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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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.