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What are cookies?

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Why we use cookies

Cookies are used to help us to track visitor behaviour around a website. They help us understand how you interact with our content and how we can make improvements to the website to improve the user experience.

How to manage cookies

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Types of cookies

Session cookie

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Session cookies enable the website to track your behaviour from page to page remembering any information you have entered.

Persistent cookie

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First party cookie

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Third party cookie

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Cookies used on ministryofstories.org

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics cookies (_ga _gat _gid) to hold information about your visit to our website. This helps us better understand visitor behaviour and allows us to make improvements based on this information.

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Used to throttle request rate / Expiry time of 1 minute

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Used to distinguish unique users / Expiry time of 2 years

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Used to distinguish unique users / Expiry time of 24 hours

PHPSESSID

Set by PHP. Generic session cookie / Deleted when you close the browser

Targeting/Advertising 

1P_JAR

Carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website / Expiry time of 1 month

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Set by Facebook, these cookies delivers a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers / Expiry time of 3 months

CONSENT

Set by YouTube, this cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

BrowserId

We work with Salesforce, a third party software provider, to allow us to manage our Volunteers. Third party cookies may be set by these providers in order to allow their software to function