Cookies

This page contains information about the cookies that may be set by this website. These cookies will not be set all the time, some of the cookies listed will only be set if you look at specific pages or carry out specific actions. This page also provides information that can help you block or delete cookies set by this website.

Topics:

  • How to control and delete cookies
  • List of the main cookies on this website
  • Third Party Cookies
  • Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

1. How to control and delete cookies

This website will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this website.

This website uses services provided by other companies (e.g. Google, Vimeo) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing.

If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please continue reading.

 

2. Cookies used on this website

Strictly Necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie Name

Hostname

Category

Description

Lifespan

_ga

 

.researchinpractice.org.uk

Performance This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. persistent

_gid

 

.researchinpractice.org.uk

Performance

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. persistent
_gat_UA-158726039-1 .researchinpractice.org.uk Performance This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. persistent

_hjid

.researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page using the Hotjar script. persistent

_hjFirstSeen

.researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user. session
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample .researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit. session
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress www.researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie. session
_hjIncludedInSessionSample www.researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit. session

__RequestVerificationToken

.researchinpractice.org.uk Strictly Necessary This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser. session
_hjSessionRejected www.researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Hotjar sets this cookie to detect when a session is terminated. session
vuid

vimeo.com

Functional These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites. persistent
ASP.NET_SessionId

.researchinpractice.org.uk

Strictly Necessary General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server. session
OptanonAlertBoxClosed

.researchinpractice.org.uk

Strictly Necessary This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust.  It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down.  It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.  The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information. persistent
OptanonConsent

.researchinpractice.org.uk

Strictly Necessary This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. persistent
basket .researchinpractice.org.uk Strictly Necessary Cookie to store shopping basket session
yourAuthCookie .researchinpractice.org.uk Strictly Necessary This cookie stores login information for the user's session session
browser_id www.slideshare.net Targeting There are many different types of cookies associated with this name, and a more detailed look at how it is used on a particular website is generally recommended.  However, in most cases it will likely be used to improve browser performance. persistent
NID google.com Targeting This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. persistent
_GRECAPTCHA www.google.com Targeting Google reCAPTCHA used on our website forms sets this cookie when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis. persistent
_gat_gtag_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx .researchinpractice.org.uk Targeting Used for Google Analytics. persistent
language www.slideshare.net Targeting There are many different types of cookies associated with this name, and a more detailed look at how it is used on a particular website is generally recommended.  However, in most cases it will likely be used to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the stored language. The ICC category given here is based on this usage. session

 

Google stores the information collected by these cookies 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 using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. How to reject or delete this cookie: www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

We sometimes embed photos, audio and video content from websites such as Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Flickr, Soundcloud, YouTube and Vimeo, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.

You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

 

Sharing Tools

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that this website now carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks.

Examples of Social networks that provide sharing services are:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Sharing may be facilitated by the use of 3rd party services provided other companies, for example, ShareThis (www.sharethis.com) or AddThis (http://www.addthis.com)

These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. this website does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

 

Login Tools

This website may use a 3rd party service to allow users to login with an account the user holds with a Social Networking site. Examples of this are the ability to sign in with Twitter or Facebook accounts. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies which are used authenticate users.

 

4. Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)

This website may use the Adobe Flash Player to deliver its video content using services or software. Additional software and services we use may include:

To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects - or Flash Cookies as they are commonly known - are employed to provide features such as auto-resume and for saving your preferences. Flash Cookies are stored on a user's terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

How to disable Flash Cookies:

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like bbc.co.uk or for all websites - see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash Cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications such as this website iPlayer.

Please note that if you disable your Flash cookies for this website you may be unable to watch video content.