Medscape Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies and web beacons to collect Non-Personal Information – meaning information that we cannot use to identify you – about your use of this website. "Cookies" are small data files that are assigned to your computer's hard drive when you visit our website or open one of our emails. "Web beacons" are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located and the content viewed, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

If you choose to provide us with Personal Information – information that we can use to identify you such as your name or e-mail address - through registration or otherwise, we may associate this Personal Information with the Non-Personal Information that we collect through the use of cookies and web beacons.

Cookies may be used on this website for the following purposes:

  1. Necessary website functionality: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around this website and access its services. Because this is a registration-based website, without cookies your access to this website will be severely limited.
  2. Important website functionality: These cookies enable us to remember your preferences, such as your specialty of interest, so that we can provide an enhanced and more personalized website experience. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have selected such as watching a video.
  3. Website performance and analytics: These cookies enable us to analyze how visitors use our website and its services and to monitor performance.
  4. Advertising: These cookies enable us and our advertisers to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests based on your registration information, browsing activity on our website and in some cases, other information about you that we or our advertisers may have access to. Cookies may be used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to enable measurement of the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Managing Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. However, if you reject our cookies, you will not be able to access this website. Certain ad servers allow you to prevent them from collecting data through the use of cookies. In order to do so, you must opt-out of such data collection with each individual site. Currently, you can opt out of cookies for several ad servers Ad Servers by visiting the gateway opt-out site. This website will also allow you to review the ad servers’ privacy policies.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy to learn more about the use of cookies on our website.