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 and other statistics, which creates data that can be used to make improvements to site content and navigation.
- Enabling advertising on third party websites, including following a visit to a Zimmer Biomet website.
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.
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.
In Europe, you may also visit www.youronlinechoices.eu to exercise choices about certain cookies.
In the U.S. you may also visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/ to learn how to pt-out of third party interest-based advertising cookies.
Information about Cookies used on Zimmer Biomet websites
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, _ga, _gid
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.
__gid expires every 24 hours.
These cookies are used on most Zimmer Biomet website(s).
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.
The _gat cookie is used to limit the number of requests.
This cookie expires after 10 minutes.
Zimmer Biomet TV
This cookie allows us to track the user's content audience selection, video likes and authentication status. This cookie is valid for the user session.
This cookie is set automatically upon login and allows Zimmer Biomet TV to remember a user's login state across sessions. This cookie is valid for one month from when it is initially created or reset.