Istituzione Bologna Musei

Settore Musei Civici Bologna

Piazza Maggiore 6
40124 Bologna

Privacy Policy

This policy is provided pursuant to art. 13 et seq. of Regulation EU 2016/679 "on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)" to those who use the web services of the Settore Musei Civici Bologna of the Municipality of Bologna, accessible at the address:

which corresponds to the home page of Settore Musei Civici Bologna's official website.

The privacy policy is provided exclusively for the Settore Musei Civici Bologna website and not for other websites that may be viewed by the user by clicking on links.

1. Data Controller and Data Protection Manager
The Data Controller of personal data is the Municipality of Bologna, with registered office in Piazza Maggiore 6 - 40121 Bologna,

The Data Processor is Lepida S.p.A., Via della Liberazione 15 - 40128 Bologna,

2. Processing
With regard to the data processed, the Municipality of Bologna hereby informs you that:
- The processing of personal data is done for the purpose of carrying out tasks of public interest or otherwise connected to the exercise of public powers within the jurisdiction of the Municipality based on municipal laws, statutes and regulations.
- The processing of particular data is carried out in compliance with laws, statutes and regulations for reasons of significant public interest
- The processing is carried out using digital and/or manual methods
- The provision of data is optional, but necessary for the proper conduct of preliminary preparations and meeting procedural obligations or for the provision of the servic
- Failure to provide some or all of the requested data may result in termination of the procedure or service.
- With regard to the procedure and related activities, the Municipality can disclose the data acquired to other pertinent public or private bodies in the cases envisaged by law, statutes and municipal regulations.
- The data will be processed by the Director of the organisational structure, his/her appointed colleagues who have been duly instructed or companies expressly appointed as data processors. These parties ensure levels of experience, expertise and reliability that guarantee compliance with the current provisions on data processing, including data security.
- The data will be kept for a period not exceeding what has been established by the regulatory basis for the processing and in compliance with the rules on the conservation of administrative documentation. For this purpose the strict relevance, limited and indispensable nature of the data processed will be verified, even with periodic checks.
- The data processed are subject to the regulation regarding right of access, with the methods and limits established in applicable laws.

3. Rights of the data subject
Interested parties have the right to request access to their personal data or that it be amended or cancelled, to Municipality of Bologna as well as to apply for limitations on processing or reject the latter (art. 15 et seq. of Regulation EU 2016/679). Such requests are to be be presented by filling in the specific online form.
Interested parties also have the right, if the pre-requisites exist, to complain to the guarantor, as the supervisory body, for personal data protection and the right to appeal to the judicial authorities.


The website of the Istituzione Bologna Musei of the Municipality of Bologna uses cookies to improve the experience offered by its online applications. This document supplies detailed information on the use of cookies, how Istituzione Bologna Musei uses them and how to manage them.

What are cookies
This website uses cookies, small text files that are stored by the browser on the user's device (computer, tablet, smartphone) to improve the website's user experience.
The information contained in the cookies is defined by the server, and, depending on the type of cookies, may be used every time the site is visited by the user.
Cookies are widely used because they are necessary for some features of the site, as well as to collect statistical data on traffic and use of the website.
They are also designed to remember operations that the user has already completed in the past on that particular website, for example logins or clicks. They make it possible to save time when visiting a website multiple times.

Cookies can be used to:
- Remember preferences
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- Allow those who manage the site to have statistical information, like the number of visitors, their geographical origin, the most visited pages, the browsers or devices used.

Cookies are not dangerous, they are not programs and cannot carry viruses. They cannot in any way personally identify the user.

Types of cookies used
The website of the Istituzione Bologna Musei of the Municipality of Bologna uses two types of cookies:
- Session cookies
- Analytical cookies

Session cookies
Session cookies are essential to manage authentication for online services or other personal areas.
They are stored on the user's computer exclusively for the duration of the session and are automatically deleted from the computer when the browser is closed.
Session cookies make it possible to navigate from one page to another without being forced to repeatedly log in.

Analytical cookies
For statistical purposes we use Google Analytics, a Google service that does not allow us to store personal data. The information belongs to Google, is stored on their servers and can be consulted by who manages the site.
Google analytical cookies have a variable duration, some are related to the session, others last minutes, others from six months to two years.
It is Google that tracks and examines the use of the website and allows site managers to compile statistical reports.
You can consult Google Analytics's terms of service.
Analytical cookies can be disabled by the user without any consequence on the usability of the website.
You can disable Google Analytics cookies by using the appropriate opt-out add-on provided by Google for the main browsers.

Other third-party cookies
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On the website there are also embedded videos from YouTube. Clicking on the YouTube video player may store cookies on your computer, but the Municipality of Bologna is committed to using the "advanced privacy mode" embedding option which ensures that YouTube will not store user information unless the video is displayed.

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Disabling cookies
The consent to the use of cookies can be denied through browser settings. The use of the website will still be guaranteed, but not authenticated.
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Last update 1st July 2022