Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, S.C
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Cookie Policy

1. What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small bits of data we store on the device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or any other mobile device) that you use to access any of the Northwestern Women's Health Associates websites (the Sites), so we can recognize repeat users. Each cookie expires after a certain period of time depending on what we use it for. Like most commercial websites we use cookies on Northwestern Women's Health Associates web pages. We use cookies for several reasons. Below we list and describe the various types of cookies we use on our site.

By using Northwestern Women's Health Associates websites, you expressly consent to the use of cookies as described on this page as well as in our PRIVACY POLICY. Please see below for details on each of the types of cookies we use.

2. What Cookies Do We Use?

Below we list the different types of cookies that may be used on the Sites. We have updated this policy to include a detailed list of cookies used on each of our Sites, that include information about type of cookie, expiry periods, and links to third party sites where applicable.

The Sites use both 1st party cookies (which are set by the Sites being visited) and 3rd party cookies (which are set by a server located outside the domain of our Sites).

3. Required or Essential Cookies

Certain cookies are necessary for the Sites to operate correctly. For example, we use cookies to authenticate you. When you log on to our websites, authentication cookies are set which let us know who you are during a browsing session. These are set automatically.

4. Functionality Cookies

These cookies are used to enable certain additional functions on our websites, such as storing your preferences (e.g. username and language selection) and preventing users from taking the same form multiple times. These functions improve user experience.

5. Preference Cookies

Preference cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and allow us to remember language or other local settings to customize the Sites accordingly.

6. Social Media Cookies

Social media cookies collect information about social media usage to target relevant ads to users.

7. Analytics Cookies

Analytic cookies collect information about your use of the sites that enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the Sites, help us record any difficulties you have with the Sites, and show us whether our advertising is effective or not. This allows us to see the overall patterns of usage on the Sites, rather than the usage of a single person. We use the information to analyze the Sites’ traffic.

8. Targeting or Advertising Cookies

We may use cookies to market Northwestern Women's Health Associates services to you on third-party websites. For example, if you visit our website, you may then see an advertisement for Northwestern Women's Health Associates services on certain third party websites you visit in the future. Information about this is described under the paragraph in our Privacy Policy which is entitled “We may disclose the presence of a cookie to advertise our services.”

We sometimes use cookies delivered by third parties to track the performance of our advertisements. For example, these cookies remember which browsers were used to visit our websites. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after we receive it. This process helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

We also contract with third-party advertising networks that may collect IP addresses and other information from web beacons on our websites, emails, and on third-party websites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time by collecting website navigational information through automated means, using cookies. They use this information to provide advertisements about products and services that may be of interest to you. You may see these advertisements on other websites. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

9. How Do I Manage Cookies?

If you’d like to remove or disable cookies via your browser, you certainly can.

We provide you with a choice on the use of cookies as described in this policy. Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising, although it may not be tailored to your preferred interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.

First Party Cookies. If you’d rather we didn’t use cookies when you visit us, click here for information on how to configure your browser settings to reject cookies. Please note, disabling these types of cookies won’t turn off advertising on our websites and the advertising you see may be less relevant to you.

Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

  • If you would like to opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website or click here to opt out.
  • Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
    • Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an out-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
  • Google Safety Centre has a tool where you can control the ads you see on Google and control the data used for serving ads to you. It can be found here.
  • If you wish to block other cookies, including those being served by companies that are not part of the NAI or the DAA you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.

Browser-level cookie controls

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.

