Privacy Policy

The processing of personal data on this website is carried out in accordance with the provisions and within the limits established by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and their use is bound exclusively for institutional purposes.

Data Controller

Ministero degli Affari Esteri
e della Cooperazione Internazionale
con sede legale in
Piazzale della Farnesina, 1 – 00135 Roma


About us

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the form of comments in addition to visitor’s IP address and user agent string of the browser to facilitate the detection of spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (otherwise called a hash) can be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After your comment is approved, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images that include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



If you leave a comment on our website, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in the cookies. They are used for your convenience so that you do not have to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies are valid for one year.

If you visit the login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies will be set to save your login information and your screen display options. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies last for one year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will be valid for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved on your browser. This cookie does not include personal information, but simply indicates the ID of the article that has just been edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the website visited. Through these files, information is stored on the user’s device to be reused during the same visit to the site (session cookies) or later, even after several days (persistent cookies). Cookies are stored according to the user’s preferences, the individual browser on the specific device used (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.).

Cookies are used for different purposes depending on their type: some are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of a website (technical cookies), while others have different purposes such as ensuring internal security, administering the system, carrying out statistical analysis, understanding which are the sections of the website that interest users most or offer a personalized visit to the website.

Access to one or more pages of the sites listed above (complete list) can generate the following types of cookies:

  1. Technical cookies.
    The ‘session’ cookies on our sites serve to ensure effective navigation and use of the website and for authentication for online services allowing users, for example, to access certain areas. Persistent cookies on our websites are used to store preferences for a specific period, for example the language chosen for viewing the website.
    ‘Session’ cookies are not stored permanently on the user’s computer and disappear when the browser is closed and their use is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server). Use of these cookies does not allow the us to acquire personal data identifying the user.
    ‘Persistent’ cookies are special technical cookies stored on users’ devices between browser sessions, allowing the website to remember certain user preferences or actions.
  2. Third party cookies
    For the use of social networks, of other multimedia applications and Google Analytics statistics, third-party cookies can be installed on the user terminal through one of the websites mentioned above (see the full list). , Third-party cookies are burdened by the information and consent obligations prescribed by the Guarantor for the protection of personal data.
    The cookies installed on the websites for the services guaranteed by third parties are attributable to the websites and services indicated below by way of example and not exhaustive, to which reference should be made for the consultation of the related policies and information:
    Google/Google Analytics:

The sites, as technical intermediaries between third parties and users, provide, in the manner provided by the Guarantor, the necessary information at the time of access to the said social and multimedia applications through a message containing an initial “short” private notice, a request for permission to use cookies, a link to access a more extensive notice and the ability to withhold consent to installation of cookies.
Note that continuing to browse  after ignoring the informational banner implies consent to use the cookies on question.

  1. Disable 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 used (for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Opera, etc.). Each browser has different procedures for managing 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 used browsers:

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or disable third-party or marketing/retargeting cookies, visit the website

This information may be modified by us at any time. Please check from time to time the date of the last update at the top of this page.
This page is visible from the short notice and via a link in the footer located on all pages of the website in accordance with  art. 122 second paragraph of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and following the simplified procedures for  information and acquisition of consent for the use of cookies published in the Official Gazette No 126 of June 3, 2014 and iregistration of the measures No 229 of May 8, 2014.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). The embedded content from other websites behave exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking activities and monitor interaction with them, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and you are connected to those websites.



Who we share your data with

How long we keep your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This is how we can automatically recognise and approve any subsequent comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except their username which they cannot change). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.


What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can request to receive a file exported from the site with the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete all personal data concerning you. This does not include any data that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.