• What are cookies
Cookies are small text strings that sites visited by the user send to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored to be then retransmitted to the same sites the next time the same user visits. In the course of browsing a site, the user may also receive on his terminal equipment cookies that are sent by different sites or web servers (so-called “third parties”), on which some elements (such as, for example, images, maps, sounds, specific links to pages of other domains) present on the site he is visiting may reside.
Cookies, usually present in users’ browsers in large numbers and sometimes even with characteristics of wide temporal persistence, are used for different purposes: performing computer authentication, monitoring sessions, storing information about specific configurations regarding users accessing the server, etc.
More generally, some cookies (called session cookies) are assigned to the user’s device only for the duration of access to the site and expire automatically when the browser is closed. Other cookies (referred to as persistent) remain on the device for an extended period of time.

• Types of cookies
Two main categories of cookies used in websites can be distinguished:

1) Technical cookies: understood as cookies transmitted in the first person by the operator of the site for purposes strictly related to the proper and correct functioning of the site itself, which in turn distinguish in:

  • Session or navigation cookies: necessary to ensure the normal use of the website and related services allowing, for example, to authenticate to restricted areas, fill in forms more easily at a later access, or to make purchases.
  • Functional cookies that while not essential, improve the functionality of the site as they allow the user to express preferences and then keep them persistent about certain aspects of navigation (e.g., selecting the language, customizing font sizes, or storing certain favorite products within an e-commerce).
  • Analytical (or statistical) cookies, which are considered “technical cookies” where they are used directly by the site operator to collect information, in aggregate form, about the number of users and how they visit the site.
    Users’ consent is not required for the installation of technical cookies. However, you can block or remove technical cookies by changing the configuration of your browser options; deactivating or deleting technical cookies may prevent access to certain areas of the website or the use of some of the services offered.

2) Profiling Cookies: these are aimed at creating profiles related to the user and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of web browsing. The Cookies defined as profiling indicated by the Privacy Guarantor are those:

  • Statistics managed by third parties;
  • Advertising profiling;
  • Retargeting;
  • Social networks.

Technical and profiling cookies depending on their intended use can then be distinguished into:

  • First-party cookies i.e. those transmitted directly by the operator of the website visited;
  • Third-party cookies i.e. those transmitted by third-party companies present within the visited website by means of special codes, which have been included in order to integrate additional functionality into the site (e.g. widgets of social networks such as article sharing buttons).
  • Cookies used by AlfaMed

This site does NOT use profiling cookies, i.e., those aimed at creating profiles related to the user, which are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of web browsing.
This Site also does NOT use third-party cookies, as described in the previous article.
This Site uses session cookies to manage authentication to online services. The use of session cookies (which are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and are deleted when the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to enable the safe and efficient exploration of the site. Disabling these cookies does not allow the use of online services.
This site uses Technical Monitoring/Statistical Cookies: in particular, the Owner uses the Google Analytics service from the company Google, Inc. (hereinafter “Google”) to generate statistics on the use of the web portal.
Tracking cookies can be disabled without any consequence on the navigation of the portal; to disable them
Under the terms of service in place, Google will use this information, in its capacity as Autonomous Data Controller, for the purpose of tracking and examining your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for use by website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity, how you connect (mobile, pc, browser used, etc.), and how you search for and reach portal pages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process this information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate IP addresses with any other data held by Google.
To see Google’s privacy policy, related to the Google Analytics service, please visit
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By using the Owner’s website you consent to the processing of your data by Google in the manner and for the purposes stated above.

• Come disabilitare i cookie (opt-out)
You can deny consent to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser. Below we provide links explaining how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers (for other browsers you may use, we suggest looking for this option in the software help normally available through the F1 key):

  • Internet Explorer:
  • Google Chrome:
  • Mozilla Firefox:
  • Apple Safari:

Please remember that disabling cookies completely in your browser may affect your use of the interactive features of this site.
Alternatively, you can disable only Google Analytics cookies by using the opt-out add-on provided by Google for major browsers.

4.1) How to disable cookies by configuration of major browsers specifically:

  • Chrome
  1. Run the Chrome Browser;
  2. Click on the menu on the browser toolbar next to the URL entry window for browsing;
  3. Select “Settings”;
  4. Click “Show Advanced Settings.”;
  5. In the “Privacy” section, click on “Content Settings ” button;
  6. In the “Cookies” section, you can change the following cookie-related settings:
  7. Allow data to be saved locally;
  8. Change local data only until the browser is closed;
  9. Prevent sites from setting cookies;
  10. Block third-party cookies and data from sites;
  11. Manage exceptions for some websites;
  12. Deleting any or all cookies.
  • Mozilla Firefox
  1. Run the Mozilla Firefox Browser;
  2. Click on the menu on the browser toolbar next to the URL entry window for browsing;
  3. Select “Options.”
  4. Select the “Privacy” panel;
  5. Click “Show Advanced Settings.”
  6. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content Settings” button;
  7. In the “Tracking” section, you can change the following cookie-related settings:
    1. Require sites not to do any tracking;
    2. Notify sites of your willingness to be tracked;
    3. Do not communicate any preference regarding tracking of personal data.
  8. From the ” Chronology” section you can:
    1. Enable “Use custom settings” by selecting to accept third-party cookies (always, from the most visited sites or never) and to keep them for a specified period (until they expire, when Firefox closes, or to ask every time;
    2. Remove individual stored cookies.
  • Internet Explorer
  1. Run the Internet Explorer Browser;
  2. Click on the Tools button and choose Internet Options;
  3. Click on the Privacy tab and in the Settings section change the slider to the desired cookie action:
    1. Block all cookies;
    2. Allow all cookies;
    3. Selection of sites from which to get cookies: move the slider to a middle position so as not to block or allow all cookies, then press on Sites, in the Website Address box enter a website and then press on Block or Allow.
  • Safari
  1. Run the Safari Browser;
  2. Click on Safari, select Preferences and press on Privacy;
  3. In the Block Cookies section specify how Safari should accept cookies from websites;
  4. To view which sites have stored cookies click on Details.
  5. Safari iOS (mobile devices)
  6. Run the Safari iOS Browser;
  7. Tap on “Settings” and then “Safari.”
  8. Tap on “Block Cookies” and choose from the options: “Never,” “Third-party and advertisers,” or “Always.”
  9. To clear all cookies stored by Safari, tap on “Settings,” then on “Safari,” and finally on “Clear Cookies and Data.”
  • Opera
  1. Run the Opera Browser;
  2. Click on “Preferences,” then on “Advanced,” and finally on “Cookies.”
  3. Select one of the following options:
    1. Accept all cookies;
    2. Accept cookies only from the site you are visiting: third-party cookies and that are sent from a domain other than the one you are visiting will be rejected;
  4. Never accept cookies: all cookies will never be saved