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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to work. We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form. To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings (Illumina does not control these third party browser sites or their instructions on enabling and disabling cookies; these pages may be updated, modified or removed by the third party browser companies at their own discretion).

Use of cookies by Illumina

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies may be stored on your device and be transmitted again to you when you use the services a second time. By means of cookies, the website records user actions and preferences (such as, for example, the language chosen, the character dimensions, other settings concerning the layout of the site, etc.) so as to avoid that the user has to enter them when returning to the services at a later date or when the user surfs a different page in the context of the services. Cookies are therefore used to log in users, monitor browsing sessions, store information relating to the users who access the services and may contain a unique identification code that makes it possible to track the user's navigation within the services for statistical and technical purposes. Users may download cookies on their devices owned by sites and web servers different from the site that they are actually visiting ("third-party cookies"). Some cookies are necessary for the technical functioning of the services; if you do not accept the latter cookies, some functionalities and features of the site may not be accessible.

Different types of cookies exist, depending on their features and functions, and they might be stored on the users' devices for different timeframes: session cookies are cancelled at the end of each browsing session; persistent cookies may last up to a certain date that has been pre-set by their owner.

On the basis of the law applicable to cookies in the European Union, user consent to the latter is not always mandatory. The user's consent is not necessary for "technical cookies", such as cookies used exclusively with a view of carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service. The latter cookies are indispensable for the proper functioning of the Site and to execute activities specifically requested by the users.

Amongst the technical cookies that do not require an explicit prior consent by the users to be deployed, see the following:

  • "cookie analytics" insofar as they are used directly by the website manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the website,
  • "browsing" or "session cookies" (to log-in to the website),
  • "functional cookies", which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language.

For Profiling cookies, namely those aimed at creating user profiles and used to send advertising messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation, the user's prior consent is necessary.

Types of cookies used by the Services and the possibility to de-activate them

The Site deploys the following cookies, while always offering the possibility to de-activate them, except for third-party cookies, which can be de-activated by the users directly on the owners' websites using the links provided below:

  • Technical browsing or session cookies, strictly necessary for the services' functioning and to provide the users with a service that has been explicitly requested by them;

    WC_timeoffset Used to determine user's time offset.
    authType Used to hold information about user's session.
    search Used by search functionality
    browserunsupported Used to identify if the current browser is supported
    returnUrl Remembers the last page you visited on the site
  • Technical analytics cookies, used by the services' manager to collect aggregate information on the number of visitors and the pattern of visits to the services. Personal information is not collected by this type of cookie. Information is processed in an aggregated and anonymous fashion. The data controller may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the services, track user movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

    __atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is used to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
    s_cc Cookies used by Adobe Analytics. Please click here for more information.
    gpv_ Holds name of previous Illumina page that was viewed
    AMCV_ Used by the Adobe Visitor Service, to de-duplicate visitors that may appear falsely as more than one visitor.
    __utm* Cookies used by Google Analytics. Please click here for more information
    numVType Created by Illumina to identify if a visitor has logged on within the last 1 year period. Used for site functionality and analytics.
    currencyCode Used to determine currency displayed on the site.
    ico Created by Illumina to hold session-based information about a visitor. It can hold number of pages viewed, logged in state, promotional behavior data similar to clickPromo, and anonymous user IDs.
    __cdrop Cookies used by Marketo. Please click here for more information.
    mbox Used by Adobe Target as part of experiential testing or personalisation.
  • Technical functional cookies, which allow users to navigate as a function of certain pre-determined criteria such as language.

    ILMNCountry Records the country based on your location
    ILMNCountryModal Remembers whether the Country Selection modal was displayed.
    ILMNLang Remembers the country you selected as a preference.
    ILMNSupportSystem Remembers user's preference for System to display on Support Home Page
    ILMNGatedForm Used to identify the form submitted by the user
    ILMN_PrefSegment Remembers user's preffered segment on the site
  • Profiling cookie, which allows us to serve relevant content and display promotions based on your interests.

    ILMNPersona Primarily used for profiling for promotional and personalization purposes. Holds an anonymous user ID, currency, systems owned and kits bought at the account level, self-opted interests, and methods.
    clickPromo Stored when a user clicks on a promotional ad within the site.
    clickPromoCTA Works in conjunction with clickPromo for more granular information.

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