Cookie Statement

This page explains how Covance Clinical Research Unit Limited and Covance Inc. ("We", "Us" or "Our") use cookies on (the "Website") to collect information about you (“You” or “Your”).

We may amend this Cookie Statement at any time by amending this page. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the Website.  Please review this Cookie Statement from time to time to check whether We have made any changes.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers, which is transferred to Your computer hard drive, tablet or mobile device when You visit a website. The cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognizes that cookie. A cookie cannot harm Your device. However, please note that We are not responsible for the content of any external websites. Additionally, some functionality may not be available for this Website if cookies are disabled.

Information About Our Use of Cookies

We may collect information about Your computer, including where available Your IP address and other information gathered through Our web logs and cookies (see below), such as web log information. Web log information is gathered when You visit one of Our Websites pages through the computer that hosts Our Website (called a “webserver”). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal purely statistical information about Your browsing actions, such as the date and time You visited Our Website, the pages You visited, the website You came from, the type of browser You are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari), the type of operating system You are using (e.g., Windows 10, Mac OS) and the domain name and address of Your Internet service provider (e.g., Verizon, Comcast). Consequently, We may obtain information about Your general Internet usage by using cookies.

Please note that We must obtain Your consent to store cookies on Your computer or device. You may refuse to accept cookies or withdraw Your previously provided consent by activating a setting on Your browser. If You do not wish to enable cookies, You will still be able to browse the Website, but certain cookie-dependent features and parts of the Website will be unavailable to You.  

Types of Cookies Used on the Website

The cookies We use are split between strictly necessary cookies and performance cookies.

Strictly necessary cookies are those that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that store Your chosen studies in Your cart until You submit them.

Performance cookies collect information about how You use the Website. They allow Us to recognize and count the number of visitors to the Website and allow Us to see how visitors move around the Website. This helps Us improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for more easily. 

You can find more information about the individual cookies We use and the reasons why We use them in the table below.

Type: Strictly Necessary Cookies




Expires After


Amazon Web Services cookie

This cookie is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client requests on a server.

1 Session

Type: Performance Cookies




Expires After




Session cookies

These cookies count user visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the website performance using Google Analytic services.

1 year


2 months

Session Persistence

Adobe Marketing Cloud session cookie

If the browser is closed and reopened, it is possible that the persisted session store might be loaded with the old values. This cookie is used to clear the browser cache.

1 session





















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Adobe Marketing Cloud session cookie

These cookies are used to differentiate both requests from different browsers and to store helpful information that can be used by the application at a later time. In particular, these cookies anonymously define new visitors, help analyze click-stream data, and track historical activity on the website such as response to particular campaigns or the length of the sales cycle. Read more.

Varies from 1 session to 2 years


Oracle / Eloqua session cookie

This cookie has a value pair of GUID – randomly generated string of characters and numbers.

1.5 years


Oracle / Eloqua session cookie

This cookie gets automatically dropped.

1.5 years


Google cookie

This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier and to calculate visitor, session and campaign data.

2 years

Type: Functionality Cookies

Name: Cookie



Expires After




Easylink cookies

These cookies are used to remember a user’s country selection and serves localized content for current and future visits.

9 months


YouTube and Google Maps cookies

This cookie is used to store the user’s preferred zoom level.

6 months








Google cookies

These cookies are related to Google accounts and are used to access such accounts.

2 years




Google Maps cookie

This cookie is used as part of the Google Maps functionality.

2 years


Cloudflare cookie

This cookie is used to accelerate content delivery.

1 session

_atuvc cookie

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget, which is used to enable users to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

6 months



This cookie is used to track a user session if a user voluntarily engages with the online customer. support tool.

4 years


YouTube cookie

This cookie attempts to estimate the user’s bandwidth and is used for storing user preferences.


The safety and security of Your Personal Information also depends on You. 

If You choose or are given a user identification code, password or any other information as part of Our security procedures for one of the registration-only sections of the Website, You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and user name for the Website and You are responsible for all activities that are carried out under them.

We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Website and We will not be liable where Your password or user name is used by someone else. You agree to notify Us immediately at the contact information provided below of any unauthorized use of Your password or user name of which You become aware. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by You or allocated by us, at any time, if in Our opinion, You have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms or Our Terms of Use.

Contact Us

Covance Inc. is based in the US and is the controller responsible for the personal information that it collects and processes.

If You have any questions or concerns regarding the way in which Your personal information is used, please contact Us via mail at 531 South Spring St., Burlington, North Carolina 27215, marking Your letter for the attention of the Data Controller, Compliance Department. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at [email protected] Our data protection representative in the EU is Covance Clinical and Periapproval Services Limited, Osprey House, Maidenhead Office Park, Westacott Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3QH UK.    


This Privacy Statement was last updated 22 May 2018.