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The FDA website cookie policy

FDA and the use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website managers. We believe that the cookies across our sites are neither intrusive nor evasive and that they allow us to provide services that our users could reasonably expect from our website. 

Types of Cookies on this site:

1. Session Cookies (Essential to the full operation of the website) - ASP.NET_SESSIONID 
This cookie is used to provide essential facilities on our site. This cookie is deleted when you close your web browser. 

Find out more about Session ID's.

2. Google Analytics Cookies  _UTMA, _UTMB, _UTMC,_UTMZ 
These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, including information about the number of visitors to the site, where they've come from and the pages they've visited. We use this information to make improvements to the site and to help to make your experience of our website more enjoyable. Further information on this is available by clicking on the link below. 

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3. Third Party Cookies
These are set by someone other than the FDA. Some of the content on our web page may also contain content from other sites like YouTube, which may set their own cookies. 

Also, if you share a link to an FDA page, the service you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third party cookies. As a user, you can delete cookies, we have provided guidance on how to do this below.

How to control cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain cookies. Most cookies are easy to delete and are guidance on this is provided below. Find out how to control and delete cookies.

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