WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a small file of data, often incorporating a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser from a website’s computer. This data file stores the information you provide us with and in doing so enables us to ‘remember’ you on repeat visit, effectively letting you move around the site without having to keep reintroducing yourself. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser to prevent this. If your browser’s preferences allow it, each website or third party service provider is able to send a cookie to your browser. However, to protect your privacy, your browser only allows these websites or third party service providers to access cookies already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites or other third party service providers.
This website does use a number of independent measurement companies. They gather information regarding the visitors to this website on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. Dementia Carers Count uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its users.This website strictly requires that third parties do not use any of this type of information for their own business or other purposes.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
This website does contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of any personal information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.
We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES
A comprehensive audit of the site in terms of the main cookies that this website sets (and what each is used for) has been carried out. As a result of this we have compiled a list of these cookies to enable you to opt out if you wish. The following table summarises the cookies used:
|Cookies name||Cookies purpose|
|_gid, _gat, _ga, _gali||These are Google analytics cookies which are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.|
|wordpress_test_cookie, cookie_notice_accepted||These cookies are used by the WordPress Cookie popup plugin|
|__atuvc, __atuvs, uvc, bku, loc, uid, mus, na_id, na_tc, na_id,na_tc, ouid||These cookies are used by AddThis social sharing widget which help us to track when our site’s pages are shared.|
|visit, bscookie, bcookie, _ga, lidc||These are used by Linkedin when our pages are shared using AddThis.com widget|
|datr, sb, fr||These are used by Facebook when our pages are shared using AddThis.com widget|
|Woocommerce (multiple)||These cookies are used to store information about events added to the basket.|
You, as a user of this website, have the ability to accept or decline any of the cookies on the site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline some or all cookies if you prefer.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS
If you wish to decline cookies, please select the browser you are using from the list below and follow the instructions below for your preferred browser to prevent cookies being served to you during your visit. (All browsers were the latest and most up to date version at the time of publishing.
If you’re not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:
For PCs: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘About’ option
For Macs: with the browser window open, click on the Apple menu and select the ‘About’ option
GOOGLE CHROME FOR PC
- Click on the wrench icon on the upper right hand side of the toolbar
- Click ‘Settings’ on the left hand panel
- Click on ‘Show advanced setting’, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button
- Now select ‘Block sites from setting any data’
MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER FOR PC
Internet Explorer has various cookie settings in which you can block cookies to a different degree. To block all cookies:
- Click on the cog icon at the top right-hand side of the toolbar
- Select ‘Internet options’ , then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Select the top setting ‘Block All Cookies to ensure all cookies are disabled
FIREFOX FOR PC
- Click on the orange ‘Firefox’ tab at the top left-hand corner
- Select ‘Options’
- Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Next to the words ‘Firefox will’ is a drop down menu, click that and select ‘Use custom settings for history’
- This will load some extra options beneath. To prevent cookies from being used uncheck the box that says ‘Accept cookies from sites’.
MICROSOFT EDGE FOR PC
- Click on the 3 dots icon at the top right of your browser window and select the ‘Settings’ option
- Scroll down until you see ‘Advanced Settings’ and click on ‘View Advanced Settings’3. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Scroll down until you see the ‘Cookies’ drop down menu
- To prevent cookies from being used, select ‘Block all cookies’
SAFARI FOR PC
- Open Safari
- Click the settings icon, which looks like a cog, at the top right hand side of the toolbar
- Click ‘Preferences’, which is near the bottom of the page
- Choose the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Select Block cookies: Always
SAFARI FOR MAC
- Click on ‘Safari’ at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option
- Click on ‘Security’ then ‘Accept cookies’
- Select the ‘Never’
- Open Opera
- Click the ‘Opera’ icon at the top left hand side of the browser
- Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Preferences…’
- Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab and choose ‘Cookies’ from the panel on the left hand side
- To block all cookies, select ‘Never accept cookies’. To block third-party cookies select ‘Accept only cookies from the site I visit’
- Press ‘OK’
ALL OTHER BROWSERS
Please consult your documentation or online help files.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org (please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).