Please take a moment to read carefullythis Cookie Policy (hereafter "Cookie Policy") before you use thisplatform, which forms a part of our Privacy Policy.

Last updated 24 May 2018

 

The MDS Group (hereafter "MDS") intends to provide secure,tailored and efficient access to its websites' users.

To thatend, we use small computer files called "cookies" which we store onyour device (computer, tablet, phone or any other mobile device) so that we mayidentify it upon later visits, remember your actions and preferences andimprove your navigation experience.

By browsing our website youagree to the use of cookies as defined in this Cookie Policy. Any changes tothis policy will be published on this page, for which reason we recommend thatyou look it up regularly.

 

 

1.       What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files (software) stored on the user'sdevice through your internet browser when you access the website.

Cookies include one or more uniqueidentifiers sent to the Internet browser or another part of the customer's oruser's device and they are installed there. Each website and application iscapable of sending their own cookies to the internet browser you use, as wellas accessing them, should the user's internet browser settings allow it. Toprotect your privacy, your Internet browser only allows a website to access thecookies it has sent you and bars it from accessing cookies sent by otherwebsites.

To learn more about cookies, as well ashow to manage them or stop them from being used on your device, visit www.allaboutcookies.org, where you will find information on how to modifycookie settings on the browser of your choice.

 

2.      What are cookies used for?

Cookie storage makes it simplerand more efficient to use this website and it will help it recognize yourdevice on your next visit.

Cookies used by MDS store, for example,information related to device identification codes, and session information toguarantee security in your navigation experience. As you will see below,cookies can make your next visit easier and make websites more useful to you.

As a rule, we need prior consent from youin order to install certain cookies on your device, for which reason we put anotice on the website footer about this subject.

The user may at any time, through theirInternet browser, decide that they wish to be notified on the acceptance ofcookies, bar entry to their device or remove previously installed cookies.

 

3.      Why do we use cookies?

Cookieuse on the Internet is a customary practice which does not harm users' devices. Cookiesperform a number of functions, namely helping webmasters understand how awebsite is used, making navigation easier, storing your preferences and, ingeneral, improving your user experience. Furthermore they help websites showyou relevant content.

 

4.      What kind of cookies do we use?

Users can configure their devices and Internet browsers toaccept all or just some cookies, to notify them whenever a cookie is issued orto never accept cookies at all. As each browser is different, go to yourbrowser's help menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Withregard to functionality and duration, MDS may use the following:

1.      Session cookies - temporary cookies that remainon your Internet browser until you exit the website. The information they storeallows the secure management of the actions you perform on a visit to ourwebsite and lets us identify problems as well as provide a better navigationexperience.

2.     Persistent cookies These cookies are stored on your device'sInternet browser for a set period of time and they are accessed and utilizedevery time you come back to the website.

 

Withregard to function, MDS uses the following types of cookie:

1.      Essential cookies - Some cookies are essential inorder to access specific areas of our website. They permit website navigationand use of its applications as well as access through secure areas of thewebsite via user login. Without these cookies, certain services cannot beprovided. In general, user consent is not needed to proceed with theinstallation of essential cookies on their device when the user visits thewebsite.

2.     Analytic cookies Used anonymously to create andanalyse statistical data so as to improve the website's functionality andoperation.

3.     Functionality cookies These cookies store userpreferences so that the user will not have to configure the website on eachreturn visit.

Our website may containhyperlinks to other websites or application, including partner websites andapplications. When you access each of those hyperlinksor applications, please note that each entity will have their own cookie policyand we are not responsible for their cookie policies. Pleaseread the cookie policies implemented by other websites or applications beforeyou use them.





The table below provides usage details about the cookies we install on your devices:

Name

Cookie type

Purpose

Duration (expiration date)

JSESSIONID;

Page Loaded From Browser Cache;

cookie-panel;

PHPSESSIONID

Essential, own

Cookies that allow good browsing and use of MDS websites.

Session cookies

__utma

Analytic, third-party (Google)

Used to tell between users and sessions Cookie created when JavaScript libraries are executed and there are no __utma cookies. Cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent cookie deleted two years from definition/update

__utmb

Analytic, third-party (Google)

Used to determine new sessions/visits. Cookie created when JavaScript libraries are executed and there are no __utmb cookies. Cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent cookie deleted 30 minutes from definition/update

__utmc

Analytic, third-party (Google)

Not used by ga.js. Defined for interoperability with urchin.js Historically, this cookie has worked in conjunction with __utmb cookies to determine whether the user is on a new session/visit.

Session cookies

__utmz

Analytic, third-party (Google)

Stores the origin of traffic or campaign that explains how the user came to a website. Cookie is created when a JavaScript library is executed and updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent cookie deleted 6 months from definition/update

Doubleclick / _drt_ (Session)

Analytic, third-party (Google)

These cookies are used anonymously to measure user activity on the website and also to measure website efficiency, so as to improve website organization and functioning.

Session cookies

osVisitor (Permanent)

 

Analytic, third-party (Google)

These cookies are used anonymously to measure user activity on the website and also to measure website efficiency, so as to improve website organization and functioning.

Persistent cookies

Doubleclick / _drt_ (Session)

Analytic, third-party (Google)

These cookies are used anonymously to measure user activity on the website and also to measure website efficiency, so as to improve website organization and functioning.

Session cookies

byside_webcare_tuid (3 years)

byside_webcare_uid (3 years)

 

Functionality, third-party (byside).

Activate "call free" functionality termed Click2Call and Click2Chat

Persistent cookies (3 years)

byside_webcare_session_tid (session)

byside_webcare_session_id (session)

Functionality (to use Click2Call and Click2Chat), third-party (byside)

Activate "call free" functionality termed Click2Call and Click2Chat

Session cookies


MDS undertakes not to use thecookies listed to purposes other than the ones indicated above.


5.       Can the use of cookies be blocked or limited?

As stated earlier, cookies helpprovide a better user experience on our website. Once you have authorized theuse of cookies, you may at any time deactivate some or all cookie use. If youdeactivate cookies identified as essential cookies above, you may not be ableto use our website. If you deactivatefunctionality cookies, you may not be able to access the functions theyprovide.

 

6.      How should cookies be managed?

All Internet browsers allowusers to accept, refuse or erase cookies through their settings menus.

Ifyou deactivate cookies, you may prevent some online services from working asexpected, affecting website navigation and functionality either partially orcompletely.

 

7.      Contact information

For additional information, orto exert your rights, please contact us at any time viaprotecaodedados@mdsinsure.com.


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