Cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer to help distinguish you from other users. We use s to help us provide you with a better experience when you browse our website and help us to improve our site through monitoring visitor interest and behaviour anonymously.
There are a few different types of s:
On Patient we use Persistent and Session s. Due to the advertising we use to support the site you may also receive Third-party s while using Patient.
Below is a list of s used by Patient:
|__utm, __utmb, __utmz, __utmc, ai_session, ai_user|
This set of s are used by our analytics software to monitor which pages are visited and allow us to make improvements to the website by analysing visitors interest and behaviour. All data collected is anonymous.
__gads, _ybotv, _dm_bid, OX_plg, _dm_sync, OX_sd, __ybotu
These s are used by Google Adsense and other advertisers to identify and target our site for delivering relevant advertising.
These s keeps you logged in. If you choose to stay logged in when you sign into Patient, this becomes persistent and is stored on your computer for 7 days, being renewed everytime you revisit.
This is used by us to collect anonymous data to allow us to understand and profile our visitors so that we can make improvements to the website.
This is used to remember that you've dismissed the prompt explaining that our website uses s.
Some third party s may be set on your computer by social media websites and advertising networks. These are used to better understand your interests so that they can market more relevant content to you at another time, in much the same way a supermarket loyalty card analyses your shopping bill and will market relevant discount offers to you based on the products you bought. This is called Behavioural Advertising.
If you would like more information about behavioural advertising and how it affects your privacy, please take a look at and .
Below is a list of the third party s on Patient.Info:
We have provided links below to instructions for all the major browsers on how to change your settings.
|Firefox||Internet Explorer||Google Chrome||Safari||iPhone/iPad||Android Chrome|
Please note: We do not recommend disabling s entirely as this will prevent most websites and services (such as webmail and social media sites) from working.
Last revised 25th May 2018