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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

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
AMCV_###@AdobeOrdAdobe Experience Cloud ID Service2 yearsUsed to identify a unique visitor by Adobe Solutions
s_ecidAdobe Analytics2 yearsUsed to allow persistent ID tracking in 1st Party state
s_viAdobe Analytics2 yearsUsed by Adobe Analytics (to identify unique visitor)
s_ccAdobe AnalyticsSessionUsed by Adobe Analytics (check if cookies are enabled)
s_sqAdobe AnalyticsSessionUsed by Adobe Analytics (track links selected by user)
Other s_*** cookiesAdobe Analytics PluginsSession or upto 2 yearsUsed by Adobe Analytics
s_nr30Adobe Analytics Plugins1 monthUsed by Adobe Analytics (identify repeat or new visitor)
s_pltAdobe Analytics PluginsSessionUsed by Adobe Analytics (get page load time)
s_pltpAdobe Analytics PluginsSessionUsed by Adobe Analytics (get page name of previous Adobe Analytics request)
s_ppvAdobe Analytics PluginsSessionUsed by Adobe Analytics (% page viewed)
s_tslvAdobe Analytics Plugins2 yearsUsed by Adobe Analytics (track time since last visit)

Adobe Analytics cookies allow us to anonymously measure how you use our sites and which information you are looking for. We use this information to improve our sites. For more information see

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:

You can also visit or, 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: February 2024