Cookies policy

Last update: May 2020

This website (the “Site”) uses its own and third party cookies to function properly, to maintain the session and to personalize user experience, as well as to obtain statistics about its use.

Please read this Cookies Policy to learn more about what cookies are, which cookies do we use, for what purposes and how can you disable them.

Through the configuration of Cookies, or the acceptance of the Cookies notice, you are consenting to the installation of cookies informed or configured (unless you have modified the configuration of your browser to reject all or certain cookies by default).

Our Site does not sell personal information. Like most websites, our Site uses cookies and other technologies to interact with third parties and service providers for things like website analytics and advertising. Some of this website interaction with third parties may be viewed as a “sale” under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which defines “sale” very broadly. This Cookies Policy describes how you can control cookies and other tracking technologies on our Site. You must take the actions described herein to exercise this control, as we are not able to do it for you. 

We have also set up a process for California residents to record their preference to opt-out of the sale of personal information. Please click here to read our Privacy Statement.

Please note, recording your California opt-out preference will NOT change the way cookies work on our Site. For that purpose, you must take the action described in this Cookie Policy.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. Cookies are not viruses - they are plain text items and are not compiled code - so they cannot be executed on, or affect the operation of, the device.

Some cookies are temporary, like the “session cookies” and remain on the user's machine until they close the website. They do not remain on the user's computer. Some others are persistent, this means that stay stored in a computer's cookies file after the user has closed the website. They will re-connect to the web page when it is next opened, remembering information that facilitates navigation (direct access to the service without needing to repeat the login process) or providing a commercial service (offering products or services related to previous visits).

Cookies can be created by the website being visited (they are called “own cookies”) and some will be received by the website owner from third parties (they are called “third-party cookies”) when navigating a website generated by a third-party service hosted by that website. For example, a cookie used by an advert or advertising banner on the website visited.

The purposes of the cookies may differ as follows:

Technical cookies or functional cookies

Technical cookies are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and the use of different options or services that exist therein. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access, remember elements regarding an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during the browsing and storing contents for the dissemination of videos or sound.

Customization cookies

Are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their device or that the user defines him/herself. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, geolocation of the device and the regional configuration from where the service.

Advertising cookies

Are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the website or application from which the service is provided. They allow to adapt the content of the advertising so that it is relevant for the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.

Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are located in the United States.

Analytical cookies

Are those that allow tracking and analysis of the behavior of users on websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said websites, with the purpose of introducing improvements in the service based on of the usage data that users make.

To learn more about cookies you can visit the following websites that provides useful information on this topic (please note that both are links to external websites not related to Almirall):

www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

2. What type of cookies uses this Site

This Site uses the following cookies: 

(i)    Strictly Necessary technical cookies:

For the purpose of internal use essential for the operation of this website i.e allow your authentication. The deactivation of these cookies prevents the correct functioning of some of the functionalities of the web.

Name Purpose Period Type
JSESSIONID A session cookie is required to follow your progress through the website. It is essential to ensure that any information you enter or routes you take are remembered by the website. Without this cookie, every page you visited would treat you as a completely new visitor. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you. Session Strictly Necessary
acceptedCookies This indicates if the user has accepted allowing cookies to be stored on their machine. Absence indicates the lack of acceptance. 5 years Strictly Necessary
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Used to store the site's language associated to the domain name. 1 year Strictly Necessary
usr These cookies save user identification on Media's  private area. 1 year Strictly Necessary
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incap_ses_{Proxy-ID}_{Site-ID} ; visid_incap_{Site-ID} These Cookies improve performance and security on the website. 1 year Strictly Necessary
COOKIE_SUPPORT This cookie checks whether the browser supports the use of cookies which then determines whether other information from our content management system can be set in other cookies. It does not contain any personal information. 1 year Strictly Necessary

 

(ii)    Performance cookies - Google Analytics

We use these cookies to collect statistics about your activity on the web and the general activity of the website. The information collected allows us to optimize navigation through our website and provide you with the best service, i.e. the number of pages visited, the language used, the frequency of visits, the time of visits or the browser used, among others.

Learn more about how to uninstall these cookies on section 3 down below.

Google Analytics cookies used by this website:

Name Description Type of cookie Retention period
_ga Differentiates the users Analytical Cookie 2 years
_gid Differentiates the users Analytical Cookie 24 hours
_gat Limits the percentage of enquiries. Analytical Cookie 1 minute

 

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found here.

3. How to uninstall cookies?

At any time you will have the possibility to accept or reject the installation of cookies, or reject the installation of a certain type of cookies, such as the analytical cookies. Also, after each session you can delete all or some of the stored cookies.

Also you can activate:

- private browsing, through which your browser stops saving browsing history, website passwords, cookies and other information of the pages you visit, or

- the function of not tracking, by which the browser asks the websites that you visit not to track your browsing habits, for example, to serve you with advertising of your interest in the websites you visit.

We recommend that you consult the help of your browser to learn about the different options on how to manage cookies. Keep in mind that the blocking of cookies can affect all or some of the features of our website. For your convenience, below we provide the help links from different browsers:

The previous links have been inserted for your convenience and can be updated by the developers of these browsers. We will use all reasonable efforts to maintain the previous list duly updated. However, if a link does not work or is not up to date, you can go to the "Help" menu of your browser.

In this link you can find also options to opt-out from cookies stored in your device: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

When visiting our Site for the first time we will offer you the possibility to configure which Cookies you wish to install. You can oppose the installation of any category of Cookies, except for the technical ones, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the Site by selecting your options. Likewise, the user may at any time reject the installation of a certain type of cookies, such as analytical third-party cookies, by configuring the browser itself.

Please note that if at any time you delete the cookies from your browser, it is possible that your opt-out preferences will be eliminated.

If you want to have more control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as "Do Not Track" tools, which will allow you to choose the cookies you want to allow.