ecancer Cookie Policy

ecancer Cookie Policy

The European Union GDPR regulations require website providers to be transparent about the use of cookies and to obtain consent for their use.

The following policy describes cookies and site data used by the website.

A cookie is a small file, managed by the browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Firefox), which stores temporary state information (e.g. your primary language) which is unlikely to change between browsing sessions. "Site data", also known as "local storage", are similar temporary files (also managed by the browser) which can hold more data often relating to the function of a widget. Some services keep records of the data (e.g. Google Analytics). The information below relates to both cookies and site data.

If you are unclear about exactly what cookies and site data are, or about the GDPR regulations, please refer to the many detailed resources available on the internet.

How ecancer uses cookies

Usage which is integral to the working of the site:

User login The site uses a session cookie to maintain a user login "session".
General site operations The site uses cookies for its general operation. For example, the site supports a number of languages and the user selected current language is held in a cookie. A cookie enables the user to manage their preferences via the website and to interact with tools like e-learning management system.
Maintaining the state of widgets Local storage is sometimes used by Javascript widgets to maintain their operation.

Third-party services:

Analytics The main analytics service used by the organisation is Google Analytics, but others may be used from time-to-time. Knowledge about the number and location of users of the website is essential to the business of the organisation. The services record which content is viewed and can hold location information.
Sharing The main sharing service is"AddThis", but others may be used from time-to-time. These services provide simplified mechanisms for users to share content. These services record, therefore, which content items a person has seen and shared.
The display of video content The main video hosting service used is Vimeo, but others may be used from time-to-time. These services use cookies to monitor usage of the service.
The display of social media feeds The main social media feed visible on is Twitter, but others may be displayed from time-to-time. These services use cookies to monitor usage of the service.

Please note

  • Data retained by and used by third-party services is managed by the third party organisation - the website acts purely as a gateway for those services.

  • The use of cookies may change over time.

Controlling cookies through your browser

The use of cookies and site data is best controlled in the settings page of your browser. The exact location for settings for cookies and site data will vary depending on which browser is in use. Browsers also change the way they work overtime.

Typically, your browser has an option for you to manage settings or preferences, under which a security area has a sub-section for cookies and/or site data.

At the time of writing, browsers typically allow you to turn off all cookies, or, to turn off just third-party cookies data, using checkboxes. The same checkboxes allow the user to turn back on the use of cookies and site data.

Users who wish to ensure that their cookies and site data are removed when they complete their website visit should open an incognito window before they start browsing and close down the incognito window when they finish.

In general, turning off cookies is detrimental to the operation of the website and is not recommended.

The effect of turning off cookies when using is described below.

The effect of blocking cookies on the user experience of

If your browser is set to block all cookies and site data:

  • You will not be able to log in, which prevents you accessing e-learning modules, contributing to the journal, or managing personal preferences;

  • You can not switch to the Spanish language site and resources only available on that platform;

  • the Twitter feed and other third-party tools are generally not accessible.

The site will show a warning message if all cookies are blocked.

If your browser is set only to block third-party cookies and site data:

  • You can log in as normal and manage preferences;

  • You can take e-learning modules etc;

  • Social media controls will generally not be displayed or allow you to share content with others.


The cookie consent notice, with an option to consent to cookie usage, is displayed above all pages. As outlined above, the site does not function properly unless all cookies are enabled.

We, therefore, recommend that users should click to give consent to the use of cookies.