What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is saved on a visitors’ computer when viewing a website. With the help of cookies user preferences may be saved for later use, or browsing habits can be tracked for statistical purposes. A lot of improvements in a website’s user experience and performance are possible thanks to the implementation of cookies. Furthermore, cookies allow for tailored messaging based on a users’ personal preferences. 


Which cookies does firstlinebiology.com use?


Cookie What is the purpose of this cookie? How long are these cookies placed?
__utma firstlinebiology.com uses Google Analytics to measure and analyze visitor navigation. The data thus obtained is used to optimize and improve the website. For example, if measured data indicates that many people drop out in a contact form, then this form can be improved.

2 years

__utmb 30 minutes
__utmc Only during the user session
__utmz 6 months
cookie-agreed-en This cookie registers whether the website visitor will accept cookies or not. Always, unless removed by you.


Use of analytic and statistic cookies


Google Analytics

Our website utilizes cookies from Google as part of its Google Analytics service. The data collected via this service is used to improve our website. For example: if statistics show a low conversion rate for a contact form, improvements may be made to make the form less complicated. Google may be forced by law to supply information to third parties. These regulations are outside of emscard.com’s jurisdiction.


Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and has joined the American Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor program. Among other issues, this guarantees a sufficient level of protection from the processing of any personal data present.


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