Cookie Policy

 

Why do AbbVie Web Sites use "cookies" and other tracking technologies?

A "cookie" is a file that our Web Server may send to your computer when you access an AbbVie Web Site. This file is then stored on your computer. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on an AbbVie Web Site, AbbVie may use cookies and certain other technologies to allow that Web Site to "remember" your personal preferences, such as sections of that Web site that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID.


Passive information collection technologies can make your use of AbbVie Web Sites easier by allowing AbbVie to provide better service, customise sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyse trends, and otherwise administer and improve AbbVie Web Sites. Certain features of AbbVie Web Sites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies.


You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.


What types of cookies and other tracking technologies do AbbVie Web Sites use?

AbbVie Web Sites 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 web sites, 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 Web Sites 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 web site visitors find most valuable, and customising the Web Site based on your preferences on an on-going basis. Persistent cookies placed by this site on your computer may hold personally identifiable information, but only if you have registered or have otherwise consented to the retention of personally identifiable 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 Web Sites 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 Web Site 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.


What choices do I have about AbbVie's use of cookies and other tracking technologies?

The specific choices you are provided with concerning AbbVie's use of cookies and other tracking technologies vary by Web Site.
On some AbbVie Web Sites, you may be asked to consent to the use cookies and/or other tracking technologies on that Web Site. Cookies that are necessary to the operation of the site will continue to function regardless of whether you have provided consent. Other types of cookies and tracking technologies will be turned off until you provide consent. As a result, the functionality of the site may be reduced until you choose to provide consent.


On some AbbVie Web Sites, you may be provided with preference questions or boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want that Web Site to use cookies or other tracking technologies that are not necessary to the operation of the Web Site. If you choose to exercise this opt-out option, the functionality of the Web Site may be reduced as a result.


Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Please refer to the information provided by your Internet browser for instructions on how to do so (generally found under a "Help" menu).


How can I contact AbbVie?

If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from an AbbVie business or a particular AbbVie programme, please contact us by clicking on the "Contact" link on the Web site you are visiting. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:
Attn: Data Protection Officer
AbbVie Ltd
Vanwall Business Park

Vanwall Road

Maidenhead

Berks

SL6 4UB


In all communications to AbbVie, please include the e-mail address used for registration (if applicable), the Web site address or the specific AbbVie programme to which you provided personal information (e.g. AbbVie.com, etc.), and a detailed explanation of your request.


If you would like to delete, amend or correct your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put "Deletion Request" or "Amendment/Correction Request", as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.


How will I know whether AbbVie has updated this policy?

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, AbbVie reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes and good business practices.


If AbbVie changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and we will notify you of such changes by updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy.