Cookies in use on this website
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you from having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately allowing us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:
If the settings on the software you use to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of www.vetsonline.com, to mean that you are fine with this.
More about our Cookies
WEBSITE FUNCTION COOKIES
Our own cookies
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site or by disabling ALL cookies in your browser settings. They are:
|allow_cookies||Determines whether the user accepts cookies or not.|
|PHPSESSID||This is a session cookie. It does not collect any information from the your computer, it is used to recognise you when you move from page to page and remember any information you have previously entered (search requests, shopping baskets, etc). Session cookies are temporary files and are erased when you close your browser.|
|Checks whether the browser allows cookies to be set.|
|AUTOLOG3R||Determines whether you have chosen to be automatically logged in when you visit Vetsonline.|
|SONDAGE.xxx||Used for poll management. One cookie is set for each poll to remember whether you have participated. The 'xxx' is the poll number.|
|NSC_Wt_023S_...||Cookies with this prefix are set by the "load balancer" - a system that distributes website traffic across multiple servers to ensure optimum efficiency and avoid overload.|
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
These analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at www.youronlinechoices.com. You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices, although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free.
It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.
Among others, our advertisers use:
- Mediaplex - Privacy Statement
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working.
Our main partner is:
TURNING COOKIES OFF
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how to do this in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of Vetsonline and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.