1. PURPOSE
Health Action International (“HAI”) uses “Cookies” on the www.haiweb.org, www.accesstomedicines.org, and www.ourmedicinesourright.eu websites (the “Websites”) to optimise your user experience. This Policy explains what Cookies are, how we use Cookies, your choices regarding Cookies, and further information about Cookies.

By using our Websites, you consent to the use of Cookies.

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A Cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

3. HOW WE USE COOKIES
There are four categories of cookies, which have different functions and uses.

a) Strictly Necessary
These Cookies let you to move around the website and use specific functions, such as the donate form. They do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you have been on the internet. These Cookies only last until you close your browser.

b) Performance
These Cookies help us understand how you use our website and if users have had any problems.The information they gather is anonymous and used to improve the way the website works.

c) Functionality
These Cookies remember any choices, such as text size, preference or colour, that you have made on a website. They can also remember if you have already completed a survey. They cannot track you on other websites.

d) Targeting
These Cookies collect information for third parties and remember what you looked at on a website.They are used for things, such as ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons, as well as online advertising.

We use all four types of cookies on our Websites, as described below:

HAI WEBSITE (www.haiweb.org)
COOKIE WHAT IT DOES WHEN IT EXPIRES
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. When you exit the browser
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the Website. 2 years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate. When you exit the browser
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site. When you exit the browser
r/collect To display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user. When you exit the browser
PRIVATE PATENTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE (www.accesstomedicines.org)
COOKIE WHAT IT DOES WHEN IT EXPIRES
_cfduid Used by content network, CloudFlare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
PHPSSEDID Preserves user session state across page requests Session
wfvt_# Remembers user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to auto-populate form fields for subsequent comments to save time for the user. Session
@@History/@@scroll|# Used by Twitter to help understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Persistent
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Two years
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. Session
_gid Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site. Session
collect Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session
OUR MEDICINES, OUR RIGHT WEBSITE (www.ourmedicinesourright.eu)
COOKIE WHAT IT DOES WHEN IT EXPIRES
_cfduid Used by content network, CloudFlare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
@@History/@@scroll|# Used by Twitter to help understand how visitors interact with the website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Persistent
__qca Collects anonymous data on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content. 1 year
-utma Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website, as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics. 2 years
__utmb Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. Session
__utmc Registers a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. Session
__utmt Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server. Session
__utmz Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics. 6 months
em_cdn_uid Measures the number of times an embedded element from a third party service has been used. 1 year
fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products, such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. 3 months
GPS Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to en able tracking based on geographical GPS location. Session
mc Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. 13 months
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. 6 months
PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 months
tr Used by Facebook. Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 days
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session
nbuild_nocache Used by NationBuilder to determine if content caching should be used. 1 year
_nbuild_session NationBuilder session cookie. Session
_nbuild_token NationBuilder cookie for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks. Session
bab_locale Used by Bablic to set current language code. 1 year
bab_original Used by Bablic, which translates the website into different languages. 1 year
visitor Used by Bablic, which translates the website into different languages. Session

4. THIRD PARTY COOKIES
These Cookies are set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type pertain to the sharing buttons across the Websites, which permit visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies that may be set across the Websites, depending upon the availability of the sharing site, include LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our Websites.

You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing around the internet, including on our Websites. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to find out how they use your information, and how to opt out, or delete, such information.

5. CONTROLLING COOKIES
You can control and/or delete Cookies at your discretion by adjusting your browser’s settings (for instance, under the “Internet Options,” “Settings” or “Preferences” feature of your browser). Please note, however, that refusing to accept Cookies from us may affect your experience using our Websites. For further details on how you to control Cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all Cookies already on your system and set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may need to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work as intended.

For further information about the use of Cookies on our Websites, please contact our Data Protection Officer at comms@haiweb.org, or by calling +31 20 412 4523. To learn more about how we protect your Personal Data, please read our Privacy Policy.

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