This extended notice has been prepared for the website (hereafter only "Site") on the basis of Provision no. 229 of 8.5.2014 signed by the Italian Data Protection Authority (entitled "Simplified Arrangements to Provide Information and Obtain Consent Regarding Cookies"), then clarified with the Provision dated 4.9.2014 signed by the same Authority (entitled "Internet: Privacy Garante, no ai cookie per profilazione senza consenso").

This notice is therefore aimed at providing the web site visitor with detailed information about the type and the purpose of use of the cookies on this Site.

Cookies: definitions and types

Cookies are small text strings that the site visited by the user sends to his terminal (usually to the browser), where they are stored before being transmitted to the same site on the next visit by the same user.

For more information about cookies we recommend visiting these two specialist web sites: e

The types of Cookies used on this website are the following:

  1. Technical Cookies: are used only for the purpose of” Transmit a communication on an electronic communication network , or to the extent strictly necessary for information company’s service provider explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide such service “(see art. 122 section 1 of the updated D. Lgs. n. 196/2003).
    Specifically, the following micro categories of technical cookies have been installed on the Site
    • Session cookies, enable you to proceed through many pages of a web site quickly and easily ( for example they allow to make a purchase or to authenticate to access restricted areas): they can be further divided into temporary session cookies and persistent session cookies: the first are used to store temporary information during your web browsing session and are automatically erased from your device when you close the browser; the second, instead, are stored on user’s device until they expire or until they are erased by the user.
    • Functionality cookies: These cookies remember user’s preferences (language, products selected for purchase) in order to improve the service rendered to the same.
    • Analytics cookies which are managed by the Site provider to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and how they visit the site.
  2. Third Party Cookies: these cookies are installed, on a specific web site, by a site other than the website you are visiting. Please refer to the cookie policy of the “third-party” company to find out how they manage the information they collect. These third-party companies are listed below and we have included links to their privacy policies and they are independent controllers of the data they collect:

The type of cookies described in points I) and II) above does not require the user's prior consent.

It should be noted that the Site does not use cookies profiling, they are cookies aimed at creating user profiles, in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the same in the context of visiting website.

The specific types of cookies that are currently installed on the Site are illustrated in detail below


Supplier Name Purpose Type Expiry Date
Liferay COOKIE_SUPPORT Identify the operating codes for the correct operation of the site Session Cookie, persistent 1 year
Liferay GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Indicate your preferential language Session Cookie, persistent 1 year
Liferay JSESSION ID Indicates that you are actively using the site and record at any time how many users are visiting the site Session Cookie, temporary at the end of the browsing session
Liferay LFR_SESSION_STATE_20103 Used for storing the user session identifier in web applications Session Cookie, temporary at the end of the browsing session
Google 1P_JAR Used to collect anonymous data to improve internet browsing Session Cookie, persistent 1 year
Google CONSENT This cookie saves the user's preferences and other information Session Cookie, persistent 2 years
Thdlab _ cookiePrivacy Used to register if you have read and accepted our cookie policy Session Cookie, persistent 1 year
Thdlab cookiePage Used to record if the user has expressed that he is a healthcare professional Session Cookie, persistent 1 year  


Google Analytics cookies: The site uses Google Analytics analysis cookies to collect aggregate statistical information on user behavior. These cookies can not be used to identify specific individuals. More information on the use of Google Analytics cookies can be found at Google provides a browser plugin to prevent the collection and use of its data to visitors to sites on which the statistical service is active. For more information, visit

The Google Analytics cookies on this site are as follows:


Supplier Name Purpose Type Expiry Date
Google _gat It is used to restrict the speed of the request, limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Session Cookie, temporary 10 minutes
Google _gid This cookie is used to distinguish users. Stores a unique user identifier of the session Session Cookie, temporary 24 hours
Google _ga This cookie is typically written on the browser at the time of the first visit to the Websites. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator and the browser subsequently visits a new cookie _ga is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the websites and is updated with each page view. In addition, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of cookies as an additional security measure Session Cookie, persistent 2 years


Enabling or disabling cookies

A cookie consent banner appears in each section of the Site upon the user’s first visit to the site. This informs you that the Site uses cookies and you can view this Cookie Policy in advance from the banner. The banner remains visible until you accept.

By changing the browser settings (i.e. the navigation program used), you can change the settings on your browser to accept or reject cookies, or to decide which cookies categories to accept or reject, or to decide whether or not to receive a warning message before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

You can also delete all the cookies set in the cookies folder of your browser.

Remember that if you decide to completely disable the cookies in your browser you may not be able to use all our interactive functions.

If you use a number of different devices, make sure you have set your preferences on every browser. Every browser has slightly different procedures to manage the settings.

Below are some brief instructions and links to specific instructions on how to change your browser's cookie settings, referring in particular to the four most common browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

click on the “Tools” button at the top-right, and then select “Internet options”. Select the “Privacy” tab. Here you can change the settings of your cookies, and you can block all or some cookies.

Microsoft Windows Explorer

Google Chrome

Open Chrome, at the top-right, click on “More” and then select “Settings”. At the bottom, click “Show advanced settings”. Under “Privacy and Security”, click “Content settings”. Click “Cookies” to manage your preferences and allow or block all or some cookies.


Mozilla Firefox

Click the menu button in the top-left corner of the page and choose “Options”. Select the “Privacy & Security” panel. Go to the Cookies and Site Data section where you can manage your cookies settings.



Click the menu button in the top-right corner of the page and choose “Preferences”. Click “Privacy” and here you can manage your cookies settings.[PO2] We will store your cookies preferences using a special technical cookie with the functions specified in the table above.


If you use a different browser from the ones listed above, select “cookies” in the help section of your browser to find out where you can manage your cookie settings.

Data Controller.

The Controller pursuant to articles 4 no. 7) and 24 of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 is THD S.p.A., (Tax code and VAT number: 02111430357), acting through its pro tempore legal representative, with registered office in Correggio (RE), via dell'Industria, 1, who can be contacted at following email address:

The “Data Protection Officer”, as specified in Article 37 of the GDPR is the lawyer Sara Mandelli of BALDI & PARTNERS, who can be contacted at following email address:

THD S.p.A.
(In its capacity as Data Controller pro tempore)