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.
What are cookies used for?
- 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
So what information is kept by the cookie?
A cookie will typically hold
- the name of the website that it has come from
- how long the cookie will stay on your computer or phone
- a value – usually a randomly generated unique number
How long do cookies stay on my computer?
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.
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.
What can i do to manage cookies stored on my computer or phone?
Third party cookies
|Log in to your account||You need to log in to post in our forum. We use a cookie to remember your login status.|
|Payment transactions||For processing online donations and Parkinson's UK membership applications we use a product called Braintree owned by Paypal. |
|Maps||We use Google to display a map of local groups in your area. Google uses a cookie to allow maps to appear in selected pages. |
We use Google Analytics to see how our site is used and to help us provide you with a better service.
Google advertising cookies are used to help show you more relevant ads in Google Search and across the web, and to measure the effectiveness of our ads.
We use Hotjar to analyse user behaviour on our website to help us provide you with a better service. No personally identifying information is collected or stored.
Sometimes cookies are set by other services we use on our site.
|ShareThis||ShareThis is a service that allows you to share content from our website with others via email, Facebook, Twitter and other social sharing sites. |
Further details can be found at www.sharethis.com.
|YouTube||We use YouTube, a Google product, to display our video content, and it can install cookies on your computer. |
|Parkinson's UK has a page on Facebook and we display our latest Facebook post within our homepage. We also use Facebook for serving ads targeted to your interests. |
Parkinson's UK uses Twitter and we display our latest 2 tweets within our homepage. We also use Twitter for serving ads targeted to your interests.
|Adestra||Parkinson's UK uses Adestra to collect email addresses where you choose to share these. |
Parkinson's UK uses Cloudflare to improve the security and the performance of our website.
Further details on Cloudflare’s cookies can be found on the Cloudflare website.
We use Hotjar to gain insights into how visitors use our website so we can continuously improve the experience.
|Google Analytics|| |
We have implemented the following Google Analytics advertising features on this website:
This is to help us show you advertising and information relevant to you when you are on the internet. The information we receive is aggregated data and there is no personally identifiable information is sent to Google oris held by us during the process. You have the right to opt-out of the features.
Opting out of cookies
Help on how to set and customise your cookie settings for your browser
Cookie settings in most versions of Internet Explorer can be found by clicking the tools option and then the privacy tab.
Cookie settings in Firefox are managed in the Options window's Privacy panel.
Click on the spanner icon on the toolbar, select settings, click the under the bonnet tab, click on content settings in the privacy section.
You can manage cookies in Opera if you Click on settings, then Preferences, then Advanced and finally Cookies.
Choose Safari, then preferences and then click security. You should then be able to specify if and when Safari should accept cookies.
To manage cookies on your mobile phone please consult your manual or handbook.
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.