What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Types of Cookies

In general, there are three different ways to classify cookies: what purpose they serve, how long they endure, and their provenance.


Session cookies – These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).

Persistent cookies — This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary. According to the ePrivacy Directive, they should not last longer than 12 months, but in practice, they could remain on your device much longer if you do not take action.


First-party cookies — As the name implies, first-party cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting.

Third-party cookies — These are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party like an advertiser or an analytic system.


Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.

Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.

Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.

Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance.

Types of cookies

There are a number of different types of cookies:

  • Functionality — Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising — Our Company uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Our Company sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

Cookies used by this website

Here is a list of the cookies (logically grouped by functionality or provider) on this site. Third party cookies have a link to the privacy policy of the relevant third-party provider, where you can find a detailed description of each cookie and how it is processed.

List of technical cookies on this website:

System cookies

The Bologna Festival website uses cookies to provide the user with a better browsing experience; these cookies are essential for the correct use of the website. You can disable these cookies from your browser by following the instructions in the dedicated paragraph, but you will compromise your experience on the website and we will not be able to respond to any malfunctioning.

Facebook uses cookies to provide you with sharing and ‘like’ functionality on your feed. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter uses cookies to offer you sharing functionality on your feed. For more information, see: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies and https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=it

Google+ uses cookies to provide you with sharing functionality on your feed. For more information, see http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

Pinterest uses cookies to provide you with sharing functionality on your feed. For more information, see https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Google Tag Manager (Google)
Google Tag Manager is a statistical service provided by Google, Inc.

Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: USA – Google Tag Manager privacy policy

How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Bologna Festival will keep track of the User’s consent(s) by means of a special technical cookie, considered by the Privacy Guarantor to be a “not particularly invasive” tool. The User may deny his/her consent and/or change his/her options regarding the use of cookies by this Website at any time by accessing the Privacy Policy which is “linkable” from every page of this Website.

The User has the right at any time to exercise the rights recognized by art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 and, in particular, among others, to obtain a copy of the processed data, their updating, their origin, the purpose and method of treatment, their correction or integration, their cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking for processing in violation of the law and to oppose for legitimate reasons to the treatment.

To exercise these rights, please write to Bologna Festival to the attention of the Data Processing Manager.

If you have already given consent but want to change the cookie permissions, you must delete them through your browser, as indicated below, otherwise the cookies already installed will not be removed. In particular, please note that it is not possible to control third-party cookies in any way, so if you have already given consent, you must proceed to delete the cookies through your browser (dedicated section) or by requesting the opt-out directly from the third party or through the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/it/le-tue-scelte

If you want to know more, you can visit the following websites:

Changing your browser’s setting

It is possible to deactivate the use of cookies with your browser’s settings. In most of the browsers, these settings can be changed as follows:

  1. Choose “Options” or “Preferences” in the “Tools”, “View” or “Edit” menu;
  2. Choose the “Privacy”, “Protection” or “Download files” sheet and choose the preferred settings.

Following are the links to the cookie settings page in the principal browsers:


Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari 6