Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies.

In accordance with Directive 2009/136/EC and Italian legislation governing the use of cookies, contained in Article 122 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (hereinafter the "Privacy Code"), we hereby inform you about the cookies used by the website of Amplifon S.p.A. (hereinafter the "Website") and the reason for their use. The following information is provided pursuant to Article 13 of the Privacy Code and completes the privacy policy posted on the Website. For whatever is not directly explained here, please refer to the contents of the Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make the user experience more efficient.

Why are cookies used?

The use of cookies provides many benefits in the provision of information society services, including: (i) facilitating a user's browsing on the website and access to the various services offered; (ii) avoiding users having to reconfigure the general characteristics each time they access the Website; (iii) promoting the improvement of performance and services provided through the Website, following the corresponding analysis of the information obtained through the cookies installed; (iv) promoting their customised sales initiatives based on the choices made by the user.

Types of cookies

Technical cookies

These cookies meet certain technical requirements that help to make a website accessible by enabling basic functions such as page browsing and access to protected areas of the Website. The website may not function properly without these cookies. Sometimes cookies are also used to enable a website to remember information influencing the way the website behaves or looks, such as the preferred language or the region where the user is located, or to understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and transmitting information in aggregate form which cannot be used to directly identify the user (analytics).

These types of cookies are also described as "technical cookies". The law states that "technical cookies" can be installed on the user's device following due notification, which will be defined by this document.

Profiling cookies

All other cookies, along with statistical cookies operated by third parties, are considered "profiling cookies". This category especially includes the cookies used to track and analyse the user's activities on the internet, in order to make improvements and provide our services in a more efficient and customised manner. The intention is to offer the visitor a display of relevant and engaging ads targeted at the individual user. For the use of these cookies the user's prior consent is necessary: on the first access, it is considered that the user has consented to the installation of profiling cookies if he/she continues to browse after the submission of the notice on cookies in the corresponding banner. Subsequently, the user can opt out by checking the appropriate boxes in the descriptive forms within this document.

Differentiation between cookies

Cookies can be differentiated into the following categories depending on the feature under consideration: the owner, the data retention period, the purpose of use.

Differentiation by owner

  • Own cookies: These cookies are sent to the terminal of the user's computer from a computer or domain managed by the manager of the Website from which the service requested by the user is supplied.
  • Third-party cookies: These cookies are sent to the user's terminal by a server or domain that is not managed by the operator of the Website, but by another entity which is the one that processes the data obtained through cookies.

Cookies installed through the Website can be either ours or third-party cookies. In the latter case, advertisers and other parties may use their own cookies to collect information regarding user activity on the Website and/or the advertisements on which the user has clicked. We provide links to policy and consent forms of such third parties or any intermediaries (if available) to allow users to make their own informed choices.

This information could be used by them to present advertisements which they believe could be more interesting for you because they are based on the content you have just seen.

We have no control over these cookies. To disable or reject third-party cookies it is necessary to refer to the third-party websites.

Differentiation by data retention period

  • Session cookies: These cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are often used to store information only for the service requested by the user at any time and are automatically deleted at the end of the session (for example, a list of products purchased).
  • Persistent cookies: The data is stored in these cookies on the user's terminal and they can be accessed and used for a period of time defined by Amplifon, which could last from a few minutes to considerably longer periods (as specified in the reference tables in this document).

Differentiation by purpose of use

Essential cookies: allow you to browse the Website and to use all its functions. Without these cookies you may not be provided certain services or functions and browsing on the Website would not be easy and functional.

Functionality cookies: allow storing of the user's choices on the Website and/or services expressly requested by the user, in order to provide more advanced and more personalized services, such as customizing a page or remembering where and what has been proposed to the user previously.

Analysis cookies: collect information about the use of the Website (such as the indication of the pages most frequently visited, verification of recurrent patterns while using the Website, etc.) and allows for improvement of its functioning, helping to understand any difficulties encountered in the use of the Website.

Targeting and advertising cookies: for publishing advertisements that are deemed of interest to the user, for example limiting the number of times an advertisement is presented on the Website (because the cookie remembers what the user has seen on the Website) and helping to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. This information may be shared with other parties, such as advertisers. For more information about Targeting and Advertising cookies and how they can be disabled, as well as exercising consent through the forms in this document, we recommend the following sites: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

How to manage consent

Users can withdraw their consent to the use of cookies on this Website by checking the appropriate boxes in the descriptive forms in this document. Users can also configure their browsers to accept or reject all cookies, or choose which ones they agree and which ones they refuse to install.

