Cookies Notice effective as of
Nov 4, 2015
More information about cookies
Mindray aims to make your online experience and interaction with our websites as
informative, relevant and supportive as possible. One way of achieving this is to
site on your computer. We feel that it is very important that you know what cookies
our website uses and for what purposes. This will help protect your privacy, while
ensuring our website's user-friendliness as much as possible. Below you can read
more about the cookies used by and via our website and the purposes for which they
- What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer's hard disk when you
visit certain websites. At Mindray we may use similar techniques, such as pixels,
web beacons etc. For consistency's sake, all these techniques combined will be named
- Why are these cookies used
Cookies may be used for many different purposes. For example, cookies can be used
to show that you have visited our website before and to identify which parts of
the site you might be most interested in. Cookies can also improve your online experience
by storing your preferences during your visit to our website.
- Cookies from third parties
Third parties (external to Mindray) may also store cookies on your computer during
your visit to Mindray websites. These indirect cookies are similar to direct cookies
but come from a different domain (non-Mindray) to the one you are visiting.
Do Not Track Signals
Mindray takes privacy and security very seriously, and strives to put our website
users first in all aspects of our business. Mindray utilises cookies to help you
to get the most out of the Mindray websites.
Please be aware that Mindray currently does not make use of a technical solution
that would enable us to respond to your browser's 'Do Not Track' signals. In order
to manage your cookie preferences, however, you may alter the cookie settings in
your browser settings at any time. You may accept all, or certain, cookies. If you
do disable our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections
of our website(s) will not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging
in or making online purchases.
You can find further information on how to alter your cookie settings for the browser
that you use from the following list:
On the Mindray pages, Flash cookies may also be used. Flash cookies may be removed
by managing your Flash Player settings. Depending on the version of Internet Explorer
(or other browser) and media player you use, you may be able to manage Flash cookies
with your browser. You may manage Flash Cookies by visiting
Adobe's website. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies
may affect the features available to you.
Further information about the type of cookies used on Mindray sites
Cookies that ensure that the website functions properly
These cookies are necessary to make it possible to surf the Mindray website(s) and
use the website's functions, such as accessing protected areas of the website. Without
these cookies, such functions, including shopping baskets and electronic payment,
are not possible.
1. Remembering products that you add to your shopping basket during online purchasing
2. Remembering information that you fill in on the various pages when paying or
ordering so that you don't have to fill in all your details repeatedly
3. Passing on information from one page to the next, for instance if a long survey
is being filled in or if you need to fill in a large number of details for an online
4. Storing preferences such as language, location, the number of search results
to be displayed etc.
5. Storing settings for optimal video display, such as buffer size and your screen's
6. Reading your browser settings so that we can display our website optimally on
7. Locating misuse of our website and services, for example by recording several
consecutive failed log-in attempts
8. Loading the website evenly so that it remains accessible
9. Offering the option of storing log-in details so that you don't have to enter
them every time
10. Making it possible to place a reaction on our website
Cookies that enable us to measure website usage
These cookies gather information about the surfing behaviour of visitors to our
websites, such as which pages are visited often and whether visitors receive error
messages. By doing this we are able to make the structure, navigation and content
of the website as user-friendly as possible for you. We do not link the statistics
1. Keeping track of the number of visitors to our web pages
2. Keeping track of the length of time that each visitor spends on our web pages
3. Determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages on our website
4. Assessing which parts of our site need to be improved
5. Optimising the website
Cookies for displaying advertisements
By using cookies we can:
1. keep track of which advertisements you have already been shown so that you are
not always shown the same ones
2. keep track of how many visitors click on the advertisement
3. keep track of how many orders are placed by way of the advertisement
Even if such cookies are not used, however, you may still be shown advertisements
that do not utilise cookies. These advertisements can, for instance, be modified
according to the content of the website. You can compare this type of content-related
Internet advertisements with advertising on television. If, say, you are watching
a cookery programme on TV, you will often see an advertisement about cooking products
during the advert breaks while this programme is on.
Cookies for behaviour-related content of a web page
Our aim is to provide visitors to our website with information that is as relevant
as possible to them. We therefore endeavour to adapt our site as much as possible
to every visitor. We do this not only through the content of our website, but also
through the advertisements shown.
To make it possible for these adaptations to be carried out, we try to acquire a
picture of your likely interests on the basis of the Mindray websites that you visit
in order to develop a segmented profile. Based on these interests, we then adapt
the content and the advertisements on our website for various groups of customers.
For instance, based upon your surfing behaviour, you may have similar interests
to the 'males in the 30-to-45 age range, married with children and interested in
football' category. This group will, of course, be shown different advertisements
to the 'female, 20-to-30 age range, single and interested in travelling' category.
Third parties that set cookies via our website may also try to find out what your
interests are in this way. In this case, the information about your current website
visit may be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than
Even if such cookies are not used, please note that you will be provided with advertisements
on our site; however, these advertisements will not be tailored to your interests.
These cookies make it possible for:
1. the websites to record your visit and, as a result, to assess your interests
2. a check to be run to see if you have clicked on an advertisement
3. information about your surfing behaviour to be passed to other websites
4. third-party services to be used to show you advertisements
5. more interesting advertisements to be displayed on the basis of your social media
Cookies for sharing the content of our website via social media
The articles, pictures and videos that you look at on our website can be shared
and liked via social media by means of buttons. Cookies from the social media parties
are used to enable these buttons to function, so that they recognise you when you
wish to share an article or video.
These cookies make it possible for:
1. logged-in users of selected social media to share and like certain content from
our website directly
These social media parties may also collect your personal data for their own purposes.
Mindray has no influence over how these social media parties make use of your personal
data. For more information regarding the cookies set by the social media parties
and the possible data that they gather, please refer to the privacy statement(s)
made by the social media parties themselves. Below we have listed the privacy statements
of the Social Media channels that are used the most by Mindray:
We may amend this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example, because our website
or the rules relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content
of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without
notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree
to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using
the Mindray pages. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the
changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You
can consult this web page for the latest version.
If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact
email@example.com or surf to our contact page.