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Privacy and cookie policy

Personal data contained on the website is processed in accordance with the provisions and within the limits of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and used exclusively for institutional purposes.


This “cookie policy” is related to the websites of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (“”) and the websites of the Embassies, Consulates, Permanent Missions and Italian Cultural Institutes (see the complete list).

This website uses cookies to ensure the correct functioning of procedures and improve the user experience of its visitors.

This page provides detailed information on the use of cookies, how they are used by our websites and how to manage them.

The above implements the provisions of the Italian Data Protection Authority entitled “Identification of simplified methods for the provision of information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies” (, register of provisions No. 229 of 8 May 2014) and is in compliance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the website visited. These files are used to store information on the user’s device that can be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or later, even days later (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the individual browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.).

Cookies are used for different purposes depending on their type: some are strictly necessary for the proper functionality of a website (technical cookies), while others have different purposes such as ensuring internal security, administering the system, carrying out statistical analyses, understanding in which sections of the website users are most interested, or offering a personalised visit to the website.

Access to one or more pages of the above-mentioned websites (full list) may generate the following types of cookies:

1) Technical cookies

“Session cookies” on our websites are used to ensure effective navigation and use of the website and to authenticate to online services, for example, by allowing access to areas. The persistent cookies on our websites are used to store preferences for a specific period of time, for example, the language chosen for viewing the website.

“Session cookies” are not stored persistently on the user computer and disappear when he/she closes his/her browser and their use is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server). The use of these cookies does not allow the acquisition of personal data identifying the user.

“Persistent cookies” are special technical cookies stored on users’ devices between browser sessions, enabling the user’s preferences or actions on a website to be remembered.

2) Third-party cookies

For the use of social networks, third-party cookies may be installed on the user’s device through one of the above-mentioned websites (see the complete list), to which the information and consent obligations prescribed by the Italian Data Protection Authority apply.

The cookies installed on the websites for the services provided by third parties are attributable to the websites and services indicated below only by way of example, to which you are referred for consultation of the relevant policies and information:




As technical interface between third parties and users, websites provide – in the manner provided for by the Italian Data Protection Authority – the necessary information at the time of access to these social and multimedia applications, by means of a message containing a first “brief” set of information, the request for consent to the use of cookies, a link to access more extensive information and the possibility of denying consent to the installation of cookies.

Please note that if you continue browsing by ignoring the information banner, you implicitly consent to the use of the cookies in question.

3) Disabling cookies (opt-out) on your device

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can refuse them. If you do not wish to receive or store cookies, you can change the security settings of the browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Opera, etc.). Each browser has different procedures for managing these settings. Information on how to manage cookies can be obtained by consulting the official websites of the browsers.

Below are the steps to follow to manage cookies from some of the most commonly used browsers:






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We may change this information at any time. Please check the date of the last update at the top of this page from time to time.

This page is visible from the short information notice and by means of a link in the footer on all pages of the website in accordance with Article 122, paragraph 2, of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, and following the simplified methods for the provision of information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies, published in the Official Journal No. 126 of 3 June 2014, and its register of provisions No. 229 of 8 May 2014.