Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to the website managed by the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering – Politecnico di Milano, P.IVA 04376620151 C.F. 80057930150

Cookies are small strings of text sent to the user of the website visited which are stored on the user’s device and allow the website to recognise users and store certain information about them. Cookies can be retrieved during subsequent visits.


Categories of Cookies

  • Technical cookies: these are used for purposes strictly related to the proper functioning of the website;
  • Analytics cookies: these are comparable to technical cookies and other identifiers if: “they are only used to produce aggregate statistics and in relation to a single website or a single mobile application; at least the fourth component of the IP address is masked in the case of third parties; third parties refrain from combining analytics cookies, thus minimised, with other types of processing or passing them on to other third parties. However, third parties are permitted to produce statistics with data from multiple domains, websites or apps that are attributable to the same publisher or business group”.
  • Profiling cookies: these allow information to be obtained about the user and may be used for unsolicited purposes, such as the display of advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the user while browsing.
  • Sharing cookies (Social Buttons Plugins e Widget): there are “buttons” (called “social buttons/widgets”) on the website that depict the icons of social networks or other services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). These buttons allow users who are browsing the website to interact with a “click” directly with the social networks depicted there. If users want to find out about the methods and purposes of the processing of user information by third parties, it is advisable to read the privacy and cookie policies of the third parties involved.
    In this respect, the user can visit:


Name Origin Purpose Duration
cref Quantcast Corporation Contains data on user navigation, interaction and time spent on the website and its sub-pages – This data is used to optimise the relevance of advertisements and for statistical purposes. 1 year
1 month


Quantserve Tracking of users and measure and improve performance and supports personalisation mc expires in 5 years after your last visit to a page that contains an Issuu document.
_fbp Facebook Identifies browsers in order to provide advertising or website analytics services. 90 day
__qca This cookie is set by Quantcast, who present targeted advertising. Stores browser and HTTP request information. 5 y
Cusid Quantserve This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes
_icl_current_language WPML to store language settings. Functional. 1 day


Legal basis for the processing

The personal data indicated on this page are processed by the University in the performance of its tasks of public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller, including the task of carrying out information and institutional communication activities pursuant to Law no. 150/2000. The legal basis for the processing of profiling cookies or other similar tracking tools described above is to be found in the consent referred to in Article 6(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.


 Managing cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your settings to disable this function. It is possible to block all types of cookies, or agree to receive only some and disable others. The “Options” or “Preferences” sections in the browser menu allow you to prevent the use of cookies and other user tracking technologies, and to obtain notifications from the browser when these technologies are being implemented. Alternatively, you can also consult the “Help” section of the toolbar present in most browsers.

You can select the browser you use from the list below and follow the instructions: Microsoft Edge; Chrome; Safari; Firefox; Opera.
From a mobile device: Android; Safari;

Below are links explaining how to manage or disable cookies for the most popular Internet browsers:

Microsoft Edge:
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For more information on cookies and their general functions, visit a helpful website such as or

Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use the website and prevent you from taking full advantage of its features and services.