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

You can block cookies using browser functionality. However, if you block basic cookies, various site features are likely to stop working properly. You can find out more in our general cookie information.

Basic cookies are often referred to as "essential" cookies, and additional cookies are often referred to as "non-essential" cookies.

www.autism.org.uk - the main website

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

ASP.NET_SessionId

Basic

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

nas#lang

Basic

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

SC_ANALYTICS_
GLOBAL_COOKIE

Additional

Enables tracking of visitor behaviour and consequent personalisation

SC_ANALYTICS_
SESSION_COOKIE

Additional

Enables tracking of this visit (i.e. session), and consequent personalisation

Shared cookies used on all of our sites

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

NASMainPersCook

Basic

Used to store your registration ID, needed for sign-ins to operate

NASProfileLastUpdate

Basic

Used to ensure that the application does not use cached information on 'My Account' and Community profile pages

SESS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Basic

Unique identifier for your session/visit on our sites

cookieConsent

Basic

If this does not exist, you will be asked for cookie consent; it then records your response

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

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

.te.dpr

Basic

Used to set the screen proportions so that a page displays properly

.te.w

Basic

Used to set the screen width so that a page displays properly

AuthorizationCookie

Basic

Used to maintain sign-ins to the online community

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

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

has_js

Basic

Prompts the user to say whether they want to use a function that is reliant on Javascript

Contrast

Basic

Records the user's preferred font size and colour if changed on the website

text-size

Basic

Records the user's preferred font size and colour if changed on the website

Payment facilities

In our shop, including for membership, for donations and for other payments, we use third-party payment facilities. You make these payments on the following payment provider sites, where the provider's cookie policy will apply:

PayPal (online payments using credit cards or your own PayPal account)

Please refer to PayPal's cookie policy.

RSM2000 (direct debits)

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

SessionID

Basic

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

Online booking facilities

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

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

PHPsession ID

Basic

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

SessionID

Basic

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

BCSI-CS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Basic

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

Third party cookies used by our sites

We use the services of third-party suppliers who set cookies on our website. These cookies are mainly used for reporting and advertising purposes, so that we can improve the way we communicate with our supporters.

Each company is responsible for the cookies that they place onto your device, has its own policy to highlight their use, and will typically provide similar services on many of the sites that you visit. If you wish to opt out of your data being collected by these suppliers, please visit their respective sites below to get details on how to do this.

Whilst we disable most of these features if you choose to allow only Basic cookies, that will of course only apply to our sites.

Cookie name

Description of use

CrazyEgg

Crazy Egg is a tool used to measure the way visitors interact and engage with certain pages on the website. We use cookies to see where users have clicked so that we can make it easier for our supporters to find the information they are looking for. 

Facebook

Facebook is a social media platform we use to communicate with our supporters through both unpaid posts and paid advertising. We use cookies to measure the effectiveness of paid advertising on Facebook to ensure the money we spend is used effectively. They also enable us to serve adverts with content that may be of interest based on previous pages users have visited, and to exclude people who have visited our website. To find out more about Facebook advertising and how to opt-out, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Google AdWords

Google AdWords is an online advertising service developed by Google, which we use to run search, display and video adverts, within the Google ad network. We use cookies to measure the effectiveness of paid advertising on AdWords to ensure the money we spend is used effectively. They also enable us to serve personalised adverts to audiences with content that may be of interest based on previous pages users have visited on our website, and to exclude people who have visited our website. To find out how to opt out of being served personalised adverts, please visit: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB

We also use Google AdWords to run adverts that may appear to audiences who may not have previously visited our website. To find out how to opt out of being served other adverts, please visit here for information: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en-GB

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. that enables us to measure how people use our website using cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising. We can also use these cookies to serve relevant advertisements to people who have interacted with specific sections of the site, or to exclude those audiences from advertising. 

For website visitors who have explicitly opted in to Google’s data privacy policy, Google will associate your IP address with other data held by Google in order to identify you across multiple devices. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You may also stop the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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

These cookies will only be set if you visit the Engaging Networks site.

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

_vis_opt_exp_
30_combi

Analytics

Used to track a split-test

__atuvc

Analytics

Used to track the operation of the homepage slide show