Cookie policy

Welcome

Welcome to www.esi-online.de which is owned by Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH 2016. This Cookie Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding the collection of information from you when visiting our website through Cookies and other tracking technologies.

Overview of Cookie Consent Rules

EU law requires organizations placing cookies through websites onto visitors’ computers to obtain their “consent” after providing clear and comprehensive information about how cookies are used on the websites. In order to comply with this, we have taken four steps:

  1. Identified cookies and other tracking technologies served through this website, the purposes they fulfill, and related information such as their expiry and whether they are first or third party cookies.
  2. Assessed the intrusiveness of these cookies on visitors’ expectations of Privacy, based on the information collected in (i) above.
  3. Provided ‘clear and comprehensive’ information about website cookies with the appropriate level of disclosure corresponding with the intrusiveness of each cookie.
  4. Decided on an appropriate strategy for obtaining consent for website cookies, taking into account their use and intrusiveness. Certain types of cookie may qualify for legal exemptions and, where this is the case, consent will not be required for these cookies.

Consent Strategies Used on This Website

European standards for obtaining consent to use cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as tracking pixels and website scripts) ("Cookies") continue to evolve and while prior, express consent strategies (or 'opt-in' strategies) represent the most legally robust solution for obtaining consent, they can impair visitor experience and adversely impact legitimate website data collection.

As an alternative, implied consent strategies enable us to infer consent where visitors do not refuse Cookies (or 'opt-out'), after providing prominent Cookie disclosures and simple, readily-available Cookie controls at a granular level. This enables visitors to accept the Cookies they are happy to receive them and to refuse those they do not accept.

The consent strategy that is appropriate for any given type of Cookie will depend on the intrusiveness of that Cookie, taking into account:

  • who serves the Cookie (i.e. a first or third party)
  • what data the Cookie collects
  • what purposes it fulfils
  • how long it endures
  • nature of the website through which it is served.

For Cookies requiring consent, we follow a three-tiered approach for obtaining visitor consent:

  • for Cookies of low intrusiveness: we make enhanced disclosures in the Cookie policy and provide an easy means to opt out of Cookies, and infer visitors' consent where they do not refuse Cookies
  • for Cookies of medium intrusiveness: we use the same strategy as for low intrusiveness Cookies and also make contextual disclosures about Cookie use at appropriate points on the websites (e.g. making Cookie disclosures around targeted adverts or other website functionality reliant on these Cookies)
  • for Cookies of high intrusiveness: we will implement a prior consent strategy (for example, the use of a banner / pop-up requiring visitors to consent to these Cookies before they are served).

Implied consent for most Cookies: With only a few exceptions, the great majority of Cookies deployed through this websites are of low to medium intrusiveness only.

Cookie disclosures by type, rather than by identity: Given the substantial number of Cookies served through websites, the assessment in Annex A does not disclose and assess the intrusiveness of each Cookie individually. Instead, it groups Cookies by category (for example, 'advertising cookies', 'analytics cookies' and so on) and assesses the intrusiveness of each category, taking into account the specific features of the Cookies that are within that category. This enables Cookie disclosures that are simpler and clearer for consumers to understand.

NOTE: An assessment of the Cookie types served through this website appears in Annex A and provides information about its purpose(s), expiry and information on refusing the Cookies in “How to Block.”

Links to Other Web Sites

This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that we do not control the Cookies / tracking technologies of other websites and this Cookie Policy does not apply to those websites.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Cookie Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us as follows:

Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH,
Legally operating Data Privacy Officer
Hummelsbütteler Steindamm 71
D-22851 Norderstedt

Changes to This Cookie Policy

If this Cookie Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. This Cookie Policy was last updated: November 27th, 2013.

Annex A: Types of Cookies used on this Website

Cookies served by J&J

Cookies necessary for essential website purposes and functions

  • Source: Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH 2016
  • Purpose: These cookies are strictly necessary for the proper operation of our site. They allow us to ensure the security and efficient delivery of our site..
  • Expiry: The cookie we set for this purpose is automatically removed from your device one month after you last visited our website.
  • How to block: You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies. As the means vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's Help menu for more information.

Website enhancement cookies

  • Source: Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH 2016
  • Purpose: These cookies help enhance the performance and usability of our website. For example, they may allow us to detect whether your browser can run small website programs (called 'scripts') that provide additional website functionality or enable us to remember any website preferences you set (such as font size or language preferences).
  • Expiry: The cookie we set for this purpose is automatically removed from your device once you close your browser.
  • How to block: You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse these cookies. As the means vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's Help menu for more information.

Cookies and other tracking technologies served by J&J service providers and other companies

Analytics cookies and technologies

  • Source: Google Analytics
  • Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
  • Expiry: Some of the cookies set for this purpose are automatically removed from your device once you close your browser. Others may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.
  • How to block: You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Advertising cookies and technologies

  • Source: AppNexus
  • Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website in order to provide them with advertising that is better tailored to their interests on our site and/or on other websites.
  • Expiry: Some of the cookies set for this purpose may last for a period of up to 12 months from your last visit to our site.
  • How to block: You can opt out of tracking by AppNexus by visiting: http://www.appnexus.com/platform-policy#choices

Content sharing cookies and technologies

  • Source: AddThis
  • Purpose: These cookies and technologies enable you to share pages and content that interests you on our site through third party social networking or other websites. The companies that serve these cookies and technologies may share your information with third parties and/or use your information to serve targeted advertising to you on other websites. Some of the cookies set for this purpose may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.
  • Expiry: Some of the cookies set for this purpose may last for a period of up to 24 months from your last visit to our site.
  • How to block: You can opt out of tracking by AddThis by visiting: http://www.addthis.com/advertising-choices

Website functionality cookies and technologies

  • Source: YouTube
  • Purpose: These cookies are used to provide functionality on our website that is supplied by third parties. Without these cookies, certain website functionality will be unavailable to our visitors. The data collected by our service providers for this purpose may be shared on an anonymised basis with third parties, and may be used for targeted advertising purposes.
  • Expiry: YouTube uses Adobe Flash files (or "Flash cookies") for this purpose. These are stored indefinitely on your device, but can be removed by following the instructions for blocking. Other cookies set by YouTube for this purpose may last for a period of up to 8 months from your last visit to our site.
  • How to block: You can choose to accept or refuse Flash cookies by visiting Adobe's web settings manager at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.You can opt out of trackingby YouTube by visiting: http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/ads/preferences

Security cookies

  • Source: McAfee
  • Purpose: These cookies are used to improve the security of our site and to protect our site against malicious visitor activity. The data collected by our service providers for this purpose may be shared on an anonymised basis with third parties, and may be used for targeted advertising purposes.
  • Expiry: McAfee uses Adobe Flash files (or "Flash cookies") for this purpose. These are stored indefinitely on your device, but can be removed by following the instructions to block.
  • How to block: You can choose to accept or refuse Flash cookies by visiting Adobe's web settings manager at: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html. Alternatively, to learn more about McAfee's data collection practices by visiting: http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/legal/privacy.aspx