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What are cookies?
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The different types of cookies
Category 1 – strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2 – performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Category 3 – functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Category 4 – targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
How can you manage or disable cookies?
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The cookies we use
The table below shows the cookies we use at Raven and why we use them.
|Cookie||Name(s)||Purpose||Category||More info||Website, portal (or both)|
|Raven HT Cookie||Raven_housing
|Set by Raven Housing Trust website to record users decision to accept or reject cookies.||1||Website|
|These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.||2||Click here for an overview of privacy at Google||Website|
|_GRECAPTCHA||Used by reCAPTCHA on forms.||3||Website|
|YouTube||CONSENT||YouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.||2||Website|
|YouTube||YSC||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.||4||Website|
|YouTube||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.||4||Website|
|YouTube||yt-remote-device-id||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||4||Website|
|YouTube||t-remote-connected-devices||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||4||Website|
|WordPress cookies set for logged in users.||1||Website|
|Generated by Microsoft Azure to define the sessions and ensure the customers’ requests are always handled by the same instance.||1 & 3||Portal|
|These nopCommerce cookies are used to identify the customer, and ensure the posted forms are from the same customer and have not not been intercepted or altered.||1||Portal|
|nopCommerce||.Nop.TempData||NopCommerce cookie used as storage and a session identifier.||2||Portal|