Cookies from NAS-based web services

These tables set out the cookies used by NAS and related sites, and the purpose of each one.

You can block cookies using browser functionality. However, if you block essential cookies, various site features are likely to stop working properly. If you block analytics cookies, site features will not be affected; however, we will not be able to use your behaviour on the site to contribute to our understanding of users' expectations. This is explained further in our general cookie information.

Shared cookies used by our various sites under autism.org.uk

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

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Survey  From time to time, we work with Qualaroo to survey our site users; obviously, participation is optional but, if you block these cookies, our site may keep asking you to take part, because it cannot remember that it has already invited you. 

NASMainPersCook

Essential

Used to store your registration ID, needed for community software to operate

NASProfileLastUpdate

Essential

Used to ensure that the application does not use cached information on 'My profile' and community profiles pages.

SESS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Essential Unique identifier for your session on our sites 

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Google Analytics

Code representing our website, a code representing your device (mobile or computer) and how many times you have visited our website

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Google Analytics

"session keep alive" just tracks the time you have spent on the last page you opened, if you keep browsing pages this keeps renewing its expiry 30 minutes into the future

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Google Analytics

"session start" stores the time you entered the site

__utmt Google Analytics  Helps to categorise the requests made to the site 

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Google Analytics

"Campaign code" lets us know how you first found the NAS website -if you searched for us using Google, what search terms you used, and if you clicked on a sponsored result

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Remarketing
We participate in the Google Remarketing program. Under certain conditions, this program displays our ads on other participating sites after you visit our website. To opt out of Google's use of cookies, visit the Ads Preferences Manager.

www.autism.org.uk - the main NAS website

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

ASP.NET_SessionId

Essential

Uses a randomly generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages

nas#lang

Essential

Used to remember if a user sets language setting / nation setting

SC_ANALYTICS_
GLOBAL_COOKIE

Analytics

Used to track visitor

SC_ANALYTICS_
SESSION_COOKIE

Analytics

Used to track a visit / session

community.autism.org.uk - our online community for people with autism and their family and friends

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

Textsize

Essential

Used to remember the user's preferred font size if changed on the website

has_js

Essential

Used to prompt the user if they want to use a function that is reliant on JavaScript


network.autism.org.uk - our online community for professionals

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

has_js

Essential

Used to prompt the user if they want to use a function that is reliant on Javascript

Contrast

Essential

Used to remember the user's preferred font size and colour if changed on the website

text-size

Essential

Used to remember the user's preferred font size and colour if changed on the website


 

Payment facilities

Direct debits (RSM2000)

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

SessionID

Essential

Uses a randomly-generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages

 Credit-card payments (PayPal)

Please refer to PayPal's cookie page.

 


 

Online booking facilities

www.rsvpbook.com/ - for online booking of events, such as conferences

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

PHPsession ID

Essential

Uses a randomly-generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages

SessionID

Essential

Uses a randomly-generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages

BCSI-CS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Essential

Uses a randomly-generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages



Embedded services

www.vimeo.com - used if you watch any of the videos embedded within the NAS website

Stored file name

Type

Description of its use

aka_debug

Essential

Only set if you play a video on one of our sites. Used to manage the player functions


Online campaigning service

www.engagingnetworks.net/ - they provide our online campaign actions such as some of those you will find at www.autism.org.uk/campaignactions

Stored file name

Type

Description of its use

Jsessionid

Essential

Uses a randomly-generated key to maintain the function of the website as you navigate web pages

_vis_opt_s

Tracking

Used to track activity on the page

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Analytics

Used to track a split-test

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Analytics

Used to track the operation of the homepage slide show