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Cookie Policy

Smiths Medical ("we", "us", "our") is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

We aim to be open and transparent about the information we collect through the use of “cookies” when you visit our websites, mobile sites and/or mobile apps.

This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. It also explains the different types of cookies we use, and how you can change or delete them.

Your cookie settings can also be adjusted by configuring your browser settings.

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What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.

Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.  Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.  For a video about cookies visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBR-xtJVq7E.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

A list of all the cookies used on this website/online service by category is set out below.


Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies


These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

The following is a list of the cookies that we have defined as "Strictly Necessary" cookies:

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What these cookies will be used for:

•    Remembering previous actions (e.g. entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session.
•    This cookie is essential for the cookie information bar. The cookie information bar is displayed at the top of every page the first time visitors from within the EU visit the site. This cookie ensures the cookie information bar is only displayed once and is set to last for 10 years.

What these cookies will NOT be used for:

•    Gathering information that could be used for marketing to the user.
•    Remembering customer preferences or user ID’s outside a single session (unless the user has requested this function).

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.


Category 2 : Performance cookies


These cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

The following is a list of the cookies that we have defined as "Performance" cookies:

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What these cookies will be used for:

•    Web analytics — where the data collected is limited to the website operator’s use only, for managing the performance and design of the site. These cookies can be third-party cookies but the information must be for the exclusive use of the publisher of the website visited.
•    This cookie are used to enhance the session performance of the site. This cookie are used to maintain the user's “session” on the website. The cookie-based session ends when the user logs off or closes the browser. These cookies are in place to offer significant performance benefits when browsing our websites.
•    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The automatic expiration time of these cookies vary.
•    These cookies are not used for retargeting adverts.
•    Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
•    For a review of each cookie description click here

What these cookies will NOT be used for:

•    Re-targeting adverts

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies


These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

The following is a list of the cookies that we have defined as "Functionality" cookies:

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What these cookies will be used for:

•   Storing preferences such as recording your consent to having cookies stored. This prevents you having to opt-in every time you visit the site.
•    Marking which text size the site has been set to.
•    Recording which banners have been shown already.
•    This cookie is a flag to indicate if cookie law should be shown or hidden (once user has accepted)
•    This cookie enabled integration with social media accounts using a service called AddThis (http://www.addthis.com) for those users who chose to share content on their social media networks.
•    asp.net login cookie.


What these cookies will NOT be used for:

•    Re-targeting adverts

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.


Category 4: Targeting cookies or advertising cookies


These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests.  They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

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What these cookies will be used for:

•    This cookie enables us to render your recently viewed products in a widget on the site.

By using our website/online service, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.