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Rottapharm | Madaus
is now part of Meda AB

General conditions of use

Information on cookies


Cookies are small text files that are sent from the websites visited by the user – including this website (hereinafter the “Site ”) – to the user’s terminal equipment (computer or mobile device), where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same websites on the user’s subsequent visits to the same websites. Cookies allow the website to remember actions or preferences of a particular user so that they should not be repeated if the user navigates again the same site.


Cookies are used for different purposes, such as computer authentication, monitoring browsing sessions, storing specific information on users that access a given server, etc .

Based on the purposes, the following two main categories of cookies exist:


When navigating a website, a user’s terminal equipment may happen to receive also cookies from websites or web servers other than the website that user is visiting (so-called “third party” cookies).

Cookies on the Site

The Site uses exclusively Technical Cookie. Profiling Cookies are not used.


Listed below you can find the technical cookies and their targeted activity on the Site, summarized according to their purpose:



Cookies on the Site are detailed in the following table:


Cookie technical name Cookie Type Cookie Lifetime Cookie content description Purpose
JSESSIONID 1st party cookie Session cookie java session id info Session & Security management,
__utma 3rd party cookie Persistent cookie This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie Anonymous Web analytics
__utmb 3rd party cookie Session cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site Anonymous Web analytics
__utmc 3rd party cookie Persistent cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site Anonymous Web analytics
__utmz 3rd party cookie Persistent cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website Anonymous Web analytics
__utmt 3rd party cookie Persistent cookie used to throttle the request rate for the service – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Anonymous Web analytics


With regard to third-party cookies, third-parties are Data Controllers of the relevant data collection and therefore the user must refer to their policy of personal data protection, information and consent forms.

In particular, the Site uses Google Analytics, which is an analysis tool from Google that helps website and app owners to understand how visitors interact with their contents. It is possible to use a set of cookies to gather information and generate usage statistics of a website without personal identification of individual visitors from Google.


For additional information, please visit this site cookie di Analytics e privacy.


How to express user’s consent

User can express its options regarding the use of cookies through the settings of the navigation software application (browser). In fact, by modifying the browser settings, it is possible to accept or decline (in whole or in part) cookies or choose to receive a warning before accepting a cookie from the website visited.

Procedures for handling cookies are different depending on the browser. Below you can find a list of the most common browsers and related links to the pages where how to deal with cookies is detailed:

Mozilla Firefox

In case the browser of user’s terminal is other than those listed above, user should select “ cookies” in its help section to find out how to manage cookies in the specific case.

Cookies can also be removed by deleting the contents of the file “cookie” used the browser.

The complete disabling of cookies in the user’s terminal browser may cause that user is not be able to use all the features of the Site.


Navigation data

The Site, through its systems and procedures software, acquires information that in itself is not associated with an identified user but which, through processing and association with data held by third parties, could allow the user identification.


For example, the IP address or domain name of the terminals used by the user who connects to the Site are navigation data.

These navigation data is acquired by the system to obtain anonymous statistical information on the site, to check its operations, for safety reasons and in order to ascertain any responsibility in case of computer crimes. The data is temporarily stored and periodically removed.

Data Controller, Data Processors and Persons tasked with Processing

The identity of the Company as Data Controller of user data and operator of the Site is the following:

Rottapharm S.p.A., with registered office in Italy, Milan, Galleria Unione n. 5, P. Iva: 04472830159, 

User data can be brought to the attention of Data Processor’s employees and collaborators (such as, administrative, commercial, legal, accounting personnel, information systems administrators, etc .) who need to learn about them for the performance of their duties and who have been appointed data processor and person tasked with processing under the Personal Data Protection Code and that receive adequate instructions and operate under the direct authority of the Data Controller.

Processing arrangements, safety measures and place where data is processed. Communication and dissemination.

Data acquired by cookies is processed with automated means for no longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected and specific security measures are implemented to prevent the data from being lost, used unlawfully and/or inappropriately, and accessed without authorization.



Data Controller uses the services technology / data center of NextMove Snc di Conti F. e Beretta M.
Via Balicco, 113
23900 LECCO (LC), with the result that the data will reside at the premises of that company.


Data may be transferred abroad to Google. Data Controller shall not disseminate the data.

Data collected by cookies is processed, for aspects not expressly covered by this section, as written in the “Privacy” section of this Site ( CLICK HERE to access it ) and , in each case , in accordance with Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 (Personal Data Protection Code).

User’s Rights

User is entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them and be informed of their contents and origin, verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified (Article 7 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).

Moreover, Article 7 allows user to request erasure, anonymisation or blocking of any data that is processed in breach of the law as well as to object in all cases, on legitimate grounds, to processing of the data.

All requests should be emailed to

Below please find the complete text of above mentioned Article 7:

Article 7 of Legislative Decree 30 June 2003 n. 196 (Right to Access Personal Data and Other Rights)
1. A data subject shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him exist, regardless of their being already recorded, and communication of such data in intelligible form.
2. A data subject shall have the right to be informed:
a) of the source of the personal data;
b) of the purposes and methods of the processing;
c) of the logic applied to the processing, if the latter is carried out with the help of electronic means;
d) of the identification data concerning data controller, data processors and the representative designated as per Section 5(2);
e) of the entities or categories of entity to whom or which the personal data may be communicated and who or which may get to know said data in their capacity as designated representative(s) in the State’s territory, data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.
A data subject shall have the right to obtain
a) updating, rectification or, where interested therein, integration of the data;
b) erasure, anonymization or blocking of data that have been processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or subsequently processed;
c) certification to the effect that the operations as per letters a) and b) have been notified, as also related to their contents, to the entities to whom or which the data were communicated or disseminated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort compared with the right that is to be protected.
4. A data subject shall have the right to object, in whole or in part,
a) on legitimate grounds, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even though they are relevant to the purpose of the collection;
b) to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, where it is carried out for the purpose of sending advertising materials or direct selling or else for the performance of market or commercial communication surveys.


We reserve the right to make changes to this section containing information on cookie and therefore invite you to periodically visit the present section of the Site.