Cookie Statement

At ORTEC we like to fully inform you on how we handle your data and help you understand how we use cookies on the ORTEC websites.

This cookie usage statement should be read in conjunction with ORTEC Privacy Statement. To understand how ORTEC uses cookies, please read this cookie usage policy carefully.

When you visit, ORTEC may store some information commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer. A cookie helps you get the best out of the website and helps ORTEC provide you with a more customized service.

How does a cookie work?
When you visit a website it is possible this website sends a small file containing letters and numbers to your computer. This file is then stored in your web browser. The information stored in this “cookie” can be retrieved whenever you visit the same web site again to notify the web site (and only that web site) of your previous activity. A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us. 

What information does a cookie contain?
A cookie contains the name of the server it came from, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact ORTEC’s Data Protection Officer by emailing:

Types of cookies
We’ve listed a few types of cookies which are frequently used by websites today, together with their purpose:

Cookie Purpose


Essential cookies

A site may use a limited number of cookies essential to particular services a user has requested or for security purposes. For example, a site may use a cookie for a shopping cart function when a user makes a purchase. In particular, if a user has registered to a site or uses a customer portal. A cookie will be used to authenticate the device that a user is using.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are set to collect and report on aggregate non-identifiable information, which can then be used to report on the performance of the website and provide insights on how the site is currently used and how it can be improved for your audience.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies support how a website functions. For example, by identifying a user’s device on a unique but anonymous basis, a website can identify the user’s language preferences.

Third party cookies - advertising and social Media

Third party cookies are placed on a user’s device. These are cookies from an alternative domain to the one the user is visiting. Third party cookies are often allowed by a web browser, however, they may be blocked, as they are widely used by advertisers to track browsing history.

ORTEC’s cookies Statement

Cookies help us arrange our web site content to match your preferred interests more quickly. They are also used to collect data on browsing behavior, to store your possible preferences and assess the performance of our website.

In the below table you will find a complete list of all cookies used by ORTEC, what they are used for and how intrusive they may be considered.

Cookie Name





cookie consent

20 years from set / update first party

This cookie is necessary in order to ensure compliance with current Data privacy laws. This cookie is used to record if a user has allowed cookies to be placed on their computer.

Essential: without these we cannot reliably ensure compliance with privacy laws.


When a visitor end the session (leave the website) first party

This cookie is used to keep track of a user’s session when logged onto the site.

Essential: without these we cannot reliably ensure compliance with privacy laws.





















Third Party cookies

Cookie Name





 2 years

 Google Analytics

 Used to distinguish users


 1 minute

 Google Analytics

This cookie is part of Google Analytics, and is used  to throttle request rate


 30 minutes


 This cookie is used to store the previous event before landing on the current page


 30 minutes


 This cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits


 5 years


 This cookie is used to distinguish users and sessions.







Managing cookies

Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. You can easily control and disable cookies through your browser settings.

All browsers are different – for more information on cookies in general, visit the following external links:

Depending on the browser you are using, cookies can be managed according to the steps shown in the below table.




How to check cookies are enabled

Google Chrome

1. Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser and select 'Settings'

2. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy and Security’ section and select the ‘Content settings’ button

3. Select ‘Cookies’ menu item and locate 'Allow sites to save and read cookie data'

Microsoft Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab

2. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies

Microsoft Edge

1. Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser window and select ‘settings, then click on the ‘Ädvanced Settings’ .

2. Scroll down to the Cookies settings

3. Adjust the settings to your liking

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on the menu icon at the top-right of your browser window and select 'Preferences'

2. Then select the 'Privacy and Security' tab

3. Locate the 'History' section, then select 'use custom settings for history'

Apple Safari

1. Click on the cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option

2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block

Cookie Policy updated 16 May 2018