Why do AbbVie Websites use "cookies" and other tracking technologies?
Passively-collected technical and web browsing information may be used:
- to administer AbbVie Websites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve AbbVie Websites and ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so; and
- as part of efforts to keep AbbVie Websites safe and secure.
Certain features of AbbVie Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.
You can also learn more about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
What types of cookies and other tracking technologies do AbbVie Websites use?
AbbVie Websites use "session" cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used, for example, to improve navigation on our websites, block visitors from providing information where inappropriate (the site "remembers" previous entries of age or country of origin that were outside the specified parameters and blocks subsequent changes) and to collect aggregated statistical information.
AbbVie Websites use "persistent" cookies. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customising the Website based on your preferences on an on-going basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold Personal Information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of Personal Information you have provided at the site. Otherwise our site's server only knows that an unidentified visitor with your cookies has returned to the site.
AbbVie Websites use "Web Beacons" (also known as internet tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, and invisible GIFs). A Web Beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message that is used to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web Beacons tell the Website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. Web Beacons may be placed on online advertisements that bring people to our site and on different pages of our site. Web Beacons provide us with information on how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted; AbbVie does not use Web Beacons to collect Personal Information.