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Introduction to cookies

disabilitynow.org.uk uses cookies. This page explains what cookies are, what disabilitynow.org.uk uses cookies for and what each cookie on the site does. It also explains how to manage your cookie preferences.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.

What does disabilitynow.org.uk use cookies for?

Disability Now uses cookies for a few different reasons. Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make the site work. Examples of this are the cookies we need to make sign up and competition forms work. Functional cookies improve your experience of the site, remembering your preferences, such as your accessibility settings, helping to make the site accessible to users with different needs. Performance cookies are used to help improve the performance of our site and help us learn what works best so that we provide you with the best experience. We use functionality from social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 to allow you to share content from our site on these social networks and use their functionality. These sites use third party functionality cookies to allow this to work. We may also use third party behavioural advertising cookies to help make our advertising to you as relevant and useful as possible.

How do you stop cookies being used?

It is possible to stop some or all cookies working on your browser (opt-out), although this may stop disabilitynow.org.uk from working properly or impair your experience. If, once you’ve reviewed the cookies we use, you may want to opt out. Find out how to Manage your cookies.

Cookies that disabilitynow.org.uk uses

Strictly necessary and functional cookies

Drupal is the CMS (content management system) that Disability Now is built upon. This CMS allows us to create and run the site you are using right now. There are some cookies we use in order for the site to work, and some we use to make it work better. They are listed here:

SESSxxx – Maintains site state, allowing transaction information through the donation process to be remembered. 3 Weeks
has_js – Records if your browser has the ability to use JavaScript, which allows us to server dynamic content to you. Expires when browser is closed.
sessionID – Remembers your preferences while using the site. Expires when browser is closed.

Performance cookies

These cookies help us to analyse the performance of the site. They let us see how many people are visiting the site and how users behave once they are here. We use this information to plan improvements to make your experience better. All information we collect is anonymous.

__utma / __utmb / __utmc / __utmz – Google Analytics cookies, used to analyse traffic and user behaviour on the site. We use this information to improve our online service. All information collected is anonymous.

Third party functionality cookies

We use cookies to share our content through social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1. This functionality is provided by the social networks and may use cookies. Cookies that are used by other sites on scope.org.uk are called third party cookies. Third party cookies can also be used to provide other functionality from other sites. If you choose to share content using these networks or use this third party functionality then these social networks may use third party cookies to enhance your experience and gain information about you.

  • fbm_ (Facebook Connect) – We allow Facebook to collect the following anonymous information to allow you to log-in with your Facebook account: Browser Information, Demographic Data, Interaction Data , Page Views. We also collect the following pseudonymous information IP Address (EU PII). http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
  • fbsr_ (Facebook Social Plugins) – We allow Facebook to collect the following anonymous information in order to allow you to share interesting content from within the Disability Now website: Browser Information, Demographic Data, Interaction Data , Page Views. We also collect the following pseudonymous information IP Address (EU PII). http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
  • OAID (Open X) – This is our ad serving platform and allows us to show the ads you see on the site. We allow Open X to collect the following anonymous information: Ad Views, Browser Information, Demographic Data, Internet Service Provider, Page Views , Serving Domains. We also collect the following pseudonymous information: IP Address (EU PII). http://www.openx.com/about/privacy-policy
  • Google Analytics – As per the above Google Analytics section in this document.
  • Twitter Button – We allow Twitter to collect the following anonymous information in order to allow you to share interesting content from within the Disability Now website: Browser Information, Cookie Data, Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Internet Service Provider, Interaction Data, Page Views. We also collect the following pseudonymous information: IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Device ID (EU PII). http://twitter.com/privacy
  • Google +1 – We allow Google to collect the following anonymous information in order to allow you to share interesting content from within the Disability Now website: Analytics, Browser Information, Cookie Data , Date/Time, Demographic Data, Hardware/Software Type, Interaction Data , Page Views , Serving Domains. We also collect the following pseudonymous information: IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Device ID (EU PII). IP Address (EU PII), Search History, Device ID (EU PII) http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Manage your cookies

If you would prefer that we did not use cookies to provide the features and benefits described above, but still wish to use our site most browsers allow you to prevent cookies being stored on your computer. If you want to know how to do this please look at the Help menu on your browser or use the link for your particular browser below:

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In addition, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org where you will find all the information you need to manage your web privacy. Please note that disabling certain cookies may restrict your ability to use Disability Now’s Website.

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