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Use of cookies by Smiths Medical

This policy has been based on the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide. It provides information on the cookies used by our  websites / online services. Your cookie settings can also be adjusted by configuring your browser settings.

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What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The cookies used on our  websites / online services have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. 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 use  the website and 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 identified as "Strictly necessary":

Cookie name Purpose Used on
cookieBar 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.
http://smiths-medical.com
http://www.surgivet.com
http://www.smiths-medicaloem.com

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 identified as "Performance cookies":

Cookie name Purpose Used on
ASP.NET_SessionId   
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.
http://smiths-medical.com
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sc_analytics_global_cookie

sc_analytics_session_cookie

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.

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For a review of each cookie description click here
All websites linking to this policy

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 identified as "Functionality cookies":

Cookie name Purpose Used on
cookielaw This cookie is a flag to indicate if cookie law should be shown or hidden (once user has accepted)
All websites linking to this policy
_atuvc 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. http://smiths-medical.com
.aspxauth asp.net login cookie. http://smiths-medical.com

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 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 identified as "Targeting cookies or advertising cookies":

Cookie name Purpose Used on
RecentlyViewedProducts This cookie enables us to render your recently viewed products in a widget on the site.
http://smiths-medical.com

Managing cookies in your browser and on your devices

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser

You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality will not work at all.

Below are links with guides for managing copies in each browser / device:

Internet Explorer - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Safari iOS - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android - http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry - http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.js

Windows Phone - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

Managing analytics cookies

This website uses website analytics to monitor and understand our users behaviour in order to improve our website. It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. By opting out of analytics cookies, this stops us from being able to learn what people like or don't like about our website so that we can make them better.

Below are links to opt out of the analytics services we use on this website:

Google Analytics - http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

For more information

The websites below will provide further information about cookies:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies
Microsoft website

For more information regarding our use of cookies on our websites please email digital.business@smiths-medical.com

Maxmind geo-location services are used on this site for the purpose of displaying the cookie warning only in relevant territories.