What are Cookies and how does Age UK Essex use them?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
We can split cookies into 5 main categories:
Category 1: UserSetting
Category 2: ASP.Net_SessionId
Category 3: vidi
Category 4: BCSI-CS-5B059C53EB35D97E
Category 5: __utma / __utmb / __utmc / __utmz
Category 1 - UserSetting
This functional cookie remembers the individual's colour and location preferences so that next time they use the site these are displayed rather than the sites default settings.
Category 2 - ASP.Net_SessionId
When you access this website a cookie is generated with a unique session ID. This cookie will expire when the browser is closed.
Category 3 - vidi
This cookie enables Age UK's Intellitracker software that helps us analyse information such as visitor numbers and browser usage so we can continue to improve your experience of our website.
Category 4 - BCSI-CS-5B059C53EB35D97E
The information in this cookie is used to track the activities of individuals who have visited this site via third-party websites.
Category 5 - __utma / __utmb / __utmc / __utmz
Age UK uses a tool called Google Analytics to give us statistical data on the performance of our website. These cookies are placed by Google Analytics.