Heart of Kent Hospice Cookies policy

This Cookies policy sets out the basis on which we, Heart of Kent Hospice use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website, www.hokh.org (our website). This Cookies policy is effective from 18 November 2019.

Essential cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so. For information on the difference between essential and non-essential cookies, see the section below entitled About cookies.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either essential or non-essential.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

  • used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network or
  • strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested

We have the following essential cookies on our website:

  • NET_SessionId
  • __cookiepolicy

These cookies don't collect any information about you on our website that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies).

We use the following types of non-essential cookies on our website:

  • Analytical (or performance) cookies
  • Targeting or advertising cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies

Analytical (or performance) cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We have the following analytical (or performance ) cookies on our website:

  • __ga
  • _gali
  • _gat
  • _gid

Targeting or advertising cookies

Targeting cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests. They are linked to services provided by third parties, such as Like buttons and Share buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website.

We have the following targeting or advertising cookies on our website:

  • ads/conversion/#
  • ads/ga-audiences
  • IDE
  • personalization_id
  • test_cookie
  • fr
  • tr

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies

See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking for all websites here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Processing information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies

Legal basis for processing: we process information about you contained in or obtained from analytical cookies in our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Legitimate interests: analysing how individuals use our website to help us improve our website and organisation. For further information on how we use the information gathered from our use of analytical cookies, including profiling, please see the section entitled Digital communications, which is available here in our Privacy statement.

How to accept or reject cookies

Browser settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

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

Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in incognito mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine and automatically deleting any persistent cookies placed on your device when you finish your browsing session. There are also many third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.

Existing cookies

To clear cookies that have previously been placed on your browser, you should select the option to clear your browsing history and ensure that the option to delete or clear cookies is included when you do so.

This Cookies policy is effective from 18 November 2019.


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