Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. This helps us to provide you with a more meaningful and targeted experience when you browse the website and also allows us to improve the site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to Osler Diagnostics Limited’s (“Osler”) use of cookies.

Cookies are small files that websites place on the device you are using to browse the site. Cookies are commonly used to record some aspect of your visit to a site, such as choices you have made or preferences you have set during your visit.

We currently operate an 'implied consent' cookie policy. This means that we assume you are happy with Osler’s usage of cookies. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site and delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.).

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for our online services and tools; they collect or record the information that we need to make our site work.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • storing information so that shopping baskets can be provided;
  • storing information for e-billing; or
  • allowing users to log in or access private areas of our site.

These cookies only last for a single browsing session – when you leave our site, they are removed.

Performance cookies
These cookies help us to monitor and improve how our website works.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • collecting information about which pages visitors go to most often;
  • noting if visitors get any error messages from web pages; and
  • understanding which links visitors like to follow (including adverts) and which they choose not to.

The information collected using these cookies is anonymous and cannot be used to identify an individual visitor.

Functionality cookies
These are used to recognise your device when you return to our site. These cookies allow us to provide you with enhanced features that need to remember your preferences and choices, such as your user name, language or region. They also let us monitor how our website is performing so we can keep on improving it.

Common uses for this type of cookie include:

  • providing you with local information;
  • remembering how you like to use our site, such as what text size you like or what media software you use; and
  • remembering what topics you're interested in so we can provide you with related products, services and information.

The information we store in these cookies is encrypted so that only we can read it.

Third party cookies
These are cookies that are set by third party service providers. Currently the only third party cookies that are being set on our website are as follows.

  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is used to collect information about your visit and your behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We do not collect or store your personal information.

You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service here.

Visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

More information on cookies and what they are used for can be found here.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some or all cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the help function in your browser software.