Cookies policy

A cookie is a piece of information, like a tag, that's stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. It can help identify your device – like your PC or mobile phone – whenever you visit that website.

To make the best use of our website, on whichever device you use, you'll need to make sure your web browser is set to accept cookies. 

How we use cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. We use first party cookies (cookies that we have set, that can only be read by our website) to personalise your online experience. We also use third party cookies (cookies that are set by an organisation other than the owner of the website) for the purposes of website measurement and targeted advertising. If you continue to use this site or close the banner, you consent to our use of cookies.

We use cookies and some other data stored on your device to:

  • Give you a better online experience
  • Allow you to set personal preferences
  • Protect your security
  • Measure and improve our service
  • Work with partners and measure marketing

How long do cookies stay on my computer?

Session cookies
These only last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit.

Persistent cookies
These are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the site.

How do cookies affect my privacy?

You can visit our website without revealing any personal information. We protect your personal information very carefully. The security and safety of your personal information is very important to us.

We may ask you for personal information so you can buy something from our shop, for security reasons or so you can use our services.

How can I manage my cookie preferences with Parkinson's UK?

Our Cookie Preferences Tool can be used to customise your cookie preferences. The tool will record your consent to our cookie policy and will ask for it again every 12 months, to ensure you stay up-to-date with changes to our cookie policy. Our tool controls the Performance, Functional, Social Media and Targeting cookies set by us. Strictly Necessary cookies cannot be disabled, nor can the tool be used to block cookies on third-party websites linked from our website.

Select the button below to edit your cookie preferences:

 

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.

Strictly necessary cookies used on our website include:

  • OptanonConsent
  • Cloudflare
  • Cludo
  • CardinalCommerce

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.

Performance cookies used on our website include:

  • Google Analtyics
  • Google Optimize
  • Hotjar
  • Siteimprove

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.

Social media cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

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.

Targeting cookies used on our website include:

  • Google Marketing

Third party websites' Cookies

When using our website, you may encounter embedded content, or you may be directed to other websites or platforms for certain activities. These websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our website.

Third party cookies used on our website include:

 

What happens if I don't accept cookies?

If you decline cookies, some aspects of the site may not work on your computer or mobile phone and you may not be able to access areas you want on the website. For this reason we recommend that you accept cookies.

What happens if I delete my cookies?

If you delete all your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again and some aspects of our site may not work.

What happens if I change computers or mobile?

If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preferences again.

If you'd like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org.

We can't be responsible for the content of external websites.