Cookies are small text strings that are sent to and stored on users’ terminal (usually the browser) via visited websites; they are then re-transmitted to the same websites upon the next visit by the same users.
When users view the website, a minimum amount of information will be recorded in the devices in use (computers or mobile devices) in the form of small text files called “cookies”; these are saved in the directories used by the User’s web browser for periods that vary according to need and generally between a few hours and a few years, except for profiling cookies the maximum duration of which is 365 calendar days.
The information documents have been organized in this manner to ensure greater clarity for users with regard to the meaning, use and deactivation of cookies.
Cookies enable the semi-permanent recording of information concerning the user’s preferences and other technical data that facilitate browsing and ensure easier use and greater effectiveness of the website. For example, cookies can be used to determine if a connection has already been made between the visitor’s computer and the visited website, with consequent emphasis on new aspects or to store the “login” information.
MONITORING AND DISABLING COOKIES
Since browsers – and often different versions of the same browser – differ, sometimes significantly, one from the other, users who wish to set their browser preferences independently can find detailed information on the required procedure in the guide of each of these instruments. For a summary overview of procedures for the most common browsers, please visitwww.cookiepedia.co.uk.
Users can thus manage their preferences regarding cookies directly into their browser and prevent – for example – the installation of third-party cookies. Through their browser preferences, users can also delete cookies previously installed, including the cookie that contains the saved permission for the installation of cookies by this website, where applicable. It is important to note that if all cookies are disabled, the proper functioning of this website may be affected.
Users can find information on how to manage cookies in their browser at the following addresses:
Google Chrome – Mozilla Firefox – Apple Safari – Microsoft Windows Explorer – Opera
If you use a web browser that is not listed above, please refer to the documentation or online help of your browser for further information. Users are warned that the controller merely acts as a technical intermediary for the links shown in this document and cannot accept any liability in the event of changes; we reiterate that if users disable all types of cookies (including technical cookies) certain features of the website may be reduced or become unavailable.
COOKIES (definition and general description)
Cookies are small portions of code stored in users’ browser that help the Data Controller to provide the service according to the described purposes. When browsing a website, users can also receive cookies on their terminal that are sent from different websites or web servers (“third-party cookies”), which may contain some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) that are displayed on the visited website.
Cookies, a very large number of which is present on users’ browsers and sometimes for a long time, are used for different purposes: computer authentication, monitoring of sessions, storage of information on specific configurations concerning users who access the server, etc.
Some of the purposes for installing cookies may also require the user’s consent. To ensure a correct regulation of these devices, given that there are no technical characteristics differentiating them, they should be distinguished based on the purposes for which they are used.
This is the view taken by the legislation which, in implementation of the provisions contained in Directive 2009/136/EC, has made users’ prior and informed consent mandatory for the installation of cookies used for other than purely technical purposes (see Article 1, paragraph 5, a), of Italian Legislative Decree no. 69 of 28 May 2012, which amended art. 122 of the Code).
Further information on cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org as well as on the website of the Italian Privacy Authority, where you can view useful documents regarding the classification of cookies as per the Privacy Authority Provision of 8 May 2014, published on the Italian Official Gazette no.126 of 3 June 2014, implementing Directive 2002/58/EC.
COOKIES USED BY THE WEBSITE
The website www.estepshealth.com uses various types of cookies, some of which for a more effective use of the website, others to enable certain features. To enable the use of this website and the provision of services associated with it, the following cookies are used:
• persistent cookies (i.e. cookies that are stored until they are manually deleted by the user or for which a long-term scheduled removal is envisaged);
• session cookies, which are not permanently stored on the visitor’s computer and which disappear when the browser is closed.
Please note that own cookies are those generated and used by this website, while third-party cookies are generated by third parties on this website. While we specify that the disabling of some cookies may limit the ability to use the website and may prevent the user from fully benefiting of all available features and services, we remind you that the previous paragraph contains explanations on how to best manage or disable cookies. Different types of cookies – with specific functions – are used on this website; they may fall into one or more of the following categories.
In general, technical cookies are those that enable the recording of previous actions or the storage of the user’s session or the performance of other activities that are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website.
Some of these cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website and allow users to browse through it, view its contents and benefit from its features. The website www.estepshealth.com uses technical cookies that are necessary and essential for its functioning and to improve the user’s browsing experience.
The use of these cookies does not require the consent of the data subject. “Functional” cookies (similar to technical cookies according to the Provision of the Italian Privacy Authority of 8 May 2014 published in the Official Gazette no.126 of 3 June 2014, implementing Directive 2002/58/EC) enable the website to recall users’ choices (for example the user name) to provide users with a more personalized and optimized navigation.
ANALYTICAL COOKIES These cookies are used to collect and analyse information that helps understand how users interact with the website, by providing for example:
• statistical information on accesses and visits to the website with regard to the last visited page;
• the number of sections and pages visited and the number of visitors;
• statistical information on the average time spent by users on the website;
This information may be associated with users’ details such as IP address, domain or browser; however, when it is analysed for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the website, the cookies that collect such information can be considered as technical cookies. Through the Google Analytics panel, we can understand whether visits were made by new or returning visitors by checking on how visitors browsed through the pages (input links, exit links, moving from one page to another, for how long each page was visited, geographical origin, etc.). Furthermore, the third party does not cross-reference the information collected with that already available.
AGGREGATE STATISTICAL COOKIES
When there are services that are not completely anonymised, users will find them listed among third-party cookies for which consent can be denied to protect one’s privacy.
Neither the website nor Google associate the users’ IP address with other data in their possession to identify them directly. The use of these cookies is not necessary, but it enables the Data Controller to improve the website contents and services based on indications obtained from statistical analysis.
Users’ consent is not necessary to release this type of cookies, we just have to provide complete information associated with a summary version of it displayed through an information banner.
OTHER THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
This type of cookies includes functions and services developed by third parties within the website pages such as social networks icons and preferences, software to generate maps, the ability to access video streaming services and CDN networks or other additional services.
These cookies are sent from third-party domains and partner websites that offer their functions through the website pages.
If you have an account or if you use the services of these parties on other websites, they may be able to know that you have visited www.estepshealth.com.com.
Users should also consider that these external parties, on which the Data Controller has no control, could intercept some of users’ personal data while they also browse outside of www.estepshealth.com.com, through the information stored in cookies for which users have given their consent.
Therefore, the Data Controller cannot provide guarantees regarding how those third parties will use the information collected.
COOKIES THAT PROVIDE INTERACTIVE MAPS
Google Analytics (Google) Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses the Personal Data collected in order to track and evaluate the use of this Application, compile reports and share them with other services developed by Google. Google could use Personal Data for contextualising and customising the advertisements of its own advertising network.
Personal data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Display of contents from external platforms
These services enable the User to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and to interact with them. If this type of service is installed, such service may potentially collect traffic data for the pages on which it is installed, including if the User does not use the service.
“COOKIES” BANNER – CONSENT TO THEIR USE
How can I control the installation of Cookies?
In addition to the information provided in this document, Users can manage their preferences regarding Cookies directly into their browser and prevent – for example – the installation of third-party Cookies. Through their browser preferences Users can also delete Cookies previously installed, including the Cookie that contains the saved permission for the installation of Cookies by this website, if applicable. It is important to note that if all cookies are disabled, the proper functioning of this website may be affected. Users can find information on how to manage cookies in their browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer.