Cookie Policy

Your privacy - how cookies are used by Diomed

The Diomed website uses small amounts of data stored on your computer called 'cookies' to collect information about how visitors use the website. You can control what cookies, if any, are stored on your computer. Find out more about cookies below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website. It often includes a unique identifier and is stored on your device's hard drive. Diomed doesn't use cookies to collect information that can be used to identify you.

Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Your browser is the computer program you use to access the internet. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it's already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.

Services that need cookies to work

Some services need to store a cookie on your computer for them to work. These cookies are removed when you finish using the service. If cookies are blocked then these services will not work.

Controlling what cookies are stored on your computer

You can set your devices to:

  • Accept all cookies
  • Tell you when a cookie is being received
  • Not receive cookies

Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Rejecting cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by the Diomed website, you can do this through your device's browser settings. The 'Help' menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the 'About cookies' website.

How to control or delete cookies

Google Analytics cookies

The Diomed website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie

Mobile phones - rejecting cookies

For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone's browser, see your handset manual.

Other devices - rejecting cookies

For information about how to reject cookies on your device's browser, see your device's manual.

Cookies witnessed on www.diomed.co.uk

The following are names of cookies that are currently witnessed on the Diomed website. Each cookie includes a short description of what the cookie does and what type of variant the cookie falls into.

Cookie Service Expiration More Information
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.
_gid Google Analytics 24 hours Set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users.
_dc_gtm_ Google Analytics 1 minute Set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle the request rate.
PHPSESSID Website End of session Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
viewed_cookie_policy Cookies notification Annual This cookie is set when the visitor accepts the website privacy and cookie policies. The cookie is used to prevent that message from repeatedly showing.