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NSPCC use of cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or mobile phone which contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used our website before. A cookie typically contains:

  • The name of the server the cookie was sent from
  • The lifetime of the cookie
  • A unique identifier (usually a number)

Our website server sends the cookie and uses this number to recognise you when you return to a site or browse from page to page. Only the server that sends a cookie can read it, and therefore use, that cookie. This file is stored on your computer's (or phone's) hard drive. All websites can send a cookie to your browser if your browser settings allow it. Many websites do this to track on-line traffic flow.

Cookies can be categorised from their life span:

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

When you visit an NSPCC website, the pages that you see, together with a cookie are downloaded to your device. This is a common practice on websites, because it allows website publishers to find out (amongst other things) whether the website has been visited before.

Our cookies 

Cookie title

Cookie name

Purpose

More information

Google analytics

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We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience.

User data is all anonymous.

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

Atlas analytics

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AA002

This cookie is from an advertising supplier used for the purpose of serving our Internet advertisements on other websites. These cookies allow us to track user interactions on these pages and report on information about the interaction performed.

User data is all anonymous.

These cookies were previously used on the NSPCC website, but have since become obsolete. These cookies will be removed from the website over time.

Twitter - NSPCC Twitter feed widget

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These cookies are used by Twitter to display the NSPCC's Twitter feed on our website.

User data is all anonymous.

Information about these cookies can be found at:
Twitter Privacy Policy

Microsoft ASP.Net Applications

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This cookie is necessary for functionality of the forms on our website. The cookie contains a user's session ID and is held temporarily in memory. It will be deleted when the web browser is closed.

User data is all anonymous.

 

Doubleclick

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This cookie is from an advertising supplier used for the purpose of serving our Internet advertisements on other websites. Some of our web pages may contain small electronic images sometimes known as tags, pixels or clear gifs. These tags allow us to track user interactions on these pages and report on information about the interaction performed.

User data is all anonymous.

These cookies were previously used on the NSPCC website, but have since become obsolete. These cookies will be removed from the website over time.

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Some of our web pages may contain small electronic images sometimes known as web beacons or clear gifs. These are set when someone visits our site from an NSPCC internet advertisement. They help us to track the effectiveness of our online campaigns.

User data is all anonymous.

These web beacons or cookies were previously used on the NSPCC website, but have since become obsolete. These cookies will be removed from the website over time.

adjug.com

AJUser
GUID

This cookie is set when someone visits our site from an NSPCC internet advertisement. They help us to track the effectiveness of our online campaigns.

User data is all anonymous.

These cookies were previously used on the NSPCC website, but have since become obsolete. These cookies will be removed from the website over time.

advertising.com

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Web server cookie

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This cookie is necessary for the fundraising registration and merchandise ordering on our website. The cookie temporarily records data previously entered and carries it through multiple pages until the form is complete. It will be deleted when the web browser is closed. 

User data is all anonymous.

 

ASP Session identifier

ASPSESS
IONIDCA
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This cookie is necessary for the newsletter subscription and fundraising registration on our website. The cookie temporarily records data previously entered and carries it through multiple pages until the form is complete. It will be deleted when the web browser is closed. 

User data is all anonymous.

 

Scorecard search

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UIDR

ScorecardResearch conducts research by collecting internet web browsing data and then uses that data to help show how people use the Internet, what they like about it, and what they don't.

User data is all anonymous.

Read more about Scorecard research and their privacy policy

YouTube

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We use a number of external web services on NSPCC websites, mostly to display content within our web pages. To display videos we use YouTube, embedding the content into our websites.

We are unable to prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

Web Abacus tracking

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cus_id

We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience.

User data is all anonymous.

These cookies were previously used on the NSPCC website, but have since become obsolete. These cookies will be removed from the website over time.

Microsoft ASP.Net authorization.

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This cookie is set when a user logs into our website.

This cookie is set when a user logs into our MyNSPCC website.

