What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when
you visit a website or an app. Next time you visit that webpage or app, your browser sends
the file to the website’s server. This means the server will recognise as you as a previous
visitor (although it won’t know your name) and will tell the website. There are many reasons
items in your shopping basket.
What types of cookie are there?
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are essential to make our site work for you.
Performance cookies are cookies which help us to monitor and optimise the performance of
our website. These tell us information like which pages are most popular, how people
navigate through our website, how many new users have viewed a page etc. Sometimes we
These collect aggregate information about visitor numbers and don’t identify you
Functionality cookies are cookies which allow our website to remember the choices you
make (such as your username, language, last action and search preferences) and provide
enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is
anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They
are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on our web site and
help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These may also be used to
choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on our web site and other websites.
First party cookies are set by the website you’re visiting and only they can read them.
Third party cookies are not set by Type1DiabetesGrandChallenge.org.uk and can be read by
the owner of those cookies. They may be created by tools that we use on our website, such
as when we embed a YouTube video. In most cases we can’t control what information they
collect. Please check the list further down the page to find out what cookies we use on
Session cookies are temporary cookies files that are erased when you close your browser.
They do things like remember what you put in your shopping basket so it doesn’t disappear
when you navigate to another page.
Persistent cookies stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually
or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file. These are used so you can be recognised when you come back to a website, for example by remembering a log-in on your display preferences.
- Enhance your web experience, by optimising our site to meet your computer’s
browser and display settings.
- Allow us to use multimedia content on our site (e.g. videos), via third-party cookies.
- Provide us with aggregate analytical information about how people use our website,
e.g. number of visits to a page.
You can choose to block cookies we use on our website via our cookie consent feature.
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing a browser plug-in.