A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you first visit a website.
Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out about your last visit to our website. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the website will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.
The information we collect by using cookies is not personally identifiable: it does not include information about your computer settings or your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns or geographical location.
The cookies used by this website are as follows:
| Source || Cookie || Description |
| BSAVA || |
| DotNetNuke and ASP.NET cookies used to track visitor sessions and preferences |
| Google Analytics || |
| Tracks more detailed website usage |
| AddThis || |
| Social media cookie to track article sharing |
These cookies are used by DotNetNuke and ASP.NET (the platform our website solution is run on) to track visitor sessions and preferences.
These cookies are used by the Google Analytics service to identify unique visitors to this website, where they came from, which pages they visit and how long they spend on it.
- JSESSIONID: this is a session cookie which performs the same function as the ASP.NET_SessionId cookie on bsava.com and ensures that a user sees only information appropriate to themselves.
- cb-enabled: this is purely used to track whether the user should be shown the cookie banner.
- AWSALB: is used to ensure a user's session is sticky and is always processed by the same server where possible, see here for more details.
- Cfduid: is used by cloudflare to ensure per session security, see here for more details.
- Locale: country/language e.g. en-GB
- Session: encrypted event and user data to facilitate use of the website and manage access between public and private areas.
- Timezone: e.g. Europe/London
- cb-enabled: cookie bar (accepted)
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- In Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
- In Firefox (version 39) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
- In Chrome (version 44), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- In Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
- In Firefox (version 39), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
- In Chrome (version 44), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
This Policy was last updated on 08/06/2020