What is a cookie?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser while you are browsing that website. When you browse the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to show your previous activity, including when you have logged in to the website before and which pages you have visited.
These cookies help us to:
- Remember your settings during and between visits (your region, for example)
- Improve the speed and security of the website
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
The following types of cookies are in use while browsing the Orion Health website:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Performance cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Targeting / Advertising cookies
These cookies are a mixture of first party cookies, which we set ourselves, and third party cookies, which are set by other websites. Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this website, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, you can do so here.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website will then not work.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website, and will not be able to monitor its performance. There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our website.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation such as remembering which region you selected on your last visit. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages to improve performance or functionality such as social media sharing. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
We also use Google Analytics, which includes advertising features allowing us to show you ads based on Google’s profile of you, show remarketing ads based on your viewing behaviour on our website, as well as receive reporting on how many times these ads have been shown. We may use these features to show special offers to you, or suggest other relevant content to encourage you to come back to our website. Don’t worry, we are unable to proactively reach out to you directly (as the whole process is anonymised) by email or other means unless you provide us with your contact details. You can learn more about the cookies used by Google here, as well as view the available options for opting out here.
Cookies in emails
Any emails you receive from us may include cookies, but these will only be activated if you click on the links in the email. We use this functionality to track which links were clicked and in what quantity, as well as the aggregate number of links clicked.