Introduction

This Cookies Policy (the “Policy“) explains how Astellas (hereinafter “Astellas”, “we”, “our” or “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website and its sub-domains (the “Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. Full details about the identity and contact details of the controller of the Website is provided in its Terms of Use.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

What type of cookies do we use and why?

We use limited cookies for the purposes mentioned in our cookie management solution that you can access clicking on the red cookie icon   or by clicking the relevant link available to you on our Website. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to those as “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies are optional and enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our Website. Third parties may serve cookies through our Website for analytics and other purposes.

The specific types of cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the Cookies Preference Center of our cookie management solution that you can access by clicking the relevant link in our Website.

We use optional cookies only if you give us your prior explicit consent in our cookie management solution. You can withdraw your consent at any time simply by visiting the preference center in our cookie management solution (please see next section). For strictly necessary cookies, which cannot be deactivated because they are essential for our Website to operate, we rely on our legitimate interest to operate a functionally secure Website.

How can you control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject some or all of the cookies that are not strictly necessary. You can change your cookie preferences and withdraw your prior consent at any time by using our cookie management solution that you can access by clicking the relevant link (typically available at the footer of our website) or by clicking on the red cookie icon   in our website. You can then update your preferences using toggle switch  to enable or disable relevant categories of the optional cookies. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject strictly necessary cookies on our website using your browser settings, you may still be able to use our website though your access to some functionalities and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

How long do we retain Cookies?

The lifespan of each cookie in our Website is defined in the preference center in our cookie management solution.

International data transfers

Information recorded in cookies may be accessed from transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. In particular, Astellas maintains datacenters and servers around the world, including Japan and the United States which are supported by technical staff located in various countries. Also, our group companies and third-party service providers and partners operate around the world. This means that when our websites use cookies, we may process those in any of these countries, which may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your Personal Information will remain protected in accordance with this Policy. These include implementing Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal data between our group companies, which require all group companies to protect personal data they process in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We implement similar appropriate contractual safeguards with our third-party service providers and partners.

Further details can be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.

How often will we update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

This Cookie Policy was last updated in October 2022.

How to contact us & exercise your data protection rights

If you want to exercise any of your data protection rights (such as to access, delete, rectify/correct or update your data or to object or restrict the processing or request portability, where applicable), please use this link. Astellas responds to requests from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights according to the applicable laws. You can find more details in the relevant Privacy Notice that is placed in our Website which must be read in conjunction with this Cookies Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, you can always contact Astellas Data Protection Officer using the following details: privacy@astellas.com. You may have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of cookies. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in your country of residency.