What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer or device. They may allow a website store your actions or preferences over a period of time, or can contain data related to the function of the site. Cookies allow a website to deliver a page tailored to the user.
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.
Further information on cookies can be found here.
What type of cookies are used by dotMD?
We use 2 different types of cookie:
- Session Cookies
- Persistent Cookie
Session Cookies are temporary cookies stored on your computer or mobile device. They are generally deleted once the user closes their browser. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process.
A persistent cookie is also known as a stored or permanent cookie.
They are cookies placed on your computer or mobile device for a set length of time when you visit the site or until the user deletes the cookie.
How are cookies used on this website?
Cookies allow us to use Google Analytics to track our website visitor numbers – how they get to our website, what pages they visit on our website, how long they stay on our site etc. This enables us to measure and learn how our website is being used. Google Analytics have provided an opt out mechanism – find more information here.
Most modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, but you can change your settings to block cookies if you so wish – visit the privacy area of your browser settings to configure.
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Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content or functionality at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make.