Cookie Notice

Our website uses cookies. You can find out more about cookies, how we use them and how to control them below.

By using this website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Notice. If you do not consent to the use of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Cookie Notice so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your device.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you.

You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at www.aboutcookies.org

TYPES OF COOKIES

Session and persistent

We may use session cookies which exist only until you close your web browser. We may also use persistent cookies which exist for a longer, specified period of time.

Purpose

Cookies on our website are used for one or more of the below purposes.

 

Category DESCRIPTION
Strictly Necessary Cookies which are strictly necessary to provide services requested by the user
Performance Cookies which collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages
Functionality Cookies which allow a website to remember choices a user makes (such as user name, language or the region) and provide enhanced, more personal features
Targeting or advertising Cookies which are used to deliver adverts more relevant to a user and his or her interests. They are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign

 

Third party cookies

Our website may allow third party cookies to be set by services that appear on it. These cookies are not in our control. For further information about how the third party uses cookies, please visit the relevant third party website. Details of any third party cookies used on this website, including their purpose, will be outlined in the table below.

COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE

Below is a summary of the cookies used on www.labtalk.astrazeneca.com. You should check other AstraZeneca websites as the use of cookies may be different.

 

NAME PURPOSE CATEGORY PERSISTENCE ORIGIN
PHPSESSID Created when you first visit the site to remember your preferences for subsequent visits Functionality Lifetime First party
wordpress_logged_in_ Used to retain your logged-in status Functionality Lifetime First party
wp-settings Used to get the WordPress settings Functionality Lifetime First party
wp-settings-time Used to obtain the time settings for WordPress Strictly necessary Lifetime First party
w3tc_referrer Used to get the referrer using w3c standards Functionality Lifetime First party
labtalk_az_cookie Used to ensure you do not see the cookie notification again once you have dismissed it Functionality Lifetime First party
__utmb / __utmc Used by Google Analytics to establish a session and to determine the period of dwell time Performance Session Third party
__utma Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors Performance Lifetime Third party
__utmz Used by Google Analytics to store referral information Performance Lifetime Third party
___utmv Used by Google Analytics to segment visitors by a custom demographic Performance Lifetime Third party
___utmx Used by Google Analytics to determine the most effective design for the site Performance Lifetime Third party
wordpress_test_cookie Helps to test WordPress cookie settings Performance Session First party

 

HOW TO CONTROL AND DELETE COOKIES

The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device.

In order to set your browser to reject cookies, refer to the help instructions supplied by the browser provider (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu). More detailed guidance can be found at www.aboutcookies.org

Please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

CHANGES TO OUR USE OF COOKIES

Any changes to our use of cookies for this website will be posted here and if necessary, signposted from our web pages highlighting any changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact us at privacy@astrazeneca.com