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Cookie Policy

By using the Site, you agree to follow and be bound by the following cookie policy concerning your use of the Site (“Cookie Policy”). We may revise this policy at any time without notice to you.


Users – means the users of this Site collectively

We/us/our – means Liberum an independent Medical Education Provider

Site – means

Cookies – means small text files which the Site places on your computer's hard drive to store information about your visit to out their site and to identify your computer.  For the purposes of this document, we include HTML5 local storage files under the term “Cookies” as they are a method by which the Site locally stores named key/value pairs inside your web browser.

You – means a user of this Site

What are cookies?

Our Site uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or other access device, which we use for the following purposes:

  • Making your experience more efficient, faster and easier: by remembering your preferences, like preferred language, display and other settings, maintaining your session, and for authentication purposes. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience. These cookies are also referred to as Session-ID cookies, authentication cookies, and User Interface customization cookies
  • Gain useful knowledge about how the Site is used: by collecting information about the number of visitors, helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. This 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.  These cookies are also referred to as analytics cookies. For this purpose, we use Google analytics which means that Google will also have access to this information (including your IP address briefly in memory only 1). Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that helps Site owners to understand how their visitors engage with their Site. It collects information anonymously and reports Site trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google analytics, please visit
  • Evaluate utilisation of the various programmes on the Site and report aggregated and anonymised data to sponsors from the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries, academia and public and private healthcare providers (including the NHS), so that we can evaluate the use and effectiveness of Liberum programmes. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve it.

Your web browser can be set to manage cookies and even to reject them. However, do bear in mind that if you set your browser to automatically reject cookies, your user experience when visiting our Site will not be the same: your preferences may not be remembered, some functionality may be lost and you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Site.

For more information about cookies, types of cookies and how to manage cookies, including how to block them and delete them, please visit

The Cookies We Set

We use cookies for a variety of reasons.  The table below details the cookies that we set:

Essential cookies 2
Cookie Description Duration
knowledge_into_practice_cookie_consent Used to store the user's cookie consent preferences. 26 weeks
knowledge_into_practice_session Used to identify the user's browsing session. 2 hours
XSRF-TOKEN Used to secure both the user and our website against cross-site request forgery attacks. 2 hours
onckip-hcp-role Used by the application to determine if the user is a healthcare provider. 1 year 5 weeks
Analytics cookies
Cookie Description Duration
_hjSessionUser_* Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user ID, which persists in the Hotjar User ID, which is unique to that site. 1 year
_hjHasCachedUserAttributes Enables Hotjar to know if the data held in browser LocalStorage is up to date. 30 minutes
_hjUserAttributesHash Enables Hotjar to know when a User Attribute needs to be updated 2 hours
_hjSession_* Hotjar sets this cookie to ensure data from subsequent visits to the same site is attributed to the same user session. 30 minutes
_hjCookieTest Used by Hotjar to check if the Hotjar Tracking Code is permitted to use cookies. 1 minute
_hjLocalStorageTest Used by Hotjar to check if the Hotjar Tracking Code is permitted to use browser LocalStorage. 1 minute
_hjSessionStorageTest Used by Hotjar to check if the Hotjar Tracking Code is permitted to use browser SessionStorage. 1 minute
_ga Main cookie used by Google Analytics, enables a service to distinguish one visitor from another. 2 years
_ga_V58NBYV51Q Used by Google Analytics to persist session state. 2 years
_gid Used by Google Analytics to identify the user. 1 day
_gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate. 1 minute

1We use Google Analytics IP address anonymisation which means that at no time is the full IP address written to disk on Google servers as all anonymisation happens in memory nearly instantaneously after the request has been received.

2Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the functionality and features of this Site