What is a cookie and what is it used for?
A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser and saved on your device when you access and use the website www.pharmathek.com, hereinafter also referred to as the “Website”. Cookies enable the Website to function efficiently and improve its performance, partly by gathering and analysing aggregate information, which enables the Website operator to understand how to improve the structure of the Website and its sections. Cookies can also be used to gather information for statistical purposes, mainly to personalise your browsing experience by remembering your preferences (e.g., language, currency, etc.).
Types of cookies used
Technical cookies can be divided into browsing or session cookies, which ensure the normal browsing and use of the Website (enabling, for example, the coordination of the forms that make up the pages of the Website or the relation of the pages visited to the same work session) and analytical cookies, which are comparable to technical cookies only if used, for the purpose of optimising the Website, directly by the operator of said Website (so-called first-party analytical cookies), which can gather information in aggregate form on the number of users and how they visit the Website (for example, to produce statistics on the most visited pages, to gather aggregate data of visits by operating system, browser, etc.).
The use of session cookies is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) and software usage data necessary to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the website: the session variables (i.e., cookies) can avoid the use of IT techniques that are potentially prejudicial to the confidentiality of users’ browsing and do not allow for personal data identifying the user to be obtained. Session cookies are not permanently stored on the user’s device, but are stored locally for periods of time depending on the session variables (the values of which are stored on the device’s hard drive and can in any case be deleted; cookies can also be disabled by following the instructions provided by the main browsers).
These are permanent cookies used to identify (anonymously or otherwise) your preferences and improve your browsing experience.
Third-party cookies are set by a website other than that which the user is visiting and reside on a server other than that of the website the user is visiting. Therefore, the use of data gathered by these external operators via cookies is subject to their respective privacy policies. The use of third-party cookies is limited to what is necessary for the secure and efficient browsing of the Website and does not involve the direct acquisition, by the Data Controller, of personal data identifying the user.
The Website incorporates buttons and widgets from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. These services enable users to interact with social networks, or other external platforms, directly from the pages of the Website.
Interactions and information acquired through these tools are, in any case, subject to the user’s privacy settings relating to each social network and are accessible only to the managers of said platforms.
For more information on how the data gathered by social networks is processed, please refer to the privacy policies of the providers of these services.
Some pages of the website incorporate Google Maps. When you visit a page containing Google Maps, or interact with the map (by zooming in, or clicking on the map to enlarge it) cookies may be present, deriving from Google.
The use of the Google Maps service is also subject to additional Service Terms and Conditions https://privacy.google.com/businesses/mapscontrollerterms/.
How to disable cookies
Most browsers are configured to accept, control or possibly disable cookies through their settings. Please note, however, that even partially disabling technical cookies may affect the operation of the Website and/or limit its functionality.
Disabling third-party cookies, on the other hand, does not affect browsing in any way.
Below are links to the instructions provided by the main browsers for managing cookie installation settings: