What are cookies?
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
- Make our website work, for example by keeping it secure
- Remember which pop-ups you've seen
- Measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies)
- Help show you relevant health campaigns on social media
Cookies we use
Cookies used by VerseOne CMS
VerseOne is the software that powers this website.
VerseOne CMS uses a "session" cookie at all times. The purpose of this cookie is to maintain the state of the site in the effect of a user's selected behaviours for the site as they navigate through it. Examples of these behaviours might be:
- logging in to the site and staying logged in as they click around;
- choosing a colour contrast stylesheet;
- filling in a multi-page form.
This cookie also ensures that if the site is hosted in a load-balanced environment, the visitor’s browsing session stays on the same server throughout their use of the site.
|JSESSIONID||Session||Browser close||Username||When a user logs in, maintains authentication state, access rights, etc|
This cookie does not store any personal information about the site visitor, their computer, their visit, or their browsing history. No personal information is collected by VerseOne through the use of this cookie. After the end of the visitor’s session (the browser tab or window is closed, or after an inactivity timeout which is configurable in VerseOne CMS), the cookie’s validity is destroyed and the browser removes the cookie from the visitor’s computer.
Other necessary cookies
Our website cannot function properly without these cookies
|CONSENT||google.com||2 years||To detect if a user has accepted the cookie banner|
|CONSENT||googleapis.com||2 years||To detect if a user has accepted the cookie banner|
|CONSENT||youtube.com||2 years||To detect if a user has accepted the cookie banner|
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our site. These cookies are used in aggregate form to improve the performance and user experience on our site. Google Analytics uses only first party cookies and collects no personally identifiable information.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By accepting cookies from this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
To learn how to reject or delete the Google Analytics cookies visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
|COOKIE NAME||EXPIRES||LINKED INFORMATION||FUNCTIONS|
|_ga||2 years||Anonymous||Gather information about site visitors in an anonymous form including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
The following cookies are used to track visitors across website. They are placed by third party services we have embedded on our website, namley the embedded Twitter feed on the homepage, the Google Translate functionality in our accessability tools and YouTube videos embedded through the site. We do not host advertising on our website and these cookies are only triggered when you click to accept cookies in our cookie pop-up banner.
|i/jot||twitter.com||Session||Sets a unique id for the visitor that allows third party advertisers to target visitors with relevant advertisments|
|NID||translate-pa-googleapis.com||6 months||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targetting ads|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||179 days||Tries to estimate the users bandwidth on pages with embedded YouTube videos|
|YSC||youtube.com||Session||Registeres a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube a user has seen.|
|ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY||youtube.com||Persistent||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-cast-available||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-device-id||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-session-app||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
|yt-remote-session-name||youtube.com||Session||Stores the users video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos|
How we use the information we collect