This is the IFMSA Cookie Policy, accessible from http://ifmsa.org

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

This Policy also tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us. If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or [email protected].

 

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience when using our website. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store these files. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more detailed information on cookies, please consult the Cookies Legislation from the European Commission.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser’s Help functionality to know how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. As a consequence, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work as it is intended. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Types of Cookies

Account related cookies

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

Login related cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

Orders processing related cookies

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Surveys related cookies

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

Forms related cookies

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
  • From time to time new features are tested and subtle changes are made to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
  • As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
  • Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; {List the social networks whose features you have integrated with your site?:12}, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

Website Cookies

The table below explains the cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long the different cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device.

Cookie Name Type Function Expiration time
Cloudflare __cfduid Third party The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. 5 years
Google Analytics _ga First party Used for web analytics provided by Google Analytics. The cookies distinguish site visitors and store website traffic information. 2 years
Google Analytics _gid First party Used to distinguish users. 24 hours

Exchange Platform cookies

The table below explains the cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long the different cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device.

Cookie Name Type Function Expiration time
PHPSESSID PHPSESSID First party This cookie is used by PHP  to identify a user session 1 year

 

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but we recommend regularly checking this Policy to ensure that you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 18th March 2019.