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Cookie Policy

Last updated February 10, 2020


Welcome to which is owned by LifeScan Institute, LLC. 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 EU 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 (See Cookie Settings Panel).
  4. Used 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 (Consult the Cookie Settings Panel). This enables visitors to accept or refuse cookies used on the website.

The appropriate consent strategy will depend on the intrusiveness of the cookie, taking into account:

  • who serves the cookie (i.e. a first or third party) what data the cookie collects
  • what purposes it fulfill
  • show long it endures
  • nature of the website through which it is served
For cookies requiring consent, we follow a three-tiered approach:
  • 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 relies on these cookies)
  • for cookies of high intrusiveness: we 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: 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, cookies are grouped by category (for example, 'advertising cookies', 'analytics cookies'). This enables cookie disclosures that are simpler and clearer for consumers to understand.

Note: The Cookie Settings Panel provides information about purpose(s), expiry and links to refuse cookies.

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:

LifeScan Institute, LLC

20 Valley Stream Parkway

Malvern, PA 19355

United States

Cookie disclosures by type, rather than by identityGiven the substantial number of Cookies served through websites, cookies are grouped by category (for example, 'advertising cookies', 'analytics cookies'). This enables cookie disclosures that are simpler and clearer for consumers to understand.

Changes to This Cookie Policy

If this Cookie Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Last updated February 10, 2020.

Annex A: Types of Cookies Used on This Website

Type of Cookie Source Purpose Expiry How to Block
Cookies served by LifeScan Institute, LLC
Cookies necessary for essential website purposes and functions - SSESSd96ba27d2656ed672b879777f19bcfa9, JSESSIONID, TS01f5bb61,CASTGC &TS01e0dd4d LifeScan Institute, LLC 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. The cookie we set for this purpose is automatically removed from your device one month after you last visited our website 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 LifeScan Institute, LLC service providers and other companies
Website functionality cookies and technologies - VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC YouTube 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 anonymized basis with third parties, and may be used for targeted advertising purposes. 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. You can choose to accept or refuse Flash cookies by visiting Adobe's web settings manager at: . You can opt out of tracking by YouTube by visiting: .