Cookies Policy

We use cookies to improve the performance of our website and to enhance your user experience. This is explained in this policy document.

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website can put on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and login details and to save ‘baskets’ when purchasing goods online. It can also allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click the “Stay Logged In” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you but may collect information on the users general location in order to better direct them to the appropriate language pages.

2. What sort of cookies does HOSMED.EU use?
Generally, our cookies perform two different functions:
a) Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify users that have requested a customer login name and password. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that an account customer enjoys.

b) Functionality persistent Cookies
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your particular preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in.

c) Third party persistent Cookies
When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:
  • Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: Google Privacy Policy.
  • Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: google.com/ads/preferences. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
  • Google AdWords Remarketing - allows us to advertise relevant information to users. Remarketing cookie lists are stored in a database on Google's servers, which store all the cookie IDs associated with each list. Google will place or read a unique ad-serving cookie on your computer and will use non-personal information about your browser and your activity at this site to serve ads on their content network. Please click here for more information about remarketing or to opt-out of the Google remarketing cookie.
3. What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set? If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered.