EXPRESS MEDICALS LTD COOKIE POLICY

Last updated February 10, 2020

This Cookie Policy explains how Express Medicals Ltd (“Company“, “we“, “us“, and “our“) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our websites at https://expressmedicals.co.uk, (“Websites“). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies?

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, Express Medicals Ltd) 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 recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first- and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our Websites 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 Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit).

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

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 specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: GPS
Purpose: A session cookie that registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location. Expires after 30 minutes.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: Youtube View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 minutes

Analytics and customisation cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.

Name: _gid
Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.
Provider: .expressmedicals.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: _ga
Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.
Provider: .expressmedicals.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 year 4 days
Name: _gat#
Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is a HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.
Provider: .expressmedicals.co.uk
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute
Provider: www.expressmedicals.co.uk
Type: pixel_tracker

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.

Name: IDE
Purpose: Used to measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user. Expires in 1.5 years.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 years 4 days
Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 6 months
Name: bcookie
Purpose: Used to optimize the range of advertising on Linkedin
Provider: .linkedin.com
Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 years 5 days
Name: YSC
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: test_cookie
Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 15 minutes
Name: lidc
Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.
Provider: .linkedin.com
Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: UserMatchHistory
Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn’s marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.
Provider: .linkedin.com
Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 month


Social networking cookies:

These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.

Name: di2
Purpose: Allows website visitors to share content on website across popular social media networks. It expires after 2 years.
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: AddThis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: __atuvs
Purpose: Used by addthis sharing widget to show the share count of an article on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated
Provider: www.expressmedicals.co.uk
Service: Addthis View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 minutes
Name: loc
Purpose: Is a geolocation cookie, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically. Persistent that stays for 90 days
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: AddThis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 28 days
Name: bt2
Purpose: Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to keep a record of parts of the site that has been visited in order to recommend other parts of the site
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: Addthis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 8 months 16 days
Name: uvc
Purpose: Set by addthis social sharing plugin to allow for content sharing on sites
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: Addthis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 28 days
Name: __atuvc
Purpose: Used by addthis sharing widget to show the share count of an article on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated
Provider: www.expressmedicals.co.uk
Service: Addthis View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 28 days
Name: ouid
Purpose: Used by AddThis to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in their site. Expires in 1 year.
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: AddThis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: na_id
Purpose: Sets a unique user id to track a user on a site. Persistent cookie that stays for 730 days
Provider: .addthis.com
Service: Addthis View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 24 days
Name: bscookie
Purpose: Cookie used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature on 3rd party websites
Provider: .www.linkedin.com
Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 2 years 5 days

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at Marketing@expressmedicals.co.uk or by post to:

Express Medicals Ltd

8 City Business Centre, Lower Road

London, London SE16 2XB

United Kingdom

Phone: (+44)02075006929