1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file stored on your computer or mobile device at the request to your browser from a website when you visit this website. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preference for a certain period of time.
Most browsers allow cookies. However, users can set their browsers to refuse or remove them, if they wish.
Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or until you delete them from your cache. They are called permanent cookies and enable certain information about your use to be recalled when you return to the website.
A cookie can temporarily store anonymous information about the use and users of a website.
Some cookies are required in order to use a website, others allow customization and optimization of the displayed content, the collection of user preferences or the monitoring of the website's audience, website errors and the securing of its access.
On our website, we and our service providers use permanent cookies. When browsing our website, you accept by default that Boehringer Ingelheim will install cookies on your browser. If you do not want our website to install cookies on your browser, you can disable cookies on the cookie settings page or by modifying your browser settings. In this case, certain pages of the website may not function properly.
3. The cookies we use
Required for your website to work, for example allowing a visitor to remain logged into their account. You cannot disable essential cookies.
Cookie Name Cookie Description
hasVisited Used to display the EU cookie law banner
allowTracking Used for audience analytics
allowYoutube Used to display YouTube videos
allowFlicker Used to display Flickr images
allowSlideshare Used to display Slideshare presentation
userSettings Used for general cookie management
JSESSIONID Used for Shareholding calculator
These cookies indirectly help improving this website by tracking your use. This set of cookies collect information and may report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors.
Cookie Name Cookie Description
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You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued, to check its validity, duration and content and to periodically delete cookies.
You can also type “cookies” in your browser's help section to access the setup instructions. For information about how to manage cookies on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to consult the device manual.
For more information about cookies, including how they are installed and how you can manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.