Plus Cookie Policy

1. Our website at (“Site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site.  This helps Physiopedia International SL (“we”, “us”, “our” or “PPI”) to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site.  When you click on a link displayed on the Site, we record the fact that someone using your browser, as identified by your unique cookie, clicked on that link.

2. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing a unique string of letters and numbers that PPI stores on your browser or the hardware of your computer if you agree.  Cookies contain information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device.  On subsequent visits to the Site, the cookie allows the Site to recognise your browser.  The unique string of letters and numbers in a cookie may store user preferences and other information.

When you first access our Site, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use.  By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Site, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent.  However, some features or services of the Site may not function properly without cookies.

Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, PPI) are called “first party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Site (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).  Third parties that place cookies on the Site control the personal information they collect about you and will be “data controllers” for the purposes of the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR). You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of third parties to understand their data processing activities, policies and procedures.

We use the following categories of cookies:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Site.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site.  This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Site.

Analytical or Customisation Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Site.  We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way our Site works, or to personalise our Site to your interests.

Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Site more relevant to you.  These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed.  Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Site and may also be used for advertising purposes.

3. Information about our use of cookies

We use the following cookies:

Google Analytics _ga, _gat, _gid Used to distinguish users and throttle requests Various (2 years 10 mins 24 hours)
Google CONSENT reCAPTCHA to identify human users Indefinitely
Google NID contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences 6 months
Cloudflare _cfduid Site security 1 year
WordPress cookie_notice_accepted Records when cookie notice is accepted 6 months
WordPress security plugin icwp-wpsf Tracks logged in users for security purposes Indefinitely
WordPress wordpress_logged_in_*, wordpress_sec_*, pmpro_visit Logged in user details and session Various (end of session to 14 days)
YouTube GPS, PREF, YSC, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Track user preferences and video views Various (end of session to 8 months)
Vimeo Vuid Tracks video views 2 years
Physiospot specific cookies
AddThis Loc, mus, ssc, sshs, ssh, uid, uvc, __atuvc, __atuvs Provide quick links for social media sharing and to track page shares 12 months
Facebook fr Tracking use of social media links 3 months


4. Web Beacons

As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Site.  A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Site to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve Site performance.

5. Blocking cookies

When you first access our Site, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use.  By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Site, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

6. How do I delete a cookie?

Deleting cookies is different for each browser.  These are instructions for popular browsers used.  If you don’t use any of these browsers please refer to your browser’s website for instructions.

Internet Explorer:

  • Select ‘Internet Options…’ from the ‘Tools’ menu;
  • Click on “Delete Cookies…” from the ‘Temporary Internet files’ section; and
  • Click ‘Ok’ on the confirmation window that appears.


  • Select ‘Options’ from the ‘Tools’ menu;
  • Click on ‘Privacy’ from the top selections, then click on the ‘Cookies’ tab; and 
  • Click ‘Clear Cookies Now’.


  • Select ‘Preferences’ from the ‘Safari’ menu; 
  • Click on ‘Security’ from the top selections; 
  • Click on the ‘Show Cookies’ button; and
  • Select the ‘Plus’ cookies and click on the ‘Remove’ button.  Or you can also ‘Remove All’.

7. Changes to this Policy

This Cookie Policy may change from time to time.  We will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a prominent notice.  Please revisit this page frequently to keep up-to-date with any material changes.

Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Cookie Policy and any future revisions.  Please exit the Site immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Cookie Policy or any revised policy.

8. Contact

For more information about our privacy practices, or if you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please e-mail [email protected].