• This Cookie Policy covers Drug Science (charity number 1150449) who operate out of 2 Langley Lane, London, SW8 1GB. Within this document ‘We’ and ‘Us’ will refer to Drug Science as denoted previously.

This cookie policy aims to cover what cookies are, how Drug Science uses them and applies to all Drug Science sites under the domain.

Drug Science reserves the right to update this Cookie Policy from time to time. 


A cookie is essentially a small text file that is sent to your electronic device (Computer, Tablet, Mobile Phone Etc) that often contains a unique identifier; this is stored on your local hard drive in your internet browser files. The purpose of the cookie can be to remember what blogs you have read, or your browsing habits in general. This cookie is retrieved from your local drive upon access to that website from the same browser. Additional information can be found at:

Cookies can be managed in most instances within the browser menus directly, where you can choose to manage where you allow cookies from. It’s important to note that if you turn off the cookies for some sites, functionality will be affected and you might not be able to take advantage of all the features of the website.  Our site will not work without cookies in the same way it will not work without JavaScript.

On the first time you visit the site and until you opt-in for cookies, these will not be used to track your usage.

Information Collected

  • Log Files – This would include things like IP Addresses, Browser type and Version, time zone settings, browser plug-in, operating system and platform.
  • Website usage, how long users spend on the sites and what they click on, how many times and what they interact with.

This information is used to help enhance our features and services. It is worth noting that the IP Address data collected cannot be used to identify you personally on its own, it would need to be combined with other information to construct a profile of you.

Common Browser Cookie Menus


Windows Based

Apple (MAC OSX) Based

Google Chrome

  1. Click ‘Tools’ on the browser window then ‘Options’.
  2. Click ‘Under the Hood’ then ‘Privacy’ and then ‘Content Settings’.
  3. Select ‘Allow local data to be set’.
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.
  1. Click on ‘Chrome’ at the top of the browser window and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Click ‘Under the Hood’ then ‘Privacy’ and then ‘Content Settings’.
  3. Select ‘Allow local data to be set’.
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Click ‘Tools’ on the browser window then ‘Internet Options’ then the ‘Privacy’ tab.
  2. Ensure the privacy level is set to medium or below to enable cookies.
  3. Change the privacy level to above medium will disable cookies.

(Version 5.0)

  1. Click on ‘Explorer’ at the top of the browser window and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Scroll down till you see ‘Cookies’ under receiving files.
  3. Select the “Never Ask” option
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click ‘Tools’ on the browser window then ‘Options’.
  2. Click the ‘Privacy’ Icon.
  3. Click on ‘Cookies’ and ‘Allow sites to set cookies’.
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.
  1. Click on ‘Firefox at the top of the browser window and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Click the ‘Privacy’ Icon.
  3. Select ‘Accept Cookies from Sites’
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.


  1. Click on the cog icon at the top of your browser and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Click ‘Security’ and then check the option that states ‘Block Third Party and Advertising Cookies’ and Click ‘Save’.
  3. Unchecking the box will disable cookies.
  1. Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of the browser window and select ‘Preferences’.
  2. Click ‘Security’ and then ‘Accept Cookies’
  3. Select ‘Only from the site you navigate to’
  4. Changing step 3 will disable cookies.

To find out how to delete already stored cookies and for the browsers or operating systems that are not listed then please visit:

Classifications of cookies

Strictly Necessary

  • These cookies are required to use the site/platform and all the functionality therein; without these key services, will not work. Please note that the cookies defined here do not remember where you have been on the internet nor do they act as a tool for any marketing advertising at a later stage.

Performance and analysis

  • These cookies collect information on how you use the site/platform and allow us to analyse page visits, errors and user flow through our sites. These cookies are collected anonymously and essentially they act as statistical measures in order to inform strategic decisions to be made on the User Interface and to features/functionality of the sites.


  • These cookies allow the sites to remember choices you have made such as storing your login details or communications preferences. Drug Science upon application of this flavour of cookies will notify you clearly on the cookie functionality itself and how it will improve or aid your experience; this will be again completely anonymised on Drug Science’s front.


  • This type of cookie collects information on your browsing habits; these could be placed by either ourselves or a third party we are working with; with information shared between the two parties. Once again, the information that is being accessed by Drug Science is completely anonymised.

How Drug Science uses cookies

From using our site, the cookies in place record your preferences, remembering information about how you use the site and allows us to compile statistical reports on our website activity. A few of these cookies are essential for us to provide the services requested and/or enhance our overall services/product offerings further. Through a visit to a Drug domain or accessing our platform the cookies are downloaded directly to the device that is accessing it.

At present Drug Science Platform only use cookies in relation to store the users auth0 profile, which consists of the current authentication and session tokens; These currently reside in local storage and if that’s not available we fall back to using the cookies. We may also store file caches in local storage so the site works quicker.

Other parts of the Drug Science site and products such as Intercom do store cookies for other purposes and these are denoted below.

Cookies Drug Science Uses






Who Controls/Accesses

Explicit Consent Required?

How Consent is Obtained

More Information

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Site usage tracking



Drug Science and Google


Pop Up Box

Google Ad-Words, Ad will appear on external websites such as the Huffington Post from Drug Science as they visited out site.


Facebook Pixel

Conversion tracking and remarketing



Drug Science and Facebook


Pop Up Box

By visiting our website an advert will appear in your news feed on Facebook or the Side Bar.


Twitter Pixel

Conversion tracking and remarketing



Drug Science and Twitter


Pop Up Box

By visiting our website an advert will appear in your news feed on Twitter or the Side Bar.

The cookies used above will only be used with the corresponding purpose; they will not be sold or transferred to any third part unless consent has been provided. Through a visit to a domain the cookies are downloaded directly to the device that is accessing it.

Drug Science Cookie Opt In / Opt Out

By using the Drug Science site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. 

Google Analytics

Drug Science’s site uses Google Analytics which essentially a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). This service uses the cookies as derived above to help the website providers and Drug Science understand how users interact with the sites/services, and also for remarketing purposes as listed in the above table.

The data collected by Google, that is stored in the United States includes your IP address and other information pertaining to site usage. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google should not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit:

Third party sites

On occasion, we may link to other sites that we have either partnered with or feel act as a useful reference point for additional information; this policy does not apply to the use of those sites. 

It is important in any circumstance before providing any information to these websites that you check their own privacy policies. Drug Science does not accept any responsibility for the protection of your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) supplied to these other sites or any “Threats” that may arise from accessing them.

Social media cookies

Drug Science is active on a range of social media platforms and its services are tailored around the use of these social media sites. Drug Science has no control over the use of cookies on these third-party sites. Please see the policy links below for the social media site policies around privacy, cookies and data:

It is worth noting that Drug Science in accordance to the Terms &Conditions and Policies of these social media sites may target you either directly (custom audience) or in-directly Interest etc using digital advertising to solicit you to take an action, this may or may not be of a financial context – the information that is used to derive this targeting you would have either provided to Drug Science via your email address, made publicly available, or would be founded on the information that third party sites collect about you and your interests (Twitter and Facebook)

Further Information

To read more on Drug Science’s Privacy Policy please follow this link

To read more on Drug Science’s Terms of Use of our website please follow this link.

If you have any queries on this policy or if you would like to know further details on how Drug Science uses data or wish to opt-out of something specific; then please contact us at:

Any general correspondence should go to: David Badcock –