Privacy and cookies policy

Pursuant to EU Regulation No. 2016/679 (GDPR), and Legislative decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003 as amended, this document describes the types of data of users who visit our web pages and use any services as well as how this data is collected, shared and protected.

Types of data processed and the purpose of the processing

Web Browsing Data

When users browse the website, read its pages, and download the information contained in it, it acquires some navigation data, whose transmission is implicit in internet communication protocols. In addition to this, a third-party website will automatically collect and store certain information relating to your visit.

This category includes user IP addresses, type of browser used, access website addresses, pages visited within the site, access time, the code indicating the response status given by the server and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user’s IT environment.

This data, needed to use web services, is not collected to be associated with identified data subjects but is used to make the site more useful for its visitors, to obtain aggregated and anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its proper operation. This data could be used to determine responsibility in the event of cybercrime or actions damaging the site. No information on users/visitors will be sold, shared or used for commercial purposes.

Data provided voluntarily by users

The optional, voluntary and explicit transmission of personal data while browsing the website, for example by registering, signing in to a reserved area or service (e.g. subscription to newsletters and the webform to become FBK Magazine contributors) involves the subsequent acquisition of such data for the sole purpose of answering/responding to requests from Users and managing these web services. The processing operations set up for these purposes are carried out with the specific consent of the user and the data is stored only for the duration of the activity required. Additional specific policies will be posted or displayed on the website pages designed for special on-demand services.

Submitting optional, explicit and voluntary personal data to the addresses indicated on this site or through specific contact request forms involves the acquisition of the sender’s e-mail address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.

Any sensitive or judicial personal data provided by users will not be processed.

Personal data provided by users are used for the management of online services relating to FBK sites, for the only purposes connected to the institutional objectives of scientific research and administrative procedures and could be used to determine the responsibility of Users in the event of any cyber crimes against the site.

Cookies active on this site do not record personal data. FBK websites usually use Google Analytics, a data analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”) in order to improve the usability of web services and communication with users, assess user internationalization levels, promote institutional activities based on the different target communication groups. Google may transfer the data collected to third parties, where required by law. The data is collected only for institutional purposes and shall never be transferred for commercial purposes. For more information, please visit

This website uses the following cookies

Session cookies
They are not stored permanently on the user’s device and are deleted when the browser is closed out.

Persistent cookies
Expire on a specific date or after a certain period of time

Technical cookies
Those cookies strictly necessary to allow:

  • website browsing and use;
  • the collection of information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the web site (“cookie analytics”);
  • browsing based on a series of selected criteria (e.g. language, “functionality cookies”) in order to improve the service provided.

These cookies are not used for purposes other than functional ones and therefore their installation does not require your consent.

_ga, 2 years, persistent Google Analytics cookies that allow data to be read for statistical purposes. Their function is to recognize users. The data is analyzed anonymously and relates solely to the use of the website (pages visited, bounce rate, etc.).

_gat, 1 day, Google Analytics session cookie that allows data to be read for statistical purposes. The cookie is valid only for the duration of the session, it is deleted when the browser is closed out, and its purpose is to monitor the amount of requests per page/s.

_gid, 1 day, persistent Google Analytics cookies that allow data to be read for statistical purposes. Their function is to recognize users. The data is analyzed anonymously and relates solely to the use of the website (pages visited, bounce rate, etc.).

Analytical cookies
We use analytical cookies for internal purposes that help us provide a better browsing experience to the user. The analytical cookie information helps us understand how visitors use the site, allowing us to improve the way we present content. The information collected is anonymous and aggregated.

We use Google Analytics to track user visits in an aggregate and anonymous fashion. Cookies are used by Google’s analytics.js script. The only cookies used are those mentioned above, namely ga, gat and gid cookies.

Third-party profiling cookies
GPS,, 1 day, records a unique ID on mobile devices to allow tracking based on location.

