Physiopedia:Cookie Policy

1. The Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. When you click on a link displayed on Physiopedia, Physiopedia records the fact that someone using your browser, as identified by your unique cookie, clicked on that link.

2.What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a unique string of letters and numbers that Physiopedia stores on your browser or the hardware of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. On subsequent visits to the Site, the cookie allows the Site to recognise your browser. The unique string of letters and numbers in a cookie may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services of the Site may not function properly without cookies.

3.Information about our use of cookies

We use the following cookies:


COOKIE PROVIDER COOKIE NAME PURPOSE PURPOSE DURATION
Cookies used by Physiopedia and Physiopedia Plus
Google Analytics _ga Used to distinguish users 2 years
_utma Used to distinguish users and sessions . The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
_utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes from set/update
_utmc This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
Sharethis _unam Allows quick and easy sharing on common social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and G+). 1 year
Getsitecontrol _gs Used to identify the users browser, operating system, IP address and the page on the website they are viewing. 1 hour
_gu Used to distinguish users. 10 years
_gw Records widgets previously displayed to user. 1 year
Cloudflare _cfduid Controls site access security 1 year

4.Blocking 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 the Site.

5.How do I delete a cookie?

Deleting cookies is different for each browser. These are instructions for popular browsers used. If you don't use any of these browsers refer to your browser's Web site for instructions.

Internet Explorer:

  • Select 'Internet Options...' from the 'Tools' menu.
  • Click on “Delete Cookies...” from the 'Temporary Internet files' section.
  • Click 'Ok' on the confirmation window that appears.

FireFox:

  • Select 'Options' from the 'Tools' menu.
  • Click on 'Privacy' from the top selections, then click on the 'Cookies' tab.
  • Click 'Clear Cookies Now'

Safari:

  • Select 'Preferences' from the 'Safari' menu.
  • Click on 'Security' from the top selections.
  • Click on the 'Show Cookies' button.
  • Select the 'Physiopedia' cookies and click on the 'Remove' button. Or you can also 'Remove All'

6.Expiry of cookies

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.