Cookie Policy

Last up - dated: May 12th, 2015

COOKIE POLICY 

Introduction

The website [website url] (the “Site”) uses cookies to function properly and to enhance your user experience. Cookies are small text files which are automatically placed on your computer by the internet browser when you visit the Site. A cookie is used, amongst other things, to track the web pages you visit and the options you use. Genzyme Europe B.V. (“Genzyme”, “we” or “us”), belonging to the Sanofi group, uses this information to understand how visitors are using the Site in order to make improvements. You can disable cookies by changing the settings of your internet browser, but that may limit the functionality and ease of use of the Site. See “Disable cookies” below.

Which cookies are being used?

Genzyme only uses cookies that are necessary for the Site to function, cookies that perform basic website analytics, or cookies that allow us to use certain functionality on the Site. These cookies include:

Session cookies

Session cookies are functional cookies that are used to store information to be able to add security to pages and maintain if a user is logged in or not. Session cookies are also used to know how often to request information from third party services such as Twitter. Session cookies are removed once your web browser is closed.

Google Analytics

Via the Site a cookie is placed by the company Google as part of the service “Analytics”. Genzyme uses this service to track and obtain reports on how visitors are using the Site. The information obtained with this cookie, which includes the IP-address of your computer, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may share that information with third parties if Google is obliged to do so by law or to the extent such third parties are processing this information on behalf of Google. Genzyme has no influence on this. You may opt out of Google Analytics cookies by installing a Google plug-in (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

Facebook and Twitter

The Site may have buttons to promote or share pages on social networks. These buttons operate through a code that is made available by Facebook and Twitter themselves. This code, amongst other things, places a cookie. Please, read the privacy policy of each of these companies (which can change periodically) to understand what they do with the data that they collect with this code. Genzyme has no influence on this.  

YouTube and Vimeo

The Site may use video files from YouTube and Vimeo. These files contain cookies. Please, read the privacy policy of these companies (which can change periodically) if you want more information about the cookies they use and what they do with the information they collect with their cookies. Genzyme has no influence on this.  

Disable cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, should you choose, you can disable cookies through your internet browser settings. Please note, disabling cookies may result in the inability for the Site to function as designed.

The links below provide detailed instructions on how to disable cookies for common internet browsers. Due to the rapidly changing nature of internet browsers, these links may periodically come out of date. Be sure to check with your particular browser manufacturer.