Allyfe Cookie Policy

By means of this information notice, in accordance with the data protection legislation in force, Allyfe SRL, acting as data controller (‘Allyfe’ or the ‘Company’), intends to provide detailed information regarding the cookies installed on its website www.allyfe.health (the ‘Website’).

This document shall form an integral part of the Allyfe’s Privacy Policy, as in force from time to time.

For any further information or clarification regarding the personal data processing operations carried out by Allyfe through and in connection with the Website, please write to privacy@allyfe.health.

1. WHAT COOKIES ARE

Cookies are little text files that a visited website or application sends to the browser of the user’s computer or mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets), where they are stored before being sent back to the same website on the user’s next visit.

Cookies serve different purposes, such as IT authentication, session monitoring and storing information on specific configurations to optimize the user experience.

A first crucial distinction is between session and persistent cookies. If a cookie does not contain an expiration date, it is considered a session cookie, meaning that it is stored in memory but never written to disk: when the browser closes, the cookie is permanently lost from this point on. On the contrary, when the cookie contains an expiration date, it is considered a persistent cookie: on the specified date, the cookie will be removed from the disk.

A second and even more important distinction is between first-party and third-party cookies, depending on whether they are installed by the website you are visiting (first-party cookies), or by other websites (third-party cookies). First party cookies are generally used to enable website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other useful functions that ensure a good user experience. Third-party cookies, which are created by domains other than the website that you are visiting, are usually leveraged for online-advertising purposes.

That being said, it is possible to further distinguish cookies in the following categories, based on their purpose of use: technical (essential), analytical, functional and profiling cookies.

2. TYPES OF COOKIES
2.1 Technical cookies

Technical cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the Website and to offer the user smooth and unhindered navigation (e.g. to allow you to keep access to reserved areas for as long as you stay on the Website).

These cookies are therefore used by the Company to guarantee, among others, efficient navigation, session stability, log-in permanence and pre-selection of the optional navigation country. They also serve as a reminder of the choices made by the user regarding the display of certain elements of the page, such as information and communication banners. In addition, cookies that are strictly necessary to allow the sharing of content (e.g. through widgets or plug-ins) on a social network (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) are also included in this category, if the user of the Website is also a user of the social network. It is understood that any profiling cookies that the social network may install as a result of the sharing action are totally excluded from this category.

As already stated, the use of technical cookies and the performance of the data processing operations connected to them does not require the user’s prior consent. The legal basis that allows the processing of the related personal data is the performance of services requested by the user (Art. 6.1.b of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - ‘GDPR’).

A complete list of technical cookies is included in the list within par. 4.

2.2 Functional cookies

These cookies are aimed solely at improving and speeding up navigation on the Website, by capturing certain choices made by the user (such as language preferences, user authentication for the duration of the session or relating to the use of multimedia content on the Website). Generally, these text strings are installed to provide a service requested by the user and, for this reason, they are considered as technical cookies and do not require the user’s consent.

2.3 Analytical cookies

The Website installs first-party and third-party certain analytical cookies for which, in line with the most advanced EU guidelines and best practices, the user’s consent must be acquired.

In particular, third-party cookies are used to collect information regarding the use of the Website (e.g. number of visitors, pages visited, time spent, conversions). This information is used by the Company especially to improve the functionalities of the Website, allowing, for example, the recording of any errors detected by users and thus ensuring a smoother and more immediate navigation. By collecting data only in aggregated form, so as not to make the users in any way identifiable, these cookies are considered as technical cookies. However, should this type of cookies be implemented in connection with other functions, in particular profiling (see par. 2.4 below), then their installation will be subject to the user’s prior consent.

A complete list of analytical cookies is included in the list within par. 4.

2.4 Profiling cookie

Profiling cookies are aimed at collecting information relating to the data subjects’ behaviour when browsing the Internet and so creating user profiles, in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the users as they surf the web.

