What exactly are cookies?
Are cookies bad?
There is no absolute answer to this question. It depends which website data the cookies store or don't store and for what this information is ultimately used. You can think of cookies as a tool, for example a hammer or saw. In principle they are intended to be helpful, but they can also be put to negative use. Therefore it is worth differentiating and deciding which cookies are necessary and important for you personally, and which should not be saved. You should then adjust the cookie settings on your end device accordingly.
What are cookies actually needed for?
Cookies are supposed to make the user's visit to a website easier and more user-friendly. For example, with online shopping they allow the website to "remember" which products you had in your basket when you call up the page again, or they ensure your preferred layout and font size are automatically displayed.
However, not all cookies are useful and exclusively for the benefit of the user. For example, tracking cookies are used to monitor your behavior on websites and to place advertising accordingly, or to make websites more user-friendly. It is therefore important to think about which cookies you should allow and which you should refuse. To make this decision, it is helpful to know what types of cookie there are.
What types of cookie are there?
- Functional cookies are cookies that are absolutely necessary for essential functions of the website to work. Without these the website cannot be used as intended. Among other things, they ensure provision of the correct functionality when a page is changed from http to https and therefore that increased security requirements are met. These cookies collect anonymised information (no link to your identity can therefore be made) and they cannot monitor your movements on other websites. They are only stored for the duration of the session and therefore belong to the session cookies category. Your consent to the use of these cookies is not required.
- First-party cookies are, according to the legal definition, cookies that are not absolutely necessary for the use of a website. They do, however, perform important tasks that improve your browsing experience. For example, these cookies ensure that your chosen settings, such as language selection, are saved. The information they contain are only of use for the particular website.
- Performance cookies are cookies that collect information about the way a website is used by the visitor, namely, which page a user calls up most often and whether error messages are displayed. These cookies do not store any other information. They are used simply to increase user-friendliness and to tailor websites more specifically to the individual user. This information is also stored only in anonymised form.
- If third-party content is integrated in a website, the third-party provider can apply cookies even when you are not directly using its website. These cookies are called third-party cookies. These cookies can be used by the third party to store information about you as a user and to identify you when you visit its own website, in order to present you with a website tailored to you. This is possible for example if a YouTube video is embedded in a website.
- If cookies are used for marketing purposes, these are called marketing cookies. They are used to present the user with advertising that is relevant and tailored to him or her. They are also used to determine how often an advert appears and the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Where can I define my cookie settings?
You can stop cookies from being stored on your end device by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, if you do refuse all cookies, this can result in the functional limitation of certain websites.
Which cookies are used on the B. Braun website?
|JSESSIONID (session)||Preserves users states across page requests.||Essential Cookie|
|sat_track (session)||Saves the consent status of the user for cookies on the website.||Essential Cookie|
|test (session)||Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.||Essential Cookie|
|contentprotection (session)||Records whether a website visitor has logged into DocCheck. DocCheck is an authentication service used to make certain information under the German Law on Advertising in the Health Care Sector accessible only to specialist medical personnel. If a user is logged into DocCheck, they can view all information on the website which is protected by DocCheck.||Essential Cookie|
|saml_request_path (1 day)||Saves the login status for My B. Braun in order to allow single sign on to applications.||Essential Cookie|
|affinity (session)||Ensures that the user always stays on the same instance of the system during a session, ensuring a consistent user experience.||Essential cookie|
s_vi (2 years)
s_fid (2 years)
demdex (179 days)
|AMCV_# (2 years)
|Adobe Marketing Cloud uses a cookie to store a visitor ID that is used across Marketing Cloud Solutions.||
|facebookOptoutCookie||Deactivation of Facebook conversion tracking||Marketing Cookie|
|linkedinOptoutCookie||Deactivation of LinkedIn Insights conversion tracking||Marketing Cookie|
|everest_g_v2 (2 years)
ev_sync_dd (2 years)
|Used for targeted ads and to document efficacy of each individual ad.||Marketing Cookie|
|_lfuuid (2 years)||This third party cookie allows the website to track visitor behavior on the sites on which the cookie is installed. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies himself by submitting a form.||Marketing Cookie|
We have concluded a contract with Adobe for the contract data processing and implement the strict stipulations of the German data protection authorities in full when using Adobe Analytics.
Social Media Plugins.
Within the Internet presence of B. Braun it may occur that contents of third parties are used (so-called “plugins”). These can appear in the form of YouTube videos, RSS-Feeds or graphics of other websites or also by social media pushbuttons, such as for example the share button of Facebook.
If you are on a website of B. Braun, on which contents of third parties are integrated, under certain circumstances a connection will be set up with the respective social network. The content of the pushbuttons may be transmitted to your browser and be integrated into the website.
This means that the respective provider always receives the information that you have called the B. Braun website. It is not relevant in this case whether you are a member of a social network or are not logged into such a network. Furthermore, irrespective whether you actually act with the integrated content, information will be automatically collected by the social network. The following data can be transmitted hereby: IP address, browser information and operating systems, screen resolution, installed browser plugins (e.g. Adobe Flash Player), origin of the visitor (if you have followed a link) and the URL of the current website.
If you are logged into one of the social networks during the use of the website of B. Braun, under certain circumstances the information about the call of the website will be linked with your member data and saved. If you are a member of a social network and do not want this data to be transmitted you must logout of the social network before visiting the B. Braun website.
You additionally have the possibility to block social media plugins by add-ons in your browser and therefore to prevent a data transmission.
Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on our websites, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo on our website. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate the visit to our websites to your Facebook user account please logout of your Facebook user account.
You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings.
Manage your cookie settings
You can individually manage your cookie settings for this website: