22 August 2014 08:51


Cookie policy

When you visit an eHealth Media website, we use “cookie” technology to make the experience a simple, personalised and meaningful one. Cookies are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet (such as a smart phone, tablet or other mobile device) and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the website.

A number of cookies eHealth Media use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.

EHealth Media uses cookies to:

  • create a specific log-in session for a visitor to the ehi.co.uk website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
  • recognise when a visitor to an eHealth Media website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
  • customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website such as the advertising that is served in our ad slots;
  • collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors;

Some of the cookies used by eHealth Media websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on an eHealth Media website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.

We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:

Cookie namePurposeMore Information
Coldfusion
CFID
CFTOKEN
These cookies are used by our webserver to enable session management on the site. Sessions allow you to post comments and view and update your profile. We do not use these cookies for any other purposes.Coldfusion Sessions

Third party cookies

Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website. In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.

Cookie namePurposeMore Information
Google Analytics
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_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
OpenX
OABLOCK
OACAP
OACBLOCK
OACCAP
OAID
OASCCAP
OAVARS
sessionID
These ads are served from ads.e-health-media.com and are used by our OpenX ad server to manage ad campaigns. www.openx.com/about/openx-market-privacy-principles


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