How to configure the browser

On the browser, users may make use of one of the following, depending on the type of browser they use:

Google Chrome (Under Tools Settings) > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy (Content Settings) > Cookies

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Microsoft Internet Explorer (In the Tools menu) Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced

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Safari Preferences > Privacy

Further information

 

Firefox (In the Tools menu) Options > Privacy > Cookies

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Opera Configuration > Options > Advanced > Cookies

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If you use a different browser, we recommend you to check the manual mode of the browser which is used to configure cookie management or consult the page https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cookie_statement

Cookies used

The following descriptive tables of cookies installed by the Website specify the owner, the purpose of each cookie, the data retention period and the exercise of consent or opposition.

If it is a third-party cookie, the link is provided to the policy of the latter or any intermediary (where applicable) to allow the user also to make an informed choice in this respect. If the direct link to the third party is not available and in order to get more information about Targeting and Advertising cookies and how you can disable them, the following links can be used: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html

Technical cookies

Browsing/essential/performance/process or security cookies contribute to the functioning of the website, such as the ability to navigate between pages or to access protected areas. If blocked, the website will not function properly.

N.B.: the security cookie is a sub-type that allows you to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect data from unauthorized parties. It can contain records, for example, which are digitally signed and encrypted by the ID of the user account.

Technical cookies

Cookie

COOKIE_SUPPORT

JSESSIONID

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

NOT_REQ_INTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

ANALYTICS_EXTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

Owner

COOKIE_SUPPORT

Amplifon S.p.A.

JSESSIONID

Amplifon S.p.A.

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

Amplifon S.p.A.

NOT_REQ_INTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

Amplifon S.p.A.

ANALYTICS_EXTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

Amplifon S.p.A.

Expiry

COOKIE_SUPPORT

not provided

JSESSIONID

Expires with the session

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

Expires with the session

NOT_REQ_INTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

not provided

ANALYTICS_EXTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

not provided

Purpose

COOKIE_SUPPORT

Determines whether the cookies are active.

JSESSIONID

Allows verification that the user is actually using the website: thus it is possible at all times to identify the number of users who are browsing on the website.

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

Remembers the language chosen by the user during the session.

NOT_REQ_INTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

Determines whether the technical cookies not required are active.

ANALYTICS_EXTERNAL_COOKIES_ACTIVE

Determines whether the profiling cookies (analytics) are active.

Browsing/essential/performance/process or security cookies contribute to the functioning of the website, such as the ability to navigate between pages or to access protected areas. If blocked, the website will not function properly.N.B.: the security cookie is a sub-type that allows you to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect data from unauthorized parties. It can contain records, for example, which are digitally signed and encrypted by the ID of the user account.

Non-essential technical cookies

Cookie

basket_enabled

Owner

basket_enabled

Amplifon S.p.A.

Expiry

basket_enabled

not provided

Purpose

basket_enabled

The cookie is used for enabling the Basket feature, so that the selected documents can be stored and downloaded.

Functionality/preference/location/session status cookies allow the storing of information that changes the behaviour or appearance of the website (preferred language, size of text and characters, geographic area in which you are located). If blocked, the experience will be less functional but not impaired.

Profiling cookies (analytics)

Cookie

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmt

__utmt_account2

__utmz

_ga

_gat_UA-56850157-3

Owner

__utma

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

__utmb

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

__utmc

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

__utmt

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

__utmt_account2

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

__utmz

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

_ga

GOOGLE TAG MANAGER

_gat_UA-56850157-3

GOOGLE TAG MANAGER

Expiry

__utma

2 years

__utmb

30 minutes

__utmc

Expires with the session

__utmt

10 minutes

__utmt_account2

10 minutes

__utmz

6 months

_ga

2 years

_gat_UA-56850157-3

  

Purpose

__utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when you run the JavaScript library and there is no _utma cookie. The cookie is updated each time data are sent to Google Analytics.

__utmb

Used to identify additional sessions or visits. The cookie is created when running the JavaScript library and there is no _utmb cookie. The cookie is updated each time data are sent to Google Analytics.

__utmc

Not used in ga.js. Configured to interact with urchin.js. Previously this cookie interacted with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session or visit.

__utmt

used to speed up the frequency of website updating

__utmt_account2

used to speed up the frequency of website updating

__utmz

Stores the traffic or campaign source that explains how users come to the website. The cookie is created when running the JavaScript library and is updated each time the data is sent to Google Analytics.

_ga

Used to distinguish users

_gat_UA-56850157-3

Identifies tags to identify user preferences and send appropriate advertising

The Cookie Policy on our Website may be periodically updated, so you should consult this document each time you access the Website in order to be properly informed about how and why we use cookies.

Third party cookies

Cookie

SHARETHIS

Owner

SHARETHIS

ShareThis

Expiry

SHARETHIS

  

Purpose

SHARETHIS

Enables ShareThis and its partner publisher to use the value of the shared content and other information gathered through its technology. To activate or deactivate them, please refer to the website ShareThis and its privacy policy.

The cookies related to the functioning of Sharethis, which allow users to share content present on this site, are set by third parties and are not under Amplifon control.