What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, subject to your consent.
Cookies are used by many websites, and help us to better understand how our website is being used, so that we can make improvements for a better user experience.
None of the cookies that we use provide us with personal information about you, and merely act as an anonymous counting method for us to see the number of people visiting our website and how they find their way around.
You can read more about cookies here: www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies
You can turn off the cookies which are set by our website at any time; use the "help" function on your browser for more information on how to do this.
To turn off cookies on your mobile device, please refer to your handset manual or the "help" function on your browser.
We use a combination of 1st party cookies and 3rd party cookies to help us to understand how our users find their way around our website and how they interact with it. This helps us to identify potential problem areas and make improvements.
1st Party Cookies
1st party cookies are ones that we have set up ourselves, or that have been set up on our behalf. These cookies show us whether you've previously visited our website, if you've registered for certain things (such as our), how fast our website loads on your device, which pages you visited, and how long you stayed on each page.
This helps us to make sure that we're providing you with the best browsing experience that we can provide; by analysing how quickly people find the information they're looking for, we can determine how easy our website is to navigate.
The information below explains which 1st party cookies we have in place, including their purpose and how long the data is kept.
|cc_cookie_accept||expires after 2 years||Website||Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not.|
|ToggleStatus||expires after 2 years||Website||Stores whether the user has hidden or shown the contacts filter search.|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||expires at end of session||Website||Used for authenticating a user's session after logging in. Closes when you exit the browser.|
|RITCookie||expires after 2 years||Website||Stores the user's email address if they have opted for the system to remember them, the system uses the cookie to prepopulate the login form.|
|_ga||expires after 2 years||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||expires after 10 minutes||Google Analytics||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmt||expires after 10 minutes||Google Analytics||Used to throttle request rate.|
|__utmc||expires at end of session||Google Analytics||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the
|__utmv||expires after 2 years||Google Analytics||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the
|__unam||expires after 6 months||ShareThis||Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. Checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.|
3rd party cookies
3rd party cookies are ones that have been set up by outside bodies. On the Farleigh Hospice website, these are solely used by YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Although we have no control over these cookies, rest assured that the information stored by these website differs to that stored by our 1st party cookies. The 3rd party cookies on our website are used by the companies below to improve how videos appear on our website, and improve your experience with their platforms.
The information below explains which 3rd party cookies we have in place, including their purpose and how long the data is kept:
|PREF||expires 5 years from start of session||YouTube||Another cookie used for YouTube videos (see above)|
|guest_id||expires at end of session||Another cookie used by Twitter (see above)|
|lang||expires at end of session||Another cookie used by Twitter (see above)|
|twid||expires at end of session||Another cookie used by Twitter (see above)|
|_twitter_sess||expires at end of session||Another cookie used by Twitter (see above)|
|wd||expires at end of session||The cookies used by Facebook will not be used to create a profile of your browsing behavior on third-party sites, however it may be used anonymously to better target adverts. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use Facebook.|
|locale||expires 7 days after end of session||Another cookie used by Facebook (see above)|
|Post:||Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7FH|