Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.

We use cookies to collect and store anonymous information about how you use the Join Dementia Research website.

This page has a brief explanation of each type of cookie we use, followed by a more detailed schema of the cookies on the service.

The types of cookies we use

Essential cookies

Essential cookies do things like storing your session when you login and maintain security. They are needed for the website to work properly and we do not need to ask permission to use them.

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics and Hotjar cookies to measure how you use Join Dementia Research.

These cookies collect information about:

  • how you got to our site (e.g. via a search engine or via a link)
  • the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you’re visiting Join Dementia Research

The data stored in Google Analytics and Hotjar is anonymous and we do not allow Google or Hotjar to use or share the data about how you use Join Dementia Research.

Cookies that help with communications and marketing

These cookies may be set by third party websites and do things like anonymously measure how you view YouTube videos or how you share content on social media accounts. As these cookies are set by the third party service providers, we cannot turn them off on the Join Dementia Research website. You can, however, choose not to view our videos on the website and/or use the “Addthis” share buttons on the Join Dementia Research website to ensure no cookie data is stored for these services on your device, or else change your browser settings to reject cookies.

How do I change my cookie settings?

When you first visit the Join Dementia Research website you will be invited to accept or reject the additional cookies we use. Once you have accepted or rejected the cookies your preferences will be saved for six months and you will not be asked to reconfirm your cookie preference.

If you reject additional cookies, they will be turned off for your visit and the following 6 month period, during which time your data will not be shared with Google analytics or Hotjar. At the end of the six month period you will be asked to consent to using these cookies again.

If you would like to reset your cookie preferences at any time you can do so by clearing cookies from your 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

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 the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Detailed cookies information

Some cookies will show against the subdomain and some will show against the domain This does not change the function of the cookie or the information it does or does not collect.

If you have visited other NIHR websites, you may sometimes see cookies set from those sites listed against the domain – however, only the cookies listed on this page are set and used by the Join Dementia Research websites.

Essential cookies

Cookies that measure website use

These cookies are all 1st party.

Cookies that help with communications and marketing