This site uses cookies. By using our website you hereby accept and agree to use of cookies in accordance with the terms of use of cookies expressed in this document. Pursuant to Article. 13 of Legislative Decree. N. 196/03, “Code for the Protection of Personal Data” (hereinafter the “Code”) and GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679), the following information explains both what cookies are and the various types of cookies on the website (hereinafter, the “SITE”).

Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send and record on his computer or mobile device, and which are then re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit. Thanks to cookies, the site remembers the actions and preferences of the user (for example, a login, your preferred language, the font size, or other display settings, etc.) so that they do not need to be indicated again when you re-visit that site and browse from page to page. Cookies are therefore used to perform authentication, monitoring sessions and to memorise information about the activities of users accessing a website and may also contain a unique identifier that makes it possible to track users navigation and experience on the site for statistical or advertising purposes. During the navigation of a site, users may receive on their computer or mobile device also cookies from sites or web servers other than the one they are visiting (so-called third-party cookies) Some operations may not be possible without the use of cookies, which in some cases are technically necessary for the operation of the site.

There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and functions, and these may remain on a user’s computer or mobile device for different time periods: so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed; so-called persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device until a pre-established date. Under current Italian legislation, the use of cookies does not always require express consent. In particular, such consent is not required for the so-called “technical” cookies, i.e. cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of data over an electronic communications network, or strictly necessary to provide a service explicitly requested by the user. In other words, cookies that are essential for the functioning of the site or to perform tasks requested by the user. Among the technical cookies, which do not require consent for their use, the Italian Authority for the Protection of Personal Data (cfr. General Measure for the “Identification of simplified procedures for information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookie – May 8, 2014”) also includes:

  • analytic cookies when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate, about the number of users and how they visit the site,
  • third-party analytic cookies with IP address anonymization.
  • navigation or session cookies (for authentication, etc.),
  • functional cookies, which allow the user to browse the site based on a set of selected criteria (for example, the language) in order to improve the service provided.

Cookies on the web site

Cookie Description Cookie Type Source And Owner Expiring period Place of processing, Policy Link
PHPSESSID it recognizes the actual session of the user in the server technical session end Italy
wordpress_test_cookie, privacy_embeds Test cookie, it recognizes if the user has agree with the cookie policy or not. Technical 90 days Italy
wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1 The site engine also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Technical 1 year Italy
avadaredux_current_tab Keeps track of the user’s opened tab to improve navigation and content loading. Technical 1 week Italy
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz Google Analytics with anonymized IP Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the USA. More Info Third-party analytic cookie The longest lasting cookie expires 2 years after your last visit to the website. Others are deleted 6 months, 30 minutes and the moment you close your browser. USA
_ga This cookie is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics, is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. More Info Third-party analytic cookie 2 years USA
_gat This Cookie does not store any user information, its function is limit the number of requests that have to be made to More Info Third-party analytic cookie 10 minutes USA

How can I disable cookies and manage my preferences ?

The majority of browsers are configured to accept, control or potentially disable cookies through the settings. We nevertheless remind you that disabling navigation or functional cookies may affect the functioning of the website and/or limit the service we offer. It is possible to browse and temporarily prevent the browser from recording cookies by using the incognito mode or a private browsing mode:

Below is the procedure to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:

For more information on cookies and to manage your preferences for third party profiling cookies, please go to To disable analytical cookies and prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on your navigation, you can download the add-on from your browser to deactivate Google Analytics: For more information and details about the various types of cookies, their mode of operation and features, please visit,

How to set preferences for the use of cookies:

  • Navigation or session cookies: strictly necessary for the operation of the website or to allow users to access and use the content and services required. These cookies can be turned off only through the use of the browser, as indicated above.
  • Analytic cookies: help to understand how the site is used by users. These cookies do not collect information about the user, nor any personal information. The information is processed in aggregate and anonymously. These cookies can be disabled via the Opt-out link showed in the Table above.
  • Third-party cookies: in relation to third-party cookies, i.e. cookies form sites or web servers other than the SITE, used for the purposes of such third parties. The project coordinator of MICADO consortium is not in a position to exercise specific controls on such subjects or their cookies. For information about such cookies, their characteristics and mode of operation and it is necessary to use the links on the cookies above table or to contact such third parties directly.