Information about cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the computer when a website is visited by a user. The text stores information that the site is able to read in the moment in which it is seen at a later time. Some of these cookies are necessary for the proper operation of the site, others are useful to the visitor because they can safely store such as a user name or language settings.

The advantage of having the cookies installed in your PC is to no longer need to fill out the same information each time you want to access a site visited previously.

Cookies can be of various types, depending on the type of data they store and how much time they remain stored on the user’s device.

Technical cookies are generally necessary for the proper functioning of the website and to allow navigation; without them the navigator may not be able to correctly view the pages or use some services. For example, a technical cookie is essential to keep the user connected throughout the visit to a website, or to store the language, display, and so on. Technical cookies can be further distinguished in navigation or session cookies, which guarantee the normal navigation and use of the website (allowing, for example, to make a purchase or authenticate to access restricted areas); analytics cookies, similar to technical cookies only when used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site; functional cookies, which allow the user to browse according to a series of selected criteria (for example, the language, the products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service provided.

Profiling cookies, on the other hand, are used to analyze the interests and browsing habits of individual users, to personalize their browsing and provide, for example, content, including advertising, targeted to the user according to his personal interests. In any case, BolognaFiere does not use this category of cookies.

Why does website use cookies?

Why does the site use cookies?
The site uses cookies in order to provide its customers with a navigation experience as smooth and simplified as possible. Through the cookies every time you visit the site you do not have to receive or enter the same information. Cookies are also used in order to optimize the performance of the website.

This site makes use of technical cookies necessary for the operation of the site and to improve the user’s browsing experience. In particular, the site uses technical cookies both for navigation and functionality as well as for third-party analytics cookies (Google Analytics).

The purpose of using cookies

First-party cookies

Below is a list and a brief description of the purpose of cookies used directly by BolognaFiere (first-party cookies) while browsing this site:

Third-party cookies

While browsing the pages of BolognaFiere, for statistical purposes cookies may be issued which are managed exclusively by third parties.

The following third-party analytics cookies are installed on the user’s computer to allow statistical analysis in aggregate form in order to use this site. In fact, the site applies to all IP addresses of users the anonymization mechanism set up by Google Analytics, which operates by masking a part of the IP address itself. To this end, the information collected is anonymous and used only for the Google Analytics service, for the sole purpose of enabling BolognaFiere to analyse to optimize the site and the services offered.

The third parties involved are listed below, with an indication of the related information.

Provision of data and consent

Except for technical cookies strictly necessary for normal browsing, the provision of data is left to the will of the person who decides to browse the site after having read the short informative contained in the appropriate banner and to take advantage of services that involve installation of cookies.

How to remove cookies

Without compromising the foregoing in relation to cookies strictly necessary for navigation, it is possible to disable the functions of cookies directly from the browser you are using, according to the instructions provided by the relative producers, or by using special programs; however, BolognaFiere wishes to remember that by disabling cookies, some of the services may not work properly and may not be able to access different features designed to optimize the browsing experience of users on the site.


Mozilla Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Press the “Alt” key on the keyboard
  • In the toolbar at the top of the browser, select “Tools” and then “Options”
  • Select the tab “Privacy”
  • Go to “History Settings:” and then “Use Custom Settings”. Deselect “Accept cookies from sites” and save your preferences.


Internet Explorer:

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on “Tools” and then “Internet Options”
  • Select the “Privacy” tab and move the slider to the privacy level you want to set (up to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow it all)
  • Then click on OK


Google Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Click on “Tools”
  • Select “Settings” and then “Advanced Settings”
  • Select “Content settings” under “Privacy”
  • In the “Cookies” tab you can deselect cookies and save your preferences



  • Open Safari
  • Choose “Preferences” in the toolbar, then select the panel “Security” in the dialog box that follows
  • In the “Accept Cookies” you can specify if and when Safari should save the cookies from websites. For more information click on the Help button (labeled with a question mark)
  • For more information about cookies that are stored on your computer, click “Show Cookies”