What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored, to be later retransmitted to the same sites during subsequent visits. Cookies are used for a number of different purposes, have different characteristics and can be used either by the owner of the site being visited or by third parties. All the necessary information on the cookies installed via this site is set out below, together with instructions on how to manage your preferences.

For further information on cookies and their general functions, visit an information Web site such as allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies used by this site

The owner of this site, the company SOFAR SpA, whose head office is situated at Via Firenze 40 – 20060 Trezzano Rosa (MI), uses cookies in keeping with its Privacy Policy; for all the information envisaged in art. 13 of the Italian Privacy Code click here.

Technical Cookies that do not require consent:

Cookies relating to activities which are strictly necessary for the functioning of the site and the supply of the service:

– wordpress_test_ cookie: is a session cookie.  It verifies whether cookies can be registered on the user’s browser.

– wordpress_…: is a cookie lasting 14 days. It is used to identify the user who has accessed the doctors’ area.

– wordpress_logged_in_…: is a cookie lasting 14 days. This is an operative cookie used by WordPress to store credentials for access to the doctors’ area.

Cookies relating to the saving of preferences and optimisation:

– wp-settings-5: is a cookie lasting one year. It is used to identify a user’s individual session

– wp-settings-time-5: is a cookie lasting one year. It is used to identify a user’s individual session.

– qtrans_cookie_test: is a session cookie. This is a language selection cookie. It does not collect information regarding users.

Statistic Cookies used directly by the site operator to collect information in aggregated form:

– _ga: is a third-party cookie lasting 2 years. This is a Google Analytics Cookie used to distinguish users.

– _gat: is a third-party cookie lasting 10 minutes. This is a Google Analytics Cookie used to obtain an overview of visitors to the mobile site

Technical Third-party Cookies – Google Analytics – Non-profiled user data at IP level.

Not all technical cookies require consent, and they are therefore installed automatically as soon as the site is accessed.

Cookies requiring consent

All cookies other than the above-mentioned technical cookies are only installed or activated once express consent has been given by the user the first time he or she visits the site. Consent can be given on a general basis, interacting with the brief information banner found on the site  landing page, adopting the methods indicated in the banner (click on the OK key or the X key; or, if the user continues to navigate, also by scrolling the page or via a link); or it can be given or withheld selectively, adopting the methods indicated below. This type of consent is tracked during subsequent visits. However, the user can always withdraw consent already given, either wholly or partly.

Cookies operated by third parties:

Cookies operated by third parties are also installed through this site.

Remember that you can also manage your cookie preferences  through the browser

If you don’t know the type and version of the browser you are using, click on “Help” at the top of the browser window, from which you can access all the information you require.

If, on the other hand, you know your browser, click on the one you are using to gain access to the cookie management page.

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