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Browsers which support the secure flag will only send cookies with the secure flag when the request is going to a HTTPS page. By setting the secure flag, the browser will prevent the transmission of a cookie over an unencrypted channel.
We use both first-party and third-party cookies. “First-party cookies” are cookies that belong to Nan Fung which we place on your device. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. They are operated by providers of external services and we have no control over these cookies other than allowing them to be served.
To administer our sites and for research purposes, Nan Fung may contract with third-party service providers to track and analyze usage and volume information, or to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. These third-party service providers use persistent cookies to help us improve the user experience, manage our site content and analyze how users navigate and utilize the sites.
In general, we use the following types of cookies:
Some of the above cookies are managed by third parties, and you may refer to the third parties’ own website privacy notifications for further information. By way of example, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of visitor habits and visitor volumes, and to help improve the overall experience on our websites. Google Analytics is a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses “performance cookies” and “marketing cookies” to analyse how you use our websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, our websites uses Google Analytics with the expansion “_anonymizeIp()” which means that Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Members of the European Union.
Essential cookies (strictly necessary cookies) that are strictly necessary for the operation of our websites are dropped onto your browser as soon as you visit our site. Non-essential cookies (including analytical/performance cookies, functionality and marketing cookies) are not dropped onto your browser until you have consented. Different types of non-essential cookies will expire at different times but all cookies should expire after 24 months.