By visiting Getinge websites, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein. Therefore, you should read this Cookie Notice and our entire Privacy Notice carefully before you begin using Getinge websites.
1. What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites.
- Cookies are NOT viruses,
- Cookies are NOT codes or programs that can run on your computer,
- Cookies use a plain text format and cannot make copies of themselves and spread to other networks to execute and replicate again.
Cookies do not contain information, but when cookies are stored on devices and read by a browser it can help a website improve the service delivered. For example, opening "virtual" doors to different content or services such as remember users and login, theme selection, preferences, and other customization functions.
The objective is often to unlock a computer's memory and keep track of your movement within the site in order to propose then a better user experience.
Cookies usually do not contain much information except for the URL of the website that created the cookie so due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.
However, in some cases sophisticated cookies can be agressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits.
2. What are cookies used for?
When you visit Getinge websites, the sites ask your browser to store cookies on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference, login information, country, user notice interactions or acknowledgements.
Getinge may use also third party persistent cookies from Google Analytics, Hotjar, Wistia, and HubSpot, Inc, to analyze how our visitors use our website and to monitor website performance.
3. Cookie Categories
Strictly Necessary means the cookies are essential for the provision of the site and any requested services, but do not perform any additional or secondary function.
Performance Cookies are those that provide statistical information on site usage, i.e. web analytics. They are used to collect information about how you use the website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from the website. These cookies however do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
Functionality Cookies These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make, such as language or the region you are in, and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the website that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or participating in a live chat. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functions may not work properly.
Targeting/Advertising Cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Social Media Cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit.
4. Legal ground for using cookies
Since the website would not work without the strictly necessary cookies, this category of cookies is always on when you visit our website. The legal ground for using strictly necessary cookies is our legitimate interest in providing you with a functioning website.
5. First Party and Third Party Cookies
- First-party Cookies are directly stored by the Getinge website (or Getinge domain) you visit.
- Third Party Cookies is a cookie stored by a website from a domain other than a Getinge domain. Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
The list of first and third party Cookies can be consulted on the Getinge banner by clicking “Cookie Settings” and then for each category in the "Privacy Preference Center", by clicking “Cookies Details”.
6. How to block and/or delete cookies
You may also use our consent tool, as described below to change your cookie preferences for our websites. If you use different devices to access the website (for example your computer, smart phone, tablet etc.), you must ensure to adjust the settings of each device.
For more information, please review your browser’s help pages. If you choose not to accept cookies, the website can still be used, but possibly with limited functionality.
6. Consent Tool
The Getinge Cookie Consent tool can be utilized to customize your cookie preferences within the Getinge Cookie banner and by using its “Privacy Preference Center”.
When you access the first time the Getinge website, the Cookie banner will propose to “Allow All” Cookies, to “Reject All” Cookies or to customize your choice by clicking on “Cookies Settings”.
When you click “Cookies Settings” you have access to the “Privacy Preference Center” where you can then adjust your choice for all categories of cookies. You can therefore decide to activate one category and deactivate another. Cookies related to a disabled category will not be stored on your computer.