Web server cookie

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IDCQARRSDT

This cookie is essential for the persistence of data entered on previous form pages.

This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Visit the Microsoft website

CookieCheck

CookieCheck

Used to check if cookies are enabled. This cookie is used by our library.

 

SiteCode

SiteCode

Set by users on the Admin page to indicate location of machine. This cookie is used by our library.

 

SiteName

SiteName

Set by users on the Admin page to indicate location of machine. This cookie is used by our library.

 

CircContext

CircContext

Used by system to understand context when running circulation functions. This cookie is used by our library.

 

SelResults

SelResults

Numbered list of results selected by user when choosing to e-mail, print etc. This cookie is used by our library.

 

theme

theme

UI Theme selected by user. This cookie is used by our library.

 

IsSearchHint
Hidden

IsSearchHint
Hidden

Set when the user hides a search hint. This cookie is used by our library.

 

textSize

textSize

Size of text selected by the user. This cookie is used by our library.

 

IsBreadcrumb

IsBreadcrumb

Boolean value used to help manage breadcrumb links. This cookie is used by our library.

 

searchText

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searchText2
searchText3

Remembers the last search term so that so search boxes can be pre-populated with the users last search. These cookies are used by our library.

 

bool

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Remembers the last search term so that so search boxes can be pre-populated with the users last search. These cookies are used by our library.

 

fields

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fields3

Remembers the last search term so that so search boxes can be pre-populated with the users last search. These cookies are used by our library.

 

media

media1
media2
media3

Remembers the last search term so that so search boxes can be pre-populated with the users last search. These cookies are used by our library.

 

ClientUse
ASPSession

ClientUse
ASPSession

Determines whether or not session data should be stored in session or database. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

ASPSession
Confirmed

ASPSession
Confirmed

The information in the cookie is used to control security logic. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

SecurityString

SecurityString

Encrypted string of data used for security purposes. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

PersonID

PersonID

i-Grasp ID of current person. The ID links to a record in i-GRasp, but access to the backend is needed to link to any other data. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

Ljp

Ljp

This contains the Application ID. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

Jid

Jid

This contains the ID of the current job in i-GRasp. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

ClientKeyID

ClientKeyID

Used to control security logic. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

 

ASPSessionID

ASPSessionID

Session ID to link information to user. Used to power the job board and application form functionality.

Tribute funds

lastingtribute

Used by our tribute funds website to maintain a login session. This cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.

Optimize Data Collection

_wt.activeSplit

Identifies what state the Optimize test/target is in (staging/active/complete).

No personal information collected. Not stored or transferred to processing center.

Optimize Data Collection

_wt.mode

Identifies which Optimize split test the visitor is in.

No personal information collected. Not stored or transferred to processing center.

Optimize Data Collection

_wt.user

Optimize test/target information, and Optimize visitor identifier

Randomly generated visitor ID (not seeded from any PII).

Optimize Data Collection

_wt.control

Optimize test/target information

No personal information collected.

Optimize Data Collection

_wt.conversion

Supports conversion event tracking in Optimize. Prevents recording multiple conversion events for same user and test.

Collects information on action performed by user.


Social buttons

On our website you will see 'social buttons'. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Delicious, Digg, Reddit, Facebook and and StumbleUpon.

If you use a 'social button' the social network that created the button may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile phone that track your actions on this and other sites. Even if you don't click on a social button, if you are logged into these social networks' accounts they may be tracking your visits.

We have no control over the use of cookies by these companies. To understand and react to their use of cookies you should check the respective policies of each of their sites to see exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete such information.

How to control or delete Cookies

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC it is possible to disable this function within your browser without affecting your navigation around the site.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, click on Settings, click on the Privacy tab and then use the slider bar to choose the level of privacy you want.

In Firefox, click on Tools, click on Options, click on Privacy, click on the Cookies tab and choose your level of privacy.

For other browsers, visit allaboutcookies.org.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

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