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Cookies are simple ‘text files’ that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Typically, they contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.
We have classified our cookies into two broad types – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:
In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.
|Type of cookie and location||Purpose||Cookie name/Contents/Expiry|
|Session cookies across www.mndassociation.org and all other MND Association websites||These cookies are used to keep a status of your session as soon as you visit the website. This is required should you wish to login to the website.||PHPSESSID
Randomly generated identifier assigned to uniquely identify a user’s session. Expires when the browsing session ends.
We work with a number of third party suppliers who set cookies on our website to enable them to provide us with services. These cookies are mainly used for reporting and advertising purposes so that we can improve the way we communicate with our supporters and ensure the money we invest in online advertising is well spent. More information about the main suppliers we use and their privacy policies is listed below.
|AddThis||AddThis tracks social shares from our website anytime the “Share this page” option is used.||_atuvc, _atuvs, uvc, xtc, di2, uid, vc, loc, vstcnt, clid, acs, bt2, di2, loc, um|
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google inc.
The software will save a cookie on your computer track and monitor where you visit on the website, what you click on and how long you stay. We use this information to better understand how the website is performing and to help in planning future campaigns.
The cookie will not store, save or collect personal information.
|_ga (used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 2 years.)
_gid (used to distinguish users and has an expiration of 24 hours.)
_gat (used to throttle requests and has an expiration of 10 minutes.)
|Kissmetrics||Kissmetrics is a web analytics package we use to help us identify unique visitors and/or devices; assess how people use our websites and perform traffic analysis; identify visitor preferences; conduct A/B testing.
Kissmetrics may also collect certain information using Web Beacons. “Web Beacons” are electronic images that may be used on Kissmetrics’ Website, in Kissmetrics’ Service, or in our email communications. They are used, for example, to count website visits or to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
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|Quantcast Measure||Quantcast measure user activity data including including, for example, browser type, browser time, time of access, screen resolution, IP address, referring site URL, current site URL, and search strings.||mc, _qca|
|SiteImprove||We use SiteImprove as a quality control tool on our website. It enables us to identify and fix errors on the website.||ASP.NET_SessionId, test_cookie, IDE, id, bkdc, bku, sess.|
|WordFence||WordFence is a plugin that helps us ensure our website is secure.||Wordfence_verifiedHuman, wfvt_3140181702|
If you go on to a page on our website that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.
Our website also contains embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These sites may also set a cookie when you are logged in to their service.
We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Last updated: 17/08/2017