Last Updated: Feb 2021
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their website work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Affidea) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, effectively when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (that is unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). Persistent cookies are identified in the below table with their respective lifespans included in brackets. Any cookies without lifespan included after their name are session cookies.
We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.