Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically to inform yourself of any changes.
This Cookie Policy was most recently updated on 22 November 2018.

1. Cookies – what are they?

A “cookie” is a small text file that’s stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. We may collect information from you by using “cookies”. A cookie will contain some anonymous information, such as a unique identifier and the site name, and some digits and numbers.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are called persistent cookies and they enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

2. How we use cookies

We use the following types of cookies on this website, www.sanofi.co.uk (the “Site”):

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of this Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These are a type of persistent cookie (as explained in the “Cookies – what are they?” section above). They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to understand what people do and don't like about the Site so it can be improved, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Since Google started providing its own analytics technology free of charge to website owners, almost all websites use some form of it - although there are also paid-for services available to rival Google's service. Analytical cookies are probably the most common form of cookies in use today.
  • Functionality cookies. These remember your preferences (for example, your language preferences).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the “Cookies we use” section below.

Please note, third party links or advertising on this Site may also use cookies, over which we have no control; you may receive these cookies by clicking on the link to the third party site or advertising. We do not control the collection or use of information by these third parties and these third party cookies are not subject to our Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies we use

This Site uses the following cookies. These cookies help to improve the performance of this Site, providing a better user experience.

Group Name Description Type
Essential ARRAffinity This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
It expires when the session expires.
Session
ASP.NET_SessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymized user session by the server.
It expires when the session expires.
Session
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System as is used for web analytics to identify repeat visits by unique users. Sitecore web analytics system is not activated and not used on this website, but the cookie remain generated by sitecore.
It expires after 10 years
Persistent
sanofi-ie-l#lang This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System. It is used to store the context language for the website.
It expires when the session expires.
Session
sxa_site This cookie name is associated with the Sitecore Content Management System. It is used to store the identifier for a website within a multisite solution.
It expires when the session expires.
Session
cookie-notification This cookie name is used to store information about the Privacy banner appearance in the website.
It expires after 1 year.
Persistent
Performance ai_session This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique Anonymous session identifier cookie.
It expires after 30 minutes.
Persistent
ai_user This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.
It expires after 1 year.
.Persistent
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
It expires after 2 years.
Persistent
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
It expires after 24 hours.
Persistent
_gat_000000000 This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
It expires when the session expires.
Session
_gat_UA-107162098-36 This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
It expires when the session expires.
Session

In order to get more information about how Google uses the analytics that are sent by our Site, visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

4. What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests (although no such cookies are used on this Site).

If you prefer, it is possible to block cookies, by changing a setting within your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, or to delete cookies that have already been set. The “help” section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. We have included further details on how to manage cookies on popular browsers in the “Managing cookie settings” section below. However, please note, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of this Site.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

5. Managing cookie settings

To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, visit:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Opera
Apple Safari

To find out how to manage cookies on other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.