Cookies are short snippets of text (letters and/or numbers) which allow the web server to store on the client (browser) information to be reused during the same visit to the website (session cookies) or later, even after days (persistent cookie). Cookies are stored, according to user preferences, from the single browser on the specific device (computer, tablet, smartphone).
Similar technologies, such as web beacons, clear GIFs and all forms of local storage introduced by HTML5, can be used to gather information on user behaviour and use of the services.
Later in this document we will refer to cookies and similar technologies all by simply using the word “cookie”.
Types of cookie
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for the proper operation of the site comand are used to manage login and access to private functions of the website. The duration of cookies is strictly limited to the working session (once the browser is closed they are cleared).
- Analytics and performance cookies. They are cookies used to collect and analyse traffic and usage of the website anonymously. These cookies, without identifying the user, can detect if the same user returns to connect at different times. They also allow you to monitor and improve system performance and usability. Disabling these cookies can be made without any loss of functionality.
- Profiling Cookies. They are persistent cookies used to identify (anonymously or not) the user’s preferences and improve its browsing experience. com website does not use these types of cookies.
When visiting a web site you may receive cookies from both the visited site (“owners”), or from sites run by other organizations (“third parties”). A notable example is represented by the presence of “social plugins” for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. It is part of the visited page generated directly from these sites and integrated in the host page. The most common use of social plugins is for sharing content on social networks.
The presence of these plugins involves the transmission of cookies to and from all sites managed by third parties. The management of information collected by “third parties” shall be governed by the relevant information which please refer. To ensure greater transparency and convenience, below are the web addresses of the different information and procedures for managing cookies.
Facebook disclosure: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Facebook (configuration): sign in to your account. Privacy section.
Twitter disclosure: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
Twitter (configuration): https://twitter.com/settings/security
Linkedin disclosure: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
Linkedin (configuration): https://www.linkedin.com/settings/
Dermoxen.com website also includes certain components provided by Google Analytics, a web traffic analysis provided by Google, Inc.. (“Google”). Also in this case third-party cookies are collected and handled anonymously to monitor and improve the performance of the host site (cookie performance). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect and analyse anonymous information about usage behaviours of Dermoxen.com website (including the user’s IP address). Information is collected by Google Analytics, which processes it in order to compile their own reports on website activities for the operators of Dermoxen.com
This website does not use (and does not allow any third party to use) the Google analytics tool to track or to collect any personally-identifying information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google nor tries to connect an IP address with the identity of a user. Google can also communicate this information to third parties where this is required by law or where such third indent the above information on behalf of Google.
For more information, refer to the link below:
The user can selectively disable Google Analytics by installing on his or her browser the opt-out component provided by Google. To disable Google Analytics, refer to the link below:
Duration of cookies
Some cookies (session cookies) remain active only until you close your browser or logout. Other cookies “survive” when the browser is closed and are also available in successive visits.
These cookies are called persistent and their duration is set by the server at the moment of their creation. In some cases a deadline is fixed, in other cases the duration is unlimited.
Dermoxen.com does not use persistent cookies.
Management of cookies
The user can decide whether to accept or reject cookies using the browser settings.
Attention: the total or partial disablement of cookies can compromise the technical use of site functionality reserved to registered users. On the contrary, the usability of public content is available even after completely disabling cookies.
Disabling “third party ” cookies shall not affect in any way the navigability.
The setting can be defined for different websites and web applications. The best browsers also allow you to define different settings for “owner” cookies and “third party” cookies.
For example, in Firefox, through the menu Tools->Options->Privacy, you have access to a control panel where you can define whether to accept different types of cookies and proceed to their removal.