What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, www.astellas.com/ie) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
|Types of cookie||Who serves these cookies||How to refuse|
|Essential website cookies:These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.||Astellas (astellas.ie)||Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.
You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"
|Performance and functionality cookies:These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.||Astellas (astellas.ie)
Google Analytics (google-analytics.com)
|To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"
Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below:
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
This Policy was last updated on 11th October 2016.
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