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Browser settings. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and similar technologies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser settings to do the following:
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Type of Cookies
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
Necessary . These are cookies which are essential for our websites to run. They include for example, cookies that allow you to remain logged into our website. Without these cookies, parts of our websites would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
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Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Advertising . These cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third-party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA) and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on websites more relevant to you. Without these cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests. If you would like more information about OBA, including how to opt out of these cookies, see the section above, ‘How can I control my cookies’.
Where we associate personal information with necessary cookies, we process this information only for the purpose of our legitimate interest. Where we associate personal information with all other kinds of cookies, we process this information on the basis of your consent.
The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off. If you only disable third-party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases of subscriptions on our website. If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase of a subscription on our website.
If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
- 2. Click on the “privacy” tab
- 3. Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
- 1. Choose Settings> Advanced
- 2. Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.
- 3. Click “Cookies”
- 1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
- 2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla Firefox:
- 1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
- 2. Click on the icon “privacy”
- 3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
- 1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
- 2. Privacy
Genes Reunited Cookies
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below.
|Cookie name||1st/3rd party||Retention||Source||Type||Purpose|
|cookie_consent||1st party||1 year||Genes||Necessary||This cookies stores the user's action on the cookie notification banner.|
|eRedirect||1st party||Expires in the past||Genes||Necessary||This cookie stores redirect urls to direct users to a previously saved path.|
|live||1st party||1 year||Genes||Necessary||This cookie will flag which enviroment the user is.|
|notifications||1st party||2 minutes||Genes||Necessary||This cookie stores temporary messages to display to the user|
|treesession||1st party||Session||Genes||Necessary||This is a tree session cookie.|
|_gcl_aw||1st party||90 days||Adwords||Advertising||This cookie stores ad click information captured on the landing pages.|
|_gcl_dc||1st party||90 days||Doubleclick||Advertising||This cookie stores ad click information captured on the landing pages.|
|_uetsid||1st party||30 minutes||Bing||Advertising||This cookie is used for Bing Universal Event Tracking.|
|1P_JAR||3rd party||Unknown||Advertising||This cookie is used by Google|
|CONSENT||3rd party||20 years||Advertising||This cookie is used by Google|
|dc_gtm_UA-XXXXX||1st party||1 minute||Google Tag Manager/DCM||Advertising||This is a display features cookie.|
|DV||3rd party||Unknown||Advertising||This cookie is used by Google|
|FLC||3rd party||Unknown||Doubleclick||Advertising||This cookie is used by Google AdSense DoubleClick for online advertising frequency capping and avoiding the duplication of ads on a page, meaning a user will not have to view the same ad over and over again.|
|fr||3rd party||3 months||Advertising||This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.|
|GAMSUK||1st party||Session||Genes||Advertising||This cookies stores Store Ad2One session.|
|IDE||3rd party||2 years||Doubleclick||Advertising||This cookie is used by Doubleclick to register and report the user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|MUID||3rd party||1 year||Bing||Advertising||This cookie is used by Bing as a unique user ID.|
|MUIDB||3rd party||1 year||Bing||Advertising||Unclassified|
|NID||3rd party||Unknown||Advertising||The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google's SafeSearch filter turned on.|
|_ga||1st party||2 years||GA||Analytics||This cookie is used to distinguish users in Google Analytics.|
|_gac_UA-XXXX||1st party||90 days||GA||Analytics||This cookie contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.|
|_gid||1st party||24 hours||GA||Analytics||This cookie is used to distinguish users in Google Analytics.|