These tables set out the cookies used by our sites, and the purpose of each one. It also gives some general information about cookies on other sites, e.g. those that we use to provide payment services. These "third-party" cookies are controlled by the relevant site owner/provider, so cookie preferences that you set on our site will not affect them. You need to consult the privacy policies of the site providers.

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

Necessary cookies are often referred to as "essential" cookies.

Cookies from our sites

Your cookie preferences on our sites will determine which of these cookies are set. You can change these preferences using the panel that appears if you click on the cookie icon at the bottom left of most of our pages.

www.autism.org.uk - the main website

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

ASP.NET_SessionId

Necessary

Uses an anonymous identifier to remember key settings as you navigate web pages

nas#lang

Necessary

Allows you to opt for information specific to England / Northern Ireland / Scotland / Wales where available (the default is all of UK)

SC_ANALYTICS_
GLOBAL_COOKIE

Personalisation

Allows us to record pages that you have viewed, so that we can offer more relevant information and messages on some pages ("personalisation")

SC_ANALYTICS_
SESSION_COOKIE

Personalisation

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

Shared cookies used on all/many of our sites

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

NASMainPersCook

Necessary

Used to store your sign-in ID, needed for sign-ins to operate on the main site, Network Autism and our Community

NASProfileLastUpdate

Necessary

Used to ensure that the latest updates to your information are shown on 'My Account' pages (for signed-in users)

SESS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Necessary

Unique identifier for your session/visit on our sites

cookieControl

Necessary

If this does not exist, you will be asked for cookie consent; it then records your response
Shared cookies for Google Analytics:

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Performance

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

__utmb

Performance

"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

__utmc

Performance

"session start" stores the time you entered the site

__utmt Performance  Helps to categorise the requests made to the site 

__utmz

Performance

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

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

Necessary

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

.te.w

Necessary

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

AuthorizationCookie

Necessary

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

Necessary

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

Contrast

Necessary

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

text-size

Necessary

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

learn.autism.org.uk - conference bookings

This platform is provided by Aventri. You can find more details about its cookies in the Aventri cookie policy.

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

AWSALB

Necessary

Lets several Aventri servers share processing load in order to provide better performance

PHPSESSID

Necessary

Uses an anonymous identifier to remember key settings as you navigate web pages

regtoken

Necessary

Keeps track of your information while you are registering for an event
selectedlanguage Necessary Records your choice of language (or the default where no choice is offered)

act.autism.org.uk - Online campaigning service

Engaging Networks provide our online campaign actions using the domain act.autism.org.uk.

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

Stored file name

Type

Description of its use

Jsessionid

Necessary

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

library.autism.org.uk/opac - library search

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

.ASPXANONYMOUS

Necessary

Uses an anonymous identifier to remember key settings as you navigate web pages

Hosted services

Some third-party sites host, on our behalf, the services described below. You may also use these services in connection with other sites that you visit. As a result, these sites set their own cookies, which are not controlled by our cookie preferences.

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

Necessary

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

Online booking for training events etc.

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

Cookie name

Type

Description of its use

PHPsession ID

Necessary

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

SessionID

Necessary

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

BCSI-CS-XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Necessary

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

Third party cookies used on our sites

We also use the services of third-party suppliers who set cookies when you visit 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 of these suppliers 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.

However, if you opt out of social-sharing cookies on our site, we will no longer show the "Share boxes" that appear on many of our pages, and therefore the associated third-party cookies will not be set.

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


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