Zimmer Biomet Cookie Policy

When you visit a Zimmer Biomet website, one or more cookies may be set on your device to improve your user experience when browsing a Zimmer Biomet website. Please read the following information about cookies and how we use them.

When you visit a website, your web browser sends a request message to the website, which then sends a response, usually in the form of a file that is read by the browser. In such interactions, the website cannot distinguish one browser's request from another. If you want your browser to be recognized and individualized, so to speak, so that you can, for example, continue to receive content that is delivered according to your submitted preferences without needing to resubmit them every time you visit another page on the website, then the website must be able to identify your browser every time it makes a request. Therefore, when you visit most websites, your browser will, at the request of the website, create a small text file called a cookie and save it on your device. The file contains information (typically a random number) that uniquely identifies your browser on your device. This cookie will then serve as a signal the next time you visit the website that sent the cookie to ensure that "you," that is, your browser, is recognized as a previous visitor with particular preferences.

Common uses for cookies include:

  • Identifying visitors who have signed into a protected website, which enables them to visit multiple pages without being required to submit a user name and password for every page;
  • Keeping track of visitors' preferences regarding the content they would like to see and the format in which they would like to view it so they don't need to resubmit the preferences every time they visit the site;
  • Keeping track of which pages visitors’ request, which creates data that can be used to make improvements to site content and navigation.

On the Zimmer Biomet websites we use first party cookies (cookies set directly by us to your device) as well as cookies served by third parties.  Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

Information about Cookies used on Zimmer Biomet websites

Type of cookie

Source

What these cookies do

How to exercise your cookie choices

BIOMETDEFAULT

Zimmer Biomet

When a user first visits the home page of the global Zimmer Biomet website (www.zimmerbiomet.com), the address of the user's device is checked to determine the country in which it is located. The website then creates this cookie on the user's device with a value containing the URL of the home page for the determined country, and then displays that country's Zimmer Biomet page. On subsequent visits to www.zimmerbiomet.com, the website will check for the existence of this cookie, and if found, will display the page indicated by the URL found in the cookie. This makes it possible for users to be sent directly to their country's site without needing to navigate through several pages to find the content for their country.

This cookie expires 180 days from when it is initially created or reset.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

  CFID and CFTOKEN

Zimmer Biomet

These cookies are used to identify a specific visitor so that requests sent by the visitor's browser can be distinguished from requests sent by others. This makes it possible for the website to deliver content, such as the information delivered during a product purchasing process that was created by or for one specific visitor.  These cookies are used in the following Zimmer Biomet website(s)

These cookies expire 30 years from when they are initially created or reset.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

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Google Analytics

These cookies enable us to determine the number of unique visitors (defined as a specific browser on a specific computer) that visit the Zimmer Biomet websites.

__utmb and __utmc are used in conjunction.

__utma and _ga expire two years from when it is initially created or reset, whereas __utmb and __utmc last 30 minutes from when they are initially created or reset.

These cookies are used on most Zimmer Biomet website(s).

Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics is available here

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Google Analytics

This cookie enables us to determine what page a browser was on immediately before visiting each page on our websites. This helps us to gauge the effectiveness of links in helping users find the information they seek.

This cookie is used on most Zimmer Biomet website(s).

This cookie expires six months from when it is initially created or reset.

Information on how to opt out of Google Analytics is available here

 

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s_fid

s_sq

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Adobe Analytics

Adobe

Adobe Analytics provides anonymous statistical information for us. It helps us understand how many page views we have, how many users we have, what browsers they are using and, in some cases, in which country, city or region they are located.

 

 

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This cookie determines whether cookies are enabled in your browser.

s_fid 
This cookie is a 'fallback' visitor identifier where the s_vi cookie normally used for this purpose is blocked. It contains a randomly generated, unique id.

s_sq 
It is stores information about the previous link clicked within the site.

s_vi 
This cookie is used to identify unique visitors, with an ID and timestamp.




Information on how to opt-out is available  here:  http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html  

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AddThis

We include a feature on some of our websites provided by AddThis that enables visitors to share a page via Facebook, Twitter, email, and other media. This cookie may use non-personally information collected during your visits to these websites in order for other sites to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you.

This cookie is used on most Zimmer Biomet websites.

This cookie expires two years from when it is initially created or reset.

Information on how to opt-out is available here.

LtpaToken2

Zimmer Biomet

This cookie typically has a 2 hour timeframe on the server, but that is configurable.  It will remain on the browser until removed or superseded in an action taken by WebSphere (e.g. Explicit and implicit logout)

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

JSESSIONID

Zimmer Biomet

This cookie is used by WebSphere Application Server (and other Java Web App environments) as a reference to a server side session context.  This allows the application server to store and keep track of site visitor information for the duration of the interaction.  This cookie typically has a 15 or 30 minute inactivity expiration.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

WASReqURL

Zimmer Biomet

This cookie used to hold ephemeral URL across multiple redirects during WebSphere Portal login processing.  It is removed by the system after authentication is complete.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

Zb-pref-country

 

Zimmer Biomet

This cookie is used to improve your Zimmer Biomet user experience by ensuring that you view the appropriate Zimmer Biomet country website.

 

This cookie expires three years from when it is initially created or reset.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

Zb-pref-lang

 

Zimmer Biomet

This cookie is used to improve your Zimmer Biomet user experience by ensuring that you view the most appropriate language version of the website.

 

This cookie expires three years from when it is initially created or reset.

You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings however if you choose to do so, then you will not be able to use the full functionality of the website(s).

You can disable the use of cookies including those used on our websites by turning off the cookie function on your browser.  However, some portions of our websites will not work properly if you choose to do so.  For example, if you choose to purchase something through one of our websites or put in a password to access a restricted area, you will not be able to do so unless the website can authenticate you through cookies.

For further information about cookies including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

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