What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Some cookies are only placed on your device for the time you are browsing the website. Others may be stored on your device and sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Your browser only allows a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. You can find more information about cookies, at www.allaboutcookies.org
Webdoctor Ltd and cookies
- Store details that help you to manage accounts and prescriptions online, such as user login details.
- Find out how people use our sites, such as how often they visit, which pages they go to, and which links they click on, so that we can improve our sites.
- Help us to provide relevant information, such as details of treatments, services and other information that you may be interested in.
- Some pages of our website also include third party cookies, which are cookies not set by webdoctor.ie.
- These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to make sure that we only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you and for analytical purposes.
Cookies used by Webdoctor:
- Webdoctor – To monitor site usage to allow us to provide a better user experience and to improve our products and services.
- Google analytics – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
- Intercom – To monitor site usage to allow us to provide customer support and to improve our products and services.
- Wistia (Video Player) – These cookies are used when watching a video on one of our websites.They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to a video.
- NewRelic – To monitor technical performance. They allow us to detect when there is a problem with our platform.
- Stripe – To handle payments. As we don’t store any credit card details on our servers, we need Stripe to be able to set some cookies to process your payments for us.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would prefer we did not collect data by this method, you can disable this function within your browser settings. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can find out more about turning off cookies at the independent website www.allaboutcookies.org.