Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. (“SSI”, “we”, “our” and “us”) understand that your privacy is important to you and are committed to being transparent about the technology we use. We use cookies. This Cookie Policy explains how and why cookies may be stored on and accessed from your device when you use or visit our website or any website that posts a link to our website or this Cookie Policy (“Sites”). By choosing to use the Sites after having been notified of our use of cookies in the ways described in this Cookie Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your web browser when you visit our Sites. Cookies help us distinguish you from other visitors by allowing us to learn and remember your actions and preferences on our Sites. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Sites, protect the Sites and to process any requests that you make of us. In this way, cookies help us provide you with customized content and efficient navigation through our Sites.

How we use Cookies

There are two broad categories of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires and disappears when you close your browser. A persistent cookie stays on your device for a predefined time period or until you manually delete it. A session cookie or a persistent cookie can be either a first party cookie or a third party cookie. A first party cookie is a cookie that belongs to us and that we place on your device. A third party cookie is a cookie that another party places on your device.

Cookies That We Use

Our Sites use session and persistent cookies. We use persistent cookies to improve your experience of using the Sites, as well as tracking the number of unique visitors to our site and information such as the number of views a page gets, how much time a user spends on a page, and other pertinent web statistics. We use session cookies to provide better navigation of our Sites. Cookies, by themselves, will not be used by us to disclose your individual identity. This information from cookies identifies your browser, but not you, to our servers when you visit the Sites. If you want to disable the use of cookies or remove them at any time from your computer, you can disable or delete them using your browser (consult your browser's "Help" menu to learn how to delete cookies). Please also see Managing and Disabling Cookies in this Cookie Policy. However, you must enable cookies to access certain information on our Sites.

The data collected by the Sites or through cookies placed on your device will not be kept for any longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes mentioned above.

Below you will find a detailed list of the cookies we may use on our Sites:

Name Purpose Duration
has_js Used for control of screen Until browser is closed.
JSESSIONID JSESSIONID is the platform session cookie. Used in the website by Java Server Page (JSP) for the server to maintain anonymous user sessions. Until browser is closed.
_gat See the URL below for details.
1 minute
_ga 2 years
_gid 2 days
__utma 2 years
__utmb 30 minutes
__utmc Until browser is closed.
__utmt 10 minutes
__utmz Half a year
CGISESSID Used for prevention of illegal access. Until browser is closed.
_mkto_trk Records the latest visit and activity.
This information is used for delivery of better and more personalized services, marketing researches and development of new products and new services.
2 years
healthcareReferense Used for control of screen. Until browser is closed.
accept_cookies Maintains the result of agreement for the cookie use. 2 year, 1 month
UserMatchHistory See the URL below for details.
1 month
bcookie 444 days
lang Until browser is closed.
lidc 1 day
_ga 2 years
SID Until browser is closed.
VID 1 year
Name Purpose Duration
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. 1 day
PREF Saves user choice and other information (especially primary language, number of search results displayed in a page, Google's self-search filter ON/OFF). 1 year
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE The cookie set by YouTube to measure the capacity of user's line and to determine whether the player is new or old. 1 year and a half
YSC The cookie set by YouTube video service in the page embedded with YouTube video. Until browser is closed.
NID The cookie set by Google to memorize user setting and other information. Half a year
GAPS Google sets the number of cookies in the pages that include Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behavior of Google Calendar users, as well as information on which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on. 2 years
_js_datr See the URL below for details.
2 years
_js_reg_fb_gate Until browser is closed.
_js_reg_fb_ref Until browser is closed.
locale 7 days
sb 2 years
wd 7 days
tfw_exp See the URL below for details.
2 days
_twitter_sess Until browser is closed.
ct0 6 hours
external_referer 7 days
guest_id 2 years
personalization_id 2 years
tuuid   24 months
tuuid_lu   2 years

As of March 5, 2019

Managing and Disabling Cookies

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Changes to This Privacy Notice

This Cookies notice was published on 8/27/20 and last updated on 04/21/2023. We may change this Cookies notice from time to time–when we do, we will inform you via our website.