Cookie Information

What exactly are cookies?

A cookie is a text file that stores information for a limited time. Most websites use cookies. These are automatically downloaded and saved by your browser the first time you visit a website. A cookie contains at least two components, the name and value of the file. The cookie generally has a self-destruct date, which is defined according to the desired lifespan of the cookie. A distinction is hereby made between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted immediately, at the end of the browsing session. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer for the duration of the lifespan defined for the cookie. They are only deleted at the end of a specified period of time. These cookies remember your preferred settings when you revisit the website.

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?

Most websites contain a notice about the use of cookies. You yourself are also able to adjust your cookie permissions more in line with your wishes in your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to accept or delete all cookies or only allow certain types of cookies.

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?

Name (Expires) Description Category
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_cc (session)
s_sq (session)
s_vi (2 years)
s_fid (2 years)
demdex (179 days)
Adobe Analytics uses cookies to differentiate requests from different browsers and to store helpful information that an application can help us to continually develop our website in line with your interests. In particular, Analytics uses cookies to anonymously define new visitors, help analyze clickstream data, and track historical activity on the website. Performance/Tracking Cookie
AMCV_# (2 years)
AMCVS_#AdobeOrg (session)
Adobe Marketing Cloud uses a cookie to store a visitor ID that is used across Marketing Cloud Solutions.

Performance/Tracking Cookie

Marketing Cookie 

mbox. (1 day) Target uses cookies to give website operators the ability to test which online content and offers are more relevant to visitors. Marketing Cookie
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

Webanalytics Cookies

Adobe Analytics, a web analysis service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"), is used on this website. Adobe Analytics uses cookies. If the information regarding use of the website that is generated by the cookie is transmitted to an Adobe server, then the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geolocalization and replaced by a generic IP address before saving. Adobe utilizes this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate usage of this website by the user, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to perform additional services connected with use of the website and the Internet in respect of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Adobe Analytics is not combined with other data from Adobe. You can prevent the saving of cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software. Note that in this case, you may not be able to fully utilize all functions of this website. You can furthermore prevent the entry of the data generated by the cookie and referring to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Adobe as well as the processing of these data by Adobe by downloading and installing the available browser here

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.

B. Braun has no influence on the scope of the data that is collected by the social networks. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network below specified regarding the type, scope and purpose of the data collection, information about the further processing of the data as well as your rights in this respect and setting possibilities for the protection of your privacy.

You additionally have the possibility to block social media plugins by add-ons in your browser and therefore to prevent a data transmission.

Facebook Plugins.

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 visit our websites a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. This way Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. Facebook can hereby allocate the visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the websites neither receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Facebook. You can find further information in this respect in the privacy policy of Facebook 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.

Twitter Plugins.

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated onto our websites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function the websites visited by you are linked with your Twitter account and announced to other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter hereby. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the websites neither receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data, nor their use by Twitter. You can find further information in this respect in the privacy policy of Twitter.

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings.

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