Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This page outlines the cookie policy in use in this website along with details of cookies used by the website. This information may change over time and the latest version can be found at this page.

Most websites you visit use cookies. Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Further information about what cookies are can be found on wikipedia:

Types of cookies

The Italian Data Protection Authority broadly divides cookies into different categories depending on their use and on who sends (sets) the cookie.

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are cookies necessary for website navigation or to provide the services offered by the website. They are not used for ulterior purposes.
To quote the Italian Data Protection Authority,

Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service."

Profiling cookies

Profiling cookies are cookies used to track user navigation and create a profile of their habits which can then be used to send advertising messages to the user's device.
Once again quoting the Italian Data Protection Authority,

Due to the particular invasiveness that such devices may have in the private sphere of users, European and Italian legislation requires the user to be adequately informed about their use and to express their valid consent.

Cookies can also be categorized into first party and third party cookies depending on who sets the cookie.

First party cookies

These are set directly by the website that you are visiting and can only be accessed by that site.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.


Cookies used by this website

First party cookies

This website uses the Drupal CMS platform and the Matomo (formerly Piwik) analytics tool which use first party technical cookies. Like many websites we collect analytics data to help improve the services offered to users. We use Matomo - (an open source alternative to Google Analytics) which has the advantage that any data collected is stored on servers owned by us and not transferred to third parties.

The following cookies are used by this site:


Third party cookies and services

The following third party cookies are set by


The following third party cookies are set by external organisations, you can check the relevant third party websites indicated below for further information about their cookie policies.



We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
This function mainly serves to distinguish if a form submission (e.g. the "Contact Us" form) was initiated by a real person or improperly
carried out through a mechanical and automated process (spam bots). This service includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated
to and used by Google. This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's data privacy policy, please visit:


How to manage cookies

You can manage cookies by modifying your web browser preferences (see the following paragraph for more details of how to do this). Typically you can accept or reject cookies or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. Please remember if you choose to block cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of this website. If you do wish to restrict or block cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your web browser settings (the help function within your browser should tell you how). You can also visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of web browsers.

The following are links to information about managing cookies in some commonly used browsers:

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Apple Safari

Internet Explorer

Matomo opt-out

If you wish, you can opt out of web analytics data collection. Please note that this does not have any effect on your use of the website. If you prefer us not to gather analytical information please untick the checkbox below:

Contact details

If you have any questions regarding our cookie policy we will gladly answer them. You can contact us at:

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Via Bonomea, 265
34136 Trieste - Italy
Phone +39 040 3787 111

This cookie policy was last updated in April 2018