What are cookies and how are they used?

Cookies are small useful text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. They are used to remember useful information that allows certain functionality to work, for example cookies can be used to remember if you're logged in or not. Cookies can't harm your computer, and are active for differing lengths of time; some are stored until you close your browser, while others may last for several weeks or more.

How does thinkalvita.com use cookies?

The thinkalvita.com website has a variety of useful features and tools, and to make best use of them your computer, tablet or mobile device will need to accept cookies. We can only provide you with certain features by using cookies. If you have chosen to disable cookies you will still be able to browse the website, read content but some functions may be unavailable.

We have partnerships with organisations that may also set cookies as you use thinkalvita.com.

thinkalvita.com uses cookies in a number of ways:

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how our website works.

Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made (such as your user name, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features, for instance, they may be used to provide services such as watching a video, commenting on a blog or adding product reviews. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

What cookies are used on thinkalvita.com?

Below is a list of the cookies that may be stored on your computer when visiting thinkalvita.com. From time to time we may make changes to this list as we introduce or remove functionality from our website.

Strictly necessary cookies

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ASP.NET_SessionID This cookie is set by our content management system. It assigns a randomly generated ID to each user and is deleted when you close your browser. It does not contain any personal information.

This cookie is set by our content management system and is deleted when you close your browser. It is used to check whether to show the cookie acceptance message or not. It does not contain any personal information.


Functional cookies

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This cookie is set when you answer a poll on a page. It is used to determine if you have answered a poll already. It does not contain any personal information.


This cookie is set by our content management system. It stores the relevant country home page to direct you to next time you visit. It does not contain any personal information.


Performance cookies

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These cookies are set by Google Analytics, and they help analyse visitor information such as browser usage and new visitor numbers. This helps us to improve our website. The data stored by these cookies can be seen only by the relevant teams at Alvita.


How do I change my cookie settings?

By default, cookies should be enabled on your computer or device. If not, your experience on thinkalvita.com will be limited to browsing, viewing and searching for articles. If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from thinkalvita.com or any other website, you can use your internet browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the "help" menu on your browser to learn how to change your cookies preferences, or visit www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

Further information about cookies

To find out more about cookies, how they work and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.