To review PCM’s Privacy Statement, please see our Privacy Statement here.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. When you visit our site, strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device so that our website can work. You may change your cookie settings for visiting our website by changing the settings on your browser.
First & third-party cookies: whether a cookie is a “first” or “third” party cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are set by the website being visited by the user at the time of the visit (e.g. cookies placed by www.pcmstaging.wpengine.com or www.pcmtrials.com ).
Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie via that website, that device is a third-party cookie.
Session cookies: such cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user through a browser session. A browser session begins when a user opens the browser window and it ends when the browser window is closed. Session cookies are temporary. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies: this cookie will remain on a visitor’s device for a period of time which is specified in the cookie. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created the particular cookie.
Deleting & Blocking Cookies
You have the option of changing cookie preferences when you first visit PCM’s website through the cookie banner. Another option is for you to activate certain settings on your browser which enables you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Note again that if your browser settings block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Changing Cookie Settings
You can change your cookie settings when you first visit PCM’s website through the cookie banner.
You may also alter your cookie settings on your Internet browser.f Internet browser cookie settings are usually found in the “preferences” or “options” menu. In order to understand more about these settings, the following links may be helpful. You can also use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Safari
- Cookie settings in Chrome
Can I Withdraw Consent?
If you wish to withdraw your consent for cookies (which you can do at any time), you will need to delete any cookies set by using your internet browser settings.
Strictly necessary cookies do not require your consent.
For performance, functionality, and any targeting cookies, you will be asked to consent (or agreement) when you first visit PCM’s website by our cookie banner that appears when you land on our home page.
If you do not wish to give consent or wish to withdraw your consent to any performance, functionality, targeting, or other cookies at any time, you will need to delete and block or disable cookies via your browser settings. Please note disabling certain cookies will affect the website’s ability to fully function and may prevent access to certain features on the website.
What Cookies Does PCM Use & Why?
The cookies used on our site are as follows:
- Strictly Necessary
“Strictly Necessary” cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
- Identify and/or authenticate a user as being logged in to the website
- Ensure a user connects to the right service is a change is made
- Security purposes
If these cookies are blocked, PCM cannot guarantee the performance of the website or the security during a visit.
“Performance” cookies collect information about how a visitor uses our website including any pages visited and any errors experienced by the user during their visit. Performance cookies do not collect information that could specifically identify you and are only used to improve the PCM website, understand the interests of our users, and measure the effectiveness of content.
Performance cookies are used for:
- Web analytics: to provide anonymous statistics on how the website is used
- Error management: Improves the website by measuring errors
Functional cookies are used to enable enhanced functionality and personalization. Such cookies may be set by third party providers whose services are added to our website. At this time, PCM does not use any third party functional cookies.
If you do not add these cookies then some of these services may not function properly.
We use one first-party PCM targeting cookie to identify other websites when you arrive at the PCM website from an affiliate referral link. It is set when you click on one of our links and used to let identify the website from which you came.
Information about cookies
Useful information can be found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/