BMJ Cookies Notice
For the purposes of applicable data protection laws in England and Wales, BMJ is the data controller of your personal data. For further information on how we process personal data, our privacy notice is linked here https://www.bmj.com/company/your-privacy/.
If you have any questions about cookies or how your personal data is used by us, you should contact the Data Protection Officer using the details below:
Post – Data Protection Lead, BMJ, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which our Websites and Apps may put on your computer or mobile device when you use our Websites and Apps. Cookies are widely used by websites and applications to help remember small amounts of information and to give you a better experience using the website or application. For example, a cookie will help a website or application to recognise your device the next time you visit so you don’t have to log on again.
Certain cookies contain a limited amount of personal information. For example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you and will instead collect more general information to help us analyse how well our Website and Apps are performing overall so we can try and improve them.
Strictly necessary cookies. Some essential functions of our Websites and Apps are only possible if cookies are stored persistently between each page you look at. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your, logging in or filling in forms so you do not have to enter your details on each page you visit. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work.
Performance cookies. We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our Websites and Apps and to monitor performance. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. These cookies also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. When we send marketing emails to users who have chosen to receive them, we use a cookie that lets us track the success of campaigns. We may use this information to determine which of our emails are more interesting to users.
Functional cookies. These cookies enable the Website to provide enhanced functionality. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personalised experience on our site based on your previous visits and selections. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly, the services that may not function include the ability to share BMJ content through Social Media widgets, rejecting these cookies may also cause website audio and video to stop working.
How to remove or block cookies
Your internet browser and our apps have tools that allow you to remove or block cookies. You can also specify which categories of cookies you want to accept through our cookies banner.
Last updated 22.10.19