This Cookies Notice applies to the users ("User", "You", "your") of one or several Medscape websites (i.e.: www.medscape.com and/or its local versions such as www.medscape.co.uk ), including the mobile versions of the Websites (the "Apps"; collectively, the "Websites"), that Aptus Health International, Inc.and/or WebMD, LLC. (referred to hereinafter as "we", "Aptus Health", "us") owns and operates.
This Cookies Notice sets out information about cookies and other tracking technologies that collect information from your terminal equipment and are used in the context of the Websites and the Services we offer to You (the "Cookies"). The "Services" refer to the Websites and all information and services provided to You in connection with your use of the Websites including newsletters, mobile apps, reference tools, sponsored content, advertising, email communication, e-training, continuing medical education, medical quizzes and other campaigns.
Cookies are small pieces of information that a website or application asks your browser or other terminal software to store on your device (e.g. computer, smartphone, laptop, tablet). Cookies include various technologies (web beacons, LSOs, Flash cookies, etc.) that allow such website or application to store and retrieve information concerning the users´ browsing habits, device and connection details, which will be used in order to facilitate, improve and personalize the users´ experience during the use of the website or application.
Like most online service publishers, we place Cookies, subject to your choices, on your device when You visit a Website or use our Services.
We use both session ID Cookies and persistent Cookies. A session ID Cookie expires when you close your browser; a persistent Cookie does not.
Please see below the types of Cookies we use in the context of our Services.
|Cookie name||Cookie Domain||Purpose of the cookie||Cookies duration||Source of Cookie|
|biauth||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Persistent: 30 years||First Party|
|JSESSIONID||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Session||First Party|
|lrt_wrk||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Session||First Party|
|med_session||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Persistent: 1 month||First Party|
|mednet||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Session||First Party|
|medpermgl||.medscape.com||Strictly necessary||30 years||First Party|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed, OptanonConsent||.medscape.co.uk||Strictly necessary||Persistent: 1 year||First Party|
|s_cc||.medscape.co.uk, .medscape.com||Strictly necessary||Session||First Party|
|s_sq||.medscape.co.uk||Strictly Necessary||session||First Party|
|AMCV_*||.medscape.co.uk, .medscape.com||Performance||Persistent: 2 years||Third Party|
|AMCVS_*||.medscape.co.uk, .medscape.com||Performance||Session||Third Party|
|mbox||.medscape.com||Performance||Persistent: 2 years||First Party|
|RT||medscape.com||Performance||7 days||First Party|
|__gads||.medscape.co.uk, .medscape.com||Targeting||Persistent: 13 months||First Party|
|_gcl_au||.medscape.com||targeting||Persistent: 3 months||First Party|
|aam||medicinenet.com||Targeting||180 days||Third Party|
|aam_did||.medscape.co.uk||Targeting||30 days||First Party|
|demdex, dextp||.demdex.net||Targeting||180 days||Third party|
|eupubconsent-v2||.medscape.co.uk||targeting||Persistent: 1 year||First Party|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||Targeting||390 days||Third party|
|pxrc||rlcdn.com||Targeting||60 days||Third party|
|rlas3||rlcdn.com||Targeting||Persistent: 1 year||Third party|
|uid||.criteo.com||Targeting||Persistent: 13 months||Third party|
|uid||.turn.com||Targeting||180 days||Third party|
|uuid||.mathtag.com||Targeting||Persistent: 13 months||Third party|
|uuid2||.adnxs.com||Targeting||Persistent: 3 months||Third party|
|_ibp||ibclick.stream||Functionality||Persistent: 3 yrs||Third Party|
|adobeujs-optin||.medscape.co.uk||Performance||Persistent: 13 months||Third Party|
You are able to control whether or not You accept Cookies through the settings of your web browser or smartphone. Your web browser or smartphone gives You the option to delete all cookies, including all of our Cookies. Please note, however, that disabling cookies in your browser can prevent access to some parts of our Services and we decline any liability in this respect. Our Services are not currently configured to respond to a browser’s Do Not Track signals.
Explanations about how to manage settings of your web browser are often provided by your web browser on the "help" menu of your browser: https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/managing-cookies
As an additional step, concerning third-parties Cookies aiming at providing You with interest-based advertising, please note that third parties may participate in one of the following self-regulatory programs for online behavioral advertising, with corresponding user opt-outs:
If at any time You do not want your personal information to be used to allow third-parties to display advertisements or to personalise advertisements displayed to You, You can adjust your settings by using the tools provided by these third-parties (e.g., Google, Facebook) or through one of the above self-regulatory programs for online behavioural advertising, if the third party participates in one of them.
Most mobile devices provide You control over tracking for advertising purposes via the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (on iOS devices) or the “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” setting (on Android).