WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information, which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device (by accessing mobile applications) when you visit a website. They usually involve sending information from the website (or other sites that operate on its behalf) to your device and vice versa. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your device, so our site can recognize you and remember your preferences and other information and we can improve your experience of the website and its performance. For more information about cookies we recommend visiting these two specialist sites:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org or http://www.aboutcookies.org.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?

The cookies on the THDLAB.US website do not install programs on your device, nor do they release viruses, and they have no way of controlling how you use your computer or any other device you use to connect to the THDLAB.US website.

The cookies we use on the THDLAB.US website are categorized below.

STRICTLY NECESSARY OR ESSENTIAL COOKIES

These cookies are essential for the THDLAB.US website to function properly and for you to be able to browse it properly so you can use its features and the services to access the THDLAB.US website sessions (e.g. logging in to password-protected sections, automatically setting your preferred language etc.). These cookies memorize and uniquely identify your user/visitor access. They do not collect information for marketing purposes and they cannot be disabled.

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES

These are cookies that belong to THDLAB.US and are set on your device via our website. These cookies enable us to make sure our website works efficiently and to track our website user/visitor behavior to improve your browsing experience and the performance of our dedicated services.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Unlike first-party cookies, these cookies are set by a site other than the website you are visiting. The difference between first-party cookies and third-party cookies is how the domain that sets the cookies controls them. Please refer to the cookie policy of the “third-party” company to find out how they manage the information they collect. These third-party companies are listed below and we have included links to their privacy policies. We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. Below are the links to the privacy policies of the third parties that set cookies through our website.

Google:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

DoubleClick – Google:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

SESSION COOKIES

These cookies are used to store temporary information during your web browsing session and are automatically erased from your device when you close the browser.

PERSISTENT COOKIES

These cookies are stored on your device until they expire or until you erase them and are used to remember your preferences and actions while browsing the THDLAB.US website.

FUNCTIONALITY COOKIES

These cookies remember your preferences (language, country or other online settings) and allow us to personalize and optimize the functions you select each time you access the THDLAB.US website.

Functionality cookies can be used to deliver online services and/or to ensure that we do not propose services that you rejected in the past.

These cookies are not essential for the THDLAB.US website to work properly but they greatly improve the quality of the service and of the browsing experience. All the information collected is anonymous and user behavior on other websites cannot be tracked.

ANALYTICS COOKIES

These cookies are only used for statistical purposes by the major search engines. These analyses track how users browse the THDLAB.US website or the most frequently visited pages or the number of clicks on any given page during the browsing session from the computer and/or other device. The data collected are converted into anonymous form and are processed exclusively for statistical purposes.

Prior user consent is not required for setting these cookies.

Profiling Cookies

Profiling cookies are intended to create user profiles and are used to send advertising messages that match the user's web browsing preferences.

The prior consent of Data Subjects is required for the use of profiling cookies.

Cookies used on this website

The following cookies are necessary for the site and cannot be deactivated in our systems. You can set your browser to block or have warnings about cookies, but as a result some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store personal information.

 

Supplier Name Finality Type Expiry Date
Liferay COOKIE_SUPPORT identify the operating codes for the correct operation of the site First_party, persistent 1 year
Liferay GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Indicate your preferential language First_party, persistent 1 year
Liferay JSESSION ID Indicates that you are actively using the site and record at any time how many users are visiting the site First_party, session at the end of the browsing session
Liferay LFR_SESSION_STATE_20103 used for storing the user session identifier in web applications First_party, session at the end of the browsing session
thdlab _ cookiePrivacy Used to register if you have read and accepted our cookie policy First_party, session 1 year
thdlab cookiePage Used to record if the user has expressed that he is a healthcare professional First_party, session 1 year  

 

Google Analytics cookies, are performance cookies: The site uses Google Analytics analysis cookies to collect aggregate statistical information on user behavior. These cookies cannot be used to identify specific individuals. More information on the use of Google Analytics cookies can be found at http://www.google.it/policies/privacy/. Google provides a browser plugin to prevent the collection and use of its data to visitors to sites on which the statistical service is active. For more information, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The Google Analytics cookies on this site are as follows:

 

Supplier Name Finality Type Expiry Date
Google _gat it is used to restrict the speed of the request, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites First_party, session 10 minutes
Google _gid This cookie is used to distinguish users. Stores a unique user identifier of the session First_party. Third_party, session 24 hours
Google _ga This cookie is typically written on the browser at the time of the first visit to the Websites. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits thdlab.com a new cookie _ga is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the websites and is updated with each page view. In addition, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of cookies as an additional security measure First_party. Third_party, persistent 2 years

  

Cloud Flare Cookie: This site uses Cloud Flare to improve the speed of use of pages and to increase the security of the website. Cloud Flare cookies are:

 

Supplier Name Finality Type Expiry Date
Cloud Flare  _cfduid is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. The cookie does not store any personal information. Third_party, persistent. 5 years

 

For more information, visit the page: https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-CloudFlare-cfduid-cookie-do

The lifespan of cookies depends on their expiry date (or on a specific action such as closing your browser) which is set when the cookie is created.

Cookies can be:

  • temporary or session cookies: these are used to store temporary information, to ensure that any information you have entered during a particular session is remembered and are erased from the computer when you close the browser;
  • permanent or persistent cookies: these are used to remember your information, such as log-in username and password so you don't have to enter them every time you visit the website. These preferences are remembered, through the use of the persistent cookie, the next time you visit the site. THDLAB.US website does not currently employee log-in usernames and passwords on their website.

ENABLING AND DISABLING COOKIES

A cookie consent banner appears on the THDLAB.US website upon the user’s first visit to the site. This informs you that the THDLAB.US website uses cookies and you can also link to this Cookie Policy from the banner. The banner remains visible until you accept.

You can change the settings on your browser to accept or reject cookies, or to decide which cookies categories to accept or reject, or to decide whether or not to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

You can also delete all the cookies set in the cookies folder of your browser.

Remember that if you decide to completely disable the cookies in your browser you may not be able to use all our interactive functions.

If you use a number of different devices, make sure you have set your preferences on every browser. Every browser has slightly different procedures to manage the settings.

Below are some brief instructions and links to specific instructions on how to change your browser's cookie settings, referring in particular to the four most common browsers:

If you use a different browser from the ones listed above, select “cookies” in the help section of your browser to find out where you can manage your cookie settings.