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Cookies

What is a cookie

We use cookies on our website.  A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that is downloaded on your device's storage mechanism when you access a webpage on the website, and that can subsequently be accessed by our web servers. 

Cookies can be installed by Bausch or a third party:

  • First-party cookies are installed and managed by Bausch. They are specific to the Bausch website which you visit.
  • Third-party cookies are installed and managed by a third party. They are installed during your visit to a Bausch website and allow certain information to be sent to third parties upon your return to the Bausch website.

Cookies can be temporary or persistent:

  • Temporary or session cookies are temporarily stored in your computer or mobile device. As soon as you close your browser, these cookies are automatically deleted.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your device for a longer time, even after you close your browser. They remain on your device until the expiration data is reached and then a new version of the cookie is installed or sometimes, or until you delete them manually. They make it possible to recognize you during a subsequent visit to the website.

The duration depends on the purpose for which certain types of cookies are installed in your computer. For example, a session cookie may be used to allow visitors to be recognized within a set of webpages, so that any choices or data selection made by that user are remembered from page to page.

Cookies can be described based on their function and intended purposes. Some cookies are considered essential to your navigation, while others are performance-measuring cookies. You can also have cookies of a functional nature, of cookies that collect data for marketing purposes.

Strictly Necessary Cookies : These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

Performance Cookies : These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies : These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies : These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies : These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

When you visit our websites, you may be presented with a cookie-setting banner that allows you learn more about what types of cookies we use, the purpose they serve, their lifespan, and their provenance, to manage the settings and accept or deny the cookies. It is legally permitted to store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of the website, but for all other types of cookies we need your permission to do so. On Bausch websites, you have the option to consent to the use of cookies while visiting the website for the first time when a cookie banner will be shown  or manage these settings anytime later by clicking the Cookie Settings link in the footer of the website. These cookie settings give you the option of accepting or denying your consent to every category of cookies (with the exception of the necessary cookies which are always active).  

 

Our Web servers may passively collect data through the use of cookies and other means on your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of websites from which you link to our Web Site, the computer technology you are using and your movements and preferences on our Web Site. We may also use such cookies to collect information in connection with future visits to the Web Site (such as to remember username and password), to recognize you as a previous visitor, and to track your activity on the Web Site.

This information is not used to personally identify you but help us to understand how visitors are interacting with our Web Site. These statistics contain no Personal Information and are only used by our technical support staff and marketing teams for purposes of Web Site administration. We reserve the right to use other technologies such as Internet tags, web beacons, and navigational data collection tools. We may combine data gathered through cookies and other tracking technologies with Personal Information, although when we do, we treat all such data as Personal Information for purposes of this Privacy Policy.

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