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.
What type of cookies do we use?
We use limited cookies for the purposes mentioned in the table below. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies are optional and enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties may serve cookies through our Website for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
Types of cookie
|Who serves these cookies||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Astellas Cookie Notice – a cookie to hide the ‘warning message’ banner Because these cookies are essential to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.||Astellas Cookie Notice – a cookie to hide the ‘warning message’ banner||A cookie to remember the users cookies preferences|
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the functionality of our Website but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
In addition, these cookies may be used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Website through third party social networking and other websites.
We embed videos from YouTube: when you press play, YouTube will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play
We embed videos from Vimeo: when you press play, Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play
|Performance cookies: These cookies are used to enhance and analyse the performance of our Website but are non-essential to its use. These cookies may collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us customise our Website for you.||Google Analytics
|These cookies are optional and are used to enhance and analyze the performance of our Website but are non-essential to its use. These cookies may collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used, the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, or to help us customise our Website for you.|
Do we use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
Our Website may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.
If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).
Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.
How can you control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject the optional performance & analytics cookies. You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon. You can then adjust the available slider to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
For third parties cookies mentioned above, you can visit the relevant websites of such third parties and disable their cookies there; however, as mentioned above, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Website and lose its functionality.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit
Where can I get further information?