Cookie Statement


This page explains how Covance Inc. (“We”, “Us” or “Our”) uses cookies on and its affiliated pages (the "Website"). By using the Website, you ("You" or "Your") acknowledge that You accept the provisions of this Cookie Statement.  

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. By continuing to use the Website after the posting of such changes, You will be deemed to have accepted those changes.

What is a cookie?

A cookie cannot harm your computer. 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 recognises that cookie. For further information about cookies, visit However, please note that We are not responsible for the content of any external websites.

Information about Our use of Cookies

The Website makes use of a number of cookies, which helps to distinguish You from other visitors to the Website. If You agree, We may obtain information about Your general internet usage (such as Your IP address, operating system and browser type) for system administration purposes. This information is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify You as an individual. 

We are providing You with this information to comply with European legislation and to be clear about Your privacy when using the Website.

The information gathered through cookies help Us to deliver a more personalised service to You when You browse the Website, thereby improving Your experience. 

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.  If You would prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from this Website or any other website, You can make those changes in Your browser settings.  As each browser is different, please refer to the help pages in Your browser for instructions on how to enable or disable cookies for Your particular platform.

Types of Cookies Used on the Website

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

Strictly necessary cookies are those that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable You to log into secure areas of Our Website.

Performance cookies collect information about how You use the Website. They allow Us to recognise 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. These cookies do not collect information about Your identity.  The information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the Website.

Functionality cookies allow the website to remember the choices You make (such as Your user name, language, or the region You are in) and provide enhanced features. These cookies are also used to remember changes You have made to text size, font and other parts of the web pages that You can customise. They may also be used to provide services You have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.  The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised and they do not gather information about You that could be used for advertising or remembering where You have been on the internet.  

By using the Website and making Your choices on how the Website works for You, You agree that We can place the above types of cookie on Your device.

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

Strictly Necessary Cookies





Amazon Web Services cookie

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

Performance Cookies






Session cookies

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


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





















Adobe Marketing Cloud session cookies

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 web site such as response to particular campaigns or the length of the sales cycle. Read more.


Oracle / Eloqua session cookie

This cookie has a value pair of guid = randomly generated string of characters and numbers.


Oracle / Eloqua session cookie

This cookie gets dropped automatically



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


Google cookie

This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to vary the request rate for collecting data on high traffic sites.  It expires after 10 minutes.










ssc cookies

These are social media cookies used to access functions like print, email, Facebook, Twitter and others


YouTube cookie

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

Functionality Cookies





Covance language cookie

This cookie sets the default browser language to English



Easylink cookies

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


YouTube and Google Maps cookies

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





Google cookies

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



Google Map Cookie

This cookie is used as part of the Google Maps functionality


Cloudflare cookie

This cookie is used to accelerate content delivery

_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

Loc cookie

This is a social media cookie used to access functions like print, email, Facebook, Twitter and others

ipesurvey cookie This cookie serves up a survey to the users for collecting site feedback.



YouTube cookie

This cookie is used to deliver adverts more relevant to users. It is also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement


YouTube cookie

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

Most of Our cookies will expire at the end of the browser session or even earlier in some cases. However, if Your browser is not closed for any reason, all Our cookies will expire after 2 years.


If You want to contact Us with any questions, comments or complaints about how We collect, use or retain cookies, please write to the Privacy Officer at Covance Inc., 210 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA or contact Us at

This Cookie Statement is dated July 2015.