with his/her personal data.


Analytics Cookies


Analytical cookies are used to understand how users of the Website interact with the Website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. The information collected is normally processed in aggregate and anonymous form through the use of partial IP obscuration mechanisms. If such mechanisms are not in place, the use of these cookies will require the express and informed consent of the user.




Other cookies are those uncategorized cookies under analysis and not yet into a category. Please refer to the table below for a description of their purpose and, in any case, their use by the Website is subject to obtaining user’s consent.


Third-Party Cookies


Each cookie belonging to one of the above categories could be a so-called “third-party cookie” (e.g. Matomo Analytics, social network cookies), that are cookies that are sent and managed by parties other than UNIVERSAL.


2. How to manage the consent of cookies and other tracking tools? 


When accessing the Website, the user is shown a warning banner regarding cookies that may be used. The banner provides summary information that allows the user to understand which cookies/tools are used and for what purposes; in addition, by using the “Cookie Settings” button the user can also check in detail which types of cookies and tools are used. The user is therefore free to choose whether and which cookies and other tracking tools to authorise. We will record whether the user granted or denied consent to directly access the pages of the Website without having to view the banner once again, except in special cases (e.g., if the user deletes cookies or if the users must be updated regarding the cookies used).


You can manage and customize your consent relating to the single categories of cookies and other tracking tools at any times by clinking on the “Manage consent” button always displayed on the web site.


In addition to the above, please note that, by clicking on the “Accept all cookies” button in the banner, you give your consent to the use of all the cookies used in our website and if you close the banner by clicking the “X” button, default settings will stay as they are and you will continue to browse the Website in the absence of cookies other than technical ones (namely necessary cookies).


3. 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: 



    You can also manage your cookie preferences at


    4. What are your rights


    The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) grants you the following rights in relation to your personal data, which you may exercise within the limits and in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR: right of access by the data subject (art. 15); right to rectification (art. 16); right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (art. 17); right to restriction of processing (art. 18); right to data portability (art. 20); right to object (art. 21); right to object to a decision based solely on Automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Art. 22); right to revoke, at any time, the consent given, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before revocation. The full text of such rights is available on


    You will be able to exercise the rights above by sending a written request addressed to the data controller namely “Fondazione Penta ETS” at Corso Stati Uniti, 4 35127 Padova, Italy or via e-mail at


    Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint before the Italian Data Protection Authority ( if you believe that the processing of your data is contrary to the regulations in force (art. 77) or take legal action (art.79) or before the Data Protection Authority of the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.


    5. Details of the cookies used by the Website 


    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 duration; (iii) the characteristics and purposes of the cookies, as well as a link to detailed information on these cookies: 


    Entity sending the cookie  Cookie Cookie Type Purpose of the cookie Duration Links to privacy policy and consent forms
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement Technical and Necessary To record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics Technical and Necessary To store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional Technical and Necessary To record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary Technical and Necessary To store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-others Technical and Necessary To store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Other”. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info – GDPR Cookie Consent Plugin cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance Technical and Necessary To store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”. 1 year
    Cookie Law Info CookieLawInfoConsent Technical and Necessary Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie. 1 year
    Google _GRECAPTCHA Technical and Necessary To identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks. 5 months, 27 days
    Akamai ak_bmsc Technical and Necessary To optimize site security by distinguishing between humans and bots. 2 hours
    New Relic JSESSIONID Technical and Necessary To store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. session
    YouTube CONSENT Analytics Set via embedded youtube-videos, it registers anonymous statistical data. 2 years
    YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Advertisement To measure bandwidth, determining whether the user gets the new or old player interface. 5 months 27 days
    YouTube YSC Advertisement To track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages. session
    YouTube yt-remote-connected-devices Advertisement To store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video. never
    YouTube yt-remote-device-id Advertisement To store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video. never
    YouTube yt.innertube::nextId Advertisement It registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen. never
    YouTube yt.innertube::requests Advertisement It registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen. never
    Matomo _pk_id.9.e967 Others To store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID. 1 year 27 days
    Matomo _pk_ses.9.e967 Others To temporarily store data for the visit. 30 minutes
    YouTube VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA Others Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen 180 days

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    For more information about the processing of your data through the Website, please read the Privacy Policy.


    Last updated: August 23, 2023