1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent from websites to the devices of users who visit the website and are sent back to the website if and when the user visits it again. There are different types of cookies that serve different purposes. The cookies may belong to the domain name shown in the web browser’s address bar, in which case they are first-party cookies, or they may belong to a different domain name, in which case they are third-party cookies.

This document provides information on cookies used by the Academy website and how the user may set his or her cookie preferences.

  1. Cookies used by this website 
    This website uses technical, navigation, analytical, and third-party cookies. The cookies used by this website do not allow the Academy to acquire user personally identifiable information. The user may deactivate the cookies at any time by changing his or her browser settings. It is also possible to delete all cookies after each website session.


The owner of the website is Fondazione Accademia Teatro alla Scala (“Academy”), Via Santa Marta 18, 20123, VAT no. 03413630967. The use of cookies by the Academy is regulated by the Academy privacy policy.


2.1. Cookies not requiring user consent 
Certain indispensable technical cookies are installed automatically when the user accesses the Academy website and do not require user consent. These cookies are necessary to allow the user to navigate throughout the Academy website, including protected pages, and use all of its functionalities. Without these cookies, certain necessary services, such as filling out online forms, may not be available.

Statistical cookies are used directly by the website administrator to collect information in aggregate form (for example, to count the number of accesses by the user’s browser).


The following technical cookies are automatically installed:

Name of cookie




– first-party technical cookie

Remembers user’s language choice

– duration: one year


– first-party technical cookie

Woocommerce uses this cookie to associate the user with a shopping cart.

– duration: one session


– first-party technical cookie

Woocommerce uses this cookie to store information on the number of items in the shopping cart.

– duration: one session


– first-party technical cookie

WordPress uses this cookie to indicate when the user is logged in and who the user is for most interfaces.

– duration: one session


– first-party technical cookie

WordPress sets up this cookie when the user accesses the login page. The cookie is used to verify whether the browser is set up to allow or deny cookies.

– duration: one session


– first-party technical cookie

WordPress uses this cookie to memorize the authentication credentials and their use. This cookie is limited to the admin area.

– duration: one session

wp-settings-*, wp-settings-time-*

– first-party technical cookie

WordPress uses this cookie to personalize the admin interface and perhaps also the main website interface.

duration: one year


– first-party technical cookie

WordPress uses this cookie when some resource is downloaded.

duration: one day


– first-party technical cookie

WordPress uses this cookie when a form is filled out to allow download of a resource.

– duration: one session


– first-party technical cookie

woocommerce uses this cookie  to identify the logged-in user.




2.2. Cookies requiring user consent 
Cookies other than those above are installed or activated only if the user provides consent the first time he or she visits the website: these are technical function cookies that allow the website to record user choices (such as name, language, or home region) and provide advanced personalized functionalities. These cookies can also be used to record modifications to font, character size, and other parts of the web page that can be personalized. Consent may be tacitly expressed by continuing to use the website, it can be denied, or it can be selectively expressed.


Third-party cookies 
Information regarding visitors to the website may be used by third parties, including Google, to display publicity materials regarding Fondazione Accademia Teatro alla Scala on other websites.


Below we list the websites of third parties that install cookies on the user’s device when connected to this website. Also listed are links to the privacy policies and consent forms for each. Closing this web page does not imply denial of consent:


Google Tag Manager is used according to the Google terms of use (, the Google Privacy Policy (, and the Google Tag Manager Use Policy (

You may request deactivation of cookies by Google on the Google’s Ads Settings page. this website uses Google Analytics to assess the performance of the website and track how users use the site. In observance of contract obligations with Google and excluding all liability on Google’s part regarding content therein, we inform the user that Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyze how users, who remain anonymous, use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the user’s use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how visitors use the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where this is required by law or where said third parties process said information on behalf of Google. The IP address that the user’s browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. The user may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on his or her browser, however, this may compromise the user’s ability to use the full functionality of the website. By using the website without modifying browser settings to refuse cookies, the user consents to the processing of his or her personal data by Google in the ways and for the purposes outlined above.


description of installed cookies:;
Link to download page that allows deactivation of installation of said cookies:



Modifying browser settings 
The user can disable cookies in his or her browser settings. The procedures for most browsers is the following:

  • select “Options” or “Preferences” from one of the following menus: Tools; View; Edit;
  • select “Privacy” or “Protection” or “Download files” and choose the preferred settings.

The following are links to the cookie settings screens for the following browsers:


Latest update: September 2018