Cookie Policy

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.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website (including when you browse other third party websites). This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website. 

By proceeding with access to this website you are deemed to have accepted the cookies detailed in this policy. We reserve the right to vary this cookie policy at any time and will post any variations here.

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.eu.

What type of cookies are used?

The following types of cookies are used on the site

  1. 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.

  2. Performance cookies
    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.

  3. Functionality cookies
    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.

  4. 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

We use services from a small number of other companies to understand how you reach our site, how you interact with our site and the path they take through it. These companies use cookies to help us improve our service to you.

What specifc cookies do we track?

The following cookies are used on our website:

Provider Name Expiration Purpose
Medical Travel Compared _mtcccp 1 month Helps to remember visitor agreement of the cookie policy
Google Analytics _ga 2 years Helps to identify sessions of visitors
Google Analytics _gid 1 day Helps to identify sessions of visitors
Google Analytics _dc_gtm_UA-23458943-2 1 minute Helps to identify visitors
Microsoft (Bing) _uetsid 30 minutes Gathers anonymous information on how visitors are using our website
Google Analytics _adal_ca 6 months Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_cw 1 week Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_id 2 years Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_first_visit 1 year Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_landing 1 day Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_landing_referrer 1 day Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _asal_last_visit 1 day Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Google Analytics _adal_session_start 1 day Enables developers to authenticate users to cloud or on-premises Active Directory (AD), and obtain tokens for securing API calls
Zendesk _zlcmid 1 year Allows users to continue a chat as you view different pages on our site, or if you come back to the site later
Medical Travel Compared _agldniv2 X X
Medical Travel Compared .v2m.mtc 100+ years A security cookie to help to stop cross site request forgery
Medical Travel Compared .v2m.mtc.rv 100+ years A security cookie to help to stop cross site request forgery
Medical Travel Compared source 100+ years Help to identify the source of the visitors to the site
Medical Travel Compared userid 50 years Helps to determine whether you have visited the site before
Yieldify _y2 & _yi 1 year Helps to determine whether you have visited the site before and to ensure we show relevant messages to you on our site
Yieldify sp 1 year Helps to determine whether you have visited either an old version of our site or our current site
HotJar _hjid 1 year Assigns an annonymised unique reference number to a user when they visit a page which uses HotJar

Can I refuse consent to the use of cookies?

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.

To opt our of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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.