What are cookies?
What are cookies used for?
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. An example is when a browser stores your passwords and user ID’s.
Can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser to:
– delete all cookies
– block all cookies
– allow all cookies
– block third-party cookies
– clear all cookies when you close the browser
– open a ‘private browsing’ session
– install add-ons and plug-ins to extend broswer functionality
You need to be aware that if you choose to block cookies from your browser it may cause you to lose some of the functions of the websites you visit.
Find information about controlling cookies on:
Internet Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
To find out more about the new cookies legislation visit the Information Commissioners Office.
|Cookie Name||Cookie Purpose||Expiry Date|
|Strictly Necessary Cookies|
|hcp_check||Stores if the user has confirmed they are a Healthcare Professional.||1 year|
|_lscache_vary||Provide the prevention of cached pages.||2 days|
|aviaCookieConsent||Set if you accept cookies.||1 year|
|aviaPrivacyEssentialCookiesEnabled||Set if essential cookies are enabled.||1 year|
|aviaPrivacyMustOptInSetting||Ensures cookies must be opted in to.||1 year|
|aviaPrivacyGoogleTrackingDisabled||Prevents Google analytics.||1 year|
|_ga||Google Analytics – used to identify unique users and expires after two years.||2 years|
|_gat||Google Analytics – used to throttle the request rate, and it expires after one minute||1 minute|
|_gid||Google Analytics – used to identify the user and expires in 24 hours.||24 hours|
Links to external Privacy Policies