Cookies Policy

This Cookies Notice provides information about the types of cookies and how we use them on our website https://www.headstogether.org.uk/, and how you can exercise your choices about the use of cookies. If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

This Cookies Notice is intended to be read alongside the Foundation’s Privacy Notice, which can be found here

Sections of this policy

    1. What are cookies and how do they work?
    2. Types of cookies and how we use them
    3. Website cookie acceptance
    4. How to manage and delete cookies
    5. Changes to this Notice

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop and/or mobile device, that contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users. They are widely used and help to provide you with relevant and personalised content and advertising, and help make websites work more efficiently. Your browser sends cookies back to the website every time you visit, so it can recognise you and can tailor what you see on the screen.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

How does the website use cookies?

When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use cookies for the following purposes, to:
  • let you navigate and do things on our website. In other words, some cookies are necessary for our website to function.
  • collect statistics
  • the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, to see which pages of the website are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  • analyse how individuals interact with us so we can improve our website.
  • ensure that our website is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.

Types of cookies and how we use them

Information supplied by cookies helps us build a picture of how people interact with the website, and how we can improve it. Types of cookies we use include:

  • Essential / strictly necessary cookies – some cookies are essential so you can move around the website(s) and use its features, including for example account login and saving incomplete webforms. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you’ve been on the internet.
  • Functionality cookies – these remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages, and enabling social media components, like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Performance cookies (for analytics) – these cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. They keep track of what pages and links are popular and are performing well so we can make improvements and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications. As a charity, we need to make sure our charitable funds are spent in the most efficient and therefore effective way possible.
  • Third party cookies – we also use some tools on our pages from social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, and third parties such as YouTube. They also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behavior, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from, and what you may have previously purchased from us. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

Name of cookie Owner Purpose Duration

viewed_cookie_policy

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category .

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category .

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category “Performance”.

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-uncategorized

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for cookies in the category “Uncategorized”.

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-preferences

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

This cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to check if the user has given consent to use cookies under the “Preferences” category.

1 year

cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional

Webtoffee GDPR Cookie Consent

The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.

1 year

csrftoken

This cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks

past

fr

Facebook

Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.

3 months

YSC

Youtube

YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.

session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Youtube

A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.

5 months 27 days

yt-remote-device-id

Youtube

YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.

never

yt-remote-connected-devices

Youtube

YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.

never

yt.innertube::requests

Youtube

This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

never

yt.innertube::nextId

Youtube

This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

never

_ga

Google

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.

2 years

_gid

Google

Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.

1 day

CONSENT

Youtube

YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.

2 years

_gat_gtag_UA_76621631_1

Google

Set by Google to distinguish users.

1 minute

Website cookie acceptance

By clicking accept when you first visit the website you consented to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consented to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser). If you choose to customise the settings, then all non-necessary cookies are disabled by default. You also have an option to instantly reject any non-essential cookies which includes tracking cookies.

Banner text for the website only: We use cookies to make our website work more efficiently, to personalise your user experience, and to analyse traffic on our websites. Please select one of the following buttons to indicate your cookie preference. Full details about the cookies we use can be found in our Cookies Notice.

How to manage and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device. You may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more explanation of how cookies work.

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

  • Internet explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • iPhone and iPad
  • Samsung

You can also opt out of receiving cookies on the website for Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our websites.

Changes to this Notice

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Notice regularly. Where necessary we may also notify you of changes to this Notice by email.

This Notice was last updated on 29th June 2022

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