Cookies Privacy Notice

This Cookies Privacy Notice (“Cookies Notice”) explains how Patterson Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Patterson Companies,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) use Cookies and similar technologies on our various websites and mobile apps to provide basic website functionality, make your experience personalized and enjoyable, and monitor your use and activity on our website. 

What are Cookies and Similar Technologies?

Cookies and similar technologies, including web beacons, pixels and resettable device identifiers, are small data files of letters and numbers that are stored on your device when you browse and use our website, mobile apps, and online services (collectively, “Cookies”). Cookies track information about you that we then use to compile analytics and insights related to our Services. 

For example, Cookies remember you when you return to our ecommerce sites and make it easier for you to login to our services. Cookies also help us understand how visitors and customers use our Services to know what features, functionalities, and web pages generate the most interest. Cookies allow us to provide you a better experience and improve our Services to meet the needs of our customers. 

What types of Cookies does Patterson Companies use?

We organize Cookies into categories based on their use. Below is a list of the categories used and what functionality Cookies in each of those categories provide. You can manage which Cookies are saved to your device through our cookies management tool here. We do not recognize browser-enabled cookies “do not track” preferences, so to ensure your choices are recognized, you should make your selections using our cookies management tool.

I. Required Cookies

These Cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites, utilize our Services, and enable you to use features on our website and within our Services that you have specifically asked for. Without these Cookies, certain Services cannot be provided; therefore, they are required for the operation of our website and Services. These Cookies are deleted when you close the browser. You cannot visit the various areas of our website or use our Services without having these Cookies turned “on.”

II. Functional Cookies

These Cookies remember the choices you make when using the Services (such as your username, language, preferences, country codes or information as to the country or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features to improve your experience. These cookies will remain on your device after you have completed your session with our Services or closed your browser because they are intended to remember your choices. These Cookies are not required to be turned on for you to use our website or Services, but they do make your experience more personalized.

Cookies in this category also allow us to determine usage information of our website and Services. For example, these Cookies will tell us how many unique devices visited a certain page or engaged with one of our advertisements. These Cookies may also be used to track your activity across our website and allows us to re-image your experience to better diagnose and resolve issues with our website or Services. These Cookies are not required for you to utilize our website or Services and may be turned off at any time.

III. Advertising Cookies

These Cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. These Cookies collect information about your browsing habits across our website and Services and others to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

Many of these Cookies are owned or managed by third parties we engage with to deliver these advertisements. In some instances, there may be limited information about you disclosed to these partners in order to measure and manage the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These partners are limited in how they may use your personal information through contractual or technical measures. You can read more about how we partner with certain third parties in our Privacy Notice

How do I opt-out of Cookies?

Because we believe that Cookies create a more enjoyable experience for you, we set them as a default for all visitors. Most internet browsers automatically accept Cookies. You can change those settings on your browser through its “settings” or “privacy” options. 

At any time, you can also use our cookies management tool to make your choices about our Cookies. If you choose to decline Cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our websites and Services.

Last Updated: August 3, 2021