Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by
websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make
websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide
information to the owners of the site. They are not used to
identify you personally and they do not collect information from
The NIBSC website uses both session cookies, which are deleted
when you exit the browser, and persistent cookies which are stored
on your computer for a defined length of time, or until you choose
to delete them.
This article gives more information on Internet
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The following section explains the cookies we use and why.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of
cookies on your device, unless you explicitly choose to reject
cookies. Note that rejecting cookies may prevent some functionality
from working fully.
Performance cookies (either session or persistent) collect
information about how visitors use our site. We use the information
to find out how many visitors we have to the site, how they use the
site 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.
here for an overview of privacy at Google [external
The following cookies are set by Google
||When you close your browser
Cookies used for online ordering:
||When logging in you are given the option to 'Remember me' which
will save the cookie on your device for 12 months, otherwise it
only lasts until you close your browser.
* 12 months if set
|| This is a session tracking cookie used to identify a user
during a session using the website and keep track of their logon
status, shopping basket and order submissions.
When you close your browser
How to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the
browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to
see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them,
visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ [external