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Allergy UK and Your Information

We are strongly committed to protecting your privacy and using your data responsibly. This Privacy Policy sets out how Allergy UK may use information obtained on this site.

1. Information about you

When you register with us and/or enter your details to make a donation we may ask you for your email and physical address, credit card details and may also ask for some additional information. We will not collect any direct personally identifying information without your consent.

2. Our use of this information

We may use your email address to send you information if you have indicated that you would like us to do so. We may also use your details to send you by post information about our activities and services.

3. Disclosures

Other than as required by law or a valid lawful request, or as set out in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose information about you to any third party without your permission.

4. Cookies

A "cookie" is a small element of data that a web site like allergyuk.org can store on your system. Allergy UK uses cookies throughout the site to improve the user experience. The data stored within this cookie contains no personal information about you. On the Allergy UK Sites we use the following cookies

Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides anonymous statistics on website usage. Cookies are used to track the source of a visitor, their session on the website (to associate multiple page views to one visit) and whether they are a new or returning visitor.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

__utmb
  __utmc

Determining Visitor Session
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

30 minutes from set/update

__utma

Identifying Unique Visitors
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

__utmz

Tracking Traffic Sources &   Navigation
  Contains traffic source and information about   referring keyword or website

6 months from set/update

'Add This' Buttons

The 'Add This' button provides social media sharing through a range of social networks. The 'Add This' widget consists of a core group of session’s cookies for bookmarking and a whole other group of third party cookies. The third party cookies are generally used for target advertising and appear after a few page loads where the 'Add This' widget appeared.

The Core cookies

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

psc

View counter cookie

2 years from set/update

uid

User ID tracking
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

uit

Login Time tracking
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

1 day from set/update

uvc

Used to link with other third   party cookies
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

di

Date tracking cookie
  Used for determining expiration of other   cookies

2 years from set/update

dt

Date tracking cookie
  Used for determining expiration of other   cookies

1 month from set/update

loc

Geolocation cookie

Used   for determining where people sharing information are located

2 months from set/update

Third Party cookies

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

id

for doubleclick.net

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

ck

for   go.affec.tv

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

24 days from set/update

oo

for   go.affec.tv

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

24 days from set/update

_xgcid

for   xgraph.net

Determining Visitor Session
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

3 years from set/update

_xguid

for   xgraph.net

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

3 years from set/update

svid

for   mediaplex.com

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

3 years from set/update

s

for apmebf.com

Identifying Unique Visitors for   direct advertising
  Contains a unique visitor identifier

2 years from set/update

Opt-out cookie

To prevent advertising cookies being placed on your computer, Add This can place an Opt-Out cookie (http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out) on the computer. Once opted out, the user will only receive the uid and uvc cookies. All third party services insist that they do not store Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

YouTube

YouTube uses cookies to store a user’s preference of video and the ids of the videos they watched. This helps them determine which videos you would be more interested in.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

PREF

Used for storing user preferences

Determines   which subjects a user prefers

10 years from set/update

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Keeps track of watched videos
  Contains a unique visitor identifier, and id’s   of the videos watched

8 months from set/update

These cookies appear when you visit a webpage that has an embedded YouTube video. There is no way to prevent these cookies from being stored unless the users’ browser is set to ‘not allow’ cookies (See Appendix 1). YouTube’s cookies do not store any Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

PHP Session ID

A PHP session is created when certain functionality is in use on the website, allowing the website to uniquely identify one user between page loads. This is essential for the websites operation, and is used for facilities such as logins to the content management system and load balancing.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

PHPSESSID

Contains an anonymous   identifier that can be used by the server to provide a continuous service.

Expires when the browser is   closed

Forum

Three cookies are automatically added to support the users browser experience when operating the forum.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

allergyuk_forum_k

Used for automatic logins, if user has requested it. Blank by default

1 year  from set/update

allergyuk_forum_sid

Used for the users sessions. Stores a session identifier.

1 year  from set/update

allergyuk_forum_u

Used for to store users’ login details for the forum.

1 year  from set/update

LiveZilla

LiveZilla uses cookies to store a user’s login information and unique identifier via the live chat feature.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

livezilla

Used for unique id

75 days from set/update

Home  Feature

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

home_feature

Contains the identifier of the   last viewed slide on the homepage feature. Added when user visits homepage.

1 year from set/update

Cookie Acceptance

When a user visits the site for the first time a message will appear at the bottom of the screen, stating that the site uses cookies. If the user selects ‘continue’ an acceptance cookie will be stored on their machine, otherwise the message will always appear. Once the cookie is set the message will disappear.

Cookie name

Description

Type/Length

accept_cookies

Prevents the cookie message   from being displayed. Only added when the user accepts that the site uses   cookies.

1 year from set

 

5. Security

We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

6. Other information

If you would like us to correct or update any information, or if you would like information deleted from our records, then please email us on info@allergyuk.org or write to us at Allergy UK, Planwell House, LEFA Business Park, Edgington Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 5BH

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time.

This Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any third party sites, for which we are not responsible.

Allergy UK is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 - registration number Z5226293.