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Cookies

Our goal is always to ensure our site is easy and reliable to use - and this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These small files are known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

The Cookies we place on your device are used on this site in the following ways:

First party cookies

These are our own cookies which are controlled by us. These cookies are to enhance the user functionality and experience of the website. See the table below for more details on these:

Site

Cookie Name

What does it do?

professional.carers.org

JSESSIONID

This is a session cookie; it expires when the browser is closed

Third party cookies

The other type of cookies we use are placed by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Here is a list of Third party cookies we place on your device:

Site

Cookie Name

What does it do?

google.co.uk

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz,

This is a Google Analytics cookie. It’s used to track user activity on the site. The cookie domain is actually professionals.carers.org, but as the code that sets it is from google.com, it’s a third party cookie. This contains anonymised information on links, buttons clicked on the site, what pages have been visited and for how long.

Need to know more about cookies?

More information about cookies, can be found on the following Google website:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

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