Last update: September 1, 2021
What are Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website or app – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your last visit to our website. Those cookies are set by us and are called first party cookies.
We also use third party cookies – these are cookies set by a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting or a domain we are not operating – for example to analyze traffic to our website.
Our website uses two types of cookies: persistent and session cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that remain on your device for a certain period of time (as indicated in the table below) or until you manually delete them or object to them. Session cookies are cookies that expire at the end of the browser session (e.g., when you leave our website and close your browser).
We use strictly necessary cookies to (i) recognize you as a return user to our website, (ii) secure our website, app and service and to (ii) record your cookie preferences so you are not presented with our banner several times.
We use non-essential (non-strictly necessary) cookies to observe and analyze traffic levels and other metrics on our website, which helps us improve our website and services, as well as your overall user experience. We only use non-essential cookies where we have your consent (see below).
Further information on the types of cookies we use is set out below.
On your first visit to our websites/apps, on the homepage you will see a cookie banner informing you why cookies are used, and asking you to consent to each non-essential cookie if you agree with us using them.
You can change your cookie preferences through the cookie banner, where you have the option of opting-in or opting-out to the use of non-essential cookies on your device. However, you can also update your cookie preferences at all times by clicking on the blue shield in the bottom left hand corner of your screen. Please note that you cannot disable strictly necessary cookies since these affect the functionality of our website and your ability to use certain features and functionalities.
Types of Cookies Used
|Domain||Cookie Name||Session or Persistent||Purpose||Lifespan|
|Strictly Necessary Cookies|
|Arcusbio.com||_ga||Persistent||Functional: This cookie is installed by Google Tag Manager and remembers whether you have previously given consent to our use of non-strictly necessary cookies so you are not repeatedly shown the cookie banner.||2 years|
|Non-Strictly Necessary Cookies|
|Arcusbio.com||_ga||Persistent||Analytics: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.||2 years|
|Arcusbio.com||_gid||Persistent||Analytics: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages.||1 day|
|Arcusbio.com||_gat_UA-101746800-1||Session||Analytics: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites||1 minute|
List of Third Parties Using Cookies on our Website/App
|Google LLC||Analytics||Internet-related services and products including online advertising and search engine services||https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites|