Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website server to your browser and stored on your computer. Cookies allow website operators to accumulate useful information, such as whether you have visited the site before and how you use and navigate the site. Cookies are needed for a number of functions which make websites work, or work more efficiently. Cookies may also be used to show you adverts that are relevant to you, based on your browsing habits, to personalise your user experience.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to monitor how people use our website, including estimating audience size and patterns of use, to help us provide you with a better service. Cookies make it easier for you to use the website on future visits.

We may use persistent cookies (which expire on a specified date) and session cookies (which expire when you close your browser).

The cookies used on our website have been categorised based on definitions given in the ICC UK Cookie Guide. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count our website’s visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it, but they do not allow us to collect identifiable information about you. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use Google Analytics to provide anonymous statistics on how our site is used.

Your cookie preferences

When you first visit our website, we will ask you to confirm which types of cookies you agree to us using (please note that strictly necessary cookies will be used in any event, as these are required for our website to operate correctly). Unless you tell us that you are happy for other types of cookies to be used, we will only use the strictly necessary cookies.

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by managing your user account on the CardioTrials platform.

You can also configure cookie settings in your web browser to prevent first party cookies (from our website) and/or third party cookies (from other websites) from being used when you visit our website. You can find out more about how to do this at the following links:

However, please bear in mind that if you don’t allow us to use certain cookies it may prevent you from accessing parts of our website or result in a loss of functionality which degrades your experience of the website.

What cookies do we use?

We use the following first party cookies on the website – these are cookies that we place on your device (and they will show as being placed by our domain,

Cookie Name Cookie Description Expiration
cardio_trials_session This cookie stores a secure, encrypted key to maintain your session on the CardioTrials site (i.e. to keep you logged in). This cookie is strictly necessary for our site to operate. 1 hour
XSRF-TOKEN This cookie protects the application from cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. This cookie is strictly necessary to maintain the security of our site 1 hour
_ga Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics). 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users (Google Analytics). 24 hours
_gat _dc_gtm_ Used to throttle request rate (Google Analytics). 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service (Google Analytics). 30 seconds – 1 year
_gac_<property-id> Contains campaign related information for the user (Google Analytics). 90 days

For more information about how cookies are used in connection with Google Analytics please click here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, click here.

Further information about cookies

There’s a lot of good information about cookies available online. For more information about cookies generally visit

Get in touch

Please contact us if you have any questions about how we use cookies or about your privacy. Our contact details are as follows:
Suite 111, Business First Millennium City Park, Millennium City Road, Ribbleton, Preston, United Kingdom, PR2 5BL

Developed with assistance from the University of Glasgow - Robertson Centre for Biostatistics.

Supported by Vifor Pharma

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