Cookie Policy

Cookie Information for Users

Like most other companies, GlaxoSmithKline uses “cookies” to improve the experience for our website visitors. Cookies are tiny files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on your computer by web page servers. They enable the website owner to distinguish you from other users of the website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable us to access your hard drive. We cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.

The data generated through cookies on GlaxoSmithKline websites can be used for various purposes including the following:

Strictly Necessary:

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and saving items to a shopping basket. Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages. These cookies are used to improve how a website works in future versions.

Functionality:

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as user name, language or region you are in and provide a more enhanced personal experience.

Targeting or Advertising:

These cookies are used to deliver content more relevant to you and your interests.

We don't permit any third parties to advertise on our website but we cannot control advertisers that are allowed by internet service providers to advertise whilst you are browsing on the internet.

GSK's website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for GSK. GSK will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither GSK nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

GlaxoSmithKline is required by law to obtain your consent for all types of cookies that we place other than those that are “Strictly Necessary”. Therefore, GlaxoSmithKline has made it easier for you to manage the different types of cookies that are used on our websites intended for use in the EU by allowing you to choose whether cookies are placed when browsing our website when you begin your visit. However, please be aware that if you use block cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies) you may not be able to access certain functionality or parts of this site.