Cookie policy

Last updated: March 19, 2024

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on a computer to remember settings and preferences for websites, and track visitors to websites.

Why does this website use them?

We use cookies on the Medicine Safety Portal for the following reasons:
  • To count visitors to the website
  • To identify popular content
  • To check whether people return to the site
  • To give us basic information about our visitors, e.g. which country they are based in, or whether they are using a desktop or mobile device
  • To set preferences for Google services, because our site is based on Google Blogger
We do not serve any advertising on this website, or have any sections which require logging in.

Does the Medicine Safety Portal share this information?

This information is shared with Google in order to provide our services. We may also combine information to produce statistics on our service, such as the percentage of visitors using a mobile device, but this would be completely anonymous.

Which cookies does the Medicine Safety Portal set?

Service Name Why do we use this? More information
Google Analytics _ga Counting visitors and collecting basic information (e.g. country, desktop computer vs mobile), identifying popular content, and checking return visits. This cookie is anonymised. You can opt out of all Google Analytics cookies here. This would apply to any website you visit which uses Google Analytics.
Google Analytics _gid
Google Analytics _gat_gtag_UA_69498486_2
Google Analytics _ga_1SW58SGH7W
Google NID or CONSENT Preferences for Google services. Further information is available from Google here.
Google displayCookieNotice This cookie registers that you have clicked to acknowledge the cookie notification banner.  

How can I control or delete cookies?

Apart from the links provided, another way to control which cookies are set is through your internet browser, e.g. Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. That way, you can delete cookies which have already been set, or block specific types of cookies from being set in the first place. However, please note that disabling some types of cookies can cause website functions to break, as they are needed for things like website logins and preference selections to work.
The following websites can help with this:

I have further questions regarding cookies

Please contact us via our contact page, and we will be glad to answer any queries you may have.