We use cookies on our website to tailor our websites to your interests and preferences.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

What cookies are used on our website?

The types of cookies used on this website can be classified into one of the below stated categories. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

1. Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like registration of a product or signing up for a training, cannot be provided.

These cookies cannot be disabled.

See list of strictly necessary cookies:

  • sid_1_1: We use this session cookie for example to support functions like language setting.
  • CookieInfoLayer: This cookie remembers the settings for the Cookie Information page and manages presentation of cookie information layer on our websites. The information, that the cookie carries, lasts for 3 months or until deletion of this cookie.

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from webpages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

If you wish to receive more information on the topic “performance cookies” on our website, please read our Privacy Notice.

Adobe and Yahoo use cookies, log file data and embedded code to gather data on behalf of Olympus Europa about visits to the European websites of Olympus including European and Middle East countries. This information is used by Olympus Europa to analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our websites. Yahoo or Adobe may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Both service parties (Adobe and Yahoo) set different cookies. The most common ones used on our website are the following:

  • Ywadp
  • fpc
  • itvisitorId
  • itsessionid
  • B
  • mboxsession
  • mboxpc
  • s_cc
  • s_fid
  • sc_vs
  • sc_ppn
  • sc_c13
  • sc_14
  • s_dl
  • sc_cmgvo
  • sc_v9
  • sc_v10
  • s_cpc
  • s_sq

For detailed information on cookies from Adobe or Yahoo and for opt in/out, please consult the websites of Adobe Sitecatalyst or Yahoo Analytics.

3. Third party cookies

We do embed content from other parties at some points on our website e.g. content from flickr or YouTube. These parties may set a cookie. This also applies to social sharing and bookmarking services that we use on parts of our website. Olympus does not control the dissemination of these cookies and cannot block cookies from other websites. If you need more information about the cookies used by third parties please visit the website of the particular party.

Our HR recruitment software (umantis) uses cookies. A description of these and the relevant storage periods can be found at this link.