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Cookie Policy

How BioTechniques uses cookies on its websites

Whenever you visit our websites, information may be collected using cookies and similar tools to improve your user experience and to enhance the performance of the website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which a website’s server may put on your computer, mobile phone or similar device when you first visit a site or page. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie and each cookie is unique to your web browser.

Cookies have many functions which help to enhance your user experience. For example they allow us to recognise you and remember your user preferences, they allow us to analyse the performance of the website and recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you, but instead collect general data about how a user uses a website and possibly their location. BioTechniques does not use any cookies to collect our user’s personal information.

Cookies can last for different durations and will otherwise be known as ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’ cookies depending on how long they are used:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.

Our use of cookies

In general terms, our cookies perform the following functions:

  1. Essential Cookies
    Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and use all of its features. They allow you to log into secure areas of our website and access all of the content to which you have subscribed.
  2. Performance Cookies
    These cookies allow us to analyse how our users use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to quickly identify and fix any issues that arise and analyse patterns of user activity to develop a better user experience.
  3. Functionality Cookies
    We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, such as your username and any choices you have made in your subscription settings.
  4. Targeted Advertising Cookies
    These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
JSESSIONID JSESSIONID is a cookie in J2EE web application which is used in session tracking. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol, we need to use any session Persistent Cookie: Non-Expiring
btnUserAcceptsCookies This cookie is used to determine if the user visiting the site has accepted the websites privacy policy on cookies. 1 Year

Third Party Cookies

Some of our websites contain cookies from third parties. These may fall into the functions outlined above, for example Google Analytics. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

In addition, advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with relevant advertisements. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit

Some of the third parties that may set cookies on our website include:

Third Party Name Purpose
SiteCatalyst SiteCatalyst Adobe Analytics marketing reports and analytics. Cookies are used to allow SiteCatalyst to accurately track visitors coming to a website.
Google Analytics Google Analytics is Google’s free website tracking system. Cookies are used to allow Google Analytics to accurately track visitors coming to a website. For example: what time a visitor came to the site, whether they had been there before, etc.
AddThis AddThis is a social sharing plugin that is used throughout this website. AddThis use cookies to allow users to share content and to track what they have shared.
Disqus Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. Disqus use cookies to allow users to share content.
24/7 Real Media 24/7 Real Media offer a range of Services that allow advertisers and publishers to show online users the most useful and relevant ads online. 24/7 Real Media collect non-personally identifiable information ("Non-PII") through the use of cookies and pixels.

By using our websites you agree to our use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. If you wish to disable any of our cookies, then please follow the instructions on our ‘How to Manage Cookies’ page. Please note, that disabling cookies may mean some areas of the site are unable to function properly.