Cookies Policy

Thermo Scientific™ AppsLab Library of Analytical Applications and Virtual Column Online Cookies Policy

Effective Date: 28/02/2017

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

How and why do we use Cookies?

We use Cookies to improve the use and functionality of our websites and to better understand how visitors use our websites and the tools and services offered on it. The storage of Cookies on your computer provides an easy and convenient way for us to personalize or enhance your experience on our websites and to make your next visit more enjoyable. We do not use Cookies to collect personal information such as your name; however, we may link information contained in a Cookie to personal information collected from you by other means (e.g., general website registration on the Thermo Fisher Scientific website https://www.thermofisher.com).

How can I change my Cookie settings?

You can at any time make changes to your Cookie settings (e.g. to alert you when Cookies are being sent to your computer) by clicking the below link. If you do so, please be aware that you may not be able to register on our websites or use other features that require registration or the collection of information.

Change Cookie Settings

Any changes to your Cookie settings for this website will be saved until you decide to make additional changes, in case you have changed your mind. Note that you can access this page and link at any time by clicking "Cookies Policy" in the footer of this website.

What types of Cookies are used?

When you visit this website, the following types of Cookies are used.

Necessary Cookies

These are Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t work properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those Cookies. For all other Cookies your informed consent is required.

Functional Cookies

These are Cookies which are set to improve the functionality of the website. For example, Cookies that remember items you have previously placed in your AppsLab shopping cart. Using Functional Cookies, therefore, may allow us to serve you content tailored to your interests and save you the time of having to re-enter information when you re-visit this website or try to access certain member-only sections. On some websites, Cookies enable us to store your favorite applications and searches.

Third Party Cookies

These are Cookies which are set by third parties we use for different services (for example, website analytics or advertising).

List of Cookies used on this Website

The following tables categorise and describe the various Cookies used on this website:

Necessary Cookies (no consent required)

Name Purpose
.ASPXAUTH This Cookie is used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to secure areas of the AppsLab Library website. Without this cookie, the login process will fail. This cookie is used by websites using the Microsoft .NET technology platform.
SingleSignOn This Cookie is used to identify a logged in user to enable access to secure areas of the AppsLab Library website and Virtual Column Online. Without this cookie, the login process will fail.
PanoramaApp_SessionId The AppsLab Library website uses one specific Cookie which is essential for the website to work properly. This Cookie is used to create a session ID for the user, so that the system itself can identify the user as a unique and individual user, distinct from anyone else looking at the website. This information is not used or stored outside Thermo Fisher Scientific systems, and is held only temporarily while the user is accessing account pages and other pages which require unique and secure access. Without this Cookie, such access could not remain secure, so it is very important.
cb-enabled This cookie is associated with the script, which shows the cookie alert notice on the AppsLab Library website. It is used to record when the user has dismissed the notice to prevent it from re-appearing on return visits.
_RequestVerificationToken This Cookie is used to prevent CSRF attacks. Without this cookie, Virtual Column Online functions will fail. Cross-site request forgery (also known as XSRF or CSRF) is an attack against web-hosted applications whereby a malicious web site can influence the interaction between a client browser and a web site trusted by that browser.
JSESSIONID This Cookie is used to create a session ID for the user on Thermo Fisher eCommerce, so that the system can identify the user as a unique and individual user.

Functional Cookies (consent required)

Name Purpose
ShoppingCart This cookie is used for saving the content of the eCommerce shopping cart including user-selected catalog numbers and their quantities.
BIGipServer * Several Cookies are created that allow load balancing on the Thermo Fisher eCommerce server.
CK_ISO_CODE This Cookie is used to save the country selection for Thermo Fisher eCommerce. Disabling this Cookie may cause more of an annoyance to users as they would be prompted to re-enter their country selection.
CK_LANG_CODE This Cookie is used to save the language selection for Thermo Fisher eCommerce. Disabling this may cause more of an annoyance to users as they would be prompted to re-enter their language preference.
ObSSOCookie The ObSSOCookie is a secure mechanism for user authentication used by Thermo Fisher eCommerce.
TLTSID TLTSID is a temporary Cookie, active only for the length of a browser session, used used by Thermo Fisher eCommerce to group hits into a session. The end user can decide whether or not to allow this Cookie.
TLTUID TLTUID is a persistent Cookie with a long expiration used by Thermo Fisher eCommerce to determine the user that generated the session. The end user has control over whether or not to allow this Cookie.

Third Party Cookies (consent required)

Name Purpose Comment
Google Analytics (_ga, _gat)

These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, the pages they visited, and any downloads they made.

These Cookies are associated with Google Universal Analytics . The cookie (_ga) is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. The cookie (_gat) is used to throttle the request rate.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can find out more about Google cookies by visiting the Google Privacy Policy (http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/)
AddThis (__atuvc, __atuvs, di2, dt, loc, uid, uvc, vc) These Cookies are placed by the company AddThis, which is providing social network sharing buttons to allow users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. Read more about AddThis Cookies here (http://www.addthis.com/privacy)
Adobe Site Catalyst (s_cc, s_invisit, s_nr, s_sq, s_vnum, undefined_s, s_ppv) These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited, and links clicked within the site. You can find out more about Adobe Cookies by visiting the Adobe Privacy Policy (http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html)

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