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What is in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple bit of text that is stored by your web browser on your computer or mobile device set by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
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Visitors to our website
When someone visits this site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, for example which articles are the more popular ones. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting either of this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. We take your privacy seriously, and will make all reasonable attempts to ensure your privacy is maintained.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. It helps us understand which articles are the most popular.
Content Management System cookie
This cookie is set by our content management system upon arrival to this website. This journal consists entirely of Open Access articles and as such the system does not require you to log in with a subscription before accessing the articles. This cookie is not used by Grand Rounds for any purpose.
We are looking into whether the content management system can be developed so that this cookie can be removed. In the mean time please note that we do not use this cookie in any way.
The text stored for this cookie is simply the number '1'.