This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by the ASB website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text file that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile device. They allow websites to store things like user actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences). You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you can back to the site or browse from one page to another and respond appropriately.
Enabling this cookie is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block this cookie, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. This cookie is not used for any purpose other than those described here.
The ASB website is registered in the Google Analytics service in order to obtain aggregated and anonymous statistical information on the number of users and how they visit the site. These data helps us understand how visitors use the site, allowing us to improve the way we present content. No information on users/visitors will be sold, shared or used for commercial purposes. For more information please visit: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/.
The ASB website display a Twitter timeline of @anti_superbugs in the ‘Follow me on Twitter’ section. More information are available here: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en and https://gdpr.twitter.com/.
YouTube videos embedded in the ASB website have been set up with the privacy-enhance mode option. That is an official way to embed YouTube videos without using cookies that track viewing behavior. In this way YouTube won’t store information about visitors to pages on the ASB website that have YouTube embedded on them unless visitors interact with those videos. For more information please visit: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en.
How do I turn cookies off on browsers?
All modern browsers allow you to control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies (or part of them) that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
You can usually finds these settings in the ‘Option’ or ‘Preferences’ menu on your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and IOS
Last updated: 25 November, 2019