Why do Abbott Web Sites use “cookies” and other tracking technologies?
What types of cookies and other tracking technologies do Abbott Web Sites use?
Passive information collection technologies can make your use of Abbott Web Sites easier by allowing Abbott to provide better service, customise sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve Abbott Web Sites. Certain features of Abbott Web Sites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.
You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
Abbott Web Sites use “session” cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on our web sites, block visitors from providing information where inappropriate (the site "remembers" previous entries of age or country of origin that were outside the specified parameters and blocks subsequent changes) and to collect aggregated statistical information. The list of cookies that are used on the FreeStyle Libre website is available here.
|[session_id]||Functional||It allows the user to connect to the site.|
|__utma||Analytical||It is used to keep track of return visits to the site|
|__utmb||Analytical||It is used to establish a user session.|
|__utmc||Analytical||It is used to establish a user session.|
|__utmz||Analytical||It keeps track of where the visitor came from and what search Engine they used.|
|PREF||Google Maps Preferences||It stores the user’s preferences for Google Maps.|
|SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID||Google Maps Preferences||Google established a certain number of cookies on pages that include Google Map.|
Abbott Web Sites may use “persistent” cookies. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the web site visitors find most valuable, and customising the web site based on your preferences on an ongoing basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold personally identifiable information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of personally identifiable information you have provided at the site. Otherwise our site's server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the site.
Abbott Web Sites may use “web beacons” (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, and invisible GIFs) A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web beacons tell the web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. Web beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to our site and on different pages of our site. Web beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.