What are cookies?

Cookies are small files stored on your computer that allow websites to recognise you when you visit. They store data about your browsing history, but they do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service, by enhancing the online experience for our website visitors and allowing us to better understand how our websites are used and to monitor its performance. They can also provide social media adverts tailored to you as well as social media advertising programmes such as Facebook Customer Audience.

Use of cookies

Our cookies help us:

  • To provide a more personalized experience on the site;
  • To provide anonymous usage statistics;
  • The cookies used on the secure payment pages are used to maintain the state between pages while making a purchase, no payment details are stored in our website.

Managing cookies

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC or device, it is possible to disable this function within your browser. However, doing so may result in a loss of functionality when using ours and other’s websites.

Click here to find out how to manage cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Click here to find out how to manage cookies in Microsoft Edge

Click here to find out how to manage cookies in Google Chrome

Click here to find out how to manage cookies in Mozilla Firefox

Click here to find out how to manage cookies in Opera

Cookies we use and why

Name of cookiePurposeExpiry
First Party Cookies
catAccCookies

 

Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies.30 days once accepted
Third Party – Google
CONSENTCookie consent setting20 years
_gaThe Google Universal Analytics javascript library uses first-party cookies to: distinguish unique users and throttle the request rate.Lasts for two years of inactivity. Every time a user visits your site, this extends the expiration to two years from the latest date.
_gidLasts for 24 hours of inactivity.
_gatSession Cookie
Third Party – Google Analytics
__utmaThis cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.2 years
__utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 mins from set/update
__utmcThis cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.End of browser session
__utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from visit to site
__utmtUsed to optimise the rate of requests10 minutes
Third Party – Google Maps
1P_JARGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes1 month
APISIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and information of Google mapsSession Cookie
DSIDThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.2 months
DVGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposesSession cookie
HSIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and information of Google mapsSession cookie
IDEThis cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.2 months
NIDGoogle advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes6 months
OTZAggregate analysis of website visitors1 month
SAPISIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and information of Google mapsSession cookie
SIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and informationSession cookie
SIDCCUsed by Google to store user preferences and information3 months
SSIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and information2 years
Third Party - Twitter
personalization_idPrimarily used for tracking and targeting.730 days
guest_idPrimarily used for tracking and targeting.730 Days
langPrimarily used for tracking and targeting.Session Cookie
Third Party – YouTube
PREFThis cookie stores your preferences and other information, in particular preferred language, how many search results you wish to be shown on your page, and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.10 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEA cookie that YouTube sets that measures your bandwidth to determine whether you get the new player interface or the old. 8 months
YSCThis cookie is set by the YouTube video service on pages with embedded YouTube videoSession Cookie
Third Party - AddThis
__atuvc

__atuvs

UID

Ouid

Mus

Loc

uvc

 

These are used to track usage of the Addthis.com service. It allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites.2 years
Third Party – WooCommerce
woocommerce_cart_hash

woocommerce_items_in_cart

 

These two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changesUntil you close your browser
wp_woocommerce_session_contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.3 Days
Third Party - Misc
_kuid_

SEUNCY

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.179 days
TapAd_DID

TapAd_TS

TapAd_TTD_SYNC

Used to determine what type of devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.) is used by a user.2 Months
TDCPM

TDID

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.1 Year
RUN_IDTargeting/advertising3 Months
Third Party - Bluekai
Bku

bkdc

BlueKai installs a tracker cookie on your device which collects data on your browsing habits on different websites using the tracker’s unique ID number. We use this data to profile visitors to our website and define detailed market segments, for use in our marketing campaign strategy.1 year

Please note:

We may change this policy from time to time to ensure it is up to date and in line with any changes in legislation. Please visit our website at www.trinityhospice.co.uk/privacy-policy periodically to keep up to date with changes.

Updated May 2018

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