Use of Cookies

This Cookie Policy describes how Pieris Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH; Pieris Australia Pty Limited; Pieris Pharmaceutical Securities Corporation (collectively, “Pieris”, “we” or “us”) use cookies and similar technologies on our website. 

This Cookie Policy was last updated on August 28, 2018.

Pieris uses cookies and similar technologies as described in this Cookie Policy. By consenting to this Cookie Policy, you agree that we can distinguish you from other users of our website and apps for the purposes set out below. This helps provide you with good user experience and tailored content. For example, we can recognize and remember important information that will make it more comfortable for you to browse our website or use our apps such as preferred settings. 

What are cookies and similar technologies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store via your browser on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. 

There are three main types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: specific to a particular visit and limited to sending session identifiers (random numbers generated by the server) so you don't have to re-enter information when you navigate to a new page or check out. Session cookies are not permanently stored on your device and are deleted when the browser closes;
  • Persistent cookies: record information about your preferences and are stored in your browser cache; and
  • Third party cookies: placed by someone other than us which may gather data across.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Type of Cookie Purpose of Cookie

These cookies collect information on how users use our Website, for example which pages you visit most often, whether you receive any error messages and how you arrived at our website.  Information collected by these cookies is used only to improve your use of our Website.  These cookies are sometimes placed by third party providers of web traffic and analysis services.  We use Google Analytics.  For information on how Google processes and collects your information and how you can opt out, please click here.

We may also automatically collect and store certain information about your interaction with our Website or app including IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps and related data. 

Other technologies

In particular we use the following cookies:

Name of Cookie Why we use it Expiration

Cookie Policy Agreement (_cookie_policy_agreement)

Strictly Necessary

Recognizes when you have agreed to the Cookie Policy.

6 months

Third party cookies allowed on our website:

Name of cookie Why it is used Company Third party privacy policies Expiration User controls

Google Analytics (_ga)

Used to distinguish users. Enables us to identify which pages are popular, estimate our audience size and usage pattern, and better understand how the website is used.


Google’s privacy policy

2 years

How to opt out of Google Analytics

Google Analytics GID (_gid)

Used to distinguish users. Enables us to identify which pages are popular, estimate our audience size and usage pattern, and better understand how the website is used.


Google’s privacy policy


24 hours

How to opt out of Google Analytics

Google Analytics Throttle (_gat)

Used to throttle request rate. This cookie does not store any user information. It is used by Google limit the number of requests that have to be made to (which is zero in our case because we do not use ads on our site).


Google’s privacy policy

1 minute

How to opt out of Google Analytics

You acknowledge that where we allow third parties (Google Analytics) to drop cookies, we have no control over those cookies or the data generated.  Please refer to the third party's privacy policy for information on what information they collect and how they use it. 

Refusing or deleting cookies by browser settings

We offer you a possibility to edit your cookie settings right away with our check-the-box solution. However, most internet browsers are set up by default to accept cookies. If you also want to change your browser settings in order to refuse or delete cookies (or similar technologies) for any other websites, please refer to the help and support area on your browser for instructions on how to block or delete cookies (for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari). Please note you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of our Website, including certain personalized features, if you delete or refuse cookies.

For more information on managing cookies, please go to

If you are a resident in the EU:

For more information on managing cookies, please visit which has further information about behavioral advertising and online privacy.

Changes to our Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy may be updated from time to time. If we change anything important about this Cookie Policy we will notify you through a pop-up on the website for a reasonable length of time prior to and following the change. You may review the Cookie Policy by visiting the Website and clicking on the “Cookie Policy” link.

For further information on our privacy settings, please go to our Privacy Policy