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).
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.
When does GlycanAge place cookies?
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.
If you're signed in to GlycanAge, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience.
- Preferences, features and services
- Performance, Analytics and Research
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?
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?
Other helpful resources
- 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 Mobile
For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.