The Website is operated by or on behalf of UCB Canada, with registered offices at 2201 Bristol Circle, Suite 602, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 0J8 Canada (“UCB”, “we” or “us”).
1. What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small data file, comprised of a text-only string of information, which a website transfers to the web browser on your computer's hard drive, either temporarily for the duration of your visit or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform a number of functions (including to distinguish you from other users of the same website or to remember certain things about you, such as your language preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your user experience.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some information which may or may not be anonymous. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number, but in certain cases also containing your IP-address or other similar information).
The term “cookie” used in this policy must be understood broadly and can also refer to alternative technologies to transfer data (fingerprinting, invisible pixels, flash cookies, web beacons, etc.), depending on the device you are using.
The placing of certain cookies by the Website is strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the Website.
The cookies that UCB uses also aim to obtain statistics and analyze web traffic as well as how the various sections of the Website are used, thus enabling UCB to improve the user experience on the Website.
3. Types of cookies
The main categories of cookies that the Website may use are described below:
These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your web browser only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close the browser.
These remain in the cookie file of your web browser even after the browser is closed, sometimes for a year or longer (the exact length of time will depend on the lifetime set for the specific cookie). Persistent cookies are used where the website operator needs to know who you are for more than one browsing session (e.g. to remember your username or website customization preferences).
Functional cookies are essential to make the website work correctly. They include cookies that remember previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. If you do not accept functional cookies, it may affect the proper functioning of the website or parts of it.
Analytical/performance cookies allow UCB to recognize and count the number of visitors to its Website and help UCB understand how visitors interact with the Website by providing information about, among others, the areas visited, the time spent on the Website and any issues encountered. This helps UCB to improve the way the Website works (e.g. by ensuring that you are finding what you are looking for easily). Performance cookies are not intended to identify you as an individual. All data is aggregated upon collection.
These are cookies planted on your browser and/or hard drive by the actual website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identity to you with a view of tracking your journey on the website. Website operators often use first-party cookies for session management and recognition purposes.
The Website also places cookies which can be read by websites owned by third parties (e.g. by Google, acting as our analytics provider). Such third party cookies are cookies that are set on the Website by partner companies. They are used to track your visits onto various websites on which they advertise. UCB, as website operator, will not have control over these third-party cookies.
4. Cookies used on this website
The table below provides information about the cookies we use on the Website, including how to disable them and the resultant impact on the Website’s functionality. If you would like more information about how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/
|Description||Cookies strictly necessary to the functioning of the Website (e.g. when you set up your cookies preferences, we have to set a cookie to remember your choices and comply with your selection)|
|Type & host||First-party cookies (Azure)|
|Duration||Session cookie (deleted from your device after you leave the Website)|
|How to disable||You cannot disable them if you want to use our Website|
|Impact on functionality if disabled||These cookies are necessary and cannot be deactivated without preventing you from using the Website|
|COOKIES FOR COOKIE BANNER|
|Description||This cookie is placed on your browser once you have accepted cookies via the pop-up/banner displayed on the Website to avoid it reappearing each time you visit the Website|
|Type & host||First-party cookies|
|Duration||1 x persistent cookie: 12 months|
|How to disable||It is possible to block first-party cookies through your browser settings (see the Help function)|
|Impact on functionality if disabled||The cookie banner will appear each time you visit the Website, even though you previously indicated your preferences regarding cookies|
|GOOGLE ANALYTICS COOKIES|
|Type & host||Third-party cookies|
|Duration||Persistent and session cookies. For further information, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en|
|How to disable||You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en|
|Impact on functionality if disabled||If you disable these cookies, your Website usage will not be counted or used in the statistics we gather in order to improve our Website service. The Website functionality will not be affected|
|COOKIES FROM VIMEO|
|Description||If you watch embedded videos from Vimeo on the Website, Vimeo’s video player will place cookies on your device that are essential to the video player. For more information, please see https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy|
|Type & host||Third-party cookies|
|How to disable||You cannot disable them if you want to view Vimeo videos|
|Impact on functionality if disabled||These cookies are necessary and cannot be deactivated without barring you from watching Vimeo videos|
|COOKIES FROM YOUTUBE|
|Description||YouTube can place cookies on your device if you watch videos on our website embedded from YouTube. We have no control over these third-party cookies. Please visit the relevant third party's website to find out more about these cookies and how to manage them.|
|Type & host||Third-party cookies|
|Duration||2 x session cookies; 1 x persistent cookie: 10 Years; 1 x persistent cookie: 1 Year|
|How to disable||It is possible to block third-party cookies through your browser settings (see the Help function)|
|Impact on functionality if disabled||The interactive YouTube feature may not be available. You may not be able to view the embedded YouTube video from our website|
5. Management of cookies
Save for functional cookies, the placing of cookies on your device is subject to your consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of these cookies at any time by disabling the placing of all or some types of cookies. However, please note that withdrawing your consent by disabling a cookie or category of cookies will not delete an existing cookie from a browser, so this will need to be done separately from within your own browser. As a default, most browsers are set to accept cookies but you can remove these. Please refer to your internet browser’s ‘Help’ facility.
UCB cannot be held liable for all consequences resulting from the diminished access to our services as a result of cookies you previously deleted or rejected.
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