Website “Cookies” Notice and Disclosure Statement

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a website user’s device while the user is browsing the website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting the website know about your previous activity on the site so that your use of the site is more efficient and enjoyable, remembering your preferences, allowing you to navigate through the site, and authenticating you if you have registered on the site or if you seek to make a purchase through the site.  Cookies can also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The use of cookies does not harm your computer in any way, and they are usually automatically deleted after a certain period of time, such as six months.  You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Does Zimmer Biomet use cookies on its websites?

Yes.  Like virtually all websites, we use cookies on our sites. This allows us to identify that the same user has returned to our site, how many users visited our site, the pages that were accessed, and whether there were any technical problems in loading pages or navigating through our site.  By collecting this information, we learn what parts of our sites are the most interesting or valuable to our users, and can monitor overall interest in our websites.  It also lets us identify technical problems with our site so we can correct them right away.  This, in turn, helps us ensure that our websites are working properly and allows us to improve our offerings for our visitors.

Am I required to accept cookies to use this website?

No.  You can disable the use of cookies including those used on our website by turning off the cookie function on your browser. However, some portions of our site as well as most other sites, will not work properly if you choose to do so.  For example, if you choose to purchase something through our site or put in a password to access a restricted area, you will not be able to do so unless the website can authenticate you through cookies.

What are the types of cookies that websites use?

There are three general categories of cookies that are used on our websites:

Strictly necessary (or essential) cookies.  These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as services you have asked for.  Without these cookies, those services would not be available to you. This includes, for example, browsing as a registered user, accessing secure areas of the site, or making a purchase through the site. Like all public websites, our site uses strictly necessary cookies.

Performance cookies.  These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as the pages that users view most often, and whether they receive error messages from web pages.  These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information that is collected is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.  Like virtually all websites, we use performance cookies on our sites.

Functionality cookies.  These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in).  This, in turn, allow the site to provide enhanced, more personal features for you, which allows you to have a better experience while using the site.  The information these cookies collect is generally anonymized and does not include your browsing activity on other websites.  Like virtually all websites, we use functionality cookies on our sites.

What happens if I permit cookies on my browser?

Unless you disable such technologies, by using our website and online services, you agree that we can place cookies and related technologies on your device.

What are web beacons?

Certain pages on our site may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). We use web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.

How do I opt-out (withdraw consent) to use cookies or similar web technologies?

You may opt out of our use of cookies in two ways.

First, you can set your web browser to prevent the use of cookies.  If so, you can still browse our site but may not be able to use many of its features.  

Second, you can click the opt-out link below, to prevent our use of non-essential cookies and related technologies.  You may also withdraw your consent for the web beacons used by this site by clicking the button below. Please note that many features of our websites depend on these technologies to deliver content or enhance presentation, and removing these cookies may result in reduced functionality and diminished experience. Withdrawing your consent for these cookies disables them so they no longer perform the functions disclosed above. Please note that the disabled code for these cookies will still be present on your computer or other device and the cookies will be listed in your browser, unless you also remove them from your browser using your browser settings; instructions may be found at www.aboutcookies.org.

Does Zimmer permit third parties to install cookies or similar web technologies on its websites?

As a general rule, we do not permit any third parties (such as advertisers) to install cookies on our websites or engage in behavioral advertising.  However, on some of our websites, such as our social networking pages, it is possible that individuals have uploaded third party content, such as videos from YouTube or elsewhere, or embedded content and sharing tools from other third party sites. Since we do not control the dissemination of cookies by any sites that are not owned or operated by Zimmer, you should check the relevant third party website(s) for more information about these cookies, and whether and how you may opt out of receiving them. Generally speaking, however, you may disable third party cookies by adjusting your browser settings.  Instructions may be found at www.aboutcookies.org.