Cookie Policy

Updated on July 29, 2020

This document explains how cookies are used on the BioLib website and in our services.

What are Cookies?

“Cookies” is a term that may be used to refer to a range of different technologies used for recognizing a user or their device. Cookies allow BioLib to gather information about the pages and functions you use when visiting the BioLib website and use the BioLib services. Most modern websites use cookies, and some cookies may be essential to the functioning of a website.

How Does BioLib use Cookies?

BioLib uses Cookies for a variety of purposes including:

a) authentication and status - we use Cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website or use the BioLib Services, and to determine whether you are logged in;

b) personalization - we use Cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website and the BioLib Services for you;

c) security - we may use Cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including the prevention of fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

d) analysis - we use Cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services; and

e) consent - we use Cookies to store your preferences and consent in relation to the use of Cookies, this Policy, and other terms and conditions.

What Types of Cookies does BioLib Use?

Depending on your location, you will be given the option to accept or decline our use of different types of Cookies. Declining to use Cookies may cause the BioLib website to not function correctly. The cookies used on BioLib fall into two categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are needed for the BioLib website and services to function. These cookies cannot be turned off and are usually placed in response to a direct action you take that effectively requests us to remember that action, for example, when you log in or set your preferences.
  • Statistics cookies allow us to understand how you and other users use the BioLib website and services. With these Cookies, we can monitor things like traffic on and the popularity of different pages. Statistics gathered using these cookies are immensely helpful for us in our work with improving the website and your experience. You can decline our use of Statistics cookies.

BioLib does not use third-party cookies.

The term Cookie - may refer to a range of technologies like browser cookies, local shared objects, beacons, and digital fingerprinting.

Managing and deleting cookies

You can manage your BioLib Cookie settings at the top of this page. Most browsers allow you to refuse, to accept, and to delete Cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain information about blocking and deleting Cookies via these links:

Blocking Cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of our website and the BioLib Services, and may make you unable to use certain features on our website and in the BioLib Services.