For simplicity, in this document such technologies are briefly referred to as “Tracking Tools” unless there is reason to differentiate.
For example, although Cookies can be used in both web and mobile browsers, it would be inappropriate to talk about Cookies in the context of mobile applications, since these are Tracking Tools that require the presence of a browser. For this reason, within this document the term Cookie is used only to refer specifically to that particular type of Tracking Tool.
Some of the purposes for which Tracking Tools are used may, in addition require the User’s consent. If consent is given, it can be freely revoked at any time by following the instructions contained in this document.
This Website uses Tracking Tools operated directly by the Owner (commonly referred to as “first-party” Tracking Tools) and Tracking Tools that enable services provided by third parties (commonly referred to as “third-party” Tracking Tools). Unless otherwise specified within this document, such third parties have access to their respective Tracking Tools.
Duration and expiration of Cookies and other similar Tracking Tools may vary depending on what is set by the Owner or each third-party provider. Some of them expire at the end of the User’s browsing session.
In addition to what is specified in the description of each of the categories below, Users can obtain more detailed and updated information on the duration, as well as any other relevant information – such as the presence of other Tracking Tools – in the privacy policies of the respective third-party providers (via the links made available) or by contacting the Controller.
Activities strictly necessary to ensure the operation of this Web Site and the provision of the Service
Other activities that involve the use of Tracking Tools
Enhancing the Experience
This Website uses Tracking Tools to provide a personalized user experience, enabling better management of personal settings and interaction with external networks and platforms.
Viewing content from external platforms
How to manage preferences and give or revoke consent
There are several ways to manage preferences related to Tracking Tools and to give or revoke consent where necessary:
Users can manage preferences related to Tracking Tools directly through their device settings-for example, they can prevent the use or storage of Tracking Tools.
Through special browser or device features, it is also possible to remove previously saved Tracking Tools, including those used to save consent-related preferences initially expressed by the User.
Other Tracking Tools present in the browser’s local memory can be removed by deleting the browsing history.
Locating Settings Related to Tracking Tools.
Users can, for example, find information on how to manage Cookies in some of the most popular browsers at the following addresses:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Users may also manage certain Mobile Application Tracking Tools by disabling them through the appropriate device settings, such as mobile advertising settings or tracking-related settings in general (Users may consult their device settings to locate the relevant one).
Consequences associated with refusing to use Tracking Tools.
Users are free to decide whether or not to allow the use of Tracking Tools. However, please note that Tracking Tools enable this Website to provide Users with a better experience and enhanced functionality (consistent with the purposes outlined herein). Therefore, if the User decides to block the use of Tracking Tools, the Data Controller may not be able to provide the related functionality.
Italian Association of Thermophysical Properties
Owner’s email address: laura.fedele “at” itc.cnr.it
Given the objective complexity of identifying tracking technologies, Users are invited to contact the Owner should they wish to receive further information regarding the use of such technologies on this Website.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data)
Personal data is any information that, directly or indirectly, including in connection with any other information, including a personal identification number, makes a natural person identified or identifiable.
This is the information collected automatically through this Web Site (including by third party applications integrated into this Web Site), including: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the User who connects with this Web Site, the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation, the time of the request, the method used in forwarding the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.. ) the country of origin, the characteristics of the browser and operating system used by the visitor, the various temporal connotations of the visit (e.g. the length of time spent on each page) and the details of the itinerary followed within the Application, with particular reference to the sequence of pages consulted, the parameters relating to the User’s operating system and computer environment.
The individual using this Web Site who, except where otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Processor)
Data Controller (or Controller).
The natural or legal person, public authority, service or other body which, individually or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and the means adopted, including the security measures relating to the operation and use of this Web Site. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the owner of this Web Site.
This Web Site (or this Application)
The hardware or software tool by which Users’ Personal Data are collected and processed.
The Service provided by this Web Site as defined in the relevant terms (if any) on this site/application.
European Union (or EU).
Unless otherwise specified, any reference to the European Union in this document shall be deemed to extend to all current member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Cookies are Tracking Tools that consist of small portions of data stored within the User’s browser.
Tracking Tool means any technology – e.g., Cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, embedded scripts, e-tags, and fingerprinting – that enables tracking of Users, for example, by collecting or storing information on the User’s device.