Cookies & Tracking Technologies Policy


Halyard Health, Inc. (“Halyard Health”), its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, “HALYARD,” “we,” "our,” or “us”) maintain our website www.halyardhealth.com and our other related web sites, tools, applications or mobile apps (collectively, the “Site”).  We use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Site.  You can find out more about these technologies and how to control them in the information below.  This policy forms part of the Halyard Privacy Policy.

1. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: How We Use Them
2. Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out
3. Cookies and Tracking Technologies Used On Halyard’s Online Services
4. Definitions
5. Contact Us

    1. COOKIES & OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES & HOW WE USE THEM:  Like many companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies on our Site (referred to together from this point forward as “cookies”, unless otherwise stated) including HTTP cookies, HTML5 and Flash local storage, web beacons/GIFs, embedded scripts and e-tags/cache browsers as defined below.

      We may use cookies for a variety of purposes and to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our Site, for when you later return to the Site.

      We use both session and persistent tracking technologies.  Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser).

      We also use first and third-party cookies.  First party cookies are used and controlled by us to provide services on the Site. Third-party cookies are controlled by third-parties.

      In particular, our Site uses the following categories of cookies:

      Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies which are needed to provide services and features you have specifically requested.  We may use cookies and tracking technologies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security (both not applicable under German law), for system administration and/or allow you to make use of shopping‑cart functionality.  We are not required to obtain your consent to cookies that are strictly necessary. 

      Analytics and Performance‑Related Cookies:  We may use cookies to assess the performance of our Site, including as part of our analytic practices to improve the content offered through the Site.  These cookies may be used to prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.

      Functionality‑Related Cookies:  We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Site before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest. 

      Targeting‑Related Cookies:  We may use cookies to deliver content relevant to your interests on our Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with our content.  We have set out further information about the use of cookies by our Ad Network partners below. 

      By using our Site you consent to the use of cookies and tracking technologies and the corresponding processing of information.  You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting placed cookies and disabling cookies in your browser.  For further information about our use of cookies and tracking technologies and your opt-out choices, see Your Cookie Choices & How to Opt-Out.  See here for details of each type of cookie used on Halyard’s Site.

    2. YOUR COOKIE CHOICES & HOW TO OPT-OUT:  You have the choice whether to accept the use of cookies and we have explained how you can exercise your rights, below.

      Most browsers are initially set up to accept HTTP Cookies.  The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies and how to disable existing cookies.  For more information about HTTP cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

      Controlling the HTML5 local storage on your browser depends on which browser you use.  For more information regarding your specific browser please consult the browser’s website (often in the Help section).

      Please note, however, that without HTTP cookies and HTML5 local storage, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site features and some parts of the Site may not function properly.

      Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. 

    3. COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES USED ON HALYARD’S SITE:  The following table sets out details of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them:

      We provide the chart below as a courtesy for all users outside of Germany, but we are not obligated to maintain or update it.  We are not responsible for third-party sites and their privacy practices as it relates to opt-outs from tracking activities.  The following third-parties that collect information from you on our Site have given us notice that you may obtain information on their policies and practices, and in some instances opt-out of certain of their activities, as follows: 

      Party Service For More Information Use of Tracking Technologies Privacy Choices

      Google Analytics

      Google acts as our data processor on our behalf.

      Google Analytics and Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

      Cookie name:


      Information generated to better understand how to improve the Site.

      Identifies user when they return to specific websites store.

      Your IP-address anonymized by removing the last octet of the IP address prior to its storage.





      See information links in prior columns.  To opt- out install the plug-in:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

      Further information under http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html



      Cookies A cookie (sometimes referred to as local storage object or LSO) is a data file placed on a device.  Cookies can be created through a variety of web-related protocols and technologies, such as HTTP (sometimes referred to as “browser cookies”), and HTML5.

      Web Beacons

      Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Site’s pages and messages.  Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or email can act as a web beacon.

      Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies.  In contrast to HTTP cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

      Unique Device Tokens

      For each user that accepts push notifications in mobile apps, the app developer is provided with a unique device token (think of it as an address) from the app platform (e.g., Apple and Google).

      Probabilistic Finger-printing Probabilistic tracking depends upon collecting nonpersonal data regarding device attributes like operating system, device make and model, IP addresses, ad requests and location data, and making statistical inferences to link multiple devices to a single user.  Note that this is accomplished through proprietary algorithms owned by the companies performing probabilistic finger-printing.  Note also that in the EU IP Addresses are personal information.
      Device Graph Device graphs can be created by combining nonpersonal data regarding use of smartphones and other devices with personal log-in information to track interactions with content across multiple devices.
      Unique Identifier Header (UIDH)

      Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) in the address information that accompanies Internet (http) requests transmitted over an ISP’s wireless network. For example, when a customer types on his or her phone the web address of a retailer, that request travels over the network and is delivered to the retailer's website. The information included in that request includes things like the device type and screen size so that the retailer site knows how to best display the site on the phone. The UIDH is included in this information, and can be used as an anonymous way for advertisers to be able to determine that the user is part of a group that a third party advertiser is attempting to reach.

      It is important to note that the UIDH is a temporary, anonymous identifier included with unencrypted web traffic. We change the UIDH on a regular basis to protect the privacy of our customers. We do not use the UIDH to collect web browsing information and it does not broadcast individuals' web browsing activity out to advertisers or others.


    5. CONTACT US: For any queries in relation to this Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy please contact us at dataprotection@hyh.com or Attn: Privacy Officer, Halyard Health, Compliance Department, 5405 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. 

Effective Date: July 5, 2016