1. A small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in.)

2. A packet of information sent by a server to a World Wide Web browser and then returned by the browser each time it accesses that server, used to maintain state between otherwise stateless HTTP transactions, for example, to identify the user.

Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cookie

Here at Age Partnership Foundation we are very fond of cookies, especially the kind with chocolate chips, but we appreciate that not everyone shares our love and knowledge. This document attempts to explain which cookies we use on our web site (the kind without chocolate chips), why we use them and what you can do to recognise and control them.

Why do we use cookies?

Primarily we use cookies to provide you with a better experience on our site – our attempt is to make sure you can get to the information you want as quickly as possible. Additionally, we use cookies to help us spend our marketing budget more effectively. This helps us keep our costs low and offer our customers the very best plans possible.

The International Chamber of Commerce guide for cookie categories explains the following types of cookies and their use:

Strictly Necessary

"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."

Functionality

"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."

Performance

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 are therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Targeting

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.What cookies do we use

Strictly Necessary/Functionality

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This is a “first-party” cookie dropped by our web platform to both provide strictly necessary and functional services, such as remembering you between visits to the site. If you delete or block this cookie, many of the features on our site will not work.

Performance

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This is a “first-party” cookie dropped by our Google Analytics code. This allows us to (anonymously) understand how visitors behave on our site and help improve it.