1.WHAT ARE COOKIES?
1.2 What a cookie is. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
1.3The types of cookies we use. We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use as hopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences(for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information (in anonymised form) with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|Stores information about your preferences, and so allows us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted to your individual interests. Speeds up your searches. Recognises you when you return to our site|
|Sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.|
|Google Tag Manager||_ga|
|Makes it easy for us to add and update website tags, including conversion tracking, site analytics and remarketing.|
|uCommerce||basketid||This is your shopping basket stored in a cookie, which lasts for 30 days.|
|Umbraco Member||uMemberAuthentication||This is a session cookie allowing the website to link the actions of a user during a browser session.|
|Mailchimp Integration||_AVESTA_ENVIROMENT||This cookie is used on various popup forms on the site.|
3.THIRD PARTY COOKIES
3.3 Facebook Pixels. We use a Facebook pixel to measure the performance of our Facebook adverts and to improve the targeting of those adverts. We cannot personally identify you, however Facebook may use this information to advertise to you. You can manage your Facebook Advert preferences here.
3.4 Google Ads. We advertise via Google Ads from time to time and use a conversion tracking tag to measure the performance of those adverts. We sometimes also personalise our advertising based on website user behaviour. You can find out how to opt out of personalised ads here.
3.6 Where to get more information. If you have any queries about these cookies or would like more information about them, please contact us at [email protected], or by calling 0117 370 1333 or by writing to us at THE PITUITARY FOUNDATION, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS28PE. More information about cookies generally can be found at All About Cookies https://allaboutcookies.org/. Or from the Information Commissioner’s Office website: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ These terms were reviewed in March 2023