Cookies Policy

Last update: May 2018 

This website (the “Site”) uses its own and third party cookies to function properly as well as to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

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).

  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 site. 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 site 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

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.

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 sites, 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 sites that provides useful information on this topic (please note that both are links to external sites not related to Almirall):

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

  1. What type of cookies uses this Site

This Site uses the following cookies:

  • Own Cookies:

For the purpose of  internal use essential for the operation of this Site i.e  allow your authentication or maintenance of the session once you are registered. The deactivation of this cookie prevents the correct functioning of some of the functionalities of the web.

NameDescriptionFunctionalityPeriod
wordpress_test_cookieUsed on sites built with WordPress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.Technical / NecessarySession
CookieConsentStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.Technical / Necessary1 year

 

  • Third-party
NameDescriptionFunctionalityPeriod
__unamAssociated with the ShareThis social sharing widget placed in a site to enable sharing of content across various social networks.
It counts clicks and shares of a page.
The __unam cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors clickstream activity, e.g., Web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service personally identifies you only if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given your consent. See more at: http://sharethis.com/privacy9 months
  • Google Analytics – Tracking and analytical cookie

We use these cookies to collect statistics about your activity on the Site and the general activity of this Site. The information collected allows us to optimize navigation through our Site 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 Site:

NameDescriptionType of CookieRetention period
_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Analytical Cookie2 years
_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.Analytical CookieSession
_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rateAnalytical CookieSession
collectUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Analytical CookieSession

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

  1. 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 sites 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 Site. For your convenience, below we provide the help links from different browsers:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=es_ES&viewlocale=en_US

  • Apple Safari 9:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=es_ES&viewlocale=en_US

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 below:

Likewise, as indicated in the previous section, 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.

Also, some of our suppliers have a direct system to oppose the installation of their Cookies. Below you will find a list of suppliers and links (one of them may not be in Spanish, although you will easily find the “opt-out” button to object):

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

Please note that if at any time you delete the cookies from your browser, it is possible that your opt-out preferences from the previous providers will be eliminated, so you must re-oppose their installation.

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.

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.