About this cookies policy

This policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how this information is used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a web page or application. They can help us understand how our website is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Cookies can collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, they do not identify you as an individual nor do they collect any personal data stored on your device.

Different types of cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device.

Session cookies are deleted from your browser or device when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until they are deleted or reach their expiry date.

How do we use cookies?

Our site may place and access specific first party cookies on your device. Fist party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to improve our services.

We also use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to collect standard internet log information and details of your use of our website. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and analyse how you use this site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal and user friendly, and cookies help us to achieve this.

What type of cookies do we use?

The cookies we use are listed below, along with their type, purpose and the default duration that they will be stored on your device:

Cookie name Purpose Type of cookie Expiration
_ga Google Analytics cookie. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users of our website by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the website’s analytics reports. Persistent 2 years.
_lscache_vary Stores user login status, used by the website to display the correct website version based on whether a user is logged in. Persistent 2 days.
wordpress_logged_in_SESSION ID Indicates when a user is logged in. Session When browsing session ends.
WordPress_sec_SESSION ID Controls WordPress access. Session When browsing session ends.
wordpress_test_cookie Tests whether cookies are enabled. Session When browsing session ends.
wp-settings-4 Supports optimised display and use of the wordpress website for system administrators following log in. Session Immediately.
wp-settings-time-4 Allows optimised display and use of the wordpress website for system administrators following log in. Persistent 1 year.

Social media third party cookies

To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed content from other websites such as LinkedIn or Twitter.   As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites.  Precision Sequencing has no control or liability over these cookies, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

We also offer “share page” widgets on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.  These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service.  Precision Sequencing has no control or liability over these cookies, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.

Changing cookie preferences/blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, navigate to the ‘View site information’ section of our website by clicking the padlock button in the browser address bar.

Switching off cookies may restrict your use of our website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

 

Changes to cookie policy

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies. This Policy was last updated in January 2019.