Last Updated: February 8, 2022
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When you visit STERICYCLE-Websites, or view our services online, we or an authorized third party may send you a cookie. Cookies are small text files located in your browser directory that may be placed on your device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that has placed the cookie. Each cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value (usually a unique number). For a more thorough explanation of what cookies are and how they operate, please visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Our STERICYCLE-Websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first-party and third-party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser session. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to our websites.
Clear GIFs (also known as Web Beacons) are typically transparent and very small graphic images (usually 1-pixel x 1-pixel) that are placed on a website, which may be included in our services provided via our STERICYCLE-Websites, and typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.
For additional details about cookies, please refer to the table below:
|Type of Cookie||Explanation of Cookie||Information (Personal Data) Collected by a Cookie|
These cookies are essential for the operation of our STERICYCLE-Websites. They make it possible for you to browse and use our STERICYCLE-Websites. If you disable these cookies, the functionality of the STERICYCLE-Websites will be limited. Example: PHPSESSID
If you delete, or choose not to accept, such necessary cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of the services provided via our STERICYCLE-Websites to their fullest potential.
|These necessary cookies do not process personal data as they do not identify you as an individual.|
|Performance||These cookies help us to understand how you (as a website user) interact with our STERICYCLE-Websites by providing information about which areas are visited, how much time is spent on the website, and about issues that are encountered, such as error messages. This helps us to improve the performance of our STERICYCLE-Websites.
Example: Google Analytics
|All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.|
|Preference||These cookies remember the choices you make such as your username, preferred language, or the region you are in to provide a more personalized online experience. Example: NID
Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less efficient but should not prevent it from working. However, if you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance and functionality of the website and may restrict access to content on the website.
|The information these functionality cookies collect may include personal data that you have provided and disclosed, such as your username or region.|
|Targeted / Advertising||
These targeting / advertising cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you and your interests. They may be used to deliver specific advertising or to restrict or limit the number of instances you see an advertisement. They also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on the STERICYCLE-Websites or third-party websites.
We may use these cookies to remember websites you have visited, and we may share this information with other parties, including advertisers. Example: Facebook Website Custom Audience
|These cookies usually track you via your IP address and may collect some personal data about you.|
Furthermore, your web browser may provide you with some options regarding cookies. For more detailed information about how to disable or administer your cookie settings in your web browser, please refer to the applicable page for the browser you are using:
You can withdraw your consent to allow for cookies, change your browser settings, and delete the cookies already stored on your computer at any time. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of the services provided via our STERICYCLE-Websites to their fullest potential.
You can turn off certain third-party targeting/advertising cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1
You can delete cookies on your device and/or you may change the cookie settings of your browser or device. Please check your browser settings for more information. You may also be able to avoid certain cookies by configuring your browser settings or opting out directly with the party that operates and controls the cookie. Please check your browser settings for more information. Please note that some parts of our STERICYCLE-Websites and other webpages and mobile apps will not function correctly if you disable cookies.