Cookies are small text files that are installed by a website in the temporary memory of the browser you use (and therefore in the device from which you connect to the Platform, such as PCs, tablets, mobile phones, etc.) and which record some information relating to your browsing activity. Such data, if the cookies are not disabled, are communicated to the site that installed them every time you visit that site again. Cookies therefore allow you to (temporarily) record some information relating to your preferences, but at the same time allow you to make navigation easier and more user friendly.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COOKIES?
Depending on the length of their validity, cookies are divided into:
• session cookies: they are short-term cookies which are automatically deleted when you quit your browser;
• persistent cookies: they are long-term cookies stored on your device for a certain period of time (e.g. to allow you to easily authenticate yourself on the Platform, etc.)
and depending on who creates and processes the cookies:
• first-party cookies: created and directly managed by the data controller;
• third-party cookies: created and managed by third-parties and over which the data controller has no say.
HOW TO PREVENT THE INSTALLATION OF COOKIES
You can prevent the installation of cookies, which normally occurs automatically with most browsers, by disabling the functions of your browser to enable the reception of cookies.
You will find detailed information regarding cookie storage settings in your browser on the specific browser provider’s website by clicking on the link in the list below:
WHICH COOKIES DO WE INSTALL?
Pursuant to the GDPR, the company Rivela Diagnostics Ltd, with registered office in C/O BERRY SMITH LLP, HAYWOOD HOUSE, DUMFRIES PLACE, CARDIFF, CF10 3GA, UNITED KINGDOM C.F. and Company number 14128039, e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org will install on your device:
1. TECHNICAL COOKIES: technical cookies (session and persistent), or files that allow the correct and easy use of the Platform:
2. first-party, technical and persistent cookies: they facilitate navigation on the Platform and do not require the need to repeat the permission request (the so-called pop-up banner) which asks for the consent of the user to install cookies on the device, as consent had been given earlier.
3. third-party, anonymous, persistent analytics cookies: they allow the collection of aggregate and anonymous data on the use of the Platform. The final numbers of the IP address are withheld when information is collected by such cookies.
2. PROFILING COOKIES: only following the prior consent of the user, we install certain types of persistent profiling cookies created by third parties (for example some cookies may be present in images, maps, videos, sounds, links to pages external to the Platform, etc.), which have the task of memorizing the user’s profile to enable the sending of targeted advertising messages on preferences expressed while browsing the Platform:
1. Third-party profiling cookies and related to other services (session and persistent): some pages of the Platform are characterized by the presence of plugins that could allow a third party to install profiling cookies on the user’s device. Privacy information and information on how to delete these cookies can be found at the following links:
- no profile cookies
2. Third-party profiling cookies and related to statistical services (session and persistent): these cookies facilitate the collection of data and help to evaluate and make any changes relating to the possibility of using the information and services. These cookies allow users to know:
- the number of visitors of the Platform;
- the average time spent on the Platform;
- the channels from which the Platform is accessed, the most visited sections, etc.
ANONYMOUS STATISTICAL COOKIES
To carry out these operations we use the Google Analytics service - a web analytics service, provided by Google. This system will install cookies on the users’ device and generates information on their use of the Platform that is transmitted and stored by Google (the servers where they are stored may be in the United States). Google uses this information to:
• evaluate the use of the Platform;
• prepare reports on the users’ business;
• to provide other services relating to the activity of the Platform and the use of the internet.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to by law, or in the case of third parties who process this information on their behalf.
Google does not associate the user’s IP address with any other data that Google owns (we have in fact deactivated all the sharing functions of users’ personal data, except for the 'Benchmarking' function which processes aggregate and anonymous data - https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1011397?hl=it) and part of the user’s IP address is concealed.
You can find the instructions on how to cancel or block the surveys through this service by clicking on the following: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=it.
HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES
To check which cookies are installed on your device, and to change your preferences if you so desire, you can change the privacy settings in the control panel of your navigation browser and/or visit this site https://cookiepedia.co.uk/.
You can find further basic information on the privacy configuration of your navigation browser by clicking on this link http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/.
You can also check, and possibly modify, your preferences regarding 'Online Behavioral Advertising' (i.e., the method that allows third parties to send you advertising messages on the websites you visit, making them more in line with your needs and your interests). We recommend you visit the following website where you can find the information and tools to perform these operations: www.youronlinechoices.eu.
If you disable the services that install cookies, it may not be possible for you to be able to use the Platform in the way it was designed to be used.
HOW LONG ARE COOKIES STORED ON A DEVICE?
The duration of the cookies that are installed on your device depends on their nature:
• session cookies are deleted when you close your browser;
• persistent cookies may instead have different expiry dates set by the creator of the cookie itself.
To check the duration of each cookie you can use tools such as 'Wappalyzer' (downloadable for free by clicking on this link https://www.wappalyzer.com/).