Please read this cookie policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how we use cookies on the Website. This policy should be read together with our Privacy Policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information generally, as well as your rights in relation to your personal information and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.

This policy was published on 6 May 2020 and last updated on 6 May 2020. We may change this policy from time to time.

Our Website

This cookie policy only relates to your use of the Website at www.intersurgeon.org (the “Website”).

The Website may contain links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These other third-party websites may also use cookies or similar technologies in accordance with their own separate polices. For privacy information relating to these other third party websites, please consult their policies as appropriate.

What are cookies and what are they used for?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. computer, smartphone, or other electronic device) when you use the Website. We use cookies on the Website to distinguish you from other users of the Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website and also allows us to improve the Website.

What cookies does this Website use?

We use the following cookies, which are grouped into ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential cookies’:

  • a) Essential (strictly necessary) cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website.
  • b) Non-essential cookies. These include:
    • (i) analytical/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it, which helps us to improve the way the Website works (for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily); and
    • (ii) targeting cookies – these record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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

Cookie name Purpose of cookie Duration for which data collected from cookie will be used Third parties with which data collected from the cookie may be shared
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user End of session N/A
wordpress_logged_in_ Indicates when the user has logged in End of session N/A
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary Saves user cookie preference 1 year GDPR Cookie Consent
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary Saves user cookie preference 1 year GDPR Cookie Consent
viewed_cookie_policy Saves user consent after viewing cookie policy 1 year GDPR Cookie Consent
__stripe_mid A token set by Stripe (payment provider) to facilitate the payment of online orders. N/A Stripe
checkout-live-session This cookie is used by Stripe as part of its payment process 10 years Stripe

b) Non-essential cookies

Cookie name Purpose of cookie Duration for which data collected from cookie will be used Third parties with which data collected from the cookie may be shared
PHPSESSID To track website sessions End of session N/A
personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities 2 years Twitter
_ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users 2 years

Google

_gid Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users 24 hours Google
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 Minute Google
asp_transient_id N/A N/A N/A
CONSENT This cookie carries out information about how the user uses the Website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the Website N/A Google
IDE Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. 2 years Google
GPS This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location 30 minutes YouTube
YSC This cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. N/A YouTube
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. 5 months YouTube
lang This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website N/A N/A

How can I change my cookie settings?

Except in respect of the essential (strictly necessary) cookies, we will ask for your consent to place cookies or other similar technologies on your device.

You can withdraw any consent to the use of non-essential cookies or manage any other cookie preferences by making use of the cookie settings found at the bottom of every page. It may be necessary to refresh the page for the updated settings to take effect.

If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including those which are essential to the services requested) are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the Website. You can find out how to manage cookies on the most popular browsers via the links below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari

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

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit this page and follow the instructions provided.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the guidance on cookies published by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

How do I contact the Website operator?

If you have any questions about this cookie policy or the information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details available in our Privacy Policy.