DEC Cookie Policy

This cookie policy is designed to tell you how we, the Disasters Emergency Committee, (“the DEC”) use cookies and similar technologies and was published on 10th October 2018.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of text that a Web server can store on a user's hard disk. Cookies allow a website to store information on a user's machine and later retrieve it. The pieces of information are stored as name-value pairs for example, a site name and a unique user ID. Cookies can contain several name value pairs. A name-value pair is simply a named piece of data. It is not a program, and it cannot "do" anything. A website can retrieve only the information that it has placed on your machine. It cannot retrieve information from other cookie files, nor any other information from your machine. Once the cookie is on your computer, the site "knows" that you have been there before and can then use that knowledge to tailor the experience that you have.  The vast majority of websites use cookies. 

What are they used for?

Cookies are used for many different functions including auto-filling forms, counting visitors, storing shopping basket items, personalising content, targeting advertising, recording user preferences and for authentication and security.

Your rights

You have the right to choose whether to accept our cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

The cookies we use and what we use them for

Our webserver places the following cookies on your device.

First party cookies

Our website sets or allow the setting of the following cookies:

 

Site 

Cookie Name 

What does it do 

dec.org.uk 

_atuvc

Update DEC's social sharing status

dec.org.uk 

_atuvs

Ensure the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service

dec.org.uk 

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Used by Google tag manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag

dec.org.uk

_easyab_seed

Unclassified

dec.org.uk 

_ga

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads

dec.org.uk

_gcl_au

Unclassified

dec.org.uk 

_gid

Registers a unique ID that identifies how a a vistor uses the website

dec.org.uk 

_qca

Collects data on number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded with the purpose of generating reports for optimising the website content.

donation.dec.org.uk

_qca

Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the w ebsite, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the w ebsite and w hat pages have been loaded w ith the purpose of generating reports for optimising the w ebsite content

dec.org.uk

_tq_id.TV-81636309-1.de07

Unclassified

dec.org.uk

at-lojson-cache-#

Use by social sharing platform addthis

dec.org.uk

Drupal.session_cahe.ip_geoloc

Unclassified

dec.org.uk

Jstorage

Unclassified

dec.org.uk 

NO_CACHE 

This cookie holds cache lifetime information for users’ browsers. The shorter the cache lifetime, the more frequently your browser will request page content from the server. For example, rather than saving a particular image on the page every time you visit the page, the browser will only re-download that image once the period specified by this cookie has elapsed. 

dec.org.uk 

SESS... 

This is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status. The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID. E.g. ESS1234abc 

dec.org.uk 

 

The value held in this cookie overwrites any other cache lifetime settings of content on the site. 

 

Third party cookies

Our website also sets or allow the setting of the following cookies for third parties:

Site 

Cookie Name 

What does it do 

addthis

localization 

Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share informaiton with each other are geogprahically located

addthis.com

uvc

Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encoutners the same user

addthis.com

xtc

Registers the user's sharing of content via social media

adnxs.com

anj

Used to identify the users returning device

adnxs.com

getuid

Unclassified

adnxs.com

Nogetuidadnxs

Script tag, page source line number 21

adnxs.com

uuid2

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads

audiencemanager.de

CM

Unclassified

audiencemanager.de

Nano

Unclassified

audiencemanager.de

NmpAppNexus

Unclassified

audiencemanager.de

NmpDBM

Unclassified

bat.bing.com 

MUIDB 

Bing Tracking Cookie 

bing.com

MUID

Used w idely by Microsoft as a unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains.

bing.com

MUID

Used widely by Microsoft as a Unique user ID. The cookie enables user tracking by synchronising the ID across many Microsoft domains

bing.com

MUIDB

Script tag, page source line number 21

cdn.syndication.twimg.com

Lang

Remember the users selected Language version of a website

collector-1339.tvsquared.com

_pk_uid

Used by Piw ik Analytics Platform to identify the visitor on repeat visits to the w ebsite.

