Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookie policy

When you visit Biotangents you automatically receive one or more cookies. The primary purpose for our use of cookies is to ensure the optimal delivery of our services. In addition, we use third party cookies for statistics and to analyse user behaviour. This policy explains in more detail the types of cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and how you can block and remove such cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s web browser or device.

Blocking and removing cookies

Your browser may give you the ability to block or delete cookies should you wish to do so. Please see the ‘Help’ menu in your browser for further information. Please note that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including our own. We therefore recommend that you permit the use of cookies when using our websites.

Our use of cookies

Cookies on our websites may be set by us, by third parties under contract with us, or by independent third parties such as advertisers.

Our site makes use of both ‘session’ and ‘persistent’ cookies. ‘Session’ cookies remember information from page to page for filtering and completing searches before being removed when you end your session. ‘Persistent’ cookies enable our websites to recognise you when you make return visits to us, and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. Persistent cookies placed on your computer as a result of your use of our websites will never be stored for longer than 2 years from the date of your last visit.

The table below sets out the various types of cookies we use, why we (or relevant third parties) use them, and includes information you can use to control and learn more about the cookies used on our site.

Cookie Type Why we use it and additional information
Essential Essential cookies, as their name suggests, are vital to the proper functioning of the website.
Analytics We also use cookies to monitor and understand more about how our websites and services are used and accessed, which in turn lets us optimise the user experience and build a website that suits the needs of our users and drive the direction of our business. We use Google Analytics who store cookies on your device to generate anonymous reports and statistics.

Google stores this information in accordance with their privacy policy.

Third-party plugins On our website we include buttons from third party services some of which may lay down cookies: YouTube, Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and button for an RSS feed.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding this policy or would like more information about the cookies used on our websites, please contact us.

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