Cookies Policy

At GlycanAge, we believe in being clear and open about how we collect and use data related to you. In the spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies. This cookie policy applies to any GlycanAge product or service that links to this policy or incorporates it by reference.

In this policy we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (hereinafter: EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications).


Does GlycanAge use cookies?

We use cookies and other technologies to ensure everyone who uses GlycanAge has the best possible experience. Cookies also help us keep your account safe. Furthermore by using cookies we analyse the effectiveness of website design and advertising. By continuing to visit or use our services, you are agreeing to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes we describe in this policy.


What is cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed onto your device that enables GlycanAge features and functionality. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device, secure your access to GlycanAge and our sites generally, and even help us know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device. Cookies also enable you to easily share content on GlycanAge and help us serve relevant ads to you.


Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to learn how you interact with our content and to improve your experience when visiting our website(s). For example, some cookies remember your language or preferences so that you do not have to repeatedly make these choices when you visit one of our websites. Additionally, cookies allow us to serve you specific content, such as videos on our website(s). We may employ the learnings of your behavior on our website(s) to serve you with targeted advertisements on third-party website(s) in an effort to “re-market” our products and services to you.


When does GlycanAge place cookies?

We use cookies on our sites and mobile applications. Any browser visiting these sites will receive cookies from us. We also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-GlycanAge sites that host our plugins (for example, GlycanAge's "Share" button) or tags.


What types of cookies does GlycanAge use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as an existing user, so it's easier to return to GlycanAge or interact with our services without signing in again. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by GlycanAge when you return to one of our sites or a partner site that uses our services (for example, our sharing or job application buttons). Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or a browser session).


What are cookies used for?

Cookies can be used to recognize you when you visit GlycanAge, remember your preferences, and give you a personalized experience that's in line with your settings. Cookies also make your interactions with GlycanAge faster and more secure. Additionally, cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the GlycanAge sites, and bring customized features to you through GlycanAge plugins such as our "Share" button.

Authentication

If you're signed in to GlycanAge, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience.

Security

We use cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.

Preferences, features and services

Cookies can tell us which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They can help you fill out forms on GlycanAge more easily. They also provide you with features, insights, and customized content in conjunction with our plugins. You can learn more about plugins in our Privacy Policy.

Advertising

We may use cookies to show you relevant advertising both on and off the GlycanAge site. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad later visited and took an action (e.g. downloaded a white paper or made a purchase) on the advertiser's site. Similarly, our partners may use a cookie to determine whether we've shown an ad and how it performed, or provide us with information about how you interact with ads. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off GlycanAge, such as after you've visited a partner's site or application.

Performance, Analytics and Research

Cookies help us learn how well our site and plugins perform in different locations. We also use cookies to understand, improve, and research products, features, and services, including when you access GlycanAge from other websites, applications, or devices such as your work computer or your mobile device.


How are cookies used for advertising purposes?

Cookies and other ad technology such as beacons, pixels, and tags help us serve relevant ads to you more effectively. They also help us provide aggregated auditing, research, and reporting for advertisers, understand and improve our service, and know when content has been shown to you.

Note: Because your web browser may request advertisements and beacons directly from third party ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set third party cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Ads served by GlycanAge may also set third party cookies.

If you are a GlycanAge member but logged out of your account on a browser, GlycanAge may still continue to log your interaction with our services on that browser for up to 30 days in order to generate usage analytics for our services, which analytics we may share in aggregate form with our advertising customers.

Unless you clear these cookies from your browser, we may use this information to:

  • Provide more relevant, interest-based advertising
  • Provide aggregate reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads
  • Help website and app owners understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps
  • Detect and defend against fraud and other risks to protect users and partners
  • Improve our products

We do not provide any personal information that we collect to advertisers unless you have given us permission to do so. You can opt-out of interest-based advertising from our customers, as well as our customers' advertising on GlycanAge based on data collected through third party sites, by adjusting your settings. Please note that opting out will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; it will mean that the ads you see may not be matched to your interests. If you are not a GlycanAge member, learn more about cookies and how to opt out. Click here to learn more about the self-regulatory principles we adhere to.


What third-party cookies does GlycanAge use?

Our cookie table lists some of the third party cookies on our sites. Please note that the names of cookies, pixels and other technologies may change over time. Please also note that companies and other organisations that sponsor pages on GlycanAge may use cookies, pixels or other technologies on their GlycanAge pages to learn about your interest in them.


Controlling cookies

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may worsen your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.


What to do if you don't want cookies to be set or want them to be removed?

If you don't want us to use cookies when you visit GlycanAge, you can opt-out of cookies on your settings page. In order for us to recognize that you have opted out of cookies, we have to place our GlycanAge opt-out cookie on your device so we can know not to set other GlycanAge cookies the next time you visit. If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you're using to access our services. If you use GlycanAge without changing your browser settings, we'll assume that you're happy to receive all cookies on the GlycanAge website. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including GlycanAge cookies. Please note that the GlycanAge site will not work properly without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.


Other helpful resources

To learn more about advertisers' use of cookies the following links are helpful:

  • European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EU)
  • Internet Advertising Bureau (US)
  • Internet Advertising Bureau (EU)

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari (Desktop)
  • Safari (Mobile)
  • Android Browser
  • Opera
  • Opera Mobile

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.