Last updated: December 2015
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are used to collect information and help personalize your online experience. We store minimal personally identifying information in cookies and protect this information. We do not store complete records or credit card numbers in cookies.
Cookies are used for a number of reasons:
- For web analytics to track website usage like how many individual unique users we have and which of our pages are visited most frequently and which features are used most often
- To target content, messages, and advertising relevant to you and your interests
- To remember your preferences and selections
- To allow third party vendors to deliver advertising on our behalf
WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?
The cookies we use can be grouped into four categories:
- Strictly necessary
Strictly necessary cookies let you navigate our sites and perform essential website functions. This includes things like maintaining your user state throughout a session and remembering your selections as you complete a transaction. It also includes a cookie that remembers your login credentials when you select the “remember me” option at sign-in.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our sites, including which pages you visit and which features you use. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. These cookies are used to help us optimize site performance and improve features and functions.
Functionality cookies are used to remember preferences and settings. This includes remembering things like if we already have asked you to take a survey, your display preferences, and frequently used services.
Targeting cookies are used to deliver content, messages, and advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies used by third-parties
- Cookies that remember your preferences when using the social sharing feature
- Cookies that enable our third-party ad server to serve advertisements
Opting out of cookies
You can manage your cookie preferences through your Internet browser. Modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. If you do not accept cookies from NEJM Group services, though, you will not be able to use some functionality within the applicable site. If you are concerned primarily about third-party cookies generated by advertisers, our sites will function if you block only third-party cookies; however, some services may not function as expected. You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.