When consulting Virbac Group websites, cookies may be placed on your computer, mobile or tablet. Thus certain personal data are automatically collected, such as your IP address and your login. The aim is to facilitate your navigation of our websites, optimise it and remember your interests and time spent on the site.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser by websites that you visit. Cookies are typically used to make websites work, to improve user experience, as well as to provide information to the owners of a website.
Certain cookies are necessary for use of the site, while others allow us to personalise and optimise content display and retrieve user preferences, while yet others measure the performance and anomalies of the site and secure access to the site.
What is the purpose of a cookie?
When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing personal information like your name, e-mail address, and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser, which then stores the information for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies thus enable the websites to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
What cookies do we use and why?
Here are the different types of cookies we use:
Whether a cookie is considered as a 'first' or 'third party' cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie.
Whether a cookie is considered as a 'persistent' or 'session' cookie refers to the duration of the cookie:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, their duration and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
FIRST PARTY COOKIES
|Cookie category||Cookie Name||Duration||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary cookie||*SSESS*ID||Session||Cookie of securitised session used to keep you connected to our website if you have a user account.|
|Functionality cookie||BIGipServer*||Session||Used to ensure user requests are routed consistently to the correct server and therefore provide optimal service availability|
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
|Cookie Category||Cookie Name||Expiration||Description|
|Performance cookies||_ga||2 years||Google Analytics cookies to track users as they navigate the website and help improve the website's usability.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data.
|Performance cookies||AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Google Analytics token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|Tracking cookie||Session and persistent. One year up to two years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to assess how our website is performing and to help us improve the site. The cookies tracks behaviour but does not collect personal information.|
|Tracking cookie||PREF*||8 months||We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
How do I change my cookie settings?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We are planning to enhance our cookie tool to allow users to more easily change their cookie settings after their initial choice.
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