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Medical Realities Cookies Policy

This is the cookies policy of Medical Realities which applies to our Website (“Cookies Policy”). You should read this Cookies Policy with the Terms and the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to enhance your experience of FutureLearn and to better understand how people use the Website. This may also include cookies from third party social media websites. You can change your cookies settings at any time by following the instructions below in paragraph 3: “How to manage cookies”.

1. What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

•Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

•Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

•Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

•Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

2. Types of Cookies

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:

A. Strictly necessary cookies

Cookie Name

Purpose

More information

_csrf_token

This cookie is essential for our site to stop cross-site request forgery.

_future_learn_session

This cookie is essential for our site to identify a specific user and recognize you when you return to our site.

session_last_active_at

This cookie is essential for our site to track if a user can be given cached content.

 

B. Analytical/performance cookies

Cookie name

Purpose

More information

These cookies enable us to help identify a specific user across multiple devices. We use the XXXX library for this.

This cookie allows us to analyse user behaviour and optimise our website design. We use XXXX for this.

These cookies enable us to help identify a visitor for the purposes of A/B testing. We use the XXXX library for this.

fl_mc_utm

This cookie allows us to track which advertising campaign prompted a user to visit the Microcredential description page.

Expires: 4 hours

fl_mc_referrer

This cookie stores what site a user visited prior to requesting the Microcredential description page.

Expires: 4 hours

We use Google Analytics software to collect anonymised information about how you use Medical Realities. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements to the site.

You can read more about the Google Analytics developer guidelines or opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

_ga

Google Analytics: used to distinguish users

Expires: 2 years

_gid

Google Analytics: used to distinguish users

Expires: 24 hours

_gat

Google Analytics: Used to throttle request rate

Expires: 1 minute

_gac_UA-*

Google Analytics: Contains campaign related information for the user

Expires: 90 days

ajs_anonymous_id

Google Analytics

ajs_group_id

Google Analytics

 

C. Functionality Cookies

Cookie name

Purpose

More information

au_copyright

Enables us to show the copyright to users in Australia (and remove it after users have seen it)

Expires: when purged

degree_promo_alert_dismissed

This cookie allows us to identify a user who has seen the degree promo alert

Expires: 1 week

detectedUserTimeZone

Allows us to remember the timezone a user sets

Expires: when purged

dismissed_messages

Allows us to hide messages that have been dismissed

Expires: when purged

Font_loaded

This cookie allows us to remember whether the user has loaded the custom font.

Expires: 1 month

great_campaign_country_code

Enables us to save a users country to show their free/discounted courses throughout their journey

Expires: until purged

Hubspot

This cookie enables us to use a chatbot to help learners decide if a microcredential is right for them

Hubspot Privacy Policy

lm_organisation

Medical Realities users only, tracks which organisation they can access

Expires: until purged

mjx.menu

Allows us to display mathematical equations in our course content. We use the Mathjax library for this.

Remember_me

This cookie enables us to identify a specific user who has ticked “Remember me”.

__stripe_mid

A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders.

__stripe_sid

A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders.

Website_visited

This cookie allows us to remember whether user has dismissed the cookie banner.

Expires: when purged

wpl_registered

Enables us to track downloads of our Medical Realities for Business whitepaper.

Zendesk

This cookie enables us to collect feedback from our users

Zendesk Privacy Policy

__unam

“Share This” functionality on the blog

 

D. Targeting Cookies

The online advertising industry provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted advertising from advertisers, their data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can use the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out tool, and the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out tool, which will allow you to opt out of seeing targeted ads from their members.

EU users who have provided their consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies to process their personal information can use the EDAA’s opt-out tool which can be found at https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

Cookie name

Purpose

More information

_fbp, _fbc

Used by Facebook to deliver advertising

Expires: 3 months

_sm_au, _sm_au_c

Used by Google to deliver advertising

You can opt out of seeing personalised ads from Google.

UserMatchHistory, li_sugr, li-oatml

Used by LinkedIn to deliver advertising, from the linkedin.com domain

li_fat_id

Used by LinkedIn to deliver advertising, on the medicalrealities.com domain

U

Used by LinkedIn to deliver advertising, from the adymptotic.com domain

 

E. Adobe Flash Cookies

Our Website may display video content using Adobe Flash Player. Adobe uses Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects) to help improve your experience as a Visitor or Learner and save your preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device in much the same way as usual cookies, but your browser manages them differently. If you wish to disable or delete a Flash cookie, see Adobe Flashplayer Security Settings. Please bear in mind, though, that if you disable Flash cookies for the Website you may be unable to access certain elements of the Website and Online Courses and Content.

 

F. Third Party Cookies

Our Partner Institutions may also use cookies over which we have no control. For further information on how our Partner Institutions use cookies please refer to the cookies policies on their respective websites.

 

3. How to manage 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, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

•Google Chrome

•Microsoft Edge

•Mozilla Firefox

•Microsoft Internet Explorer

•Opera

•Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


First Published: 21 April 2020 | Last Updated: 21 April 2020