This category may also include other types of cookies, such as analytics, to the extent they are suitable for providing information on the users’ online behaviour. Consequently, the installation of both types of cookies is subject to the prior acquisition of the user’s consent.​

Profiling cookies are used by Allyfe and/or third parties, including social networks, to serve more engaging and targeted ads based on the users’ preferences. Social networks, in particular, may install other tracking technologies to gather information useful to the services they provide through the Website such as, for example, custom audience, custom ads, implementation of social plugins and interaction technologies between social platforms and specific sections of the Website (as well as any other technology which allow tracking the users’ navigation, e.g. fingerprinting).

When accessing the Website, the deactivation or revocation of consent – within the ‘Cookie Settings’ control panel – to the use of one or more profiling cookies (including those installed by social networks), as well as analytical cookies potentially able to profile users, will not in any way interfere with the ability to access or navigate the Website.

When accessing the Website, the choice made by the users, immediately or at a later time, to withdraw their consent to the use of one or more cookies potentially able to carry out profiling (like some analytical cookies), by disabling the relevant activation within the ‘Cookie Settings’ control panel, will in no way interfere with the user’s ability to access or navigate the Website.

3. COOKIE MANAGEMENT

When accessing any page of the Website, the user is shown a banner containing brief information on how cookies are managed and the choices that the user can make. Before continuing with navigation, users are invited to read such information and to indicate preferences regarding the installation of optional cookies for which their consent is needed. For this purpose, the user can switch optional cookies on by clicking on the ‘ACCEPT’ button or, alternatively, select each specific type of cookie to be installed. Once the users have made their choices through the menu, they will have to save them by clicking on the specific ‘SAVE MY PREFERENCES’ button. Please note that the switch command to activate or deactivate a specific type of cookie is set by default to ‘Off’ mode.

4. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES

In accordance with the applicable legislation, users can always opt-out, so withdrawing the consents they have given to switch optional cookies on, by making their choices through the appropriate ‘Cookie Settings’ panel available on the Website or the following list:

LIST OF COOKIES INSTALLED ON THE WEBSITE

First-party cookies: Allyfe / allyfe.health

This Website does not use cookies.

In any case, users can also manage cookies directly through the settings of their browser, as per the indications provided at the following links (please note that, deleting cookies in this way, you may remove the preferences you have set for this Website, which is why you should visit this page periodically to review them):

Further ways to prevent the installation of cookies on your devices are to: i) reject third party cookies by default by exploiting certain functions of certain browsers; ii) activate the ‘Do Not Track’ option (automatic interruption of the collection of certain navigation data) available in most of the latest generation browsers; iii) activate the ‘anonymous browsing’ mode, when available.

It should be considered, however, that deactivating cookies may complicate navigation or prevent you from moving freely from one page to another, making full use of all Website’s features.

5. USER RIGHTS

The users can at any time exercise their rights in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation, including:

a) accessing their personal data, obtaining evidence – among others – of the purposes pursued by Allyfe, the categories of data involved, the recipients to whom the data may be disclosed, the applicable storage period, the existence of automated decision-making processes;

b) having incorrect personal data referred to them rectified without delay;

c)having their data erased, unless a specific exemption applies, when such data (i) are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; or (ii) have been unlawfully processed; or (iii) have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Company is subject;

d) obtaining restrictions to processing operations, when (i) the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the user (solely for the period enabling the Company to verify the accuracy of the personal data); (ii) the processing is unlawful and the user opposes the erasure of his/her personal data and requests the restriction of their use; (iii) Allyfe no longer needs the personal data for the purposes identified above, but they are required by the user for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

e) requesting portability of the data provided to the Company, receiving them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, also for transmitting such data to another controller, without any hindrance by Allyfe;

f) withdraw the consent provided in relation to those processing which are based on this legal ground, without this may affect in any manner the lawfulness of the processing operations carried out until that moment;

g) lodge a complaint to the competent Supervisory Authorities (link)

To exercise these rights, or for any information and/or clarifications regarding the data processing operations carried out in connection with the Website, please send an e-mail to privacy@allyfe.health.

6. DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller pursuant to the applicable laws is Allyfe SRL, a company duly incorporated under Belgian law, having its registered office at Rue des Trois Ponts 40, 1160 Brussels, Belgium.

Last update: 20 October 2021