Cookie policy

Cookies used by the website

In accordance with the provisions and Guidelines of the Italian Data Protection Authority (hereinafter, the “Italian DPA”) which lays out recommendations and simplified procedures to provide information and acquire consent for the use of cookies (hereinafter, the “COOKIE POLICY”), Pharma Data Factory S.r.l, with registered offices in via Sant’Agnese 12, 20123 Milan (MI) – Italy, which may be contacted at the e-mail address:, [hereinafter PDF S.r.l.], as owner of the Website (as defined below) and Data Controller, intends to inform users of what is set forth herein.

Pursuant to Article 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 dated 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals as relating to the processing of personal data (hereinafter, “Regulation”), this policy will lay out for you how this data is collected, for what purposes it is collected and what your rights are. This document is an integral part of the policy on personal data processing which may be found at:

In order to improve your browsing experience, the website (hereinafter the “Sito“) makes use of cookies.

Cookies are small text files containing a certain amount of information exchanged between a website and the user’s terminal (usually the browser). They are primarily used for the purpose of making the websites work and operate more efficiently, as well as for providing information to the owners of the website. Cookies may be either session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies stay stored in the terminal for a short period of time and are deleted as soon as the user closes the browser. Their use is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifiers (consisting of random numbers generated by the server) necessary to allow safe and efficient exploration of the site. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, stay stored in the user’s terminal until a set expiry date. As these are not deleted when closing the browser, they allow the choices made by the user on the website to be remembered. They also collect information about the pages of the website that were visited by the user, the frequency with which the website is visited and they allow to identify the users’ navigation path in order to improve the experience on this website. Cookies, whether session or persistent, can be either First-party or Third-party cookies, depending on whether the party that installs the cookies on the user’s terminal is the same operator of the website that the user is visiting (First-party cookies) or a different party (Third-party cookies).

The Website uses the following types of first-party technical cookies. No consent is required from the user in order to place these on the user’s device. PDF S.r.l., however, is nevertheless compelled to provide adequate information:

  1. Browser or session cookies: they are critical in allowing the user to move normally inside our Website and use the related services properly; They are only stored temporarily and are destroyed when the browser is closed;
  2. “Functionality” cookies: their sole purpose is to boost and speed up the user experience on the Website. They do this by remembering the user’s website preferences and choices (such as language preferences, or information on the categories of cookies used by the Website and whether users have given or denied consent).

They are, therefore, tools used by PDF S.r.l. to ensure, among other things, an efficient browsing, session stability, login persistence throughout the session as well as the persistence of the country selected for browsing. They are also used in order to memorise the user’s choices as referred to the viewing of certain elements of the page. An example of this would be information and communication banners.

Under current regulations, the use of technical cookies and carrying out the processing related to them does not require the user’s prior consent.

In any event, and at any given time, through the settings of its browser, the user may prevent that technical cookies are placed on its device, knowing that doing so could complicate, slow down and at times block the browsing on the Website.

PDF S.r.l. acts as the data controller only as referred to first-party cookies installed on the Website.

During a user’s browsing session on our Website, it may happen that some cookies which are not directly controlled and managed by PDF S.r.l. are stored on the user’s device. This may happen, for example, when the user visits a page that includes the contents of a third party website (e.g. the social media links in the Website’s footer).

In this respect, we would like to make known that PDF S.r.l. does not play any role in the processing of data originating from this type of cookies, as it is merely a technical go-between.

Third-party profiling cookies are mainly used to view customised advertising on the Website and on other websites and are based on the browsing activities of each individual user. This type of cookie may also be used by third parties to display their products and services on the Website.

The Website also uses certain types of third party cookies to gather analytics data. An example of information that may be collected through these is the following:

  1. number of visitors, page views and browsing within the Website;
  2. effectiveness of acquisition campaigns based on the source of the web traffic;
  3. details of the services viewed on the Website.

These cookies, as well as the purposes for which they are used outside of the Website, fall under the direct and sole responsibility of the third party that installs them on the user’s terminal. They are used to show users the advertisements that are in line with their interests (one such example is third party profiling/retargeting cookies).

Should the user not wish to receive third-party cookies on its computer, the user may block them at any time. This may be done with the links below, or through the selection/deselection options in the “Cookie settings” section of the cookie banner (the latter is accessible at any given time by using the link with the cookie symbol placed at the bottom left-hand corner of the footer on each page of the Website).

The banner that is accessible by way of clicking on “Cookie settings” (when the user first accesses the Website, or, subsequently, by clicking on the link with the cookie symbol located at the bottom left hand corner and which is accessible from the footer of every page of the Website) shows all the cookies used in the Website,, with all their specific characteristics. Third-party cookies also include links to their respective privacy policies, so that the user can make an informed decision as to whether to consent to their use, or select which cookies, if any, to block or delete.

How to view and change cookie settings and consent management

When the user first accesses the Website, the user may (i) accept all cookies by clicking on the “Accept all cookies” button; (ii) not consent and continue by keeping the defaultsettings which only entail the use of technical cookies as they are necessary for the Website to function – this is done by clicking on the “Reject all” button or the “X”; or (iii) select, individually, only some purposes or third parties by clicking on “Cookie settings”, and this is done by interacting with the cookie banner that is shown when the user first accesses the Website.

