Users may browse this website without providing any personal data, although this information will be required in order to access specific services. In such cases, the personal data collected will be used by the Bank of Italy in accordance with the current regulations and the confidentiality requirements that are part of its institutional communications. Users may at any time exercise the rights under Articles 15 et seq. of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR) by contacting the Bank of Italy's Organization Directorate.

IT procedures will be used to process the data, with appropriate security measures in place to ensure the confidentiality of personal data and to prevent inappropriate access by third parties or unauthorized personnel. The data will be processed in the time strictly necessary for the purposes for which the information was collected.

Data can be accessed by the Head of the Communications Directorate and by the personnel authorized to process data.

The data subject who has given their consent to the processing of their personal data may withdraw consent at any time.


What are cookies?

Cookies are short strings of code that websites you visit send to your browser (i.e. Firefox or Internet Explorer), which saves them and transmits them back to the same websites when you next visit. Your browser may also store cookies from other websites, known as third-party cookies.

This website uses strictly necessary cookies and third-party cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are required for the operation of the website and for its improvement and fall into the following categories:

  • Browser cookies remember the choices you make and enhance your experience of the site. They do not collect information for commercial purposes and are necessary in order to provide certain services.
  • Analytical cookies collect anonymous and non-individual information on how visitors use the website; for instance, the number of visits and of pages visited and the length of time spent on the website.
  • Functionality cookies are used to provide specific services, such as the choice of language between Italian and English. All the information is anonymous.

You do not need to opt in for cookies to be installed and used, but you can choose to disable them on your browser. If you do, some parts of this website may not work.

Third-party cookies

Some parts of our website (videos and photographs) are located on separate platforms (Youtube/Google, Twitter). These third parties may use cookies to collect information even about visitors who are not using their service. The Bank of Italy does not have access to the information stored and processed separately by the managers of these platforms. For further information about how the information they collect is used, please read their own Privacy Policy.

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How to manage cookies on your browser

Users can set their cookie preferences on their browser, for example in such a way as to disable third-party cookies. The preferences section will also allow you to delete existing cookies. However, if you disable all cookies, the website may not work as well as before. You can find information about how to manage cookies on your browser by clicking on any of the following: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Windows Explorer.

Data controller

Bank of Italy, Organization Directorate, via Nazionale 91, 00184 Rome (Italy), e-mail:

Data protection officer

To contact the Data Protection Officer write to: Banca d'Italia, Via Nazionale 91, 00184 Roma (Italia), e-mail: