Certain BIOCODEX websites may employ an industry-wide technology called cookies. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
Two types of cookies may be used on this website; ‘session cookies’, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and ‘persistent cookies’, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie) .
When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:
- To help us recognize you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.
There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to the Tools/Internet options/Security and Privacy Tabs to adapt the browser to your expectations. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
Controls for your privacy needs
Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyze website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as ‘P3P’ features (Privacy Preferences Platform).
You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:
- open ‘Windows Explorer’
- click on the ‘Search’ button on the tool bar
- type “cookie” into the search box for ‘Folders and Files’
- select ‘My Computer’ in the ‘Look In’ box
- click ‘Search Now’ Double click on the folders that are found
- ‘Select’ any cookie file
- hit the ‘Delete’ button on your keyboard
If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is an industry body which develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. Its website gives further details about cookies, web beacons and suchlike, and explains how they can be managed and disabled.