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Cookies policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously. Cookies are safe and secure and are commonly used by websites.

How does National Deaf Children’s Society use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used and to monitor how our advertisements perform. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Your rights

Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences, see How do I manage my cookies settings below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

How cookies work

When you visit the National Deaf Children’s website, our website server sends a cookie to your device and uses this number to recognise you when you return to the site or browse from page to page. This cookie is then stored on your computer or mobile device.

All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track online flow.

Types of cookies

Cookies may be categorised on the basis of their life span:

  1. Session or temporary cookies: these cookies expire when you close your browser or when the session times out
  2. Persistent or permanent cookies: these are usually stored on your hard disk and survive across multiple sessions but have a longer expiration date

Please find below a table detailing the types of cookies used on our website:

Cookies we use

Cookie

Purpose

Expiry

Domain

Standard Cookies

__RequestVerificationToken

This is an anti-forgery token. This helps the website guarantee that any details submitted throughout the site (whether it be via forms or other means) are genuine, and haven't been modified to contain any malicious links etc.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

cookiePolicy

Records the users’ acceptance to the use of cookies.

1 month

www.ndcs.org.uk

__sharethis_cookie_test__

This is a test cookie. In the U.S., ShareThis.com uses this data to help advertisers deliver targeted messages to users. ShareThis.com do not use the data outside of the U.S. at this point in time.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

D234JSHDKNXMN

Used to quantify how many limited page views the user has remaining.

When browsing session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

ASP.NET_SessionId

Essential and throughout the site. ASP.NET issues a cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie contains the user's session ID and the cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser). This cookie does not store personal data about you.

When browsing session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

yourAuthCookie

This cookie keeps you logged into the login sections of our website so that you do not need to re-enter your login details more than once during your visit to the site. It expires when your browser closes.

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Google-related Cookies

Find out more about Google's position on privacy with regard to its analytics service 

_utmz

Used to identify how you reached this web site (e.g. from another website or a search engine). Stores 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

www.ndcs.org.uk

_utma

Google Analytics: Tracks whether a user has visited a site before, used for counting unique visitors. Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

www.ndcs.org.uk

_utmb

Works together with _utmc cookie to calculate the average length of time a user spends on a site. Used 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 minutes

www.ndcs.org.uk

_utmc

Works together with _utmb cookie to calculate the average length of time a user spends on a site.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

_ga

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk, addthis.com

_gid

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

1P_JAR

Google: "Profiling Third-party cookies"

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

NID

Google: "The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20) etc.

6 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

_gat_UA-506788-24

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

UULE

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

_gcl_au

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

 

www.ndcs.org.uk

DV

Google Analytics: "Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie.”

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Chat Cookies

__lc.visitor_id.7166121

Live chat. Unique visitor’s ID.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

lc_sso10275892

Cookie to control the chat online service.

32 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

lc_sso7166121

Cookie to control the chat online service.

30 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

lc_window_state

Checks the browser window state (minimized/maximized)

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Social Media Cookies

fr

Facebook.com: "Facebook tracks opted-out Facebook users with a cookie (fr) that is used for advertising purposes"

3 months

facebook.com
For details on these cookies, please view the Facebook Cookie Policy provided at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

 

 

 

 

Other Analytics Cookies

__insp_norec_sess

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

__insp_nv

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

__insp_slim

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

__insp_targlpt

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

__insp_targlpu

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

__insp_wid

Inspectlet uses cookies to keep track of session information. These cookies are needed to accurately understand how visitors are navigating the website.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

_privy_<number>

Used for email subscription-related purposes. Unclassified. Assumed to be unique ID for user.

12 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

_privy_a

Used for email subscription-related purposes. Distinguishes users, and identifies whether a user has already subscribed.

10 years

www.ndcs.org.uk

_privy_b

Used for email subscription-related purposes. Distinguishes users, and identifies whether a user has already subscribed.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

_privy_match_session

Used for email subscription-related purposes. Unclassified. Assumed to be related to pairing sessions with when subscriptions took place.

1 week

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Preference/Accessibility Cookies

creaseFont

Used to denote that a user has changed the font settings using the accessibility options.

