Cookie Statement

PCM TRIALS respects the privacy of those visitors using our website and other associated sites or pages (“websites”) of our Company. This Cookie Statement is part of our Privacy Statement and provides you with clear and thorough information about the cookies we use and our purposes for using them. To review PCM TRIALS’ Privacy Statement, please see our Privacy Statement here.

Our website uses cookies, in combination with pixels, scripts, tags and beacons (we will refer to them all as “cookies”) to distinguish you from other users of our website.

You can find out about the different types of cookies used on our website below. You should be aware that refusing some types of cookies may impact your experience of our website. You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the at the bottom of this statement.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that a website asks your browser to store on your device. Cookies store bits of information that we use to help make our website work. Those cookies set by PCM TRIALS are called first party cookies (e.g. cookies placed by or ). We also use third party cookies, which are cookies set by a domain other than that of the website you are visiting. You can find more general information about cookies at:

Your Choices Regarding Cookies

You have the option of changing cookie preferences when you first visit PCM TRIALS’ website through our cookie banner or by clicking on the Cookie Button at the bottom of this statement.

When you visit our site, strictly necessary cookies will be placed on your device so that our website can work. You will be asked to consent or agree to other cookies via our cookie banner that appears when you land on our home page. You can give consent by clicking on the appropriate button on the banner displayed, or by setting your preferences when prompted. PCM TRIALS does not assume consent and does not use cookies other than strictly necessary cookies if consent is not expressly given.

You can change or update your preferences at any time by clicking on the Cookie Button at the bottom of this statement.

You may also alter your cookie settings on your Internet browser, which enables you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Note that if your browser settings block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Internet browser cookie settings are usually found in the “preferences” or “options” menu.  In order to understand more about these settings, the following links may be helpful. You can also use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.

How Long Do Cookies Last?

Except for Strictly Necessary Cookies, the cookies we run on our websites and apps will expire as follows:

Session cookies: such cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user through a browser session. A browser session begins when a user opens the browser window and it ends when the browser window is closed. Session cookies are temporary. Once the browser is closed, all session cookies are deleted.

Persistent cookies: this cookie will remain on a visitor’s device for a period of time which is specified in the cookie. They are activated each time a user visits the website that created the particular cookie.

What Cookies Does PCM TRIALS Use & Why?

The cookies used on our site are categorized as follows:

  • Strictly necessary
  • Performance
  • Functional
  • Targeting

Strictly Necessary Cookies 

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They let you move around the website and use essential features like secure areas. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the requested services. These cookies do not store information that could specifically identify you.

We use these Strictly Necessary Cookies to:

  1. Identify and/or authenticate a user as being logged in to the website;
  2. Ensure a user connects to the right service if a change is made; and
  3. Security purposes.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, however if they are blocked, PCM TRIALS cannot guarantee the performance of the website or the security during a visit.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
OptanonAlertBoxClosed This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust.  It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.  The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. 365
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 30
OptanonConsent This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. 365
__cfduid This host is used by OneTrust for hosting the Cookie Consent tool script. It is used to manage cookies on websites. 1851
OptanonConsent  This manages site visitor consent to cookies via the OneTrust cookie management platform. 365
OptanonAlertBoxClosed  This manages site visitor consent to cookies via the OneTrust cookie management platform. 365
__cfduid This domain is owned by OneTrust, a privacy management software which helps organizations achieve compliance with global regulations. 1851

Performance Cookies

“Performance” cookies collect information about how you use our website including any pages visited and any errors experienced during your visit. Performance cookies do not collect information that could specifically identify you and are only used to improve the PCM TRIALS website, understand the interests of our users, and measure the effectiveness of content.

Performance cookies are used for:

  1. Web analytics: to provide anonymous statistics on how the website is used; and
  2. Error management: Improves the website by measuring errors.

If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance. Some performance cookies are managed by third parties, such as Google Analytics.

Note: PCM TRIALS does not request, require or knowingly allow such third parties to use cookies for purposes other than those identified above.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 730
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. 0
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to enable enhanced functionality and personalization. Such cookies may be set by third party providers whose services are added to our website.

If you do not add these cookies, then some of these services may not function properly. PCM TRIALS at this time does not employ any functional cookies on its website.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
None —- —-

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to customers and their interests. PCM TRIALS uses targeting cookies to identify other websites when you arrive at the PCM TRIALS website from an affiliate referral link.  It is set when you click on one of our links and is used to identify the website from which you came. You can opt out of these cookies.

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
awxxxx Used to attribute commission to affiliates when you arrive at the website from an affiliate referral link. It is set when you click on one of our links and used to let the advertiser and us know the website from which you came. 0