Italian Journal of Public Health

Cookie policy

This information on the use of cookies is written in compliance with the "Identification of simplified procedures for the information and the acquisition of consent for the use of cookies" (May 8, 2014, Guarantor for the protection of personal data) and with art. 13 of the Privacy Code (Legislative Decree No. 196/2003).

This website uses technical cookies, own and third party, to allow proper navigation and to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website to continuously improve the service. This page contains information on the use of cookies and of similar technologies, on how they are used and on how to manage them.


Cookies are short fragments of text (letters and / or numbers) that allow the web server to store on the client (the browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, by the single browser on the specific device used (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Similar technologies, such as, for example, web beacons, transparent GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced with HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behavior and use of services.

In the following of this document we will refer to cookies and to all similar technologies simply by using the term "cookies".

Types of cookies

On the basis of the characteristics and of use of cookies we can distinguish different categories:

  • Technical cookies
    • navigation, functionality and session cookies: they are used only to ensure the proper operations of the website;
    • analytical cookies: used to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website with the goal of continuously improving of functionality, content organization and the support of different platforms and browsers. This website uses only cookies of this type.
  • Profiling cookies
    • permanent: used to identify (anonymously or not) user preferences and to improve their browsing experience. This website does not use cookies of this type.

Cookie lifecycle

The cookies used by this website end their validity at the end of the session or after a user's inactivity time set by the server.

Third-party technical cookies

This website uses the Google Analytics service that instantiates analytical technical cookies used to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit the website. This information is used to continuously improve features, content organization and support for different platforms and browsers.

Websites and third-party services

This website includes links to other websites and third party services whose management of cookies is described in the information on the use of cookies displayed by the their websites and services. PREX is not responsible for the management of cookies, the processing of data and information on these websites and services.

Cookie management

The user can still decide whether or not to accept cookies using the settings of his browser. Below are the links to the instructions to disable cookies in the most common browsers, made available by their support services:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Opera

The setting can be defined specifically for different websites and web applications.

To disable only Google Analytics cookies you can proceed as instructed by the Google support service:
browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics (