Cookie policy

Which cookies and how we use them

This extended information on the so-called “Cookie Policy” Cookies is provided by Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd. with the specific purpose of illustrating to each User the types and methods of use of the individual cookies used on the Cambridge Raman Imaging websites as well as providing all the information necessary to refuse the installation in your browser or delete it.


Cookies are text strings consisting of portions of code sent by a web server (eg a site) to an Internet browser and installed within it. In particular, these are small text files that the sites visited by users send to their terminals, where they are stored before being re-transmitted to the same sites on subsequent visits. Almost all browsers are set up to allow automatic storage of cookies on the User’s terminal.

Cookies are used for different purposes, have different characteristics and can be used both by the Cambridge Raman Imaging and by third parties. Cambridge Raman Imaging websites use or may use, also in combination with each other, the following categories of cookies, divided according to the classification proposed in Opinion 04/2012 relating to the exemption from consent for the use of cookies issued by the Working Group ex art. 29 within the community (available here):

  • Session or permanent cookies
  • Technical or profiling cookies
  • First-party or third-party cookies

Session and permanent cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (the period between the opening of a browser window by the User and its closing) or they can be kept for a longer period of time. Session cookies are those that allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire when the browser session ends. Persistent cookies are stored on a user’s device between browser sessions, for variable periods of time, and allow the user’s preferences or actions to be memorised with respect to a website.

Technical and profiling cookies

Technical cookies are those used by the owner of a site for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network, or to the extent strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or by the User to provide this service. For the installation of these Cookies the prior consent of the Users is not required when used directly by the site manager.

Profiling cookies are designed to create profiles relating to the User and are used in order to send advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the User in the context of surfing the net. Due to the particular invasiveness that these Cookies may have in the private sphere of Users, the European legislation provides that the User must be adequately informed on the use of these Cookies, through a short information (banner) and an extended present on the site, and that he must express his consent in this regard the first time he visits the site. This consent can be expressed in a general way, interacting with the brief information banner on the landing page of the site, in the manner indicated in this banner or it can be provided or denied selectively, according to the methods indicated below. This consent is tracked on the occasion of subsequent visits. However, the User always has the possibility to revoke the consent already expressed in whole or in part.

First-party and third-party cookies

A Cookie is “first party” (so called first-party cookie) or “third party” (so called third-party cookie) based on the website or domain from which it comes.

First-party cookies are essentially the cookies set and / or managed by the site owner. For these cookies, the obligation to provide information, to acquire consent and / or to allow the possible blocking of cookies lies with the owner of the site.

Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For these cookies, the obligation to provide information and to indicate the methods for any consent and / or blocking of cookies is the responsibility of the third party, while the owner of the site is only obliged to insert the link to the site on the site.


Use of cookies on Cambridge Raman imagining website


Below Cambridge Raman Imaging provides the User with all the information on the Cookies installed through its sites (hereinafter, individually also referred to as “Web Space” and when collectively referred to as “Web Spaces”) and the necessary information on how to manage their preferences.

Cambridge Raman Imaging also informs Users that this Cookie Policy is part of the broader scope of the indications provided by Cambridge Raman Imaging within the Privacy Policy and the Privacy Policy which can be consulted within the relevant links in the footers of each of the Web Spaces, where Users will be able to acquire all useful and necessary information as required by the applicable.

First party cookies

Cambridge Raman Imaging uses technical and profiling cookies in the Web Spaces.

Technical cookies can be divided into the following sub-categories:

  • navigation cookies, by means of which browsing preferences can be saved and, if necessary, the User’s browsing experience can be optimised;
  • analytics cookies, including those of third parties, by means of which statistical information is acquired regarding users’ browsing methods. This information is treated in an aggregate and anonymous form;
  • functionality cookies, also from third parties, used to activate specific functions of this Web Space and necessary to provide the service or improve it.

These Cookies, as specified in the previous paragraph, being of a technical nature, do not require the prior consent of the User to be installed and used.


Other types of cookies or third-party tools

Some of the services listed below based on the functionality offered to Users, focused on the use of third-party Cookies, may not require the User’s consent.

Furthermore, these third parties could – in addition to what is specified in this policy and also without CRI’s knowledge – carry out further User tracking activities. For detailed information on this, it is advisable to consult the respective privacy policies of the services listed, in which the User can receive information on the relative treatment and express his consent in this regard.

Cambridge Raman Imaging reiterates that, with regard to third-party cookies, it only has the obligation to insert the link to the third-party site in this Cookie policy. On the other hand, this subject is obliged to provide suitable information regarding the processing carried out and to provide information to Users on how to block any cookies used.

    Use by minors

    Users declare to be of age according to the legislation applicable to them. Minors may use this Web Space only with the assistance of a parent or guardian.

    How can I check the installation of Cookies?

    In addition to what is indicated in this document, the User can manage preferences relating to Cookies directly within their browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing them. Through the browser preferences it is also possible to delete the Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookie in which the consent to the installation of Cookies by this site is eventually saved. It is important to note that by disabling all cookies, the functioning of this site could be compromised. You can find information on how to manage cookies in your browser at the following addresses: Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox , Apple Safari and Microsoft Windows Explorer .

    In the case of services provided by third parties, the User can also exercise his right to oppose the tracking by inquiring through the privacy policy of the third party, through the opt out link if explicitly provided in this Cookie policy or by contacting it directly.

    Further information about data processing

    Since the installation of third-party Cookies through the services used within Cambridge Raman Imaging websites cannot be entirely controlled by CRI, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. To obtain complete information, it is necessary to consult the privacy / cookie policy of the third parties as listed in this Cookie Policy.

    Definitions and legal references

    Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd.
    Cambridge Raman Imaging Ltd. with headquarters at c/o Frontier IP Group Plc., Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1BH is the company “owner” of the treatment.

    Personal Data (or Data)
    Any information relating to a natural person, identified or identifiable, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number, constitutes personal data.

    Usage Data
    This is information collected automatically through this Application (including from third-party applications integrated into this Application), including: IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the User who connects with this Application, addresses in URI notation (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method used to forward the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response from the server (successful, error, etc.) country of origin, the characteristics of the browser and operating system used by the visitor, the various temporal connotations of the visit (for example the time spent on each page) and the details of the itinerary followed within the Application, with particular reference to the sequence of the pages consulted, to the parameters relating to the operating system and the IT environment of the User.

    The individual who uses this application, who must coincide with the interested party or be authorised by him and whose personal data are being processed.

    The natural or legal person to whom the Personal Data refers.

    Data Processor (or Manager)
    The natural person, legal person, public administration and any other body, association or body appointed by the Data Controller to process Personal Data, as established by the privacy policy.

    Data Controller (or Owner)
    The natural person, legal person, public administration and any other body, association or organisation which is responsible, even jointly with another owner, for decisions regarding the purposes, methods of processing personal data and the tools used, including the profile of the security, in relation to the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the owner of this Application.

    This Application
    The hardware or software tool through which the Personal Data of Users are collected and processed.

    Small portion of data stored in the User’s device.

    Legal references
    Notice to European Users: this policy has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of the Directive n. 95/46 / EC, as well as the provisions of Directive 2002/58 / EC, as updated by Directive 2009/136 / EC, on the subject of Cookies.

    Last modified: March 15, 2021