What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We've included more details below to help you understand what kinds of cookies we use.
Yes, with the primary purpose to make our website work more effectively.
What kinds of cookies does eMedMD.com use and why?
We use different kinds of cookies for various reasons:
Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser. We use session cookies to grant access to content and enable commenting (things you have to log in to do).
Persistent cookies - these usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies for functionalities, which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. We also use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the site for our customers. This information is anonymised - when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals' personally identified information (PII).
What other cookies might I encounter on eMedMD.com?
There are also limited third-party cookies on the site. These cookies could be session or persistent and are set by entities other than eMedMD. To ensure compliance with our policies, we restrict the use of third-party cookies to trusted partners of eMedMD.
For example, we currently allow: Social sharing and login – When you register or log in to eMedMD.com with credentials from social networks like Facebook or Twitter, you authorise them to store a persistent cookie that will remember you and grant you access to our site every time you visit until it expires. You can delete that cookie (and revoke the access it grants) by updating your preferences with each respective social network. So if you no longer want to be able to log in through Facebook, you'll need to update your settings at Facebook.
Audience measurement and validation - We use services such as Google Analytics and Drupal Statisics to understand how many people come and what is popular which helps us improve the website.
No personally identifiable information (PII) is stored and site usage is always looked at on an aggregate (and anonymous) level.
Other functionality - we use Adsense (Google) for our advertising platform. They set cookies in order to control frequency and target advertising to the right section or geographic region.
What kinds of cookies does eMedMD.com not use?
We do not use flash cookies (sometimes known as local shared objects or LSOs). We do not allow third-party advertising networks to drop cookies on our site to behaviourally target advertising to our users, either.
Do any of the cookies that eMedMD.com use contain my personal details?
All the data contained in the cookies that we use is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any personally identifiable information (PII).
How can I delete or disable cookies?
If you want to delete or disable cookies, see: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
To opt out of cookies from Google: www.google.com/privacy/ads