Swiss Biotech Association website
The Swiss Biotech Association operates https://www.swissbiotech.org
Cookies used on the Swiss Biotech Association website
Cookies are used to improve the experience for website visitors. This document provides general information about cookies and outlines how we use them and what you need to do if you do not want to store them on your computer.
General information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file sent from the website’s server that the user’s browser stores on his or her computer or mobile device. Only the original server can retrieve or read the contents of the cookie. Each cookie is unique to the user’s web browser. It will contain anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the website’s name.
Types of cookies
There are several different types of cookies:
➢ Session cookies – are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
➢ Persistent cookies – are saved on your computer for a longer, fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. They are used to remember a user when he/she revisits a website.
➢ Third party cookies – are set by a different organization than the owner of the website. They might include cookies set for website visitor analytics or embedded content. Third-party cookies are also set by advertising networks to deliver targeted advertising. Such cookies may also have the capability to track users when browsing across different sites.
We do not store personally identifiable information in our cookies, nor do we sell any information collected by cookies or disclose the information to third parties, except when required by law (e.g. to government bodies and/or law enforcement agencies).
What to do if you do not want cookies
The basic website will still work, but you will not be able to use any functionality that requires logging in.
Cookies and analytics services used on the Swiss Biotech Association website:
The following table lists the most frequently used cookies on our website. Additional cookies may be used from time to time. Third party cookies (ref “types of cookie”), over which we have no control, may also be used. An explanation of what the cookies are used for may be viewed via developer tools in most browsers.
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Contained within our website is tracking code from Lead Forensics. Lead Forensics will track activity on the website and provide us with information on the IP address of the requesting computer (this data is not anonymized), the date and duration of the user’s visit, and the web pages which the user visits. The Lead Forensics tool complies with the data protection act because it is only providing information that’s readily available in the public domain. The Lead Forensics tool uses IP tracking for identifying visitors and not cookies. It does not, and cannot, provide information who has visited the website but it provides information through which company the website has been accessed from. More information can be found at www.leadforensics.com.
Zurich, June 2019