Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a 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 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 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 the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Detailed cookies information
Some cookies will show against the subdomain joindementiaresearch.ac.uk and some will show against the domain .nihr.ac.uk. 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 .nihr.ac.uk – however, only the cookies listed on this page are set and used by the Join Dementia Research websites.
|_GRECAPTCHA||This cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.||6 months|
|jdrAdditionalCookies||Stores whether the additional cookies were accepted or rejected and the date of the latest cookies.||6 months|
|JSESSIONID||The JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.||End of session|
Cookies that measure website use
These cookies are all 1st party.
|at-rand||AddThis sets this cookie to track page visits, sources of traffic and share counts.||never|
|_ga||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.||2 years|
|_ga_<container-id>||A variation of the _ga cookie, this cookie is used by Google Analytics to identify and track an individual session with your device. The container ID may vary across our sub-domains.||2 years|
|_gat||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute|
|_gat_UA-224588360-4||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_gat_UA-49546820-5||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_gat_UA-49546820-6||A variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|_gat_gtag_UA_67277747_4||Set by Google to distinguish users.||1 minute|
|_gid||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||Hotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.||30 minutes|
|_hjFirstSeen||Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.||30 minutes|
|_hjIncludedInSessionSample||Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.||2 minutes|
|_hjSessionUser_3175979||Hotjar – Ensures data from subsequent visits to the same site are attributed to the same user ID||1 year|
|_hjSession_3175979||Holds current session data. Ensures subsequent requests in the session window are attributed to the same session.||30 minutes|
|uvc||Set by addthis.com to determine the usage of addthis.com service.||1 year 1 month|
Cookies that help with communications and marketing
|__atuvc||AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated.||1 year 1 month|
|__atuvs||AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated.||30 minutes|
|CONSENT||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2 years|
|loc||AddThis sets this geolocation cookie to help understand the location of users who share the information.||1 year 1 month|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.||5 months 27 days|
|xtc||Anonymously tracks user behaviour on the websites that allow a user to share pages on social media using the AddThis tool. AddThis log the anonymous use to generate usage trends to improve the relevance of their services and advertising.||1 year 1 month|
|yt.innertube::requests||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||never|
|yt.innertube::nextId||This cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||never|
|yt-remote-device-id||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||never|
|YSC||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.||End of session|