Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your computer or device when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse and provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

How we use cookies

Our website uses cookies to:

  • make sure the site works;
  • collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it;
  • allow you to share our content on social networks;
  • help us provide relevant advertising to those who may be interested in it.

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information; or
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Cookie details

We have split the cookies used on our site into four categories – necessary cookies, preference cookies, statistics cookies, and marketing cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or marketing cookies.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Provider Cookies Purpose
changingfaces.org.uk  PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests.

Preference cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Provider Cookies Purpose
ads.linkedin.com  lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.

Statistics cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Provider Cookies Purpose
changingfaces.org.uk  _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
changingfaces.org.uk  _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
changingfaces.org.uk  _gid Used by Google Analytics to register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Used by Hotjar to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors. This is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjid Used by Hotjar to set a unique ID for the session. This allows the web site to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical
purposes.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjIncludedInPageviewSample Used by Hotjar to determine if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjIncludedInSessionSample Used by Hotjar to register data on visitors’ website behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimisation.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjRecordingLastActivity Used by Hotjar in context with the website’s user feedback functionality. Determines whether the user has been shown feedback messages.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjTLDTest Used by Hotjar to detects the SEO-ranking for the current website. This service is part of a third-party statistics and analysis service.
changingfaces.org.uk  hjViewportId Used by Hotjar to set a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical
purposes.
changingfaces.org.uk  _hjFirstSeen Used by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar’s seeing this user for the first time.
twitter.com  personalization_id This cookie is set by Twitter. It allows the visitor to share content from the web site on to their Twitter profile.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

Provider Cookies Purpose
changingfaces.org.uk _fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party
advertisers.
facebook.com fr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party
advertisers.
facebook.com tr Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party
advertisers.
changingfaces.org.uk _hjRecordingEnabled This cookie is used to identify the visitor and optimize ad -relevance by collecting visitor data from multiple websites – this exchange of visitor data is normally provided by a third party data-center or ad-exchange.
linkedin.com bcookie
bscookie
lidc
lissc
Used by the social networking service, Linked In, for tracking the use of embedded services.
linkedin.com lang Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel.
linkedin.com UserMatchHistory Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.
linkedin.com li_sugr Used to make a probabilistic match of a user’s identity outside the Designated Countries.
t.co i/adsct The cookie is used by Twitter.com to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content.
adsymptotic.com d/px Collects data on visitors’ preferences and behaviour on the website. This information is used to make content and advertisements more relevant to the specific visitor.

 

How to control your cookies

You can use your browser settings to disable cookies. Different browsers offer different levels of control – for example you may be able to accept certain cookies and reject others, such as third-party cookies.

You can use your web browser to:

  • delete, block or allow all cookies;
  • block ‘third-party’ cookies (i.e. cookies set by online services other than the one you are visiting);
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser;
  • open a ‘private browsing’ or ‘incognito’ session, which allows you to browse the web without recording your browsing history or storing local data such as cookies; and
  • install add-ons and plugins that extend browser functionality.

To find out more information about controlling cookies in whichever browser you use, visit:

What happens if I don’t accept cookies or delete cookies?

If you refuse cookies please be aware our website may not work smoothly for you and there will be certain parts that won’t function correctly.

If you delete all of 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 see our cookie notice again, and will also have to set the cookie settings on that device (using the links above).

Where can I find out more about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org or on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.