Unimore Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites

Information notice pursuant to Art. 13 of Leg. Decree. no. 196/2003 - Personal Data Protection Code of provision no. 229 of 8 May 2014 – Identification of simplified procedures for the information notice and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies.

This information notice is addressed to anyone interacting with the web services of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia that are accessible online from the URL: www.unimore.it, i.e. the home page of the University official website.
Browsing the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites may result in processing data relating to identified or identifiable people. This information notice is given solely for the website www.unimore.it and for its linked thematic websites, and does not refer to other websites that the user may browse by clicking on any link.

Data Controller

The Data Controller is the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, represented by the pro-tempore Rector and with headquarters at the address via Università n. 4 - 41121 Modena, Italy.

Place of data processing

Data processing activities relating to the web services of the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites are carried out at the facilities of the Data Controller and of the Interuniversity Consortium CINECA (registered office at the address via Magnanelli n. 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna). Data processing is carried out exclusively by personnel in charge or any person charged with occasional maintenance operations.

Types of processed data

Browsing data

During their ordinary operation, information systems and software procedures used for the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites get some personal data whose communication is implicit when Internet communication records are used. It concerns information that is not collected to be associated with specific individuals but, because of its nature, could enable the identification of the users by processing and associating data of third parties. This category of data includes: IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users who connect to the site, URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier) of requested resources, the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc..) and other parameters related to the operating system and the users.

This data is used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the Site and to check its correct functioning. The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical computer crimes against the Site: except for this possibility, the data on web contacts is retained for a limited period of time and is periodically deleted.

Data provided voluntarily by the User

The elective, explicit an voluntary sending of e-mail messages to the addresses posted on the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites entails the subsequent acquisition of the address of the sender, which is necessary to answer any queries, as well as of any other personal information included in the message. Personal data provided by users requesting information material (bulletins, CD-ROMs, newsletter, annual reports, answers to questions, deeds and measures, etc.) is used for the sole purpose of providing the service or complying with the request and is only disclosed to third parties if necessary for said purpose. Specific summary information dedicated to particular services on request will be provided or displayed on the relevant website pages.


Information notice on the use of cookies pursuant to the provision of the Italian Data Protection Authority no. 229 of 8 May 2014 relating to the Identification of simplified procedures for the information notice and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies.

Cookies are small portions of text that are saved on your computer through the websites that you visit. The website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites use some cookies to monitor the use of the services provided and/or enable specific functions.

Session cookies

They are needed to manage the authentication to online services and reserved areas. These cookies are not permanently saved on your computer and are deleted when you close your browser. Disabling these cookies means that you cannot use online service.

Analytical/monitoring cookies

Monitoring cookies may be disabled with no consequences on the navigation through the portal: please refer to the next section “Disabling the cookies by setting up the browser” to disable them.
Unimore uses an internal (PIWIK) and an external service (Google Analytics) to generate statistics on the use of the website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites. The data is collected with the purpose of analysing the use of websites: filling out periodic reports to be used by the website operators on the most searched contents, the connection modes (mobile, pc, browser used, etc.) and the search modes and access to the pages of the portal. In addition, aggregated monthly reports are drawn up as provided for in section 4.8 of the Guidelines for public administration websites: “each administration must properly organise the collection of statistic data useful to understand the level of use of their website".

» PIWIK - Open source software allowing the user to collect and manage navigation data completely within Unimore, without any intervention by third parties.

» Google Analytics - Service offered by Google, Inc., which pursuant to the service terms will use monitoring cookies as independent data controller, in order to trace and examine the use of the website, draw up reports on the website activities that may be used by the website operators, and provide other services relating to the website activities, the connection modes (mobile, pc, browser used, etc.) and the modes to search and access the pages of the portal. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where this is imposed by the law or third parties process such information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the IP addresses to any other data owned by Google. Please read Google Privacy Policy on the Google Analytics service by going to the website Google Analytics information notice. By using the University website, you authorise Google to process your data for the modes and purposes indicated above.

Monitoring cookies used by Google Analytics:

Cookie name


_ga 24 months (2 years)
_gat 10 minutes

Cookies of third parties

The website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites use videos coming from other parties, in particular from YouTube. The information collected by YouTube cannot be accessed by its managers and the managers of its linked thematic websites, and it is managed pursuant the relevant information notices you should always refer to.

YouTube cookie’s name


YSC Session
PREF 8 months

Third party websites and services

The website www.unimore.it and its linked thematic websites may contain links to other websites that rely on their own privacy policy. The University shall not be liable for the data processing of other websites.

Disabling the cookies

How to disable all cookies

You can withhold the consent to the use of cookies by selecting the proper setting on your browser. Please find below the links explaining how to disable the cookies in the most common browsers (for other browsers that may be used, we recommend you look for this option in the help section of your software).

How to delete the cookies already saved on your pc

Even though the consent to the use of cookies of third parties is withheld, the cookies may have been saved beforehand on the user’s pc. If you want to delete any cookie already saved on your pc, you may use your browser settings to delete them by clicking on “Delete browsing data” or similar, which can usually be found in the privacy settings. Please refer to the specific instructions for the browser used.

Optional supply of data

Save for what specified for the navigation data that is implicit for using computer links, the user is free to deactivate the transmission of cookies and/or provide personal data through mail and/or specific modules to obtain information and/or the service requested. Failure to provide this data may result in the impossibility to provide the service or the information requested.

Processing modes

Personal data is processed by means of automated tools for the time strictly required to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected. Specific safety measures are observed to prevent data loss, illegal or incorrect use, and unauthorised access.

Rights of the data subjects

Personal data subjects have the right to get the confirmation of the existence or non-existence of the data and to know its content and origin, check its exactness or request its integration or update, or its correction at any time (Art. 7 of Leg. Decree no. 196/2003). Pursuant to the same article, data subjects are entitled to ask for its cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking the data processed in breach of the law, as well as opposing in any case to its processing for legitimate reasons. Requests must be sent to the following e-mail address: urp@unimore.it

Text available in Italian.