Cookies Policy

Why we use cookies

Diabetes UK uses cookies on its website in order to:

  • Enhance your web experience, by optimising our site to meet your computer’s browser and display settings.
  •  Allow us to use multimedia content on our site (e.g. Flash videos), via third-party cookies.
  • Remember some of your choices – e.g. the items you put in the basket of our online shop, so you can access them later.
  • Provide us with anonymised analytical information about how people use our website, e.g. number of visits to a page.

Whilst the cookies we use may collect information about your browsing habits, they do not retain any personal data about you.

Your choices

There are two types of cookies:Session cookies – which are temporary cookie files that are erased when you close your browser. Persistent cookies – these files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file. You can choose to block the setting of cookies, or remove any cookies that have been issued to your computer or device, at any time. 

To do this, you should review your browser’s settings via the settings menu, and adjust your user preferences accordingly. For more information on how to do this, and for general guidance on cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org

If you do not consent to our use of cookies, you must do one of the following:

  •  Avoid using our website.
  • Take necessary steps to block the setting of the cookies we use (or all cookies) on your computer/device.

In accordance with our Privacy Policy, by continuing to use our website you are agreeing to the terms included within it, which includes the setting of cookies on your computer or device. 

What cookies do we use?

The cookies we currently use on our website are listed below in the following table. Any changes to these will be updated on this policy:

Name of cookie Purpose
__utma Google analytics – Used to identify unique visitors (see http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/
docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
)
__utmb Google analytics – Used to identify visitor session (see http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/
docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
)
__utmc Google analytics – Used to identify visitor session – deprecated (see http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/
docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
)
__utmz Used multiple times – Including being used in the standard site and also by embedded "Storify" and "slideshare" widgets on some news pages. Google analytics – Used to store site visit referral information (see http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/
docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
)
__utmv Google analytics – Used to store custom information (see http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/
docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
)
ns_cookietest Used to confirm browser is able to accept cookies.
ns_session Used to identify user session.
ASP.NET_SessionID Standard ASP.NET cookie, used to track identity of user's session
mp_super_properties Used by Storify – Used to track identity of user's session
reg_fb_gate Used by Facebook when recommending a page (see http://dataprotection.ie/documents/facebook%20report/final%20report/Appendices.pdf)
reg_fb_ref Used by Facebook when recommending a page (see http://dataprotection.ie/documents/facebook%20report/final%20report/Appendices.pdf)
YWP_VOLUME Used by Yahoo webplayer on "Audio information" pages to store volume level
ywadp… Two of these with different IDs are used by Yahoo webplayer on "Audio information" pages
fpc… Two of these with different IDs are used by Yahoo webplayer on "Audio information" pages
FormCookie EPiServer cookie. Records "Your free will guide" and other xform entry IDs (see http://world.episerver.com/Documentation/Items/
Tech-Notes/EPiServer-CMS-5/EPiServer-CMS-5-R2-SP1/Developing-with-XForms/
)
.EPiServerLogin Standard EPiServer cookie. Used to track login.
.ASPXROLES Standard ASP.NET cookie, used to track identity of user's session
_atuvc Used by "AddThis" social sharing function on news pages (see http://www.addthis.com/privacy)
COOKIE_JOIN
_CACHE_ID
Bespoke cookie used for sign up process
fc_layout Bespoke cookie used to alter stylesheet on "Kids" page depending on screen resolution
ns_order_id_... Used to track most recent online shop order number.
ci_session

Online lottery - Used to track identity of user's session

rghash

Blogs site - helps WordPress determine if it can store cookies

wp-settings

Blogs site - Used by Wordpress of user's session

DntSession

iRaiser - Used to track identity of user's session

xf_session

Forum - Used to track identity of user's login session

X-Mapping-fjhppofk

Riskscore - load balancing application for high traffic web services and sites. Used to route data and page requests to the correct server where a site is hosted on multiple servers

ASP.NET_SessionId

Diabete Watch - Used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server


For further information about this policy, please Contact Us.