What are cookies?
Cookies are small files which a website may store on your computer or mobile device when you first experience a site or page. Cookies are designed to help the website, or a third party website, to recognize your device the next time you visit. The term “cookie” is used in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, instead more general information - such as how users arrive at and use our websites – is collected.
What sort of cookies do Actelion’s websites use?
Actelion stores cookies to perform the following functions:
1. Essential Cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilize other cookies to analyze how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customizing our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
3. Functionality Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, these persistent, or stored, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customization preferences, such as your preferred settings in the stock charting tool.
In addition, functionality cookies are set when a user takes advantage of our accessibility options, such as increasing font size and changing the site to black and white for those users who require higher contrast.
4. Session Cookies
We also use session cookies during web sessions. For example, session cookies keep such information as language and other preferences for candidates applying for jobs through our online application portal. Session cookies are temporary. Once the session is closed or expired, so are the cookies.
Third party cookies used on Actelion’s corporate websites?
We use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us improve site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.
How do I block cookies?
If you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our “How to manage cookies” page.
Please remember that the choice to disable cookies may impact your experience of our website.