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A cookie can be classified by its lifespan, the domain to which it belongs and by its function. Please note that we don’t use all types of cookies described in the list below. To see which cookies from the list we use and why, see section “What cookies do we use and why”.
We use analytical/performance, session and persistent cookies third-party cookies
We engage Google, a third party to help us with analytics (Google Analytics, hereinafter referred to as ‘’Google Analytics’’). Google analytics is a tool that help us understand how our visitors engage with Thyroid Checker (‘’Thyroid Checker’’ or ‘’Website’’). It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report Thyroid Checker usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. We use the data collected by Google Analytics to help us improve the quality of the Thyroid Checker and to analyse Thyroid Checker usage. Google Analytics process the information we share - namely various information on how you use the Thyroid Checker by their own unique user ID’s, but they also have access to your IP address and any other data which they collect from you directly.
Google Analytics Cookies
For more information on Google Analytics and their cookie usage, visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Below you can find a list of google analytics cookies we use on our Website:
|Name of the cookie||Description||Category of use||Expiration time|
The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information. This cookie helps Google customise ads on Google proprieties, like Google search.
|Preferences / advertising||6 months|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||2 months|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users.||Analytics||24 years|
|_gat||Used to throttle request rate.||Analytics||1 minute|
The cookies will not be used for any purpose other than the one stated herein.
Please bear in mind that we do not have any control over the third-party cookies and are
therefore not liable for any third-party cookie processing. Please visit Google Analytics
site for more information about the third-party cookies and use the available opt-out
options explained in ‘’How to Control Cookies’’ Section below.
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. To find out how long will cookies remain on your computer you should visit third-party cookies websites mentioned in section What cookies do we use and why above. See the section below on how to control cookies and more information on removing them before they expire.
You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Most third-party cookies can be blocked by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Some people prefer not to allow cookies, which is why most browsers give you the ability to manage cookies to suit you. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage, delete or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as: www.aboutcookies.org
You will be asked to accept or reject cookies when using the Thyroid Checker. You can accept or decline cookies by using one of the options: I accept / I refuse. Note that by withdrawing the consent you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.