Cookie Policy

HRB National Drugs Library Cookies Policy

We track website usage using Google Analytics (anonymous)

We also use cookies to record the fact that you have logged in to the site, and to keep that login active. Without cookies you cannot login to our site and will not be able to use some of its functions.

This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Statement


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at


This site uses 2 different types of cookie,

  • Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.
  • Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Cookies used on

Google Analytics assists us to develop our website and to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.


Google Analytics cookies

Cookie name

Expiration time



12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors to site


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate


10 minutes


Used to throttle request rate

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12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit nd total number of visits made

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30 minutes from last visit

Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit

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Session cookie

Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed

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6 months

Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website



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Specific Cookies

The following cookies are used specifically on this site

Cookie Name

Expiration Time



6 Months

Records if you have clicked to accept the cookie notification and therefore does not display the notification for six months.


Managing Cookies 

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.