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Updated 20 April 2017

As we continue to add further features to our website, our use of cookies is subject to change. We will update this page as new information becomes available, with the latest changes highlighted in bold.

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website and are stored in the cookies directory of your computer.

We use cookies in order to provide you with an efficient service, the most relevant content and to measure the effectiveness of our communications.

The use of cookies does not give us access to your computer and they can't be used to identify an individual person.

We use cookies in the following areas on our site:

Content management system Drupal is the system we use to manage most of the content on our website. Drupal uses a cookie to check if you have Javascript enabled.

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.

Further details on Braintree's use of cookies can be found at

Online shop

Our online shop at uses cookies to remember your login status and basket.

Payments are processed by our secure payment provider,  Sage Pay. Sage Pay uses cookies to enable successful completion of payments.

Read more about Sage Pay’s use of cookies.


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.  

Read more about Google's use of cookies.


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.

Read more about Google's use of cookies.

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.

Read more about Hotjar's use of cookies.

Third party cookies

Sometimes cookies are set by other services we use on our site.


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


We use YouTube, a Google product, to display our video content, and it can install cookies on your computer.

Read more about Google's use of cookies.


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. 

Further details on Facebook's use of cookies can be found in Facebook's privacy policy


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.

Further details on Twitter's use of cookies can be found in Twitter's privacy policy.


Parkinson's UK uses Adestra to collect email addresses where you choose to share these.

Further details on Adestra's use of cookies can be found in Adestra's privacy policy.


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.

Opting out of cookies

You can change your internet browser settings to accept or reject all cookies, reject specific cookies, to notify you when one is set, and to delete your cookies periodically. If you disable all cookies you may find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website services, including the community forum and shop.

Changing cookie settings differs in each browser, so please check your browser's help menu for further details.

Here are some instructions for some of the more popular internet browsers:

We will continue to update our cookie information, so please check this regularly.