Cookies Information

Cookies Information

Last updated: May 25, 2012

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Like many other sites, uses cookies or similar technology to store login credentials, maintain user preferences, and to otherwise make it easier to navigate and use our site. Cookies also are used to display advertisements that may be more relevant to you.

Why does NEJM Journal Watch use cookies?

Cookies are used to collect information and help personalize your online experience. We store minimal personally identifying information in cookies and protect this information. We do not store complete records or credit card numbers in cookies.

Cookies are used for a number of reasons:

  1. For web analytics to track website usage like how many individual unique users we have and which of our pages are visited most frequently and which features are used most often.
  2. To remember your preferences and selections.
  3. To allow third party vendors to deliver advertising on our behalf.

What cookies does NEJM Journal Watch use?

The cookies we use can be grouped into four categories:

  1. Strictly necessary
  2. Performance
  3. Functionality
  4. Targeting

Strictly necessary cookies let you navigate and perform essential website functions. This includes things like maintaining your user state throughout a session and remembering your selections as you complete a transaction. It also includes a cookie that remembers your login credentials when you select the "remember me" option at sign-in.

Performance cookies collect information about how you use the website, including which pages you visit and which features you use. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. These cookies are used to help us optimize site performance and improve features and functions.

Functionality cookies are used to remember preferences and settings. This includes remembering things like if we already have asked you to take a survey, your display preferences, and frequently used services.

Cookies used by third-parties

Some of the services and advertisements at are delivered or served by third-party companies that may use cookies or similar technology to track information about your use of We do not have access to or control over advertisers’ or service providers’ use of cookies or tracking technology or how they may be used. Third-party cookies at include:

  • Cookies that remember your preferences when using the social sharing feature. This social sharing service is provided by ShareThis. You can view their privacy policy and opt out of their data collection at ShareThis.

Opting out of cookies

You can manage your cookie preferences through your Internet browser. Modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. If you do not accept cookies from, though, you will not be able to use some functionality within the site. If you are concerned primarily about third-party cookies generated by advertisers, the site will function if you block only third-party cookies; however, some services may not function as expected. You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them at