Cookie Policy

ClinEdge – Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies Policy

This Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy (this “Policy”) provides you with general information about cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) as well as how and for what purposes ClinEdge, LLC and its affiliates (“ClinEdge”, “we”, “us” or “our”) use such Tracking Technologies on the ClinEdge website (this “Website”).

Please take the time to read this Policy. If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to contact us at:

What Are ‘Cookies’?

Cookies are small files with pieces of information, normally consisting of just letters and numbers, which websites use when users visit them.

Software on the users’ devices (for example, a web browser) can store cookies and send them back to the website the next time they visit, to make a specific function of the website work and to provide information about the user’s activities on the website.

For What Purposes Are Cookies Being Used?

Cookies are used in numerous ways. For example, when analyzing traffic to a website or tracking users’ browsing behavior.

Cookies are widely used as they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies and other similar technologies help websites to remember the visitors and their activities, for example, the user’s login details, or the goods users wish to buy when they add goods to their online basket or proceed to the checkout on an internet shopping website.

What Are ‘Session’ and ‘Persistent’ Cookies?

“Session Cookies” are removed from your device once you close your browser session.

“Persistent Cookies” last for longer periods on your device – after you close your browser session.

A user can delete previously set persistent cookies manually or configure the browser settings to delete cookies, as further described below.

What Are ‘First-party’ and ‘Third-party’ Cookies?

First-party cookies are set directly by the website that the user is visiting. For the purpose of this Policy, these are cookies that are set directly by this Website.

Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than the one visited by the user. For the purpose of this Policy, these are cookies that are set by service providers of this Website.

What Are ‘Similar Technologies’?

Functions usually performed by a cookie can be achieved by other means. This could include, for example, using certain characteristics to identify devices so that visits to a website can be analyzed.

Any technology that stores or accesses information on the user’s device is relevant for this purpose, and therefore it includes, for example, HTML5 local storage, Local Shared Objects and fingerprinting techniques.

Additionally, technologies like scripts, tracking pixels and plugins, wherever these are used – are also considered as similar technologies.

Does ClinEdge Use Tracking Technologies?

Yes, we do.

We use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies as part of your experience on this Website so that we can facilitate the use of the Website’s features and tools, keep track of your preferences, improve your experience with our Website, for web analytics and for marketing purposes.

Some cookies are strictly essential for the operation of this Website while other cookies help to improve our services and marketing activities. The same rule goes for all Tracking Technologies that we use.

We have created a detailed Tracking Technologies table page, which is attached as an Appendix A to this Policy and is available here. The table will provide you with a clear and comprehensive image of the Tracking Technologies that we use.

When a Tracking Technology contains personal data, as indicated in Appendix A, then the ClinEdge Privacy Policy applies as well.

Can I Manage My Tracking Technologies Preferences?

Every browser allows you to manage your Tracking Technologies preferences, usually found in the “Help” or “Settings” sections of the web browser.

Here are some links to some commonly used web browsers: (a) Google Chrome; (b) Microsoft Edge; (c) Mozilla Firefox; (d) Microsoft Internet Explorer; (e) Opera; (f) Apple Safari.

In addition, you can turn off certain third party targeting or advertising cookies by visiting the following link: Network Advertising Initiative.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, you can visit the following websites: and

Some web browsers offer a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal. A DNT signal is an HTTP header field indicating your preference for tracking your activities on our services or through cross-site user tracking. This Website does not respond to DNT signals.

Will We Change This Policy?

We update this Policy, where needed. Every time we will change this Policy, we will either send you an email about it or post a notice on this Website. We will post a notice on this Website if our policy update includes substantial changes and obtain your consent once again, where required under applicable laws.

This Policy was last updated on July 1, 2020.

Appendix A: Tracking Technologies Table

Strictly Essential  

This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

Name Purpose & Expiration Date First/Third Party Cookie

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies collect information about how visitors use this Website. Our service providers can transfer relevant information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process such information on their behalf.

Name Purpose & Expiration Date First/Third Party Cookie
_ga Performance: This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years.

First Party
_gid Performance: This cookie is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited. By default, it is set to expire in 24 hours.

First Party




Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies collect personal information such as your name, which pages you visit on this Website, your history arriving at this Website, your purchases from us, and so on. Collected information is used to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Name Purpose & Expiration Date First/Third Party Cookie
_fbp Marketing: Used by Facebook to deliver advertising to users who have already visited the TRIDENT-1 Study website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook

By default, set to expire in 90 days.


First Party
_gat_gtag_[Insert Web ID] Identification code of website for tracking visits. Duration: 2 years.

First Party
_gcl_au  “Conversion Linker” functionality – takes information in ad clicks and stores it in a first-party cookie so that conversions can be attributed outside the web page.

By default, set to expire in 90 days.


First Party



Additional Similar Technologies

Name Purpose & Expiration Date First/Third Party Tracker


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