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Cookie Statement

Cookies are pieces of data that a website can transfer to a user’s web browser. The cookies may remain on your computer after you leave the website but you can manually delete them using most browsers. Most web browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. Some cookies store data just for the time you are on the website. These are called session cookies and are not stored on your computer after you have left the website.

If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your web browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Most elements of this site will still function if you disable cookies in your web browser settings.

When you visit this Site, if your browser is using the standard settings and it is accepting cookies, you are giving consent for cookies on this site to be stored on your computer. If you do not wish for this to happen, you can disable them in the settings of your browser.

The following cookies are used on the Site. Per default, all allowed cookies are stored for one year.

Different types of cookies

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer periods of time.

Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. These session cookies expire after a browser session.

The use of the so-called session cookies (that, in any case, are not stored persistently on the user’s computer and are deleted automatically as soon as the browser is shut down) is strictly limited to the purpose of transmitting data (made up of random numbers created by the server) identifying the specific session and necessary to allow a safe and efficient website surfing. The so-called session cookies used in this website avoid any other computer methods that could potentially compromise the privacy about users’ web-surfing.

Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions, which allow the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site.

First and third-party cookies – whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user.

Cookies that we use

When you visit any website, Apellis uses cookies to improve the user’s experience, to protect your information, as well as to develop aggregated statistics on the data collected for various reasons. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but if you do so, some parts of the site will not work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Cookie nameSourceExpiryDefault status
cookieBannerWebsite1 yearThis is used to store the permission for cookie usage
profBannerWebsite1 yearBanner cookie for confirmed Healthcare Professionals will not see pop-up if re-visiting website
ga-disable-{ID}Website1 yearManages Google Analytics

Optional cookies

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Functional cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookie nameSourceExpiryDefault status
wordpress_sec_{ID}WebsiteDuring session onlyUsed for logged in users with session ID
wordpress_logged_in_{ID}WebsiteDuring session onlyUsed for logged in users with session ID

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookie nameSourceExpiryDefault status
_gaGoogle analyticsUp to 2 yearsUsed by Google Analytics.
_ga_<container-id>Google analyticsUp to 2 yearsUsed by Google Analytics.
_gac_gb_<container-id>Google analytics90 daysUsed by Google Analytics.
_gidGoogle analytics24 hoursUsed by Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate our site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. We use this information to report and analyse the usage of the site with the intention to improve the usage of the homepage for visitors. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 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.

For more details on how Google processes your data, please visit Google’s  Privacy policy.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. However, you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 8–11, Safari, Firefox and Opera)

How to accept, control and delete our cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the correct functioning of this website and do not require user’s consent, such as those ensuring that the content of a page loads quickly and effectively by distributing the workload across numerous computers or else those providing security.

Other cookies are still reasonably necessary or important, but they are not strictly essential and, therefore, require user’s consent. For these cookies (i.e. performance and functionality), we request your consent (by the “accept all cookies”  button in our cookie banner or through your browser cookie settings) before placing them on your device.

If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any non-essential cookies at any time, you will need to delete, and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. Otherwise, you should use the ‘help’ option in your internet browser for more details or you can click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:

Please note that disabling or blocking some or all the categories of cookies will affect the functionality of the website and may impact your access and experience with our website and the services we are able to offer.

Any of your cookies preferences are limited to this website only and not to other third-party owned websites or any other webpages, which may be hyperlinked to this website. For more information on cookies used by those websites, please refer to the specific privacy notice or cookie policy of those websites.

Cookies policy updating

The cookies policy of our website may be updated periodically, so it is recommended to consult this document each time you access the site, in order to be properly informed about any updates to our use of cookies.

More information on cookies

For more information on cookies installed through this website, you can contact our Privacy Office at: privacy@apellis.com

You can also visit  www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org, which contain general information about cookies and comprehensive information on how to modify the cookie settings on a wide variety of browsers and how to delete cookies from your computer.

Last revised: September 1, 2022

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By clicking “Reject all” only strictly necessary cookies will be used Kindly be aware that when clicking “Accept all” cookies or choosing to enable performance/analytics cookies, your data will be transferred to the USA. You can always manage and change your cookie settings at any point of time by clicking on our Cookie Statement. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.