Date of update – 12/02/2020.
Cookies are small text files placed on the device that you use to access the site medic-journal.com (hereinafter referred to as the Site). They contain information that is collected from your device and sent back to the Site at each subsequent visit in order to remember your actions and preferences after the time has elapsed.
Types of cookies
The Site uses the following types of cookies:
- strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for the operation of the Site; among other things, they allow the Site to identify your hardware and software, including your browser type; (this includes cookies that collect information about whether the user has allowed the use of other cookies from the Site);
- statistical/analytical cookies: these cookies allow you to recognize users, count their number and collect information such as the operations you have performed on the Site, including information about the web pages you have visited and the content you receive;
- Technical cookies: these cookies collect information about how users interact with the Site, which allows you to identify errors and test new features to improve the performance of the Site;
- functional cookies: these cookies allow you to provide certain functions by saving your preferences (for example – location selection);
- third-party tracking/advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about users, traffic sources, pages visited and advertisements displayed to you, as well as the one that led you to the advertised page. They allow you to display ads that may interest you based on the analysis of Personal Information collected about you.
The Site may also use web beacons (pixel tags) to access cookies previously placed on your device for the following purposes:
- determining your actions on the Site by accessing and using cookies stored on your device;
- collection of statistical information related to the operation of the Site.
How long cookies are stored on your device
All cookies have an expiration date by default, after which they will be automatically deleted from your system.
Access to information contained in cookies
Most web browsers allow you to opt out of accepting cookies. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer.
Different browsers may use different methods to manage cookies. You can follow the links below to get access to the browser manufacturers directly and configure the parameters of your particular browser:
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Cookies used on the Website
Summary of cookies from the Website medic-journal.com
- PHPSESSID – provides the mechanism of the session. Shelf life – during the visit
- BITRIX_SM_GUEST_ID is a user ID that is not associated with personal data. Storage period – 1 year
- BITRIX_SM_LAST_SETTINGS – Stores the user settings of the site. Shelf life – during the visit
- BITRIX_SM_LAST_VISIT – Sets the date of the last visit. Storage period – 1 year
- BITRIX_SM_LOGIN – Stores the login of the authorized user. Shelf life – 5 years
- BITRIX_SM_SALE_UID – Stores the ID of the authorized user. Shelf life – 1 year
- BITRIX_SM_SOUND_LOGIN_PLAYED – Stores the user settings of the site. Shelf life – during the visit
The “anonymize IP” option for Google Analytics is used, which changes the latest IP information in memory shortly after it is sent to the Analytics collection network. In this case, the full IP address is never written to disk.
Cookies generated by Google Analytics
- _ga – allows you to distinguish between users. Shelf life – 2 years
- _gat – limits the frequency of requests. Shelf life – 1 minute
- _gid – allows you to distinguish between users. Shelf life – 24 hours
The site uses the LiveInternet statistics service for visual comparison with its closest competitors, as well as for the possibility of publishing public statistics of visits.
Cookies generated by LiveInternet
- VID – localization of the approximate geographical location. Shelf life – 1 year;
- FTID is an auxiliary cookie required to install a real identification cookie VID (if it is missing).
The basic shelf life of LiveInternet cookies is 1 year. The site does not store cookies from LiveInternet on the user’s devices and deletes them during the user’s session.