What do I need to know about cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application.
We use them to:
- Remember information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again. And again. And again
- Keep you signed in, even on different devices
- Help us understand how people are using our services, so we can make them better
- To find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful
There are different types of cookies:
These cookies are set by the website you’re visiting. And only that website can read them.
These cookies are set by someone other than the owner of the website you’re visiting. Also, if you share a link to a Caring For Craers page, the service you share it on (for example, Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. We have no control over third-party cookies - you can turn them off, but not through us.
These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer or Safari).
These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
These cookies let you use all the different parts of the Carers For Carers website. Without them, services that you’ve asked for can’t be provided. Also, as a public service, we collect data from you to help us understand how people are using the Caring For Carers website, so we can make it better. We sometimes get other companies to analyse how people are using the Caring For Carers website.
Some examples of how we use these cookies are:
- When you sign in to Caring For Carers
- Collecting information on which web pages visitors go to most often so we can improve our online services
These help us personalise the Caring For Carers to you by remembering your preferences and settings. Some examples of how we use these cookies are:
- Remembering your choice of services and searched services
- Remembering if you visited the website before so that messages for new visitors are not displayed to you
- Remembering settings on the website like colour, font size and layout
These help us make sure that the website is working properly and fix any errors. And they let us try out different ideas.