Cookie Policy

Rutherford Diagnostics Limited understands the importance of protecting and respecting your online privacy. This is the Cookie Notice for Rutherford Diagnostics Limited, accessible from www.rutherforddiagnostics.co.uk, and ensures that we are complying with the relevant data protection laws, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or device by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of the site.

Cookies are classified as either first or third party. A first-party cookie is a cookie created by the site that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is created by a website with a domain name other than the one you are currently visiting.

Cookies have an applied duration based on their purpose (‘session’ or ‘persistent’). Session cookies expire after a session ends and would not be stored beyond this purpose. Session cookies are mostly used for website functionally.  Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device in-between sessions and they can allow the actions of the user across a site, or different sites, to be remembered. The expiry date of a persistent cookie is set by the website operator however, you can also delete these cookies manually or configure the browser settings to be deleted periodically.

What types of Cookies do we use?

  • Essential Cookies: These are considered functional cookies and are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to be remembered in relation to any personal preferences that you have activated i.e., Cookie consent banner or secure areas that require a unique log in.
  • Analytical Cookies: These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to see how visitors use the website. This helps us improve the website and provide a better visitor experience.

The table below provides an overview of the cookies currently used on this website, including third party.

Cookie Domain Type  Duration Description
_ga www.rutherforddiagnostics.co.uk Analytical 2 years Google analytics – to store and count page views
_gat www.rutherforddiagnostics.co.uk Analytical Session Google analytics – to read and filter requests from bots.
_gid www.rutherforddiagnostics.co.uk Analytical 1 day Google analytics – to store and count page views
cookieconsent_status www.rutherforddiagnostics.co.uk Essential 1 year To store cookie consent preferences

Disabling cookies

You can change your cookie preference at any time by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies via your browser may remove essential cookies which can affect the functionality of our website.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Further Information

We hope the above information has clarified what cookies we use and how we protect your data. If you would like more information, please contact us by emailing: marketing@therutherford.com

You can also visit aboutcookies.org.uk for further information relating to the use of cookies.

This Cookie Policy was updated on 22nd August 2021.

Previous versions of this cookies notice are available on request.