How cookies are used by Life Technologies

Life Technologies’ websites and online services may use “cookies”. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we put on our computer if you agree. Cookies enable you to use shopping baskets and to personalize your experience on our sites, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, help us measure the effectiveness of ads and web searches, and give us insights into user behavior so we can improve our communications, products and services.

If you want to disable cookies in your browser, check our browser specific information to find out how to disable cookies.

Because cookies are used throughout our websites, disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts and features of the sites.

We use the following categories on our websites and other online services:
Strictly Necessary Cookies | Performance Cookies | Functionality Cookies

Category 1 — Strictly Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to determine the number of unique users of the site or provide certain features, such as log in, cart, checkout and electronic billing.

 

Category 2 — Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites — for instance, which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimise our websites and make them easier for you to navigate. These cookies are also used to let Life Technologies Affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate and if your visit resulted in the use or purchase of a product or service from us, including details of the product or service purchased. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

 

Category 3 — Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make while browsing. For example, they may be used to keep track of what featured products or videos have been viewed to avoid repetition. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the Life Technologies Homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).