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This page gives a detailed breakdown of all cookies used on www.patientclientcouncil.hscni.net

Cookies Information - August 2012
All websites are required by law to inform users about the types of cookies generated by the website and their purpose. This is to ensure that people using a website can make an informed choice on whether to accept the cookies on their computer.

A cookie is a text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and is used to provide a better user experience.

At present, the Patient and Client Council website uses several cookies, which are nonessential but harmless. These cookie are used for:

Remembering site preferences
Name: ci_session
Typical Content: Encrypted string containing preferences such as font size and contrast settings.
Expires: When browser is closed or user logs off

Measuring website usage
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. We do this to make sure it’s meeting people's needs and to understand how we could meet those needs better.
Google Analytics store information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal details such as your name or address. We cannot identify who you are.
We do not allow Google to use or share any information we collect with other third parties.
Name: _utma
Typical Content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical Content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

name: _utmc
typical content: randomly generated number
expires: when your browser closes
name: _utmz
typical content: randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

Embedded YouTube videos

typical content: To track visitor views of YouTube embedded videos
expires: after 241 days.

name: PREF
typical content: To remember selections or preferences that a user has made when looking at information or using a service
expires: after 241 days.

Online Surveys (via wufoo.com)
name:  ep201
typical content: No personal information; all data is used in aggregate form
expires: when browser is closed.

name:  ep202
typical content:  No personal information; all data is used in aggregate form
expires: after 366 days.

Facebook (Facebook Social Plugin)

Depends on whether or not you are logged into Facebook at time of browsing. For a complete breakdown please refer to:

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies used on the Patient and Client Council website, you can do this through your browser settings. For further information, you can visit the www.aboutcookies.org Information on legal requirements relating to cookies is available from the Information Commissioner website www.ico.gov.uk