Cookies are text files used to perform automatic authentication, sessions tracking and storage of specific information about users accessing the server of the Vatican Apostolic Library. Specifically, then, they are strings of small size text which are sent from the server of the Vatican Apostolic Library to the web client (usually a browser) of the user and then sent back by the client to the server (without change) whenever the user accesses the same portion of the same web domain. A cookie is a small file that requires the user's permission to be stored on the hard disk of the latter´s computer. Once consent is given in the manner set out below, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze user´s web traffic, allowing to know when the user visits a particular website. Thus the web application can adapt its operations to the needs and/or tastes of the user, gathering and remembering information about the user´s preferences.
The Vatican Library uses the following types of cookies:
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Article 7 of the Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 ("Privacy Code") confers users of the Vatican Apostolic Library website the opportunity to exercise certain rights, including the right to obtain from the Library the confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and their availability in an intelligible form; to know the origin of the data, and the logic and purpose on which the treatment is based; to obtain cancellation, anonymization or blocking of the tracked data if in violation of law, as well as updating, rectification or, if there is interest, integration of data; to oppose the treatment, for legitimate reasons, or any time oppose the treatments for marketing and commercial information.
To enforce those rights, the user may contact directly the Vatican Apostolic Library at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The personal information provided by users who request sending of information or who register to receive newsletters are used only to perform the service or performance requested. In this case, the Vatican Apostolic Library may, with the user´s consent, use the email address provided by users during registration to send a periodic newsletter containing information on the services offered and on the main news on its areas of activity. However, the user has the possibility to opt out of receiving the newsletter of one of these websites either during registration, or later, by sending an email from our contact form or rather by emailing the address above.
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