What are cookies?
Cookies consist of portions of code (computer files or partial data) sent from a server to the user’s internet browser, from that browser they are automatically stored on the user’s computer and automatically returned to the server at each occurrence or subsequent access to the site. Usually a cookie contains the name of the website from which the cookie comes from, the lifespan of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on the user’s device) and a value, which is usually a unique number generated randomly. At each subsequent visit the cookies are sent back to the website that originated them (first-party cookies) or to another site that recognizes them (third-party cookies). Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device and they have several purposes such as, for example, to efficiently navigate pages, to remember favorite sites and, in general, to improve the browsing experience. They also help to ensure that the advertising content displayed online is more targeted to a user and their interests.
If the user decides to disable cookies, this may affect and/or limit their browsing experience within the site, for example they may not be able to visit certain sections of the site or they may not receive personalized information when they visit the site
How do cookies work and how can you remove them?
The operating modes as well as the options for restricting or blocking cookies can be adjusted by changing the settings of your internet browser. The majority of internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically, but the user can change these settings to block cookies or to be alerted whenever cookies are sent to their device. There are several ways to manage cookies, in this regard you should refer to the instruction manual or the help screen of your browser to check how to adjust or change the cookie settings. The user is enabled, in fact, to change the default configuration and disable cookies (i.e. to block them permanently), setting the highest level of protection.
Below is the process to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/it-it/windows7/block-enable-or-allow-cookies Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11913 Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=it-IT&hlrm=fr&hlrm=en Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/it-IT/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
If the user employs different devices to view and access the sites (for example, computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.), they must make sure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect their preferences regarding cookies. To delete cookies from the Internet browser of your smartphone/tablet you must refer to the user’s manual of that device.
What types and categories of cookies does EYE PHARMA SPA use and for what purposes?
The following is an explanatory list.
Technical cookies are essential for the proper operation of the site and to allow users to browse the site and to take advantage of its features (e.g. they allow the retention of previous actions or permit the saving of the user’s session and/or carrying out other activities strictly necessary to the operation of the site).
This category also includes “analytical” cookies that help EYE PHARMA SPA understand how users interact with the site by providing information related to: the last page visited; the number of sections and pages visited; the time spent on the site; every event that arose in the course of navigation, such as, for example, an error message; and help understand every difficulty that the user encounters in the use of the site. This information might be associated with user details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, the information is to be analyzed together with information of other users in such a way as to not identify a particular user with respect to another. These cookies are collected and aggregated in anonymous form and allow EYE PHARMA SPA to improve the performance of the site.
Finally, “functionality” cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user (for example the user name) to provide the latter with a more customized and optimized browsing experience. The functional cookies are not indispensable to the operation of the site, but they help to improve the site’s quality as well as the browsing experience within it. If you do not accept these cookies, the performance and the functionality of the site may be inferior and access to the contents of the site may be limited.
The table that follows lists the third-party cookies present on EYE PHARMA SPA. The latter fall under the direct and sole responsibility of the third-party operator. On this site the following cookies are used:
Analytical: these are cookies used to collect and analyze statistical information on accesses/visits to the web site. In some cases – when associated with other information such as the credentials entered for access to confidential areas (your email address and password) – they can be used for profiling the user (personal habits, visited sites, downloaded content, types of interactions, etc.).
If the user does not want to receive cookies from third parties on their device, they can, by means of the links below, access the disclosures and the consent forms of said third parties and prevent the receipt of cookies from them.
These cookies are not directly controlled by EYE PHARMA SPA, therefore, to revoke consent you must refer to the web sites of the third parties or refer to the website www.youronlinechoices.com/it/ to obtain information on how you can delete or manage cookies based on the browser used as well as to manage your preferences about third-party profiling cookies.
Cookies: Google Use: primary analytic Profiling: yes Link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it
THE DATA “CONTROLLER”
Following consultation of this site, data may be processed on persons identified or identifiable The data “controller” is
EYE PHARMA SPA, V.A.T. reg. no. 01587560994 with registered office at VIA FRANCESCO SAVERIO BORGHERO 9 16148 GENOA.
EYE PHARMA SPA is the data processor within the meaning of Article 29 of the Code regarding protection of personal data.
LOCATION OF DATA PROCESSING
Processing related to the web services of this website takes place at the above-referenced premises of EYE PHARMA SPA and is handled solely by technical personnel in charge of processing. No data derived from the web service are to be disclosed or disseminated. The personal data provided by users who request that informative material (such as newsletters, etc.) be sent to them are used only to perform the service or operation requested.
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED
The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website may acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. This information is not collected in order to be associated to identifiable data subjects. However, by its very nature it could – through processing and combining with data held by third parties – make the identification of the users possible. This category of data includes: addresses or domain names of the computers employed by the users who connect to the site; the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier) of the requested resources; the time of the request; the method used to submit the request to the server; the size of the file obtained in response; the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (done, error, etc.); and other parameters related to the operating system and the computer environment of the user. These data are used only to obtain anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check on its correct functioning and they are deleted immediately after processing. The data could be used to determine responsibility in the event of computer crimes against the site: apart from this possibility, data on web contacts do not remain for more than seven days.
Data provided voluntarily by the user:
The clear and voluntary sending of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this site implies the subsequent acquisition of the sender address, which are necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message. Specific summary information will be progressively set out or displayed in the pages of the site designated for special services on request.
OPTIONAL PROVISION OF DATA
Apart from that specified for navigation data, the user is free to provide the personal data set out in EYE PHARMA SPA’s request and contact forms or, in any case, as indicated in contacts made to request the sending of the newsletter, of informative material or other communications. If these data are not provided, it may result in not being able to obtain what has been requested.
METHODS OF PROCESSING
Personal data are processed with automated tools for the amount time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected. Specific security measures are observed to prevent the loss of data, illicit or incorrect use of data, and unauthorized access to data.
RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS
The individuals to whom the personal data refers have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence, or non-existence, of said data and to be made aware of their content and origin, as well as to verify their accuracy or request their supplementation, updating or correction (article 7 of the Code regarding protection of personal data). Pursuant to the same article, you have the right to request the deletion, the transformation into anonymous form or the blocking of data processed in violation of the law, but also to object to their processing in any instance, for legitimate reasons.