Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at
http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

How do we use cookies?

This site uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in these cookies, which are used to:

-  Help us better understand how visitors engage with this website

The ASI has introduced Google Analytics to assist us in redeveloping our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.

We use cookies to help us compile anonymous data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

This website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and which pages are visited.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Managing cookies

Cookies help us to ensure that our website is as good as it can be for our users. Cookies pose little threat to your privacy, but some people may want to turn them off anyway.

Cookies we use

This section lists all the cookies used by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to this site.

Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Google Analytics supports three JavaScript libraries (tags) for measuring website usage: gtag.js, analytics.js, and ga.js. The following sections describe how each use cookies.

gtag.js and analytics.js – cookie usage

The analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Universal Analytics and uses first-party cookies to:

Distinguish unique users

Throttle the request rate

When using the recommended JavaScript snippet, gtag.js and analytics.js set cookies on the highest level domain they can. For example, if your website address is blog.example.co.uk, analytics.js will set the cookie domain to .example.co.uk. Setting cookies on the highest level domain possible allows users to be tracked across subdomains without any extra configuration.

Note: gtag.js and analytics.js do not require setting cookies to transmit data to Google Analytics.

gtag.js and analytics.js set the following cookies:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
 
_gac 90 days Contains campaign related information  for the user. If you have linked yourGoogle Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.
 

Customisation

Read the analytics.js Domains & Cookies developer guide to learn all the ways these default settings can be customized.

Read the Security and privacy in Universal Analytics document for more information about Universal Analytics and cookies.

ga.js – cookie usage The ga.js JavaScript library uses first-party cookies to:

  • Determine which domain to measure
  • Distinguish unique users
  • Throttle the request rate
  • Remember the number and time of previous visits
  • Remember traffic source information
  • Determine the start and end of a session
  • Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables
     

By default, this library sets cookies on the domain specified in the document.host browser property and sets the cookie path to the root level (/).

This library sets the following cookies:
 

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
_utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
_utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
_utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Customisation

The following methods can be used to customize how cookies are set:

_setDomainName – Sets the domain to which all cookies will be set.

_setCookiePath – Sets the path to which all cookies will be set.

_setVisitorCookieTimeout – Sets the Google Analytics visitor cookie expiration in milliseconds.

_setSessionCookieTimeout – Sets the new session cookie timeout in milliseconds.

_setCampaignCookieTimeout – Sets the campaign tracking cookie expiration time in milliseconds.

_storeGac – Pass in false to disable the GAC cookie. Defaults to true

Read the Tracking Multiple Domains guide to learn how to configure ga.js to measure user interaction across domains. urchin.js – cookie usage

Historically, Google Analytics provided a JavaScript measurement library named urchin.js. When the newer ga.js library launched, developers were encouraged to migrate to the new library. For sites that have not completed the migration, urchin.js sets cookies identically to what is set in ga.js. Read the ga.js cookie usage section above for more details.

Cookies used on the website

This section outlines the cookies used on Alzheimer.ie and purposes for each cookie.

Cookie Name Purpose Expires More Info
Google Analytics _utma Used to distinguish users. 1 Day https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics _utmb Used to distinguish users. 1 Day https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics _utmc Used to distinguish users. 1 Day https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics _utmt Used to distinguish users. 1 Day https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Google Analytics _utmz Used to distinguish users. 1 Day https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
Session Cookie ASPNet_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons. 1 month https://docs.kentico.com/k10/configuring-kentico/adding-cookie-law-consent-to-web-pages/reference-kentico-cookies
Kentico Cookie CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture 1 month https://docs.kentico.com/k10/configuring-kentico/adding-cookie-law-consent-to-web-pages/reference-kentico-cookies

Content management system

Kentico is the content management system used to power most content on www.alzheimer.ie.

More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.

Campaigns

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.

Shop

We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.

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