Cookie policy

Last modified: 28/01/2020

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a widely used small file of letters and numbers saved on your browser or your computer or tablet or mobile device.

Why do we use cookies?

At HealthUnlocked we use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on Our Site (, including:

  • Keeping you logged in
  • Displaying content exclusive for members
  • Showing you our site in the language you use
  • Not showing you campaigns you have already seen
  • Gathering analytics to improve performance and usability

What type of cookies do we use?

We use four general types of cookies.

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    They provide core functionality for you to use our site. By using them, you can log in, remain logged in when you come back after an extended period of inactivity and displays content or features that are exclusive for registered members of our Site.


  • Functionality cookies
    They allow us to personalise your experience on our Site by remembering the language you speak the next time you visit the platform. They offer you the opportunity to send us feedback around things that are not working or specific features such as search, members page, needs assessments and programs, sign up or log in using the same account you use in other sites, and embed videos on replies, posts and private messages.


  • Performance and analytics cookies
    They help us identify how our Site is performing by giving us information such as how many error pages our members see. We also use this information to understand how you and other visitors use the Site to help us make it better.


  • Advertising cookies
    We employ Google Ads Manager to display relevant health campaigns to members, and help us displaying them only once to avoid being repetitive. Health campaigns allow you to know research opportunities, new programs or participate in our internal surveys.

The table below gives you more details about all cookies we use to give you the best experience possible on HealthUnlocked and why. Cookies from HealthUnlocked are referred to as “first-party cookies” and those that are used by our partners are “third-party cookies”.


HealthUnlocked core functionalityAWSALB, huSessID, huConcent, huLangThese first-party cookies allow you to sign up, log in, see the reply or write a post button.Strictly necessary cookies
HealthUnlocked internal performance and analyticsFOOTFALL_SESSION, huReferrer, huVis, huBvThese first-party cookies allow us to check whether our functionality is working for you on a daily basis, plus it helps us to know how to improve your experience in our Site.Performance and analytics cookies
Alexa ranking__asc, __aucThese third-party cookies help us to improve our outreach by comparing us with other health sites around the globe.Performance and analytics cookies
Google Analytics cookies__utm(a,b,c,t,v,z), _ga, _gat, _gat_solarisTracker, _gidThese third-party cookies gather aggregate information such as the most viewed pages, where people click and how we are reaching out to other visiting for the first time the Site.Performance and analytics cookies
Google Ads Manage__gadsThis third-party cookie helps us to display relevant health campaigns to you only once. The variables used for targeting are: category of device, geography, user type, community, and page type.Advertising cookies
Google Single Sign OnG_ENABLED_IDPS, NIDThis third-party cookie makes it easier for you to register and log in on our Site by using your Google account.Functionality cookies
Google YouTubeIDEThese third-party cookies let you embed videos on posts, replies and private messages. Plus, they enable the option to watch videos without having to leave our Site.Functionality cookies

How can you change your cookie settings?

Most web browsers you will be allowed to control the majority of cookies via the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

Find more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit