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Cookies

When Big Society Capital provides services, our aim is to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered through the internet, this sometimes involves placing cookies on your device. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer, mobile phone or other internet enabled device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, remember your preferences, and to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

Use of Cookies by Big Society Capital 

Essential cookies are defined as those that are necessary in order to provide the service requested by the user. These cookies do not register any visitor data.

Non-essential cookies include third-party cookies used for the purposes of online advertising or website analytics. These will not be collected unless you provide explicit agreement when you first access the Big Society Capital website.  If you agree to the use of non-essential cookies, your preference will be remembered for subsequent visits to the site.

The below table explains the cookies used by Big Society Capital and why:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookie Consent

(essential cookies)

Cookie Consent

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.bigsocietycapital.com. Where a user has previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Drupal

(essential cookies)

has_js

 

 

p.gif

 

 

JSESSIONID

Registers whether the user has activated JavaScript in the browser.

 

The Java Script keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. This cookie does not register any visitor data.

 

Preserves users states across page requests.

Google Analytics

_ga

_gat

_gid

 

 

r/collect

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages they visited.

 

This cookie is used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

Google

NID

 

rc::c

Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

 

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.

LinkedIn

lang

bcookie

bscookie

Used by the social networking service for tracking the use of embedded services

Twitter

_widgetsettings

i/jot

 

 

local_storage_support_test

Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third-party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.

The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.

Tableau

_ga

_gat

tableau_locale

tableau_public_negotiated_locale

We use Tableau to embed interactive charts and graphics into the website. Cookies are used to allow the charts to function correctly and to monitor how the charts are being used.

 

HotJar

_ hjIncludedInSample

_hjid

_hjTLDTest

hjViewportId

We use Hotjar to track and analyse user behaviour across our site to create heatmaps and click maps. This is used to optimise the website.

YouTube

GPS

PREF

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YSC

yt-remote-cast-installed

yt-remote-connected-devices

yt-remote-device-id

yt-remote-fast-check-period

yt-remote-session-app

yt-remote-session-name

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

 

How can I control my cookies?

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘Cookie Preferences’ floating tab at the bottom of page and selecting ‘Decline’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.