We recommend that you read this Cookie Notice in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, if you only want to access a particular section of this Cookie Notice, then you can click on the relevant link below to jump to that section.
- What is in this Cookie Notice?
- What are cookies?
- What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
- Do you serve targeted advertising?
- How can I control cookies?
- How often will you update this Cookie Notice?
- Where can I get further information?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Bioepic) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our site to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies.
Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Third parties serve cookies through our sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our sites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
|Types of cookie||Who serves these cookies||How to refuse|
|Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our site but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.||Azure (ai_session / ai_user) – Azure application Insights – used to monitor platform performance and for technical optimisation of the website.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".|
|Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our site is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our site for you.||Mixpanel (mp_c3744752675fb712bf2aecd390e93610_mixpanel) – Anonymous analytics used to provide behavioural analytics to help provide better products and services. Google Analytics (_ga / _gid / _gat_UA-133445463-2) – Anonymous analytics used to provide behavioural analytics to help provide better products and services.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?". Google provide a way to opt out of Google Analytics using your browser; see here.|
|Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.||Google Analytics (_gac_UA-133445463-2) referenced by Google Adwords to support campaign management for personalised advertising.||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?". Google provide a way to opt out of Google Analytics using your browser; see here.|
|Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our site through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.||Facebook (_fbp / fr) – social media platform analytics Twitter (personalization_id) – social media platform analytics||To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"|
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our site. This allows us, for example, to deliver or communicate with cookies. In many instances these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our sites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.
In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.
The Information Commissioners Office provides a good source of public information and instruction about cookies here - https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/.