2 months

www.ndcs.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Advertising Cookies

__adroll

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

12 months

d.adroll.com

__adroll_fpc

Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement

5 years

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

__ar_v4

Google 3rd party: "These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates." - Optimises ad display based on the user's movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.

12 months

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

__adroll_post_consent_html

Google 3rd party: "These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates." - Optimises ad display based on the user's movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.

12 months

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

__adroll_consent_params

Google 3rd party: "These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates." - Optimises ad display based on the user's movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.

When browsing session ends

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

__adroll_post_consent_css

Google 3rd party: "These cookies are used to gather website statistics, and track conversion rates." - Optimises ad display based on the user's movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.

12 months

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

_at.cww

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Stored locally

www.ndcs.org.uk

_at.hist.0110

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Stored locally

www.ndcs.org.uk

at-rand

Used by the social sharing platform AddThis

Stored locally

www.ndcs.org.uk

__atuvc

User visitor count. AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features.

12 months

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk, addthis.com

__atuvs

Holds the ID of a visit (a group of related views), and a counter for the number of views in the visit so far. AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.

When the browser session ends

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

__consent

adroll.com cookie. Unclassified. Assumed to be related to the users’ acceptance of cookies

13 months

d.adroll.com

AID

googleadservices.com - Google use cookies to make advertising more engaging to users and more valuable to publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what’s relevant to a user; to improve reporting on campaign performance; and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. Google use cookies named ‘AID,‘ ‘DSID,’ and ‘TAID‘, which are used to link your activity across devices if you’ve previously signed in to your Google Account on another device.

22 months

d.adroll.com, www.ndcs.org.uk

ruid

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

When the browser session ends

rubiconproject.com

put_<number>

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

Ranging from when  browser session ends to 3 months

rubiconproject.com

vis<number>

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

1 day

rubiconproject.com

ses<number>

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

1 day

rubiconproject.com

rsid

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

When browsing session ends

rubiconproject.com

khaos

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

12 months

rubiconproject.com

audit

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

12 months

rubiconproject.com, pixel.rubiconproject.com

rpb

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements.

1 month

rubiconproject.com

rpx

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Cookies gather information with the goal of optimising the effectiveness of advertisements. Contains expiration dates for information in the rpb cookie.

1 month

pixel.rubiconproject.com

pxrc

This cookie registers non-personal data on the visitor. The information is used to optimize advertisement relevance.

2 months

rlcdn.com

rlas3

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

12 months

rlcdn.com

B

Yahoo.com

12 months

yahoo.com

APID

advertising.com – Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.

12 months

advertising.com

IDE

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: "One of the main advertising cookies on non-Google sites is named ‘IDE‘ and is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net. ",
"...This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts”

2 days

doubleclick.net

uuid2

adnxs.com - This cookie contains a unique randomly-generated value that enables the Platform to distinguish browsers and devices. It is matched against information – such as advertising interest segments and histories of ads shown in the browser or device – provided by clients or other third parties and stored on the Platform. This information is used by clients to select advertisements for delivery by the Platform, and to measure the performance of, and attribute payment for, those advertisements. In addition, to enable clients to use non-PII they collect outside the Platform or acquire from other third parties, this cookie is sometimes matched to clients’ or other third parties’ cookies that contain such non-PII. For more information about information collected and used on the Platform, see our platform privacy page.

3 months

adnxs.com

tuuid

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Registers whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies.

3 months

doubleclick.net, bidswitch.net, ad.360yield.com

tuuid_lu

Google Advertising via doubleclick.net: – Unclassified description

3 months

doubleclick.net, bidswitch.net, ad.360yield.com

tluid

This cookie is used to identify the visitor and optimize ad-relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites – this exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third-party data-center or ad-exchange.

3 months

.3lift.com

taboola_usg

This cookie is used to collect information on a visitor. This information will become an ID string with information on a specific visitor – ID information strings can be used to target groups with similar preferences, or can be used by third-party domains or ad-exchanges.

3 months

taboola.com

t_gid

This cookie assigns a specific visitor ID, when the visitor interacts with ads or content from the website - this allows the website to target the visitor with similar ads or content.

