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Cookie Policy 

Effective Date: October 18, 2023

Last Updated: October 18, 2023

1. Introduction

Welcome to London Hand And Wrist Surgeon. This Cookie Policy is designed to explain how we use cookies and similar tracking technologies on our website, https://www.londonhandandwristsurgeon.com/, and to provide you with information about your choices regarding cookies. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

2. What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They help websites remember your preferences and enhance your online experience.

3. Types of Cookies Used

3.1. Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. They enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

3.2. Analytical/Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, such as which pages are most popular, how long visitors stay on the site, and whether they encounter error messages. This information is used to improve the website's performance.

3.3. Functional Cookies: Functional cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

3.4. Advertising/Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used to deliver relevant advertisements to you based on your interests. They may also limit the number of times you see an ad and measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

4. Cookies Used on Our Website

Below is a list of the cookies used on our website, including their names, purposes, and expiration dates:

  • Essential Cookies: These are necessary for basic website functionality. Examples: Session cookies, authentication cookies, shopping cart cookies.

  • Analytical/Performance Cookies: Used to gather data about website usage. Examples: Google Analytics cookies, Adobe Analytics cookies.

  • Functional Cookies: Enhance website functionality and user experience. Examples: Language preference cookies, user-specific settings cookies.

  • Advertising/Targeting Cookies: Used for tracking user behaviour and delivering targeted ads. Examples: Ad tracking cookies, retargeting cookies.

  • Third-Party Cookies: Set by third-party services embedded on the website. Examples: Social media sharing buttons, embedded videos.

  • Session Cookies: Temporary cookies that expire when the user closes the browser. Used to maintain session data.

  • Persistent Cookies: Remain on the user's device for a specified period. Used for various purposes, including user recognition.

  • First-Party Cookies: Set by the website's domain. Controlled and managed by the website owner.

  • Third-Party Tracking Cookies: Set by third-party domains for tracking purposes. Often used in advertising and analytics.

  • Secure Cookies: Sent only over secure (HTTPS) connections. Enhance security for sensitive data.

  • HTTP Only Cookies: Cannot be accessed through JavaScript. Enhance security by protecting against certain types of attacks.

  • Authentication Cookies: Used for user authentication and login sessions.

  • User Consent Cookies: Store user consent preferences regarding cookies. Comply with GDPR and other privacy regulations.

  • Geolocation Cookies: Determine the user's geographical location. Used for location-based services.

  • Performance Optimization Cookies: Improve website loading speed and performance. Examples: Content delivery network (CDN) cookies.

  • Functionality Enhancement Cookies: Enhance specific website features. Examples: Remember me cookies, user interface customization cookies.

  • Advertising Measurement Cookies: Track the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. Used by advertisers to analyse ad performance.

5. Managing Cookies

You can manage your cookie preferences by adjusting your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies, delete specific cookies, or disable cookies altogether. Please note that disabling cookies may impact your experience on our website.

6. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our use of cookies or this Cookie Policy, please contact us at:

7. Updates to this Cookie Policy

We reserve the right to update this Cookie Policy to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated effective date.

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