Tempus Cookie Notice

Last revised: May 2, 2024

This Cookie Notice explains how Tempus Lab Inc (“Tempus”, “we“, “us“) and “ours“) use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at www.tempus.com (“Website“).  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Website owners can use cookies for a variety of reasons that can include enabling their websites to work (or work more efficiently), providing personalized content and advertising, and creating website analytics.  

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Tempus) are called “first party cookies”.  Only the website owner can access the first party cookies it sets.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and social sharing).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits other websites that have partnered with them.  

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons that are strictly necessary for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to provide Website functionality, or to enhance visitors’ experience on our Website by providing them with personalized content and advertising.   This is described in more detail below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are required to operate our website and cannot be switched off in our systems. They do not store any personal data and are erased when you close your browser.

Statistical Cookies. These cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website and understand how they navigate through our website. We use this information to improve the performance of our website. All information is aggregated, and the cookies are erased when you close your browser.

  • Please note that we use Google Analytics and other Google technologies to automatically collect much of the information described in this section. This is subject to Google Analytics terms. You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Preference Cookies. These cookies are used to track your preferences, such as your preferred language or display settings, and customize our website for you. These cookies remain on your device so we can provide the same experience during your next visit to our websites.

Marketing Cookies. These cookies (and related tracking technologies) are placed by trusted partners that we use to understand how you interact with our website and other third-party websites you visit, including the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, to show you advertisements based on your interests (also known as targeted or interest-based advertising), and to show you advertisements for Tempus when you go to another website.

Cookie Settings

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Website.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will often impair their functioning.

How can you control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences via the cookie banner that appears when you first visit our site or by clicking the “Cookie Notice” link at the bottom of our website and selecting your preferences on that page.

You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality 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 often will we update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice 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 Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. 

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated. 

Where can you get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at privacy@tempus.com.