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Cookie Policy for the Websites of VirtaMed AG


1.         General

1.1.     VirtaMed AG, a Swiss corporation with its place of business in Schlieren, Switzerland (“VirtaMed”, "we", "our" or "us"), is the provider of the website and other websites and mobile applications with similar contents (together the "Platform").

1.2.     By either visiting our Platform or registering with us, you (“you” or “your”) accept to be bound to and expressly consent to this Coolie Policy.

1.3.     We reserve the right to modify this Cookie Policy at any time, in our free discretion, without giving reasons. We will give due notice of any modifications of the Cookie Policy on our Platform.

2.         Cookies and related Technologies

2.1.     Cookies are tiny files downloaded to the computer which are used by most professional websites to improve your user experience. This page describes what information they gather, how it is used and why cookies are sometimes stored. It also details how to prevent cookies from being stored, however, it should be noted that disabling cookies may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.

2.2.     For general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

2.3.     Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed our Platform and sometimes in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our Platform and promotions.

3.         Disabling Cookies

3.1.     In most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely or at least partially disabling the functionality and features they add to our Platform. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies as disabling them could negatively impact features you may use.

3.2.     You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of our Platform and other websites that you visit.

4.         How We Use Cookies

The cookies we set are the following:

4.1.     Site preferences cookies: In order to provide you with a great experience on our Platform, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how our Platform runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.

4.2.     Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through forms such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

4.3.     Email newsletter related cookies: Our Platform offers newsletter or email subscription services. Cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

4.4.     Login related cookies: Cookies are used to remember if you are logged into the website. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

4.5.     Survey related cookies: From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

4.6.     Third Party Cookies: In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. We use the following third party cookies:

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use our Platform and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on our Platform and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see our Data Protection Statement and the official Google Analytics page.
  • From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When testing new features cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site while ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
  • We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. We may record the IP address or derivative of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to our Platform and the website you visit after you leave our Platform.

5.         More Information

If you are unsure as to whether your functionality requires the use of cookies it is safer to leave the functionality enabled.