Cookie Policy

 

Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.
A cookie is a small piece of data containing a unique reference which is written to any web-enabled user device (e.g. a computer). Cookies are not viruses - they are plain text items and are not compiled code - so they cannot be executed on, or affect the operation of, the web-enabled device. For more information on cookies go to www.allaboutcookies.org. Boehringer only uses cookies to provide and enhance our services to users.
Any computer, laptop, PDA, mobile, smart phone, tablet and/or other device running a web browser capable of connecting you to the website may be a web-enabled device.
 

How does Boehringer use cookies?

Boehringer only uses cookies to provide websites to you, and where we have received explicit permission from the user. We do not allow the transfer of cookies to third parties nor do we allow third parties to access or read information in our cookies.

Our policy is to be open and honest with you about our use of cookies. Boehringer will never use cookies to serve ads or to store information about your website browsing history.
 

What types of cookies do we use?

'Session cookie', this is a temporary cookie that remains active until you sign-out of the website or the cookie expires due to a period of inactivity. The session cookie is essential for the website to function correctly such as access to a login area of the website.
'Persistent Cookies', these remain on your device for a longer period (how long depends on the lifetime of the specific cookie). The websites may use two persistent cookies which
  1. May be stored on your device after your first login to the website. This cookie contains a unique company identifier and is used to provide site branding and other customisations
  2. May be stored on your device if you choose to have the website remember your username. You can choose this option by selecting the tick box on the member sign-in page. By selecting the tick box you consent to us storing and reading this cookie

'Web beacons', these are small transparent graphical images which are used in the Employee Savings module only. The web beacon is embedded into the supplier webpage and provides us with information about your purchase and the amount of discount you received. This information is used to provide reports to your employer and to help us improve our service to you.
 

Security

To ensure our cookies can only be used by Boehringer we either encrypt the entire cookie or the values inside of it. Only Boehringer is able to decrypt the cookie and read the data which is stored in it. We never store your personal data inside our cookies.
 

Third Parties

Boehringer may embed video or other content into the website, and when you visit a web page with embedded content you may be presented with cookies from that content. Boehringer does not control these cookies and we recommend that you check the third party's own website for information about them.

Video embedded into the website will not play automatically. By clicking on the play button for any embedded video you consent to a flash cookie (if applicable) being stored on your device.