12 months

taboola.com

(i)

Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

12 months

openx.net

p_synced

Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

3 weeks

openx.net

pd

Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location, visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

3 weeks

openx.net

ul_cb/sync

Collects information on visitor behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used on the website, in order to optimize the relevance of advertisement.

When browsing session ends

bidswitch.net

c

Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.

12 months

bidswitch.net

anj

Adnxs - ”The anj cookie contains data denoting whether a cookie ID is synced with our partners. ID syncing enables our partners to use their data from outside the Platform on the Platform. (See our platform privacy page for more info.)”

3 months

adnxs.com

adrl

This cookie registers data on the visitor. The information is used to optimize advertisement relevance.

3 months

outbrain.com

IDSYNC

Identifies if the cookie-data needs to be updated in the visitor's browser - This is determined through third-party ad-serving-companies.

12 months

advertising.com

CMST

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

1 day

casalemedia.com

CMSC

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

When the browser session ends

casalemedia.com

CMRUM3

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

12 months

casalemedia.com

CMPS

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

3 months

casalemedia.com

CMPRO

Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that the visitor is shown the same advertisement.

3 months

casalemedia.com

CMID

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

12 months

casalemedia.com

CMDD

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

1 day

casalemedia.com

KRTBCOOKIE_<number>

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.

13 months

pubmatic.com

PUBMDCID

Registers a unique ID that identifies the user's device during return visits across websites that use the same ad network. The ID is used to allow targeted ads.

3 months

pubmatic.com

PugT

Used to determine the number of times the cookies have been updated in the visitor's browser. Used to optimize the website's server efficiency.

1 month

pubmatic.com

SpugT

Used to determine the number of times the cookies have been updated in the visitor's browser. Used to optimize the website's server efficiency.

1 month

pubmatic.com

KADUSERCOOKIE

Used to uniquely identify each browser or device from which an individual user visits Pubmatic partners’ websites.

3 months

pubmatic.com

DPSync2

These cookies maintain a list of our partner’s pixel IDs, which may be used to read and place cookies on a web browser, that have been synced with PubMatic IDs. This enables us to identify the partners with whom we have already synced our cookies and to ensure that we do not unnecessarily sync cookies again within a certain period of time.

3 months

pubmatic.com

SyncRTB2

3 months

pubmatic.com

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Cookies

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

1 day

www.ndcs.org.uk

loc

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Visitor location.

13 months

addthis.com

mus

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Profile store status.

13 months

addthis.com

na_id

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors.

13 months

addthis.com

na_tc

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors.

13 months

addthis.com

notice_gdpr_prefs

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors.

10 months

addthis.com

notice_preferences

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors.

10 months

addthis.com

ouid

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Unclassified

13 months

addthis.com

ssh

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Service share history.

 

addthis.com

ssc

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Service share consumption.

13 months

addthis.com

uid

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. User ID.

10 – 13 months

addthis.com, tynt.com

uvc

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Unique visitor count.

13 months

addthis.com

di2

AddThis collects information from visitors that does not directly identify an individual and is designed to identify the devices used by visitors. Check the expiry dates of other cookies.

13 months

addthis.com

euconsent

Consent Management Platform - User Consent String. Denotes user cookie acceptance preferences.

12 months

consensu.org

__cfduid

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

12 months

privy.com, tynt.com

_hjIncludedInSample

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

When the browser session ends

www.ndcs.org.uk

__stid

.sharethis.com - _stid is a random unique identifier not tied to any personally identifiable information (PII).
In the U.S., ShareThis.com uses this data to help advertisers deliver targeted messages to users. ShareThis.com do not use the data outside of the U.S. at this point in time.

12 months

sharethis.com


How do I manage my cookie settings?

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Please find below links describing how to do this on some popular browsers.

What will happen if you disable some or all of the cookies that the National Deaf Children’s Society uses?

If you opt to delete cookies or prevent us from placing cookies onto your device, some features of our website may not be as effective or work in the intended manner. To delete or review cookies that are on your device, you will need to go into the settings of your browser and review them.

Find out more detailed information on cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org or https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/