PREF,, 8 months, records a unique ID used by Google for statistics related to how the visitor uses YouTube videos on different websites.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE,, 179 days, estimates the user’s connection speed on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC,, session duration, records a unique ID for statistics related to which YouTube videos were viewed by the user

yt-remote-cast-installed (session), yt-remote-connected-devices (persistent), yt-remote-device-id (persistent), yt-remote-fast-check-period (session), yt-remote- session-app (session), yt-remote-session-name (session): store the user’s video player preferences using the embedded YouTube video.

IDE,, 1 year, used by Google DoubleClick to record and produce reports on user actions on the site.

r/collect,, session duration, cookie used to send data on the device and visitor behavior to Google Analytics.

test_cookie,, 1 day, used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

These cookies are installed by parties other than FBK and their installation requires your consent.

Thus, we are providing you with the following links to the privacy policies of the third parties, where you can consent to the installation of these cookies; please note that, if you do not make any choice but decide to continue browsing the website, this will be understood as you consenting to the use of these cookies.

Google Analytics
Aggregated data collection on the number of users and how they visit the site

Google Fonts
Online archive of applications for the integration of free fonts for web interfaces.

Google Maps
Online map platform.

To disable, remove or block cookies, you can use your browser settings or the DNT (Do Not Track) option, if provided. FBK does not guarantee the full operation of the website when cookies have been disabled.

Instructions for disabling cookies on browsers

Method and length of data processing

Personal data is mainly processed digitally and in a lawful, fair, relevant manner, limited to what is necessary to achieve the purposes of the processing, for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected and in any case in compliance with the principles set forth in art. 5 of the GDPR.

In order to prevent data loss, abuse or incorrect use of data and unauthorised access, specific security measures have been implemented.

There is no automated decision-making process, nor any profiling activity.

Personal data present on the site and the relating online services are mainly processed in the offices located in the Technology Hub at Povo, via Sommarive 18 – 38123 Trento (Italy) and are only processed by the staff of the Digital Communication and Big Events and by the contact persons for the management of sites updated by the staff of the Research Centers and of the FBK Administration and Research Support Services Division, each for their respective site (s).

In case of need, website and newsletter related data may be processed by the staff of the website technological maintenance provider, at the provider’s headquarters, normally located within the EU or in countries for which the European Commission has made a decision on their compliance with personal data protection regulations.

Communication and dissemination

No data collected will be shared or disseminated, except in cases expressly provided for by the law and, in any case, in the manner permitted by it. The data may be known to the staff of the Foundation, within the scope of their respective functions and in accordance with the instructions received, only for the achievement of the purposes listed in this policy.

Rights of data subjects

Pursuant to Chapter III of the GDPR you can exercise the following rights to:

a. access personal data (you will, therefore, have the right to have free information about the personal data held by the Data Controller, as well as to obtain a copy thereof in an accessible format);
b. amend incorrect, inaccurate or old data (upon your request, where the data do not express evaluation elements);
c. withdraw consent (if you had consented to the processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time and upon such revocation of consent your data shall no longer be processed);
d. cancel their personal data – right to be forgotten (for example, in case of withdrawal of consent, if there is no other legal basis for data processing);
e. restrict data processing (in certain cases – dispute the accuracy of the data, within the timeframe necessary for verification; dispute the lawfulness of the processing with refusal to the cancellation; you need to use the data to exercise your defense rights, while they are no longer useful for the purposes of the processing; in the event that the processing has been denied, while the necessary checks are being carried out – the data will be stored in such a manner that they may be restored if need be, but, in the meantime, cannot be consulted by the Controller if not in relation to the validity of your request for restriction);
f. deny consent to the processing due to legitimate reasons (under certain circumstances, you may in any case object to the processing of data, and in any case, you may refuse to process for direct marketing purposes);
g. data portability (upon your request, the data shall be transmitted to the subject indicated by you in such a format that they can be easily consulted and used);
h. advance a dispute to the Supervisory Authority (Privacy Authority).

