Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers our use of the information collected by the Skin Support web site during your visit to our site Cookies.

What is a "cookie"?

A "cookie" is a text file containing small amounts of information which a server downloads to your personal computer (PC) or mobile when you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on to your computer by web sites you visit. We use cookies to improve your experience with our web site, and to allow us to track general usage of our web site so that we can improve it over time. The table below details the cookies used by www.skinsupport.org.uk. It explains why we use each cookie, whether the cookie contain any of your personal information and what will happen if you choose not to allow us to use each cookie.

  • Active Module
  • BADCookieCheck
  • RainbowSecurity
  • Rainbow_Win
  • Mgmt
  • __atuvc
  • refreshed

These are ‘session cookies’, so called because they are deleted at the end of your browser session, in other words when you close your internet browser. Our session cookies do not contain any of your personal information. We use “session cookies” for the following reasons. Our web site actually lives on several computers, not just one. This means we can cope with lots of visitors, and also means if one of our computers fails the web site is still available. We use sessions cookies to make sure that for any single visit to our web site you stay on the same computer. This helps us fix any bugs that crop up (because sometimes they happen on just one computer, not all of them at once). It also means that we can split web forms over two or more pages and still keep track of your progress through the form. Don’t worry – we don’t put any personally information from the form in to the cookie itself. Disabling these cookies may mean our web site does not work for you.http://www.bad.org.uk/about-us/legal

Cookie Provider Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
BAD / Nemisys
  • SiteUser
We use this cookie to allow you to sign in to our site. This is a session cookie and is deleted when you close your browser down. This cookie does not contain any personal information. Disabling this cookie will mean you cannot use the site properly. http://www.bad.org.uk/about-us/legal
Google Analytics
  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmd
  • _utmz
We use Google Analytics to understand how we can improve our web site. These cookies do not contain any personal information. The reports generated by Google Analytics contain aggregated, anonymous information. For example, it will tell us how many people visited our site, but not who visited our site. It is expressly against Google’s Terms of Service even to try to capture personal information. Google Analytics cookies do not expire – they will last until you delete your cookies. Disabling these cookies means we will think there are fewer people using our web site than there really are. http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy
Google
  • APISID
  • HSID
  • NID
  • PREF
  • SAPISID
  • SID
  • SSID
  • CAL
  • GAPS
Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Used to block attacks by containing encrypted information. Used to personalize google advertising. Stores a user’s preferences Used to block attacks. Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Calendar. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Calendar users, as well as information about which calendar you are viewing, and which tab you are currently on. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy