Cookies and what they do
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by a web site. Some cookies are only placed on your device for the time you are browsing the website. Cookies can be read by the site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can "remember" you on your return visit.
Cookies are commonly used by websites to remember some aspect of your current or previous visit. This could include things like the choices you’ve made or preferences you’ve chosen during your visit. Websites commonly do this in order to improve or tailor your current and future visits to that site or other related sites.
They are stored in your browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognise your browser. Most browsers support cookies but you can configure your computer or mobile device browser's settings locally to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.
- Finding 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 site;
- Store information about which media players you use so that any video content appears correctly;
- Collect information that will allow us to tailor advertising to make it more relevant for you, based on your previous interactions with our website;
- Remember information about you when you visit our site;
- Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests; or
- Maintain the security, safety, and integrity of our website.
Categories of Cookies
Below, we have set out the main categories of cookies that we use on our website and what they are used for. These cookies are:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in.
Those cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
To learn more about the cookies we use, and to review or change your cookie acceptance for Blackrock Health, please access the website in a new browser window in incognito/in-private mode, and click on Manage cookies at the bottom of the webpage
Opt-in and Opt-out for browsers
If you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Mobile Device Opt-out
Your mobile operating system may let you opt-out from having your information collected or used for interest-based advertising on mobile devices. You should refer to the instructions provided by your mobile device’s manufacturer; this information is typically available under the “Settings” function of your mobile device.