Open Orphan plc will be rebranding to hVIVO plc on 26 October 2022, learn more here.
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What is a cookie?
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
What are there different types of cookies?
Cookies can be either “session” or “persistent” cookies.
Session cookies are stored in your computer or device’s memory during your browsing session and are automatically deleted when you leave a website. These cookies usually store a session ID, allowing you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly. Session cookies do not collect any information from your computer or device and they expire at the end of your browser session.
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain your preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device until they are deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit and provide you with a personalised service.
A cookie banner displayed when you visited the Website which asked for permission to track cookies. Cookies are not set until consent is confirmed by clicking ‘Agree and close’. Only once this banner is closed will cookies be appended to the webpage.
You can also usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (the Help function within your web browser will explain how this is done). Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Visit www.aboutcookies.org to find out how to limit or block cookies on an array of different browsers.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
Where can I learn more about cookies?
To find out more about cookies in general visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org.
Changes to this policy
This policy was last updated in May 2018.