Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are set on your device when you visit a website. The information which is stored in cookies is sent back to the originating website server on each visit, or to other vendors that provide services used in the delivery of the website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise the device you are using and provide you with a better website experience.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like providing you with a secure website session, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer or mobile device you are using via a randomly generated identifying tag.
Important: Cookies cannot be used to run code (run programs) or to deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies provide us with information about how the Website is used so we can keep it as up to date, relevant and error free as possible. Further information about the types of cookies in use on the Website is set out below.
The types and categories of cookies we use
Cookies enable a small amount of data to be stored on your device when you access websites and mobile applications on the internet. Cookies can be either:
Your choices in relation to cookies
When you first visit the Website, you will be asked to confirm whether you agree to performance, functional, targeting, and social cookies being placed on your device. You can change your choices at any time by clicking on the “Change Consent Preferences” link at the bottom of the Website. At the same time, a small number of strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device automatically to allow the website to function.
Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies, or if you configure your browser settings to reject all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), certain functions and services on the Website may not be available to you and this will also affect our ability to update the Website to cater for your preferences and improve the Website’s performance.
You can view a comprehensive list of the cookies used by Convatec in the Cookie list.
These Cookies are necessary to provide the requested experience.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around the Website and use its features and/or services. These cookies allow the Website to provide essential services to you.
The Website uses strictly necessary cookies to:
These Cookies help us deliver the services you request.
Functional cookies are used to remember information you provide when you browse the Website, as well as your choices. For example, they are used to store your user ID, language preferences and any customisations you make to Website pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users. These cookies are a combination of cookies set directly and those provided by third parties, who will also receive information that is collected through use of the cookie.
The Website uses functional cookies to:
These Cookies also help us enhance your online experience
Performance cookies allow us to monitor the Website and improve the user experience through insight and analysis. They collect information about how the Website is used, e.g., which pages users visit most often and where error messages are delivered. These cookies are provided by third parties such as, Google Analytics, who will also receive information that is collected through use of the cookie.
The Website uses performance cookies to:
These Cookies use information about your browsing in order to make advertising more relevant to you and your needs.
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on the Website to make advertising both on the Website and other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. These cookies are provided by third parties, who will also receive information that is collected through use of the cookie.
The Website uses targeting or advertising cookies to:
These Cookies help us enhance your social media experience
These are cookies that are set by a range of social media services we've added to the Website which enable you to share content or reactions (e.g., likes) to our product or services. These cookies are provided by third parties, who will also receive information that is collected through use of the cookie.
The Website uses social cookies to:
Information collected through cookies like IP address and unique visitor identifiers, may be stored and processed in your local region or transferred to other regional data centres around the world. Typically, the primary storage location is in the visitor’s local region or in the United States, often with a backup to a data centre in another region. The storage location(s) are chosen in order to operate efficiently, to improve performance, and to create backups in order to protect the data in the event of the website not working.
Where local market options are offered by our vendors or third parties, these will take precedence over options involving the transfer of data to the United States or other regional centres. When we, or third parties engage in such transfers, a variety of legal mechanisms are used, including contracts such as the standard contractual clauses published by the European Commission under Commission Implementing Decision 2021/914, to help protect your rights and enable these protections to travel with your data.
By consenting to the categories of cookies detailed in this policy, you are providing consent for your data to be stored, processed, and transferred outside of your local region as described.
You can use this link to manage your cookie preferences on our website. Alternatively, to find out how to manage your cookies using browser settings for the most popular browsers see below.
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