For information and contacts specifically relating to the protection of personal data, including the exercise of the above rights, please email:

Data Controller

The data controller is Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), based in Trento, via Santa Croce, 77 –


To contact the foundation’s DPO, please send an e-mail to

Fondazione Bruno Kessler’s social media policy

Fondazione Bruno Kessler is officially present on social media through its Facebook page, its Twitter profile, its Linkedin account, its Instagram account and its Youtube channel.

Fondazione Bruno Kessler uses social media to listen to online users and to provide transparent information on the main activities and news concerning the institution as a whole, or in particular with reference to the activities conducted by each of the research centers that are part of it. Contents may be either original, i.e., produced by the Foundation’s staff, or posts suggested by third parties where topics are relevant to FBK’s research areas or of general interest. The accounts are institutional and service related. Account interactions are for introductory information only.

For more information on the organization, see our  website and for updates on current projects, please follow the weekly publications hosted on These sites provide the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter dedicated respectively to upcoming events and to the latest in-depth analysis articles offered. As for job opportunities and current research or support staff contact information, please see the specific sites that can be accessed from our institutional website Similarly, the documents published in the Transparent Administration section and the sites of each research center can be accessed. FBK laboratories can be visited virtually on the Google Arts & Culture platform.

Contents and regulations

The information posted on official social channels is general, not exhaustive and regards projects and initiatives on a European or international, national and local scale. In social networks all users can respectfully express their opinions; users are solely responsible for what they publish.

Users are asked to present their ideas with fairness and propriety showing respect for the opinions of others. Insults, obscenity, offenses, threats will be reported to the offices concerned which will determine whether to take action and how. Users who publish contents such as spam/malware, advertising or offensive messages will either receive a warning or be reported to social media and, if actions are repeated, will be blocked.

Published content must respect users’ privacy. References to facts or details without public relevance, violent, offensive or discriminatory attitudes towards gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal beliefs, ethnicity, disabilities should be avoided.

To protect users’ privacy, the publication of personal data (email, telephone number, taxpayer id. number, etc.) should be avoided. Those who wish to debunk any content published by us are kindly requested to support their claims with links to reliable sources of information.

Following a Facebook page, a Twitter account, etc., or including it in lists of interest, does not mean sharing its lines of thought; the same is true for retweets, likes and messages appearing on the account that have been published by users. In these cases, FBK will just verify compliance with these guidelines and the reliability of the source.

This policy also applies to the social accounts created and managed by the Research Centers into which FBK is divided, by the relative Units into which these Centers are divided and by the organizational Units belonging to the Administration and Research Support Services (CASSR) Section of the Foundation (eg the Library Unit).


FBK will moderate its spaces in the hours and days following the publication of comments by users, without a set schedule, its purpose being not only to contain non-compliant behavior but also to direct questions or curiosities aroused by original contents towards further opportunities or in-depth content.

For obvious privacy protection purposes, personal cases will not be dealt with, but general information of common interest will be provided and confirmed. Messages containing insults, obscenity, offenses, threats, violent, offensive or discriminatory attitudes towards gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal beliefs, ethnicity, disabilities will be deleted.

In more serious cases, Fondazione Bruno Kessler reserves the right to delete the contents, remove users from its spaces and report them to the moderation filters of the host social network and/or to the authorities concerned.

Users are hereby also reminded of the responsibilities deriving from the publication of any profession-related data or information that could damage FBK’s intellectual property, image, reputation, productivity and profitability or that could breach the contractual and legal obligations in connection to their employment relationship with the Foundation.

As regards FBK employees and collaborators in particular, the rules contained in the FBK Code of Conduct apply. In particular, for the protection of confidential information and the integrity of the Foundation, the use of social media even outside the workplace must be done responsibly, without disclosing confidential information and always making a distinction between personal and professional communications. The Foundation distances itself from personal content that contains insults, vulgarity, offenses, threats, violent, offensive or discriminatory attitudes with respect to gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal beliefs, ethnic origins, disabilities and will evaluate, if this has repercussions at work, the possibility of disciplinary action.

Finally, spreading fake news is forbidden.


For all information, questions, reports that are not addressed by this policy or that are urgent and have not received any feedback, please email us to the following address: .