Cookie policy August 7th 2020

This information has been updated on August 7th, 2020.

In accordance with the provision of the supervisory authority of 8 May 2014, laying down the identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies (hereinafter the “COOKIE MEASURE”),


World Manufacturing Foundation

Via Pantano 9

20122 Milano (MI) – Italy

FISCAL ID NUMBER 97823660150

Phone: +39 0258370812




as owner of the site (also “Data Controller”) intends to inform the user of the following.


In this statement, pursuant to art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, the “Regulation”), it will be explained to the user how this data is collected, for what purposes and which are his rights. This document forms an integral part of the information on the processing of personal data, which can be consulted at the following link:


The web site (hereinafter the “site”) uses cookies in order to improve the user’s browsing experience.


What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files that the sites visited by the user send directly to his terminal (usually the browser), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites at the next visit by the same user (so-called first-party cookies). While browsing a site, the user can also receive cookies from different sites or web servers on his terminal (so-called third-party cookies); this happens because on the visited website there may be elements such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains that reside on servers other than the one on which the requested page is located. In other words, they are those cookies that are set by a website other than the one you are currently visiting.


Cookies can have a duration limited to a single browsing session on the browser (so-called session cookies), and in this case they are automatically deactivated when the browser is closed by the user; or they can have a predetermined expiration and, in this case, they will remain stored and active on the hard disk until this expiration date, continuing to collect information during different browsing sessions on the browser (so-called permanent cookies).


Cookies are used for various functions. Some are necessary to allow you to browse the site and take advantage of its features (so-called technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information, in aggregate or not, on the number of users who access the Site and on how the Site is used (so-called monitoring or analytics cookies). Finally, others are used to trace a consumer profile and display advertisements that may be interesting on the Site, as they are consistent with the user’s tastes and consumption habits (so-called profiling cookies).


To know more in detail these different categories of cookies, the user must continue reading this cookie policy, and find out how they work and what they are for, and freely choose whether to consent to their use or prevent it.





The site uses the following types of first-party technical cookies, for the installation of which no user consent is required but for which the obligation remains, for the Data Controller to provide adequate information:


(a) navigation or session cookies: essential to allow the user to move normally within the site and to properly use the related services; not being stored on the user’s computer, they disappear when the browser is closed;

(b) “Functionality” cookies: solely aimed at improving and speeding up navigation on the site, by memorizing certain choices made by the user (such as language preferences).


These are therefore tools used by the Data Controller to ensure, among other things, efficient navigation, session stability, permanence of the login throughout the session and the country of navigation selected. They also serve to store the choices made by the user relating to the display of some elements of the page, such as information and communication banners.


The use of technical cookies and the performance of the processing related to them does not require the prior consent of the user, in accordance with current regulations.


In any case, the possibility remains for the latter to prevent the installation of technical cookies at any time through the settings of his browser, in the awareness that such a choice could complicate, slow down and sometimes block navigation on the site.


The data controller is to be considered as such exclusively with reference to the first-party cookies installed on the site.




It is possible that while a user is browsing the Site, some cookies that are not directly controlled and managed by the Data Controller are stored on his device. This happens, for example, when the user visits a page that includes the contents of a third party website.


In this regard, it should be noted that the Data Controller does not play any role in the processing of data deriving from this type of cookie, being this a simple technical intermediary.


Third-party profiling cookies are used to display personalized advertisements on the Site and on other websites and their operation is based on the browsing activities of each user. This type of cookie could also be used by third parties to show their products and services on the Site.


The Site also uses some types of third-party analytical cookies through which the following information is collected, merely by way of example:


(a) number of visitors, page views and navigation within the Site;

(b) effectiveness of acquisition campaigns based on the source of web traffic;

(c) details on products displayed and possibly downloaded on the Site.


These cookies, as well as the purposes for which they are used outside the Site, fall under the direct and exclusive responsibility of the third party who installs them on the user’s terminal and are used to show the user advertisements in line with their interests (this is the case of third-party cookies for profiling/retargeting).


Where the user wishes not to receive third-party cookies on his terminal, he can at any time, through the links below, access the information and consent forms of said third parties and exclude their receipt.


The following table shows all the cookies present on the Site with evidence of their specific characteristics and, in the case of third-party cookies, links to the respective privacy policies, so that the user can consciously decide whether to give consent to their use and which cookies may block or delete.


Cookie name Type (analitycs, di navigazione, di profilazione, ecc.)

Purpose Data stored Duration (retention on pc o mobile device) Source and belonging
(own or third parties and, in the latter case, link to the related privacy policy)
PHPSESSID Tecnico Cookie di sessione PHP. Scade alla fine della sessione Proprio
cookieconsent_status Tecnico Memorizza lo stato del consenso ai cookie dell’utente per il dominio corrente. 1 anno Proprio




On the first visit to the Site, the user can accept all cookies by clicking on the “OK” or the “X” (closing) button in the banner, or on any element of the web page outside the banner itself.


