Cookie Policy

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:
  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about some of the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Name Provider Expiration Period Purpose Description
CookieConsent neilmed.com 1 year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain
PHPSESSID neilmed.com Session Preserves user session state across page requests.
Lang cdn.syndication.twimg.com Session Remembers the user's selected language version of a website
__utm.gif google-analytics.com Session Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor's browser and computer.
Collect google-analytics.com Session Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
__qca neilmed.com 1 year Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.
__utma neilmed.com 2 years Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
__utmb neilmed.com Session Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
__utmc neilmed.com Session Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
__utmt neilmed.com Session Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server.
__utmz neilmed.com 6 months Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.
_dc_gtm_UA-# neilmed.com Session Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.
_ga neilmed.com 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat neilmed.com Session Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid neilmed.com Session Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
ad-id amazon-adsystem.com 191 days Used by Amazon Advertising to register user actions and target content on the website based on ad clicks on a different website.
ad-privacy amazon-adsystem.com 191 days Used by Amazon Advertising to register user actions and target content on the website based on ad clicks on a different website.
IDE doubleclick.net 2 years Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
test_cookie doubleclick.net Session Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
Fr facebook.com 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Tr facebook.com Session  
ads/ga-audiences google.com Session Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
ads/user-lists/# google.com Session  
I openx.net 1 year Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.
KRTBCOOKIE_# pubmatic.com 3 months Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.
PUBMDCID pubmatic.com 3 months Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.
Mc quantserve.com 13 months Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.
GPS youtube.com Session Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
PREF youtube.com 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE youtube.com 179 days Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC youtube.com Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has see

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

All cookies will expire after two years or less.