A cookie is a data segment stored in the user's browser with the purpose of providing more information to the web server aboutthe user.It allows to remember certain user parameters and information, reaching higher personalization and the analysis of user´s behaviour.
Type of Cookies:
There are different types of cookies, which can be classified according to their purpose when obtaining information on the user:
- Technical cookies: They are essential to allow the user to browsethrough a webpage. An example are those that allow data storage of an online order.
- Personalisation cookies: This type of cookies allow you to customize website functions or contents based on data obtained from the browser.Through these cookies we can present a website in the same browser language used to visit the web.
- Analysis cookies: They are used for statistical purposes only. A clear example could be cookies generated by the Google Analytics tracking script.
- Advertising cookies and “behavioural advertising” cookies:They are aimed atimproving the effectiveness of advertising space. Thus, Google's ad network or adservers include this type of technologies to provide the desired service to their customers.
Everything related to Google cookies, both analytical and advertising, as well as its administration and settings can be found at:
You can get more information about cookies and their usageatwww.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies Used on our website:
- ASP.NET_SessionId: Used for logged user sessions. They help control sessions in the browser. Expire when browsing finishes.
- __utma: Original page: the first page visited by the user, originated by Google Analytics. Data collected by the cookie: Visits of pages. Purpose: _utma is used to track the visitor and it is persistent, that is, does not expire unless cookies are deleted. Each browser that visits a page in astrazeneca.com is assigneda unique identifier through _utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the site through the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same visitor (private). Expiration: 2 years from the end of the last visit.
- __utmb: Original page: the first page visited by the user, originated by Google Analytics. Data collected by the cookie: Visitors sessions. Purpose: _utmb is used to determine the session of a visitor. It is set when a visitor enters the site and ends when they stop on one of its page for more than 30 minutes or 30 minutes after they leave the site. Expiration: 30 minutes after the end of the session or conclusionof the activity.
- __utmc: Original page: the first page visited by the user, originated by Google Analytics. Data collected by the cookie: Visitor sessions. Purpose: _utmc is also used to determine the session of a visitor. It is set when a visitor enters the site and expires at the end of the browser session. Expiration: at the end of the session.
- __utmt: Original page: the first page visited by the user, originated by Google Analytics. Data collected by the cookie: Links and conversions. Purpose: utmt is used to process the type of request required by the user and to establish statistics on the use of the pages. Expiration: at the end of the session.
- __utmz: Original page: the first page visited by the user, originated by Google Analytics. Data collected by the cookie:Links and conversions. Purpose: utmz is used to find out how the visitor has arrived at astrazeneca.com, for example, through the result of a search engine, a direct link or an advertisement linked to the site. The parameters of the value chain of the cookie are syntactically analysed and sent in the GIF Request (in the utmcc variable). The expiration date of the cookie is set at 6 months. The cookie is updated with each subsequent visit to a page and is used to determine the visitors browsing activity on the site. Expiration: 6 months from the end of the last visit.
B.- How to manage cookies on computers.
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by setting the browser options installed on your computer:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0
Cookies installation on Mac
If you have a Mac and want to allowaccess of our cookies to your computer, please follow the instructions below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 en OSX
1. Go to "Explorer" and select "Preferencias" in the browser bar.
- Scroll down until you see "Cookies" just below received files.
- Click on “No volver a preguntar”.
Safari en OSX
- Go to Safari and select "Preferencias" in the browser bar.
- Click on the "Seguridad" tab and check the "acceptar cookies" option
- Select the option: "Solo desde el site actual en que estoy navengando"
Mozilla and Netscape in OSX
- Go to "Mozilla" or "Netscape" at browser window, click on the "Preferencias" option
- Scroll down until you see "Cookies" just below "Privacidad y Seguridad."
- Click the option "Permitir el acceso de cookies solo desde el site actual"
- Go to “Opera” and select “Menu” and “Ajustes” in the browser bar.
- Select “Preferencias”click the tab “Avanzado”.
- Click the option “Aceptar cookies”