For healthcare professionals


A cook­ie is a small text file which includes a unique iden­ti­fi­er that is sent by a web serv­er to the brows­er on your com­put­er, mobile phone or any oth­er inter­net enabled device when you vis­it an on-line site. Cook­ies and sim­i­lar tech­nolo­gies are wide­ly used to make web­sites work effi­cient­ly and to col­lect infor­ma­tion about your online pref­er­ences. For sim­plic­i­ty, we refer to all these tech­nolo­gies as cook­ies”.

Some of our web­site pages may con­tain elec­tron­ic images known as web bea­cons (also known as clear gifs, tags or pix­els) that allow us to count users who have vis­it­ed our pages. Web bea­cons col­lect only lim­it­ed infor­ma­tion, e.g. a cook­ie num­ber, time and date of a page view, and a descrip­tion of the page on which the web bea­con resides. We may also car­ry web bea­cons placed by third par­ty adver­tis­ers. These bea­cons do not car­ry any infor­ma­tion that could direct­ly iden­ti­fy you.

  1. How do we use cookies?

We use cook­ies and oth­er track­ing tech­nolo­gies to cus­tomise con­tent and adver­tis­ing, pro­vide social media fea­tures and to see how our vis­i­tors move through our web­site. We use this infor­ma­tion to make deci­sions about ways to improve the ser­vices we offer you.

We may engage third par­ty track­ing and adver­tis­ing providers such as those named below to act on our behalf to track and analyse your usage of our web­site through the use of cook­ies. These third par­ties col­lect, and share with us, usage infor­ma­tion about vis­its to our web­site and, some­times by cor­re­lat­ing this infor­ma­tion with oth­er infor­ma­tion (e.g. your IP address), mea­sure and research the effec­tive­ness of our adver­tise­ments, track page usage, help us tar­get our rec­om­men­da­tions and adver­tis­ing, and track use of our rec­om­men­da­tions and advertisements.

  1. Cook­ies and types of cook­ies what we use

The table below describes the cook­ies that we use. 

Cook­ie name / provider / type

What these cook­ies do

Acces­si­bil­i­ty cookies

The acces­si­bil­i­ty cook­ies remem­ber the set­tings you select­ed, such as the text size. If you have sight prob­lems the text resiz­er allows you to increase or decrease the font size – the cook­ie enables us to remem­ber this setting.

Adver­tis­ing cookies

These cook­ies are used to make adver­tis­ing mes­sages more rel­e­vant to you. They per­form func­tions like pre­vent­ing the same ad from con­tin­u­ous­ly reap­pear­ing, ensur­ing that ads are prop­er­ly dis­played for adver­tis­ers, and in some cas­es select­ing adver­tise­ments that are based on your interests.

Ana­lyt­ics and cus­tomiza­tion cookies

Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies enable us to col­lect anony­mous infor­ma­tion about the way you use the Thea Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals site. They help us track which infor­ma­tion is being viewed most fre­quent­ly to help us cus­tomize our Web­sites for you. The cook­ies can­not be used to iden­ti­fy indi­vid­u­als; they are used for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­pos­es only. Infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed dur­ing your vis­it includes:

  • the num­ber of times you’ve vis­it­ed our web­site before
  • when you arrived/​left our website
  • your geo­graph­ic location
  • the search engine you may have used to reach the Thea Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals website
  • any links you click on

Essen­tial cookies

These cook­ies are essen­tial for parts of our web­site to oper­ate. They enable users to move around our web­site and allow us to recog­nise a user with­in our web­site so that we can pro­vide them with ser­vice they asked for such as remem­ber­ing the user’s sign-in details.

Func­tion­al­i­ty cookies

These cook­ies help us cus­tomise our web­site con­tent based on a user’s pref­er­ences. They remem­ber the user’s choic­es such as their lan­guage, the coun­try pages vis­it­ed and any changes the user makes to text size or oth­er parts of our web­site pages. The infor­ma­tion these cook­ies col­lect may be anonymised and they can­not track brows­ing activ­i­ty on oth­er websites.

Per­for­mance cookies

These cook­ies col­lect infor­ma­tion on how users use our web­sites, in order to help us improve areas such as nav­i­ga­tion, and to help us fix tech­ni­cal issues or errors. For exam­ple, we use these cook­ies to help us under­stand how you arrive at our web­site, browse or use our web­site and high­light areas where we can improve our website.

Sys­tem cookies

Sys­tem cook­ies are used by the soft­ware that runs the Thea Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals web­site. These sys­tem cook­ies do not con­tain any per­son­al infor­ma­tion and are required to run the site.

If you have any spe­cif­ic queries regard­ing cook­ies which are deployed on our web­site, we main­tain a Cook­ie Reg­is­ter which is avail­able [here] or you can con­tact privacy.​uk@​theapharma.​com

You can find more infor­ma­tion about cook­ies, behav­iour­al adver­tis­ing and online pri­va­cy at www​.allabout​cook​ies​.org or www​.youron​line​choic​es​.eu.

How do I reject cookies?

If you do not want to be tracked by Google Ana­lyt­ics cook­ies you can opt-out by installing a brows­er plug-in here: https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​tout/

At any time, you can pre­vent cook­ies from being set on your brows­er. For instruc­tions on how to block, delete or dis­able any cook­ies, please con­sult your browser’s Help’ or Sup­port’ sec­tion. Please note that by delet­ing our cook­ies or dis­abling future cook­ies you may not be able to access cer­tain areas or fea­tures of our website.

Please con­sult the fol­low­ing links for infor­ma­tion on cook­ie man­age­ment and block­ing accord­ing to your browser:

Explor­er: http://​win​dows​.microsoft​.com/​e​n​-​g​b​/​i​n​t​e​r​n​e​t​-​e​x​p​l​o​r​e​r​/​d​e​l​e​t​e​-​m​a​n​a​g​e​-​c​o​o​k​i​e​s​#​i​e​=​ie-11.

Fire­fox: https://​sup​port​.mozil​la​.org/​e​n​-​U​S​/​k​b​/​e​n​a​b​l​e​-​a​n​d​-​d​i​s​a​b​l​e​-​c​o​o​k​i​e​s​-​w​e​b​s​i​t​e​-​p​r​e​f​e​r​ences

Chrome: https://​sup​port​.google​.com/​c​h​r​o​m​e​/​a​n​s​w​e​r​/​95647​?​hl=en

Safari: https://​sup​port​.apple​.com/​k​b​/​P​H​19214​?​l​o​c​a​l​e​=​en_GB

You can also find more infor­ma­tion and man­age cook­ie stor­age at: www​.youron​line​choic​es​.eu