What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file, usually consisting of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit. They are useful because they allow a site to recognise the user’s browser or device.
How to block or remove cookies
There are several ways to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. By changing your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or choose to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Please note that if you disable cookies altogether in your browser, you may not be able to use all of our interactive features.
If you use multiple computers in different locations, please ensure that each browser is set to suit your preferences.
You can delete all cookies installed in the cookie folder of your browser. Each browser has different procedures for managing your settings. Click on one of the links below for specific instructions.
If you don’t use any of the browsers listed above, select ‘cookies’ in the relevant section of the guide to find out where your cookie folder is located.
Those on our website may be set by us, by third parties who have entered into a contract with us or by independent third parties such as advertisers.
Our website makes use of both ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies. Session’ cookies record information for each individual page visited, filtering and completing searches before the end of the session, after which the cookies are removed. Persistent’ cookies, on the other hand, allow our websites to recognise you when you return to our site and are stored on your computer until you delete them or they reach a specific expiry date. Permanent cookies placed on your computer as a result of using our websites will never be stored for more than 2 years from the date of your last visit.
The table below sets out the different types of cookies we use (or that third parties use), why we use them and also includes information you can use to control the cookies or find out more about the cookies used on our site.
|Type of cookie
|Why we use them and additional information
|Essential cookies, as the name suggests, are essential for the website to work properly. They allow us to remember your browsing preferences.
|Google Analytics cookies are used to collect anonymous data about you so that we can show you targeted advertising on other sites based on the interests you have shown.
|Other Third Party Cookies
|When you visit a website you may receive cookies both from the site you visit (‘owners’), and from sites operated by other organisations (‘third parties’). A notable example is the presence of ‘social plugins’ for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google Maps, LinkedIn or aggregators of these such as AddThis. These are parts of the visited page generated directly by these sites and integrated into the page of the host site. The most common use of social plugins is for the purpose of sharing content on social networks, displaying the number of fans or including Google maps with the location of the company headquarters.
The presence of these plugins results in the transmission of cookies to and from sites operated by third parties. The management of the information collected by ‘third parties’ is governed by the relevant policies, which you should refer to.
Facebook Policy: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies/
Google Policy: http://www.google.it/intl/it/policies/technologies/cookies/
AddThis Policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
In conclusion, if you have any questions about this policy or would like more information about the cookies used on our website, please contact us by email, telephone or using the contact forms provided on the website. We will be happy to forward any requests to the responsible person.
Thank you for your attention,
Team HEALTHCARE FORLIGHT.