PLATFORM

Effective Date: 15/04/2021

Cookies

What is a cookie

We use cookies on our platform. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that is downloaded on your device's storage mechanism when you access a webpage on the platform, and that can subsequently be accessed by our web servers.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a platform.

The EU Directive 2009/136/EC states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site, but that for all others we need your permission to do so.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our platform or a service on our platform) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyze user behavior on a platform (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements (‘advertising’ cookies).

Types of cookies

Some of the cookies are essential to allow the platform system to work.

Our platforms may also use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the sites are used so that we can keep improving them for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

Our Web servers may passively collect data through the use of cookies and other means on your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of platforms from which you link to our Web Site, the computer technology you are using and your movements and preferences on our Web Site. We may also use such cookies to collect information in connection with future visits to the Web Site (such as to remember username and password), to recognize you as a previous visitor, and to track your activity on the Web Site.

This information is not used to personally identify you but help us to understand how visitors are interacting with our Web Site. These statistics contain no Personal Information and are only used by our technical support staff and marketing teams for purposes of Web Site administration. We reserve the right to use other technologies such as Internet tags, web beacons, and navigational data collection tools. We may combine data gathered through cookies and other tracking technologies with Personal Information, although when we do, we treat all such data as Personal Information for purposes of this Privacy Policy.

The tables below provides an overview of the cookies we use and why we use them.

Cookie name

Provider

Cookie Type

Purpose

Duration of the cookie

SESSIONID

Bausch+Lomb

Essential Cookie

Ensures that the web server knows which session goes with which user. It also allows Dr. Gerhard Mann Chem.-Pharm. Fabrik GmbH to monitor session counts for an application.

Session cookie (will be cleared as soon as your browser session expires or you close the browser)

How to control cookies

You can disable cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Note, however, that if you block the placing and accessing of these strictly necessary cookies, you will not be able to use the platform, or we may not be able to provide the requested service.

You have the option to configure your Internet browser to notify you when you have received a cookie and to provide you with the choice to accept or decline the cookie.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and to disable them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.