In any other case and on each subsequent visit to the Site (by clicking on the “Cookie Policy” link at the bottom of the website homepage), the user can access this information and refuse to consent to the installation of cookies by clicking on the appropriate links, above.


However, given that most browsers are programmed to accept cookies automatically, the user can choose not to receive them, especially in cases where the third party involved has not correctly provided the possibility of opt-out. , by accessing the browser settings and disabling their use, according to the procedures described at the following addresses:


Internet Explorer:
Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome:





For more information on cookies, it is possible to connect to the website (limited to the services surveyed by this platform), to obtain information on how to delete or manage cookies based on the browser used and to set preferences for the use of those of third

Your Online Choices is a website managed by the non-profit association European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), whose Italian version can be reached at, which provides information on behavioral advertising based on profiling cookies ( and allows Internet users to easily oppose (opt-out) the installation of the main profiling cookies installed by advertising operators and used on Internet sites ( Before using this tool, we advise the user to carefully read the general conditions of service of the Your Online Choices site (, frequently asked questions (FAQ ) ( and the user guide (


The user must consciously use Your Online Choices. Although, in fact, Your Online Choices brings together many of the most important companies in the advertising world that use cookies, some of the third parties that install cookies through the Site may not have joined Your Online Choices. Therefore, the use of Your Online Choices does not guarantee that you will receive third-party cookies by browsing the Site. It is also important to remember that by eliminating all cookies from your browser, even the technical cookies issued by Your Online Choices to remember your choices could be deleted, making third-party cookies active again.


To disable analytical cookies and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on the user’s browsing, he can download the browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics:


We will retain the user’s preferences regarding cookies thanks to a special technical cookie having the characteristics specified in the previous table.




As highlighted in the premise of this statement, the Data Controller collects and processes some personal data of users through the cookies it conveys directly on the Site (first-party cookies). The data controller is to be considered as such with respect to these data, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. The data controller will process the user’s data only with electronic tools, in a totally automated way and without human intermediation. Therefore, its employees and collaborators will never access the content of the user’s personal data obtained through cookies, which means that they will never be able to access and/or have direct personal identification information (IPI).


Some of the data controller’s employees and collaborators, appointed as authorized subjects, may carry out maintenance work on the computer systems that host the user’s personal data, without ever being able to access their actual content. Personal data could be stored in servers managed by third parties (e.g. IT system suppliers) or could be managed by subjects specialized in online advertising, who act as external data processors on the basis of a specific appointment in writing by part of the data controller. The data controller informs that, in compliance with the assumptions and guarantees established by the Regulation, user data may be transferred to countries not belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA), which may not offer a level of protection of privacy and protection of personal data equivalent to that guaranteed by Italian and European privacy laws, but as data controller it will adopt all the appropriate guarantees to guarantee the protection and security of the transferred data.


The user’s personal data will not be disclosed to third parties, nor will it be disseminated.


The personal data of users of the Site will be kept for the time strictly necessary to carry out the primary purposes illustrated in this statement, or in any case according to what is necessary for the protection of the rights of both the interests of both users and the data controller.




To exercise the rights, or obtain any further information or clarification in relation to this Cookie Policy, the user can contact the data controller in the following ways:

– to the email address, or by post to the address of its registered office;


Pursuant to the Regulation, the data controller informs that users have the right to obtain the indication (i) of the origin of personal data; (ii) of the purposes and methods of the processing; (iii) the logic applied in case of treatment carried out with the aid of electronic instruments; (iv) the identity of the data controller and managers; (v) the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be communicated or who can learn about them as managers or authorized persons.


Furthermore, users have the right to obtain:

  1. a) access, updating, rectification or, when interested, integration of data;
  2. b) the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, including those that do not need to be kept for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed;
  3. c) the attestation that the operations referred to in letters a) and b) have been brought to the attention, also as regards their content, of those to whom the data have been communicated or disseminated, except in the case in which this fulfillment is it proves impossible or involves a use of means manifestly disproportionate to the protected right.


Furthermore, users can withdraw consent at any time, if the treatment is based on their consent;

  1. b) (where applicable) the right to data portability (right to receive all personal data concerning them in a structured format, commonly used and readable by automatic device), the right to limit the processing of personal data and the right cancellation (“right to be forgotten”);
  2. c) the right to object:
  3. i) in whole or in part, for legitimate reasons, to the processing of personal data concerning them, even if pertinent to the purpose of the collection;
  4. ii) in whole or in part, to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or for carrying out market research or commercial communication;
  5. d) if they believe that the processing that concerns them violates the Regulation, the right to lodge a complaint with a Supervisory Authority (in the Member State where they usually reside, in the one in which they work or in the one in which the alleged violation occurred ). The Italian supervisory authority is the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data, based in Rome (