This policy aims to explain how Orthofix S.r.l., in its quality of data controller (the “Controller” or the “Company”), collects and processes personal data through cookies and other tracking technologies on this website limbhealing.com (the “Website”) and to provide information as to the choices that any user of the Website (the “User”) can make in terms of controlling what cookies are installed when he/she accesses and browses the Website.
The information gathered by means of cookies and other tracking technologies constitute data that, in certain cases, may allow the Company to identify the Users by associating such data with other information kept by third parties (such as, for example, the IP address, DNS and registration numbers of the computers used by people connecting to the Website). These data are processed for different purposes, including statistical purposes in order to provide Users with an increasingly better service that meets their needs.
A cookie is a small file, typically made up of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device.
There are various types of cookies, depending on their characteristics and use. While some cookies and tracking technologies are strictly necessary to browse a website (for example, cookies that store the user’s preferences or cookies that keep the user account logged in), others may only be installed with the user’s consent.
Depending on their owner, cookies can be classified as first or third-party cookies. Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain setting the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the publisher, i.e. by the website visited by the user, in the case at stake cookies set by limbhealing.com. Third party cookies are cookies set by a website or domain other than the one being visited by the user, in the case at stake cookies which are set by websites other than limbhealing.com. Third-party cookies are installed due to the fact that a website may have certain elements (images, sounds, specific links to websites located in another domain, etc.) that install cookies that reside on a different server. The data collected by these third parties are governed by their specific privacy policies, their terms and conditions or their cookie policies, over which the Company has no control.
Third party cookies are used on the Website.
Moreover, depending on their duration, cookies can be classified as session or persistent cookies. Session cookies expire at the end of a browsing session (from when a user opens the browser window to when he/she exits the browser), whereas permanent cookies are not deleted after the user closes the browser, but are stored on the user‘s device in between browsing sessions until a predefined expiry date or until they are deleted.
Finally, depending on their purpose cookies can be classified as:
(a) Technical cookies
Technical cookies are necessary for the website to work properly and to improve the user’s browsing experience. Technical cookies include:
Technical cookies do not need the user’s consent to be installed.
Technical cookies are used on the Website. You can disable them, but in that case you will not be able to use all of the Website’s features.
(b) Analytical cookies
Analytical cookies may be used to assess the effectiveness of an information society service provided by a publisher, to evaluate and improve the design of a website or to help measure its traffic. In other words, analytical cookies may be used to track the traffic and performance of a website, by collecting aggregate data on the number of users and how they interact with the website to improve its services.
For example, analytical cookies may collect information about how users access a website, including the number of visitors, possibly grouped by geographical area, time slot, how long users stay on the website for, what parts of the website they visit or other characteristics, the number of pages visited or the number of users who viewed a particular section.
Analytical cookies are used on the Website, but they need your explicit consent. However, please consider that if analytical cookies are properly anonymized, they can be installed without your previous explicit consent.
(c) Profiling cookies
Profiling cookies are designed to track users’ online behaviour and create user profiles in order to send marketing notices in line with the preferences expressed by users while surfing the web. The user’s consent is required to install these cookies.
Profiling cookies are used on the Website, but they need your explicit consent.
As specified above, the Company uses technical and analytical cookies, as well as profiling cookies. In more detail, the following table describes the cookies used on the Website:
|First party Cookies|
|Technical Cookies||PHPSESSID||Session||This cookie is used to preserve the user status across the different pages of the website. This cookie expires immediately after the browsing session.|
|Analytical Cookies||_ga||Persistent||This cookie creates statistics on how users use the website. This cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 2 years.|
|_gid||Persistent||This cookie creates statistics on how users use the website. This cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 1 day.|
|_gat||Persistent||This cookie is used to limit the frequency of the requests. This cookie is persistent and lasts 1 day.|
|_hjAbsoluteSessioninProgress||Persistent||This cookie is used to count how many times the website is seen by different users and assigns to each user a random unique ID number that allows the users not to be counted twice. This cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 1 day.|
|_hjFirstSeen||Persistent||This cookie is used to assess whether a user has already visited the website. This cookie is persistent and lasts 1 day.|
|_hjIncludedinPageviewSample||Persistent||This cookie is used to detect whether the user browsing and interactions are included in the website data analysis. This cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 1 day.|
|_hjSession#||Persistent||This cookie collects statistics on user accesses on the website, such as the pages visited and average time spent on the website. This is a persistent cookie and lasts 1 day.|
|_hjSessionUser#||Persistent||This cookie collects statistics on user accesses on the website, such as the pages visited and average time spent on the website. This is a persistent cookie and lasts 1 year.|
|Profiling Cookies||prism_#||Persistent||This cookie tracks and stores users’ preferences. The cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 29 days.|
|Third Party Cookies|
|Profiling Cookies||ads/ga-audiences||Session||This cookie, installed by google.com, stores information for remarketing purposes. This cookie is a session cookie and expires immediately after the browsing session. For more information please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=it|
|prism_#||Persistent||This cookie, installed by prism.app-us1.com, tracks and stores users’ preferences. This cookie is a persistent cookie and lasts 29 days. For more information please visit: https://www.activecampaign.com/legal/privacy-policy|
|Analytical Cookies||vuid||Persistent||This cookie, installed by vimeo.com, collects tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos to the website. This cookie is persistent and lasts 2 years. For more information please visit: https://vimeo.com/privacy|
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Last Update: March 2023