Updated to the Cookies and other tracking tools guidelines of 10 June 2021

This document is the Cookie Policy of ACTIAL FARMACEUTICA SRL (P.iva: IT14019081000) as Data Controller, with registered office in Viale Shakespeare, 47, 00144 Rome – Email info@vsl3pharma.com, telephone: +39 06 54211033.

The purpose of this Cookie Policy is to describe the management of the website available at vsl3pharma.com with reference to the use of Cookies.

Object of processing

Cookies are small text strings that are saved in the folders of the user’s browser while browsing on Internet sites and contain certain information (indication of the server from which they were generated or the domain, duration, a unique identification code, a unique value, etc.). The website consulted sends this information to the browser that creates the cookie, storing it in its directories. While you are browsing, the cookies that relate to the site you are browsing are sent back to the server, which uses the value of the cookie for various purposes, such as

– facilitating consultation of the site and improving the browsing experience

– conveying advertising messages

– acquiring statistical information relating to users’ browsing, etc.

Purpose of processing

Cookies are used for different functions.

Some are necessary to allow you to browse the Site and take advantage of its functionalities (technical cookies). Others are used to obtain statistical information, whether or not in aggregate form, about the number of users accessing the Site and how the Site is used (so-called analytical cookies).

Others are used to draw up a profile of you as a consumer and to display advertisements on the Site that may be of interest to you because they are consistent with your tastes and consumption habits (so-called profiling and marketing cookies).

None of the cookies used on our website collect any information that personally identifies you.

Types of cookies

Depending on their characteristics and use, cookies can be divided into different categories:

Classification of cookies according to the site that generates them

Use of First-Party Cookies:

These are cookies installed by the domain vsl3pharma.com which manages the website you are visiting.

Use of Third Party Cookies:

Third party” cookies are set by a website other than the one you are visiting.

This is because on each site there may be elements (images, maps, sounds, specific links to web pages of other domains, etc.) that reside on servers other than the one visited.

Therefore, if a user visits a site and a different company sends the information by exploiting that site, we are in the presence of third-party cookies.

The Data Controller uses some third party services that, in a completely independent manner and outside of its control, install their own cookies; it may happen, therefore, that the user is sent third party cookies that are outside of the control and possibility of examination by the host site. In these cases, therefore, the cookie is called by the third party (without any intervention of ACTIAL FARMACEUTICA SRL).

Classification of cookies according to their purpose of use

Technical cookies

This type of cookie allows certain sections of the Site to function correctly.

They can be of two categories, temporary (or session) and persistent. These cookies are necessary to correctly display the site and in relation to the technical services offered, they will therefore always be used and sent, unless you change the settings in your browser (with the possibility, however, of not making the most of or rendering unusable some of the services offered by the site).

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies, which may be first-party or third-party, are installed to collect information on the use of the website. In particular, they are useful to statistically analyse accesses or visits to the site itself and to allow the partners to improve its structure, navigation logic and contents.

Conservation period

Cookies may be limited in duration to a single browsing session on the browser (so-called session cookies), in which case they are automatically deactivated when the user closes the browser; or they may have a pre-determined expiry date, in which case they will remain stored and active on your hard disk until the expiry date, continuing to collect information during different browsing sessions on the browser (so-called persistent cookies). Browsing through the pages of vsl3pharma.com you may interact with sites operated by third parties who may create or modify persistent cookies. The length of time each cookie is stored can be seen in the “cookie list” table.

Disabling cookies

If you wish to change the way your browser uses cookies, or block or delete cookies from the ww.vsl3pharma.com website, you can do so by changing your browser settings.

In order to monitor cookies, most browsers allow the user to accept or reject all cookies, accept only certain types, or will ask each time if you want to save a cookie from a particular site. It is just as easy to delete cookies that have already been saved by the browser on your device.

The process for checking and deleting cookies varies depending on the browser you use. To find out how to do this for a particular browser, you can use the Help function in the menu or visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step by step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

List of cookies

Name Description Duration  Type For More Information See Category First Part/Third Parts


This cookie is set by the
GDPR Cookie Consent plugin.
The cookie is used to store the
user’s consent for cookies in
the “Analytical” category.

11 months  

HTTP Cookie





This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user’s consent for cookies in the “Analytical” category.

11 months 

HTTP Cookie





This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. Cookies are used to store the user’s consent for cookies in the “Required” category.

11 months 

HTTP Cookie





cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plug-in and is used to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data

11 months 

HTTP Cookie



The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also tracks site usage for the site analysis report. The cookie stores the information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.

2 years


https://policies.google. com/privacy analytical

Third parties


Installed by Google Analytics, the _gid cookie stores information about how visitors use a website and also creates an analytical report on the website’s performance. Some of the data that is collected includes the number of visitors, their origin and the pages they visit anonymously.

1 day



https://policies.google. com/privacy


Third parties


Set up by Google to distinguish users.

1 minute


https://policies.google. com/privacy analytical

Third parties

Legal basis of processing

With the exception of technical cookies, including first-party analytical cookies, all other cookies will only be installed with your consent. You can always change your preferences by opening this Cookie Policy at the bottom of each page of the site. If you do not choose, only necessary/technical cookies will be installed.

Transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Union:

Data collected using cookies may be transferred to countries outside the European Union whose level of data protection has been deemed adequate by the European Commission pursuant to Article 45 of the GDPR.

In addition, personal data may be transferred abroad to countries outside the European Union, and in particular to the United States (by way of example, Google), subject to the signing of the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted/approved by the European Commission pursuant to Art. 46, 2, lett. c) and d).

Data collected using all other cookies will not be disseminated further.

Rights of the data subject – Complaint to the supervisory authority

By contacting the Data Controller at the email address info@vsl3pharma.com, data subjects may request access to the data concerning them, their deletion, the rectification of inaccurate data, the integration of incomplete data, the restriction of processing in the cases provided for by Article 18 GDPR, as well as the opposition to processing, for reasons related to their particular situation, in cases of legitimate interest of the Data Controller.

Furthermore, data subjects, in the event that the processing is based on consent or contract and is carried out by automated means, have the right to receive in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format the data, as well as, if technically feasible, to transmit them to another data controller without hindrance.

Data subjects have the right to withdraw their consent at any time for marketing and/or profiling purposes, as well as to object to the processing of their data for marketing purposes, including profiling in connection with direct marketing. If the data subject prefers to be contacted for such purposes exclusively by traditional means, he/she may object only to receiving communications by automated means.

Data subjects shall have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority of the Member State in which they usually reside or work or of the State in which the alleged breach occurred.

Actial Farmaceutica Srl

Viale Shakespeare 47
00144 Rome (Italy)

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