Our goal is always to ensure our site is easy and reliable to use - and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

The Cookies we place on your device are used on this site in the following ways:

First party cookies

These are our own cookies which are controlled by us. These cookies are to enhance the user functionality and experience of the website. See the table below for more details on these: 

SiteCookie nameWhat does it do?
carers.org, space.carers.orgSESSThis is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status. The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID. Eg. SSESS1234z

 

Third party cookies

The other type of cookies we use are placed by parties other than our own. For example, Google Analytics cookies enable us to track user activity on the site and collect information about how visitors use our site. Or cookies may be used by other websites to track when users visit their services via Carers.org. The following table explains these in more detail

SiteCookie nameWhat does it do?
google.co.uk_utma _utmb _utmc _utmt _utmzGoogle Analytics cookies. We use analytics software to evaluate user activity on the site. Anonymised information on links, buttons clicked on the site, what pages have been visited and for how long is compiled by Google Analytics and used to help us improve our site and content.
google.co.uk_gat analytics-idused to throttle the request rate (does not contain user specific data)
google.co.uk_gaused to distinguish users (anonymously)
cometchat.comcc_dataanonymous user id used to permit instant chat
cometchat.comcc_loggedinused to track whether a user is logged in to enable instant chat
drupal.org, discourse.org_ttoken used to identify the user between main website and discourse forum
drupal.org, discourse.org_forum_sessionset to track logged-in status for the online community (space.carers.org)
drupal.orghas_js indicates whether javascript is enabled in the browser

 

Need to know more about cookies?

More information about cookies, can be found on the following websites:

Google

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

How to disable cookies.

To disable cookies on your browser please follow one of the below links.

Internet Explorer

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB

Firefox

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored

Safari

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph19214?locale=en_GB

Opera

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy/