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What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a 'memory' for one specific website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
Every time you visit a webpage on the US Ophthalmic's website we may be using the following types of cookies:
1-Anonymous analytics cookies
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'.
These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones.
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.
Unless you are signed in to the usophthalmic.com website, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
When you register with the usophthalmic.com website, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any reviews with your username.
If you have not selected 'sign in', your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.
While you are signed into the website, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen.
3-User preferences cookies
We also set user preferences cookies on all pages of our website. We do this in order to provide a better user experience for you, e.g. remebering your language of choice.
How do I turn cookies off?
Usually, you can prevent your browser from accepting cookies or prevent them from accepting cookies from a particular site. However, we can not notice if you are logged in without using cookies, so we will not be able to provide a good experience when you shop online in our web store or post comments / reviews. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Generally, you can find these settings in your browser's 'options' or 'preferences' menu. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.