What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the web browser on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between web pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
This policy explains what cookies, including third party cookies, we use on our website, and how you can refuse or withdraw your consent to cookies. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com/UK.
What type of cookies are used?
The following types of cookies are used on the site
Strictly necessary/essential cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Behaviourally targeted advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Third Party Providers
What specific cookies do we track?
The following cookies are used on our website:
|Medical Travel Compared||source||Persistent||Help to identify the affinity source of the visitors to the site.|
|Cloudflare||_cf_bm||1 day||Used to distinguish between humans and bots.|
|Medical Travel Compared||Aequotech.MTC.AntiForgery||Session||A security cookie to help to stop cross-site request forgery.|
|Medical Travel Compared||Aequotech.MTC.Session.Cookie||Session||Allow users to be recognised so any page changes or item/data selection you do is remembered from page to page.|
|Medical Travel Compared||Aequotech.MTC.awc||Persistent||Help to identify the affinity source of the visitors to the site.|
|Zendesk||_zlcmid||Persistent||Allows users to continue a chat as you view different pages on our site, or if you come back to the site later.|
|Zendesk||_zlcstore||1 year||Necessary for the chat-box function on the website to function.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_ga||2 years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_gali||2 years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_gat||2 years||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_gid||1 day|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_dc_gtm_<property-id>||1 day|
|Universal Analytics (Google)||AEC||6 months||Ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites|
|YouTube||APISID||2 years||Enables Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
|YouTube||SAPISID||2 years||Enables Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
|YouTube||SSID||2 years||Enables Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.|
|SIDCC||1 year||This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|SID||2 years||Security cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of credentials, and protect visitor data from unauthorised access.|
|HSID||2 years||Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.|
|1P_JAR||1 month||Based on recent searches and previous interactions, custom ads are placed on Google websites.|
|NID||1 year||Stores visitor preferences and personalises ads on Google sites based on recent searches and interactions.|
|__Secure-3PSID||2 years||Profiles the interests of website visitors to serve relevant and personalised ads through retargeting.|
|__Secure-1PSID||2 years||Profiles the interests of website visitors to serve relevant and personalised ads through retargeting.|
|__Secure-3PAPISID||2 years||Profiles the interests of website visitors to serve relevant and personalised ads through retargeting.|
|OTZ||1 month||Used by Google Analytics that provides an aggregate analysis of Website visitors.|
|SEARCH_SAMESITE||3 months||Used to prevent the browser from sending the cookie along with cross-site requests.|
|_gcl_au||90 days||Used by Google Adsense to store and track conversions.|
|IDE||13 months||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.|
|AID||13 months||Used by Google for Campaign Manager, Display & Video 360, Google Ads, Search Ads 360|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|Microsoft||MUID||1 year||Used to store and track visits across the website.|
|Microsoft||_uetsid||1 day||Used to store and track visits across the website.|
|Microsoft||_uetvid||1 year||Used to store and track visits across the website.|
|Meta||_fbp||3 months||Used by Facebook to deliver advertising.|
You can refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. For more information about how to do this, look at your browser 'help' section or visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
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Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the setting of cookies, you may not be able to access or use fully certain parts or functionality of our website. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our website for these reasons.