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Cookie Policy

Introduction

This Cookie Policy applies to all HNC Healthcare News Channel website(s) and mobile applications.  By accessing our websites and mobile applications, you agree that this Cookie Policy will apply whenever you access our websites on any device.

As with most operators, we use cookies on all our websites. This policy explains how cookies are used and how you can control them.  But bear in mind that not all of these cookies are used on every site.

Our address is:

HNC Healthcare News Channel, 13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT.

For any queries you have relating to this Notice, you can contact our Data Protection Team at: info@healthcarenewschannel.com, or by writing to ‘The Data Protection Team’ at the above address.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are a small file of letters and numbers that we store on the device (computer, mobile, tablet or any other mobile device) that you use to access any of HNC Healthcare News Channel site. Cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users visiting our website, so that we can improve your experience and the way our websites work when you are browsing.

The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the website and your location.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser settings – please be aware that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one:

Internet Explorer: For all the different versions of IE http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 

The mobile version is at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx.

Google Chrome:http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647

Apple Safari:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

For Mobile version http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Firefox:http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies

Blackberries:http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Android:http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Opera:http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Remember that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of all websites not just ours, and you may not get the experience intended.

  1. Personalisation cookies

    These cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the website and, in conjunction with other information we hold, to attempt to record specific browsing information (that is, about the way you arrive at the website, pages you view, options you select, information you enter and the path you take through the website). These are used to recommend content we think you’ll be interested in based on what you’ve looked at before.

    See sections 4 and 5 below for more information about how to control these cookies selectively.

  2. Analytics cookies

    These monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they reached it. This enables us to see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most.

    You can opt out of these analytics cookies if you want:

    Omniture: http://www.omniture.com/en/privacy/2o7#optout

    Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    Optimizely: https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out/

    Hotjar: https://www.hotjar.com/policies/do-not-track/

    We may also use analytics cookies to measure the effectiveness of advertising on the website and elsewhere on the internet. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you could change your browser setting to refuse all if you do not wish to accept them.

  3. Third-party service cookies

    Social sharing, video and some other services we offer on our websites are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our sites or if you are already logged in to them.

    Here is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies:

    Social media platforms

    Occasionally we use cookies to reach our readers who also visit social media platforms. This is so we can market our own products and services via these sites.

    For example, we place a pixel on our web pages that allows Facebook and other social media sites to place cookies on website browsers. These cookies collect data that help us track and target users as they interact with our website and social media ads.

    Please be aware that the data that can be obtained from a visit to a HNC Healthcare News Channel site is limited to the URL of the pages that have been visited and, in some cases, the status of any completed or incomplete commercial transactions undertaken with us e.g. the purchase of a subscription. It may also include the limited information a browser might pass on, such as its IP address.

    Kindly note that if you are a social media user you can opt out of these cookies at any time by using the opt out links below. For more details…

    Facebook privacy policy – https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

    Facebook opt-out – https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

    Linkedin privacy policy – https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

    Linkedin opt-out – https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

    Twitter privacy policy – https://twitter.com/en/privacy Twitter opt-out – https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads

  4. Other services

    JWPlayer’s video platform privacy policy –  https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy/

    YouTube video player cookie policy –  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies (Google’s standard terms).

  5. Targeting and advertising cookies. In order to allow us to customise our content and advertising for you, we need to remember who you are and what you want. We use cookies to record your preferences regarding Website appearance, what content you’ve already read, and to present the information that is most relevant to you. Like most commercial publishers we also sell advertising space on some of our Websites.  These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They place cookies on your browser in order to track how many people have seen a particular ad, to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites and for other technical reasons. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

  6. Other ad management cookies

    Advertisements on the Website are provided by other organisations. Our advertising partners will serve advertisements that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you, based on information about your visit to the Website and other websites. In order to do this, our advertising partner may need to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual).

    For more information about this type of online behavioural advertising, about cookies, and about how to turn this feature off, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

    Or, further useful information to inform your choices is supplied by the Internet Advertising Bureau via their AdChoices programme.

    Please note that turning off advertising cookies won’t mean that you are not served any advertising merely that it will not be tailored to your interests.

  7. Site management cookies

    These are used to maintain your identity or session on the Website. For instance, where our websites run on more than one server, we use a cookie to ensure that you are sent information by one specific server (otherwise you may log in or out unexpectedly). We may use similar cookies when you vote in opinion polls to ensure that you can only vote once, and to ensure that you can use our commenting functionality when not logged in (to ensure you don’t see comments you’ve reported as abusive, for instance, or don’t vote comments up/down more than once).

    These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies (see above) if you do not wish to accept them. We also use “analytical” cookies which allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how you and others move around our website. Cookies make it easy for you to find what you are looking for. Blocking or restricting cookies may affect the full function of our website.

How to remove or block cookies

Your internet browser and our apps have tools that allow you to remove or block cookies. You can also specify which categories of cookies you want to accept through our cookies banner.

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