Cookies policy

Like most websites, we use cookies to enhance your experience and improve our website. Find out how we use them and how to control cookies on your device.

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.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Cookie details

We have split the cookies used on our site into three categories – necessary, statistics 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.

ProviderCookiesPurpose
changingfaces.org.ukCookieConsentStores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
changingfaces.org.ukCookieControlDetermines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. This ensures that the cookie consent box will not be presented again upon re-entry.
changingfaces.tfafor
ms.net
FASRVNeeded to enable forms from Form Assembly to work when embedded.

Statistics cookies

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

ProviderCookiesPurpose
googleanalytics.
com
__utm.gifGoogle Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the visitor’s browser and computer.
changingfaces.org.uk__utmaCollects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Used by Google Analytics.
changingfaces.org.uk__utmbRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user accessed the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
changingfaces.org.uk__utmcRegisters a timestamp with the exact time of when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit.
changingfaces.org.uk__utmtUsed to throttle the speed of
requests to the server.
changingfaces.org.uk__utmzCollects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was used. Used by Google Analytics.
changingfaces.org.uk_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
changingfaces.org.uk_gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
changingfaces.org.uk_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
twitter.compersonalization_idThis cookie is set by Twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.
changingfaces.org.uk_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgressUsed 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_hjidUsed 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_hjIncludedInPageviewSampleUsed by Hotjar to determine if the user’s navigation should be registered in a certain statistical place holder.
changingfaces.org.uk_hjIncludedInSessionSampleUsed by Hotjar to register data on visitors’ website behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimisation.
changingfaces.org.uk_hjRecordingLastActivityUsed by Hotjar in context with the website’s user feedback functionality. Determines whether the user has been shown feedback messages.
changingfaces.org.uk_hjTLDTestUsed 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.ukhjViewportIdUsed 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_hjFirstSeenUsed by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session on a website, indicating whether or not Hotjar is seeing this user for the first time.

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.

ProviderCookiesPurpose
changingfaces.org.uk_fbpUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
facebook.comfrUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
t.coi/adsctThe cookie is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through twitter advertisement content.
doubleclick.netIDEUsed by Google DoubleClick to
register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
doubleclick.netr/collectThis cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
doubleclick.nettest_cookieUsed to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
facebook.comtrUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
youtube.comVISITOR_INFO1_LIVETries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
youtube.comYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
youtube.comyt.innertube::nextIdRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
youtube.comyt.innertube::requestRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from
YouTube the user has seen.
youtube.comyt-remote-castinstalledStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
youtube.comyt-remoteconnected-
devices
Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
youtube.comyt-remote-device-idStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
youtube.comyt-remote-fastcheck-
period
Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
youtube.comyt-remote-sessionappStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.
youtube.comyt-remote-sessionnameStores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.

How to control your cookies

You can change your cookie preferences on the Changing Faces website at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘on’ or ‘off’, before clicking ‘save your preferred settings’. You may need to refresh the page for the amended settings to take effect.

You can also 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 (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.
  • 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 when you don’t accept 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 your cookies you will have to update your preferences with us again and some aspects of our site may not work.

What happens when you change computers or mobile device?

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.

Find out more about cookies

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

If you have any questions or comments about our cookie policy, please email [email protected].

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