Cookie information for users

Like most other companies, Amgen uses “cookies” to improve the user experience for our website visitors. Cookies are tiny files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on your computer or mobile device by web page servers. They enable Amgen to distinguish you from other users of our websites. Cookies do not enable Amgen to access or read any information on your hard drive – even if cookies are stored there.

Cookies may be associated with identifiable information you have provided while registering for an Amgen online service or while logged in, such as your email address when subscribing to an Amgen newsletter. This helps us provide you with a more personalized user experience, e.g. to enable us to deliver content relevant to your interests.

Cookies may also be deployed on behalf of Amgen by partners who provide services on our websites in accordance with our Privacy Statement.

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

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: These technical cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the websites. These technical cookies are only temporarily stored while you are using our websites and are deleted from your device once you close your browser functionality.
  • Functional Cookies: These personalization cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make such as user name, language or region you are in and provide a more enhanced personal experience. These cookies will expire in one year.
  • Performance Cookies: These analysis cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages. These cookies are used to improve the functionality of our websites.
  • Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by social media services that have been added to our websites to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

Consent: Unless you provide your explicit consent, we only utilize Strictly Necessary Cookies.

Other types of cookies (Functional Cookies, Performance Cookies and Social Media Cookies) will only be enabled if you opt-in using the cookie banner interface (cookie declaration) provided on each of our websites. The cookie banner (cookie declaration) provides additional information about each cookie including the cookie name, provider, purpose, expiration and type (e.g., pixel, HTTP). You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the cookie banner on our websites.

We do not provide any user contact information to advertisers nor do we permit any third parties to advertise on our website. We do not control any advertisers allowed by internet service providers who advertise while you browse the internet.

In some instances, we may also include web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs) and other technologies in our online services or newsletters. A web beacon is a graphic on a website or in a newsletter which is used to understand whether emails are opened or links in the emails are clicked. This technology helps us improve the content and relevancy of our newsletters for our recipients.

Google Analytics: If you choose to enable Google Analytics within Performance Cookies, please note the following: Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the United States, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We enabled restricted data processing offered by Google to minimize the collection of information – for further details see https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the United States.

You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents Cookie settings, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie. Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use and in the Google Privacy Policy.

Using your browser: You also can prevent tracking via cookies (do not track, tracking protection list) and reject the storage of third-party cookies in your browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

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