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What are cookies?
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
make our website work, for example by keeping it secure
remember which pop-ups you've seen
measure how you use our website, such as which links you click on (analytics cookies)
help show you relevant health campaigns on social media
List of cookies
|_ga||This cookie is a Google Analytics persistent cookie which is used to distinguish unique users.||practice domain (google.com)||Immediately|
|_ga_<container-id>||Used to persist session state.||practice domain (google.com)||2 years|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||practice domain (google.com)||1 day|
|1P_JAR||Based on recent searches and previous interactions, custom ads are shown on Google sites.||.gstatic.com||1 week|
|1P_JAR||Based on recent searches and previous interactions, custom ads are shown on Google sites.||.google.com||1 week|
|__Secure-3PAPISID||Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting.||.google.com||2 years|
|__Secure-3PSID||Builds a profile of website visitor interests to show relevant and personalized ads through retargeting.||.google.com||2 years|
|__Secure-3PSIDCC||Used by for targeting purposes to build a profile of the website visitor's interests in order to show relevant & personalised Google advertising.||.google.com||2 years|
|APISID||Personalizes Google ads on websites based on recent searches and interactions.||.google.com||2 years|
|HSID||Security cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of login data and protect user data from unauthorized access.||.google.com||2 years|
|NID||Stores visitors’ preferences and personalizes ads on Google websites based on recent searches and interactions.||.google.com||6 months|
|SAPISID||Google collects visitor information for videos hosted by YouTube.||.google.com||Persistent|
|SEARCH_SAMESITE||allow servers to mitigate the risk of CSRF and information leakage attacks by asserting that a particular cookie should only be sent with requests initiated from the same registrable domain.||.google.com||5 Months 2 Days|
|SID||Security cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of login data and protect visitor data from unauthorized access.||.google.com||2 years|
|SIDCC||Security cookie to confirm visitor authenticity, prevent fraudulent use of login data and protect visitor data from unauthorized access.||.google.com||3 months|
|SSID||Google collects visitor information for videos hosted by YouTube on maps integrated with Google Maps.||.google.com||Persistent|
|personalization_id||This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where Twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.||.twitter.com||730 days|
|c_user||The cookie contains the user ID of the currently logged in user.||.facebook.com||3 months from the creation date (if Remember Me option is set) / Expires when the browser session ends.|
|datr||identify the web browser being used to connect to Facebook independent of the logged in user. This cookie plays a key role in Facebook’s security and site integrity features.||.facebook.com||2 years|
|fr||Contains a unique browser and user ID, used for targeted advertising.||.facebook.com||3 months|
|sb||Used by Facebook to improve friend suggestions||.facebook.com||2 years|
|spin||Facebook to support social sharing and the integration of Facebook services.||.facebook.com||1 day and 1 hour|
|xs||This cookie contains multiple pieces of information, separated by colon (colon is encoded to the value for transmission). The first value is an up to two-digit number representing the session number. The second portion of the value is a session secret. The third, optional component is a ‘secure’ flag for if the user has enabled the secure browsing feature.||.facebook.com||3 months from the creation date (if Remember Me option is set) / Expires when the browser session ends.|
How we use the information we collect