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Cookies Policy

Introduction

This Cookies Policy (the “Policy“) explains how Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd, the data controller, whose registered office is at 2000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 0RS, UK (hereinafter “Astellas”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website www.astellas.eu and its sub-domains (the “Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, www.astellas.eu) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties may serve cookies through our Website for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Types of cookie Who serves these cookies How to refuse these cookies
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Astellas Cookie Notice – a cookie to hide the cookie warning message banner Because these cookies are essential to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Performance cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and analyse the performance of our Website but are non-essential to its use. These cookies may collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us customise our Website for you.  

Google Analytics www.google.com/analytics/

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

Google:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/7021629
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881

Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the functionality of our Website but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

These cookies may also collect information that is used to help us customise our Website for you.

In addition, these cookies may be used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third party social networking and other websites.

YouTube
www.youtube.com

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com

 

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:

YouTube (Google):
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/702162

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy

Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Our Website may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.   As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 9th January 2017.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at privacy@astellas.com.

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