collector-1339.tvsquared.com

_pk_uid

Used by Piwik Analtics Platform to identify the visitor on repeart visits to the website

collector-1339.tvsquared.com

tv2track.php

Unclassified

collector-1339.tvsquared.com 

_pk_uid 

TV Squared Tracking cookie 

ctnsnet.com

cid

Unclassified

ctnsnet.com

opt

Collects Unidentifiable data that is sent to an unidentifiable source. The source's identify is kept secret by the company, who is privacy proetection service, inc

dechelp.zendesk.com 

_help_center_session 

Zendesk Customer Support 

dechelp.zendesk.com 

_zendesk_session 

Zendesk Customer Support 

dechelp.zendesk.com 

_zendesk_shared_session 

Zendesk Customer Support 

doubleclick.net

_at.CWW

Used by the social sharing platform Add This

doubleclick.net

at-rand

Used by the social sharing platform Add This

doubleclick.net

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the w ebsite user's actions after view ing or clickingone of the advertiser's ads w ith the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

doubleclick.net

IDE

Used by google doubleclick to register and report the website users actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertisers ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user

doubleclick.net

Jstorage

Unclassified

doubleclick.net

pixel

Unclassified

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies

facebook.com

fr 

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

facebook.com 

c_user 

Facebook tracking cookie 

facebook.com 

Datr 

Facebook tracking cookie to track login attempts 

facebook.com 

fr 

Facebook tracking cookie 

facebook.com 

Lsd 

Facebook authentication 

facebook.com 

Reg_ext_ref 

Cookie tracking the immediate referrer to Facebook. In this case, the referrer will be www.dec.org.uk 

facebook.com 

Reg_fb_gate 

Tracking cookie Facebook sets when you arrive at a login page for Facebook tracking functionality 

facebook.com 

Reg_fb_ref 

Cookie containing internal Facebook referrers 

facebook.com 

tf

Unclassified

facebook.com 

wd 

A cookie set by Facebook, needed for Facebook use. It is not a known invasive or unsafe cookie 

facebook.com 

xs 

Facebook tracking cookie 

Flickr.com 

localization 

This cookie stores the users’ language settings for Flickr. 

google.co.uk 

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, 

Google Tracking Cookie 

google.com

ads/ga-audiences

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites

google.com

pagead/1p-user-list/#

Script tag, page source line number 21

google-analytics.com

collect

used to send data to google analytics about the visitors device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

m.stripe.com 

Stripe tracking cookie 

m.stripe.network 

nsr 

Stripe Tracking Cookie 

pool.admedo.com 

tuuid_last_update 

Marketing Tracking Cookie 

prfaudiencemanager.de

Log/profile/map

Unclassified

quantserve.com

d

Collects anonymous data on the user's visits to the w ebsite, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the w ebsite and w hat pages have been loaded w ith the purpose of generating reports for optimising the w ebsite content.

quantserve.com

Mc

Collects data on the user's visits to the w ebsite, such as w hat pages have been loaded. The registered datCookie scan report - 2/5
a is used for targeted ads

t.co

i/adsct

Unclassified

twitter.com

_widgetsettings

Unclassified

twitter.com

i/jot/syndication

Script tag, page source line number 494

twitter.com

local_storage_support_test

Unclassified

twitter.com

personalization_id 

Cookie set by twitter. The Cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on his/her Twitter profile

twitter.com 

_twitter_sess 

Session cookie used to track logged in status 

twitter.com 

External_referer 

Cookie tracking the immediate referrer to Twitter. In this case, the referrer will be 

twitter.com 

Guest_id 

Session cookie used to track non-logged-in users’ settings 

twitter.com 

Original_referer 

Cookie containing information on the original referrer. This will be the site you originally came from; in this case, www.dec.org.uk 

twitter.com 

personalization_id 

Twitter buttons or widgets. 

uuid2

adnxs.com

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads

Yahoo.com 

  

A tracking cookie for Yahoo. This cookie is related to Flickr 

YouTube.com 

gps

Registers a unique id on mobile devices to enable tracking based off geogrpaghical gps location

YouTube.com 

Use_hitbox 

 

YouTube.com 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 

These cookies are used by YouTube to track usage of its services 

YouTube.com 

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen

YouTube.com 

yt.innertube::nextid

Unclassified

YouTube.com 

yt.innertube::requests

Unclassified

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-cast-installed

Stores the user's video player preferences using embeded YouTube video

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-connectedpdevices

Unclassified

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-device-id

Stores the user's video player preferences using embeded YouTube video

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-fast-check-period

Stores the user's video player preferences using embeded YouTube video

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-session-app

Stores the user's video player preferences using embeded YouTube video

YouTube.com 

yt-remote-session-name

Stores the user's video player preferences using embeded YouTube video

zendesk.com 

__zlcmid 

Zendesk Customer Support 

zendesk.com 

_gat 

Zendesk Customer Support 

zendesk.com 

zte2095 

Zendesk Customer Support 

Further information

For further information about cookies visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie