What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are sent to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your device on your return visits. Cookies can also remember your preferences, improve the user experience as well as tailor the adverts you see to those most relevant to you. You can find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Types of cookies
We use the following types of cookies:
- First-party cookies – cookies set by the website displayed in the browser window – identified by the domain name in the address bar of the browser window.
- Session cookies – cookies that expire at the end of a browser session, starting with the time when a user opens the browser window, and finishing when the user exits the browser.
- Persistent cookies – cookies that ‘persist’ (are stored) in the device after the end of a browser session and therefore can allow the preferences or actions of the user to be remembered when they return to the website.
- direct users to the relevant sections on the website;
- make sure the website has a consistent look across different browsers and devices;
- enable complex areas of the website to function; and
- track aggregated statistics about visits to the website to help us improve website performance.
We do not allow other websites or third parties to use our cookies for their own purposes on your computer when you visit our website.
How to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers allow control of cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, if you do not accept a particular cookie, certain elements of the website may not function correctly or completely.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data (including your IP address) related to your use of this website, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If you do not allow any cookies from our website, some functionalities and content may be affected and may not work properly.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to the delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Occasionally, we may use Internet tags (also known as web beacons, action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) on this website. We may deploy these tags and cookies through a web analytical service partner, which may locate and store the respective information, including your IP address, in a foreign country that may protect the protection of personal data differently than the country where such information is collected. These tags are placed on different pages of this website and we use this technology to measure the registered user’s responses to our websites, including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted, as well as to measure the use of this page.
Google will use the received information to evaluate your use of this website for Healthcare Anywhere, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other Google data.
Changes to the Cookies Policy
If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact us.