Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:
used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
- Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
- First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
- Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
List of Cookies Used
|Name of Cookie||Essential|Non-essential?||Type of cookie||First|Third party?||Session|Persistent?||Expiry time||Purpose|
|_ga||Non-essential||HTTP||First-Party||Persistant||2 years||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gat||Non-essential||HTTP||First-party||Session||1 minute||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
|_gid||Non-essential||HTTP||First-party||Persistent||24 hours||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.|
|_gali||Non-essential||HTTP||First-party||Persistent||1 year||Used to monitor performance of the website.|
|DYNSRV||Non-essential||HTTP||First-party||Session||End of browser session||This cookie is added by our load balancer to track which web server to send the visitor to. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.|
Analytical (or performance) cookies
Analytical (or performance) cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. These cookies are not essential for our website or its functionality to work. We use the following analytical cookies on our website: We use Google Analytics cookies on our website. Google Analytics cookies help us understand how you engage and interact with our website, including how you came to our website, which pages you visited, for how long and what you clicked on and your location (based on your IP address). The Google Analytics cookies used on our website are: _ga, _gat, _gid and _gali. These cookies are session and persistent cookies. These cookies expire after 24 hours in the case of _gid, 1 years in the case of _gali and 2 years in the case of _ga. _gat is a session cookie. The information we collect using Google analytics cookies is aggregated and anonymised.
We process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
See the section below entitled "How to accept or reject cookies"
To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here.
List of Unclassified Cookies Used
|Name of Cookie||Provider||Type of cookie||First|Third party?||Session|Persistent?||Expiry time||Purpose|
|hustle_module_show_count-slidein-2||origin-point-medicine.org||HTTP||First-party||Session||29days||Register the number of times the slide in form appears|
How to accept or reject cookies
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies.
Some of the main methods of doing so are described below.
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
Accepting or rejecting cookies
You have 10 seconds to accept cookies by using our Accept cookie tool displayed in the top right corner. You can either accept cookies or leave. Once the timer reaches zero, consent is assumed, the tool disappears and is never seen again.
You can accept or reject some or all cookies (for example, blocking all third party cookies) by adjusting your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the browser add-on which is available here.
You can opt out of Facebook and other companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe from showing you interest based ads by visiting www.youronlinechoices.com, selecting your country, clicking ‘Your Ad Choices’, then locating Facebook (and any other companies you want to block) and selecting the ‘Off’ option.
This website is owned and operated by Lijana Skottowe.
Our principal place of business is at Suite 2, 4 Cambalt Road, London, SW15 6EW.
You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website;
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.
Last updated: 25th May 2018