10. Lists of Cookies Used Broken Down by Site

Essential Website Cookies

Name Category Expiry Description
language Functional 1 Day Used by Sites to track visitors' language
PHPSESSID Functional Session Preserves user session state across page requests
wp-settings* Functional 1 year Wordpress sites use to store site related settings
ci_session Functional 1 Day Used by Sites to clear session once user leaves the browser
currency Functional/E-Commerce Sites 1 Day Used by Sites to track visitor's currency
chat-window Offhour Patients/Functional 1 Day Used by Offhour Patients ChatBot to remember chat window minimized, maximized status
TawkConnectionTime Tawk ChatBot/Functional 1 Day Used by Tawk ChatBot to track successful connection
viewedOuibounceModal, hp_popup, hidepopup Functional 1 Day Used to remember popup is activated for user
spu_*, spruceup_*, effects_* Spruceup/Functional 1 Day Used to remember effects activation and user interaction with the effects

Analytics and Customization Cookies

Name Category Expiry Description
__utma Google/Analytics 2 years Used to distinguish users and sessions
ACCOUNT_CHOOSER, LSOLH, LSID, GAPS Google Accounts/Functional 2 years Used by Google to store account related data
OTZ Google Apis/Functional 2 years Used by Google for functional data
__utmb Google/Analytics 30 minutes Used to determine new sessions and visits
__utmc Google/Analytics session Used for Google Analytics
__utmt Google/Analytics 10 minutes Used to throttle request rates
__utmz Google/Analytics 6 months Stores the traffic source for campaign that explains how the user reached your site
__utmv Google/Analytics 2 years Used to store custom variables per visit. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmz Google/Analytics 6 Months Used to keep track of the traffic source or campaign, revealing some information on how the user reached the website. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics.
SSID Google/Functional Session Set by Google components - such as the GDrive folder picker or ReCaptcha. They appear to identify the user's Google account. They are required for these components to function properly.
_ga Google/Analytics 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data
_gid Google/Analytics 1 Day Google Analytics Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data
_dc_gtm_UA-XX Google/Analytics Session Google Analytics Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a page
__atssc Google/Analytics 2 years Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated.
__atssc AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to manage the share count, until the sharing cache is updated.
__atuvc AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only by the client.
__atuvs AddThis/Functional 30 mins Used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated. No info from this cookie is sent back to AddThis. It is created and used only by the client.
di AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.
di2 AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.
dt AddThis/Functional 1 month Used to keep track of the expiration time of other cookies.
loc AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to help publishers understand approximately where in the world their content is being shared. (Geolocation.)
ssc AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to register shares and social activity.
psc AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to register shares and social activity.
uid AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to differentiate between users.
um AddThis/Functional 2 years Used to register shares and social activity.
DSID, IDE, FLC, AID, TAID, __ar_v4, exchange_uid Double Click by Google/Analytics 2 years Used by Google Advertising services to store user unique IDs and advertising related data.
MUID, MUIDB,_uet_sid, _uetsid Bing/Analytics 2 years Used by Bing to store analytics related data.
sb, xs, spin, wd, act, tr, presence Facebook/Analytics Session Used by Facebook to store analytics and tracking related data.
fr Facebook/Analytics 3 month Used by Facebook to store Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID.
c_user Facebook/Analytics 1 months Used by Facebook to store Facebook ID.
datrr Facebook/Analytics 2 years Used by Facebook to store Browser ID.
ct0 Twitter/Analytics Continuously This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
dnt Twitter/Analytics Never This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
eu_cn Twitter/Analytics 1 Year This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
external_reference Twitter/Analytics 7 Days This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
guest_id Twitter/Analytics 2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
kdt Twitter/Analytics 2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
lang Twitter/Analytics Session This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
personalization_id Twitter/Analytics 2 Years This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
remember_check_on Twitter/Analytics Never This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
tfw_exp Twitter/Analytics 14 Days This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
VUID Vimeo/Functional 2 years This cookie is set to store video player settings.
nextid, requests Youtube/Functional 2 years This cookie is set by YouTube to store video playback and playlist information.
GPS Youtube/Functional Session Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
PREF Youtube/Functional 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube/Functional 179 months Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
YSC Youtube/Functional Session Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
lidc Linkedin/Functional 1 Day This cookie is set to store LinkedIn share buttons and ad tag settings.
ep201, ep202 Wufoo/Functional 30 mins This cookie is set to store Wufoo form settings.
_drip_client_* Drip/Analytics 2 years This cookie is set by Drip Analytics to track user inputs.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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