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Cookie Statement

Introduction

 
Our website uses ‘cookies’, which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They are
sent from the website’s servers to your computer or mobile phone and stored on your device, and
may then be sent back to our website’s servers with updated data as you browse our website.
 
Cookies are used to record information about your preferences as you browse our website, which
allows us to improve your experience by tailoring the website accordingly. Cookies can also be
used to identify you every time you revisit our website.
 
A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web
browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your
computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.
 

How We Use Cookies

 
The following is a list of cookies used by our website, and what they are used for:
 
 
Cookie Type Cookie Name Description
Session cookie
TAFSessionId
TAFTrackingId 
ASP.NET_SessionI 
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The Unite website uses session cookies to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. These cookies do not contain any personal information, and only last for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser
Load balancer cookie AWSELB This cookie is essential to help ensure that the  website loads efficiently by distributing visits across multiple web servers. The cookie does not contain any personal information, and only lasts for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Google analytcis cookie
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_utmb
_utmc
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These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please use this link: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. 
Cookie Acceptance

cc_social
cc_analytics
cc_advertising

These cookies are to identify acceptance of our cookie policy.
 

Third-Party Cookies

 
Our website uses the following third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your
computer or mobile phone as you browse our website. If you would like to know more about how
these third-parties use cookies to collect and store your data, please use the links below:
 
Cookie Type
Cookie
Name
Description
Twitter
guest_id
twill
original_referer
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_twitter_sess
 
These cookies are set by Twitter as the Unite website is drawing in the Unite Twitter feed into the footer of the site.
Share This

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__uset

These cookies are used by the social network sharing functionality within the site.
 
Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as Flickr and YouTube, you
may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. Unite the Union do not
control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more
information.
 
Please also note that, if you use one of the ‘sharing tools’ on our website to share content using
social networks, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. Unite the Union do not control
these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.
 

Blocking Cookies

 
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will
allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.
 
Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:
 
Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
 
Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
 
Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
 
Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
 
Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
 
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies
using their mobile browser.
 
Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
 

Deleting Cookies

 
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will
allow also allow you to delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device.
 
Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:
 
Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies
 
Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955
 
Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
 
Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
 
Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
 
Similarly, mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to delete
cookies using their mobile browser.
 
Please note that this will usually only remove any cookies currently installed on your device; you
must also change your browser settings (above) if you wish to prevent cookies being installed in
future. Please be aware that deleting cookies already stored on your device may impact on the
usability of our website.
 

Contact Details and Useful Information

 
This website is owned and operated by Unite the Union. If you have any questions about our use of
cookies and how we collect and store your data, then please contact info@unitetheunion.org.
 
For more information on cookies and how they work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.