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What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files which may be placed onto your computer's hard drive when visiting certain websites. The use of cookies is to gather information on how you navigate a site.

MedicAlert may collect information about your computer, such as your IP address, operating system, browser type and general site usage. We collect statistical data only which does not identify you as an individual. The purpose of collecting this data is to help improve our web service.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are required for certain areas of our site to work, for example, ‘user-input’ cookies are used for the duration of a session to track a user’s input when completing forms spanning several pages, essential cookies also maintain the contents of your shopping basket during your active session.

Performance cookies

To help us provide the best site experiences for our visitors we use Google Analytics. This tool provides us with anonymous statistics regarding our website usage. Analytics is used to track the source of a visitor, their session on the website and whether they are a new or returning visitor. We also track user demographics, i.e Age range and Gender to help create relevant site content and improve functionality. Performance cookies are not strictly necessary for the use of our website, so your consent is required for us to use them.

For more information on Google Analytics, visit Google’s information page, or to opt out of Google Analytics, click here

By continuing to browse our website without opting out, this is your understanding and agree to data collection for the purposes detailed above.

 

How to modify your cookie settings

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, however please be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of a site.

The following links provide details on how to do this in a range of popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042 

Contents

What is a cookie?

Essential Cookies

Performance cookies

How to modify your cookie settings