In all other cases and on every subsequent visit to the Website, by clicking on the link with the cookie symbol on the bottom left-hand corner (“Cookie settings”), accessible from the footer of every page of the Website, the user will be able to access the banner that will enable it to refuse or review its consent to unnecessary cookies being placed on its device.

In any event, given that most browsers are programmed to automatically accept cookies, the user may choose not to receive them. This is done by accessing the browser settings and disabling their use. The procedures that must be followed to do this are described at the following links:

Internet Explorer:
Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome:
Microsoft Edge:

More information on cookies is available at (only for the services listed in said platform). The information includes how to delete or manage cookies given which browser is being used, as well as how to set preferences for the use of third-party cookies

Your Online Choices is an Internet website managed by the not-for-profit organization European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), whose Italian version may be found at It provides information on behavioural advertising based on profiling cookies ( and allows Internet users to easily object (opt-out) to the main profiling cookies being placed on its computer by advertisers and used on Internet websites ( Prior to using this tool, we suggest that you thoroughly go through the general terms of service of the website Your Online Choices (, the frequently asked questions (FAQs) ( and the user’s guide (

Use Your Online Choices knowingly. Despite the fact that Your Online Choices rounds up many of the world’s leading advertising companies that make use of cookies, some third parties that place cookies on the user’s computer through the Website may not have subscribed to Your Online Choices. Therefore, there is no guarantee that by using Your Online you will not receive third-party cookies when browsing the Website. Please also remember that when you delete all cookies from your browser, the technical cookies used by Your Online Choices to remember your choices could also be deleted, thus making the third-party cookies active once again.

In order to disable cookies that gather analytics data and to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about your browsing, you can download the Google Analytics opt-out browser:

We will retain the user’s cookie preferences by means of a technical cookie having the characteristics specified in the table above.

As pointed out in the introduction to this policy, PDF S.r.l. collects and processes some of your personal data by way of cookies it places directly on the Website (first-party cookies). In compliance with the provisions of the Regulation, PDF S.r.l. acts as data controller for this data. PDF S.r.l. shall only process your data by way of electronic means, in a fully automated manner and without any human intervention.

Some of the employees and consultants of PDF S.r.l., appointed by us to process personal data, may carry out maintenance operations on the IT systems that host your data without ever being able to access their actual content. Personal data may be stored on servers managed by third parties (e.g. IT systems suppliers) or may be managed by third parties specialised in online advertising acting as external data processors further to a specific appointment, in writing, by the Company. PDF S.r.l. informs you that, in compliance with the assumptions and safeguards provided for by the Regulation, your data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area. Such countries may perhaps not offer a level of privacy protection and personal data protection that is equivalent to that guaranteed by Italian and European privacy laws. As data controller, however, PDF S.r.l. will give utmost consideration to the safety of the data and will, therefore, manage such transfers with all the necessary care and safeguards. Your personal data will not be communicated to third party data controllers nor will it be disseminated.

The personal data of the users of the Website will be stored for the time strictly necessary to accomplish the primary purposes detailed in this policy, or in any event as long as necessary to protect the rights and interests of both users and PDF S.r.l..

To exercise your rights, or obtain any further information or clarification on this Cookie Policy, please contact PDF S.r.l. by sending an e-mail to

Pursuant to the Regulation, PDF S.r.l. makes known that users have the right to obtain information on (i) the source of their personal data; (ii) the purposes and methods of processing; (iii) the logic applied in the event the processing is being carried out with the aid of electronic means; (iv) the identification details of the data controller and data processors; (v) individuals or categories of individuals to whom the personal data may be communicated or who may become aware of the data when acting as processing managers or officers.

Furthermore, users have the right to obtain:

  1. access, update, rectification or, when interested, integration of the data;
  2. the erasure, conversion into an anonymous form or blockage of the data processed in breach of the law, there including data whose storage is not necessary with respect to the purposes for which the data was collected or subsequently processed;
  3. a certification to the effect that the operations referred to in articles a) and b) above have been notified, there including their contents, to those to whom the data were communicated or disseminated, save where such requirement has proven impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared to the right that it is intended to protect.

In addition, and at any given time, users may withdraw their consent,

  1. if the processing is based on their consent;
  2. (where applicable) the right to data portability (the right to receive all personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format), the right to limit the processing of personal data and the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”);
  3. the right to object
    1. in whole or in part, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning them, even if the data is relevant to the purpose for which it was collected;
    2. in whole or in part, to the processing of personal data regarding them for the purpose of sending out advertising or direct sales material, engaging in commercial communication or to carry out market research;

Lastly, should users believe that the processing of their personal data violates the Regulation, they have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory Authority (in the Member State where they normally reside, in the one where they work or in the Member State where the alleged violation has taken place), or they may lodge a complaint before a judicial authority. The Italian Data Protection Authority is the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, with registered offices in Piazza Venezia n. 11 – 00187 Rome, Italy (

PDF S.r.l. shall not responsible for updating all the links listed in this Cookies Policy. Whenever a link is not working and/or updated, Users acknowledge and accept that they will always have to refer to the document and/or section of the websites referred to at such link.