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COOKIE POLICY

Last Revised: 16th September 2021

 

What is a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the Cookie, and the lifespan of the Cookie itself.

Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g., logging in), to track site usage (e.g. analytics), to store your user settings (e.g. time zone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (e.g. advertising, language).
 

Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party Cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) are called “third-party Cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

 

Why does BIOS use Cookies?

We use these Cookies and other tracking technologies for a number of purposes, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website.

  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness in order to improve the BIOS website.

  • To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns.

  • For security needs and fraud-protection purposes and in order to identify and prevent cyber-attacks.


Cookies that are used by https://www.bios.health/ should be divided into two types:

  • “First-party Cookies” - Cookies that are placed by BIOS.

  • “Third-party Cookies” - Cookies that are placed and used by third-party companies which are partners of BIOS.

 

It is important to note that BIOS cannot access third-party Cookies; nor can other third-party organizations access the data in the Cookies we use on our website. BIOS doesn't allow third-parties to use the Cookies for any purpose other than those described in the next sections.


Duration:

Depending on their function, Cookies may have different durations. There are session Cookies and persistent Cookies:

  • Session Cookies only last for your online session. It means that the browser deletes these Cookies once you close your browser.
     

  • Persistent Cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the Cookie (1 day - 2 years on ours).


Categories:

The Cookies used on our website fall into one of four categories:

  1. Essential/Necessary Cookies Necessary Cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these Cookies.
     

  2. Analytic/Performance Cookies let us understand how you use our website (e.g., which pages you visit), to provide statistics on how our website is used, to improve the website by identifying any errors, and performance issues.
     

  3. Functional Cookies are Cookies used to remember choices users made to improve the experience (e.g., language).
     

  4. Social/Marketing Cookies are used to collect information about the impact of our marketing campaigns and include Cookies from our third-party partners such as Google Analytics, HootSuite and HubSpot.

 

Third-party Cookies on our site

We may employ third-party companies and individuals on our websites—for example, analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on our behalf. They may also set third-party Cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party Cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. As we have no control over third-party Cookies, they are not covered by BIOS’s Cookie policy.


Our third-party privacy promise

We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.

 

How you can control or opt-out of Cookies

If you do not wish to accept Cookies from us, you can click on the “Help” option in your browser instruct it to refuse Cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept Cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse Cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a Cookie.
 

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

However, please note that deleting our Cookies and disabling future Cookies or tracking technologies may prevent you from accessing certain areas or features of our Services, or may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.


To find out more about Cookies

To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and understand how to manage, delete and block them on various devices, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


 

Updates to this policy

We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information about Cookies set by BIOS Health.