Cookie Policy

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) relates to the website http://www.dentalunitmalta.com/ and/or any sub-website and/or associated domains (and/or sub-domains) of http://www.dentalunitmalta.com/ (hereinafter referred to as the “Site” owned by Dr. Mark Diacono). In this Cookie Policy, ("We", "Us", "Our", “Ourselves”, “The Practice” and/or “Dental & Implantology Unit”) shall refer to Dr Mark Diacono (a Maltese national operating from Dental & Implantology Unit, Saint James Hospital, George Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, SLM 1807, Malta) and “You" and "Your" and “User” refer to an identified or identifiable natural person being the user of this Site and/or client of any of The Practice’s services. For more information about how We process Your Personal Data, please read Our Master Privacy Policy .

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Our Site uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is an element of data (usually a very small file) that a website can send to Your browser, which may then store it on Your computer or mobile device. These cookies allow Us to correctly operate the Site and/or to provide You with web pages or content that are tailored to You. For example, some cookies remember Your custom preferences. This information can, in some cases, be carried from one visit of our Site (or related site) to the next (for example, to help You avoid having to re-enter certain information when You visit the same page later. Some of these cookies require Your consent (as explained below).

Some cookies are created for each session when You visit Our Site, while others are persistent and may remain for a number of months or years to facilitate Your access to Our Site.

WHY WE USE COOKIES

We absolutely respect Your right to privacy. We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our Site and to make Your website experience better. You can remove any cookies already stored on Your computer or mobile device (as explained below) but this may prevent You from using parts of this Site or may cause You to see this message, or part thereof, again.

Apart from the cookies We make use of Ourselves, various third-party cookies may also be stored on Your computer or mobile device, including Google Analytics https://analytics.google.com/. We strongly suggest that You read the cookie policies of any such third-party cookies.

ESSENTIAL AND NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES

We divide cookies into two main categories namely:

1. ESSENTIAL COOKIES. These are strictly necessary to ensure that the Site functions in Your everyday use of it or for Us to provide You with the service(s) You expect from Us. Cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication will also be considered as essential cookies. We do not require Your consent to use such essential cookies but You may still block or delete them (see below).

Some examples of essential cookies as found in the European Commission’s EU Internet Handbook (see http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm) are as follows:

USER-INPUT cookies (session-id) such as first-party cookies to keep track of the User's input when filling online forms, shopping carts, etc., for the duration of a session or persistent cookies limited to a few hours in some cases

AUTHENTICATION cookies, to identify the User once he has logged in, for the duration of a session

LOAD-BALANCING cookies, for the duration of session

USER-INTERFACE CUSTOMISATION cookies such as language or font preferences, for the duration of a session (or slightly longer)

THIRD-PARTY SOCIAL PLUG-IN CONTENT-SHARING cookies, for logged-in members of a social network

2. NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES. These are not required for the essential functioning of the Site, although they may greatly enhance Your experience of using Our Site. For example, non-essential cookies may be used for the following reasons:

PREFERENCES. These cookies would remember Your custom preferences. For example, this helps You avoid having to re-enter certain information when You visit the same page later;

MARKETING. Here, the cookies would be used to gather information about Your browsing habits allowing Us to provide You with more relevant information and material that would be of interest to You;

STATISTICS. These help Us gather information about users on Our Site(s), such as when You first visited the Site and/or how often You access it and at what particular time. These also include cookies that log how You came across the Site, using which search engine or other link.

WE SHALL ONLY PLACE NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE IF YOU CONSENT TO THAT SPECIFIC CATEGORY OF COOKIE being placed by way of a pop-up on relevant areas of our Site the first time you visit it and possibly subsequently (if necessary) and/or by accepting this Cookie Policy (or other similarly effective mechanism). This will not prevent You from deleting or disabling cookies by modifying Your browser settings as explained below.

YOU MAY WITHDRAW SUCH CONSENT FOR NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES AT ANY TIME BY THE SAME METHOD IN WHICH YOU GAVE IT TO US.

SPECIFIC COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE:[P3]

COOKIE NAME

WHY THIS COOKIE IS USED

FIRST OR THIRD PARTY COOKIE

SESSION COOKIE OR PERSISTENT COOKIE

COOKIE TYPE

__utmb

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits, and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

ASP.NET_SessionId

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Strictly Necessary

First Party – Microsoft .NET

Session

Http

__utmt

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

__utmc

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners

The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

NID

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising

Third Party - Google Analytics

Persistent

Http

Cookie Management:

Should You wish to delete cookies already stored on Your device, or stop the cookies which keep track of browsing patters on the website, You may delete the existing cookies and/or modify the browser’s privacy settings which will differ according to the browser being used. Please note that many of Our website’s functions might not work properly should You disable all cookies.

For more information about cookies and how they work, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.