Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

Most websites you visit use cookies to improve your user experience. Cookies enable a website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site. So for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page, the site won’t recognise you and won’t be able to keep you logged in.

What's in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences, or what’s in your shopping basket.

Visitors to our website and cookies – your privacy

When someone visits www.ukad.org.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out information such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this data in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for further details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Enabling cookies for online purchasing (not currently applicable)

To enable cookies to allow you to make purchases online, here is a simple guide for how to ensure your browser settings are correct.

ie

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Tools at the top of your browser and thenInternet Options
  2. Under the Privacy tab, ensure that your setting is atMedium in order for cookies to work.
  3. Click OK and you’re done.

firefox

Firefox

  1. Click on Tools at the top of the browser, then Options.
  2. Select the Privacy icon, click Cookies, then clickaccept cookies from sites
  3. Click OK and you’re done.

chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Click on Settings at the top of the browser, thenAdvanced settings.
  2. Under Privacy, click Content settings, and at the top ensure Allow local data to be set is selected.
  3. Click OK and you’re done.

safari

Safari (PC)

  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of the browser, thenPreferences.
  2. Select the Privacy tab, and under Block cookies clickNever.
  3. Click OK and you’re done.

safari

Safari (Mac)

  1. Click on Safari at the top of the browser, then selectPreferences.
  2. Click Security and choose to accept cookies alwaysor only from sites I visit.
  3. Click OK and you’re done.

Our privacy policy and other websites

Our privacy policy does not cover the links within this site that take you to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Social media buttons

You may see social media buttons on pages of our site such as Twitter, Google +1, Facebook ‘Like’, LinkedIn ‘Share’, YouTube and so forth. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages.

In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of UK Anti-Doping. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on UK Anti-Doping’s site. If you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting www.ukad.org.uk, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on their button. Please check the respective policies of each of these sites to find out how they use your information and to learn how to opt out of providing such information.

Further Information

Find out more about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
 
The UK enforcing body, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has written Guidance on the New Cookies Regulations with practical advice on how to obtain informed consent from web visitors and how to comply with the new rules governing the use of cookies. To find the guide go to www.ico.gov.uk/  and type 'Cookies' in the Search field.

Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential because they allow visitors to your website to use certain features and move around the site, for example to access secure areas. Without these cookies, requested services such as shopping baskets or electronic billing cannot be provided.

Cookie Name

Domain

Expiry

Data Stored

Purpose

Type

Third Party

Cookie Name

Domain

Expiry

Data Stored

Purpose

Type

N

exp_sessionid

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Random string

Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session

Essential

N

PHPSESSID

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Random string

Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session

Essential

N

exp_sessionid

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Random string

Set by the site to maintain a users secure server session

Essential

N

exp_last_visit

www.ukad.org.uk

1 year

Time stamp

Expression Engine analytics tracking

Analytics

N

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow your website to remember the choices a visitor makes, such as user name, language or the region the visitor is in. Functionality cookies also provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, your website may be able to provide visitors with local weather reports or traffic news by storing the visitor's regional location information in a functionality cookie. Such cookies can also be used to remember changes visitors make to text size, fonts and other parts of your web pages that are customisable. They may also be used to provide services that are requested, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Functionality cookies only collect anonymous information and cannot track visitors' browsing activity on other websites.

Cookie Name

Domain

Expiry

Data Stored

Purpose

Type

Third Party

search_filterpanel0

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Flag on/off

Remembers website search settings

Site settings

N

resources_expanderpanel0

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Flag on/off

Remembers website dropdown element settings

Site settings

N

violations_expanderpanel0

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Flag on/off

Remembers website dropdown element settings

Site settings

N

fsizernew

www.ukad.org.uk

30 days

Font size

Remembers website font size setting

Site settings

N

panel0

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Flag on/off

Remembers website element settings

Site settings

N

panel1

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Flag on/off

Remembers website element settings

Site settings

N

ukad_welcomed

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

Random string

Disables welcome message after first visit per session

Site settings

N

exp_super_search_history

www.ukad.org.uk

24 hours

Random string

Remembers your search history on the site

Site settings

N

uid

.addthis.com

2 years

Random string

User id and login time tracking cookie

Analytics

Y

uvc

.addthis.com

2 years

Random string

Measures how often we see an AddThis user

Analytics

Y

uit

.addthis.com

24 hours

Random string

User id and login time tracking cookie

App settings

Y

psc

.addthis.com

2 years

Random string

View counter cookie

App settings

Y

di

.addthis.com

2 years

Random string

Maintenance to manage expiration for other cookies

App settings

Y

dt

.addthis.com

30 days

Random string

Maintenance to manage expiration for other cookies

App settings

Y

k

 .r.twimg.com

9 days

IP+Random String

Manages Twitter ‘Follow’ button functionality

App settings

Y

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to improve the way your website works. They collect information relating to how visitors actually use your website, for instance which pages visitors click through to or if they receive an error from web pages. These particular cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor; the information that they do collect is aggregated and therefore the individual visitor remains anonymous.

Cookie Name

Domain

Expiry

Data Stored

Purpose

Type

Third Party

__utma

.ukad.org.uk

2 years

Random string

Google Analytics. Contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.

Analytics

N

__utmc

.ukad.org.uk

Session

Random string

Google Analytics.  Works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor.

Analytics

N

__utmz

.ukad.org.uk

6 months

Random string

Google Analytics.  Tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website.

Analytics

N

__utmb

.ukad.org.uk 

30 minutes

Random string

Google Analytics.  Used to establish and continue a unique user session.

Analytics

N

exp_last_activity

www.ukad.org.uk

1 year

Time stamp

Expression Engine analytics tracking

Analytics

N

exp_tracker

www.ukad.org.uk

Session

JSON, previous 5 UK Anti-Doping pages visited

Expression Engine analytics tracking

Analytics

N

_pk_id.1.7c96

www.ukad.org.uk

2 years

Random string

Used for tracking unique visitor statistics with Piwik

Analytics

N

_pk_ses.1.7c96

www.ukad.org.uk

30 minutes

Random string

Used for tracking unique visitor statistics with Piwik

Analytics

N

_pk_cvar.1.7.c96

www.ukad.org.uk

30 minutes

JSON, unique user id

Used for tracking unique visitor statistics with Piwik

Analytics

N

__atuvc

www.ukad.org.uk

2 years

Random string

The __atuvc cookie is created and read by AddThis.com javascript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.

App settings

N

SNID

.google.com

6 months

Random string

These cookies are used by GoogleMaps to deliver maps and track usage of their service

App settings

Y

PREF

.google.com

2 years

Random string

These cookies are used by GoogleMaps to deliver maps and track usage of their service

App settings

Y

NID

.google.com

6 months

Random string

These cookies are used by GoogleMaps to deliver maps and track usage of their service

App settings

Y

GAPS

www.google.com

2 years

Random string

These cookies are used by GoogleMaps to deliver maps and track usage of their service

App settings

Y

S

www.google.com

1 year

Random string

Set by Google Calendar to store user preferences

App settings

Y

Targeting Cookies

Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts that are more relevant to a visitor and more in line with the visitor's interests. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a visitor sees an advertisement, as well as helping to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. Targeting cookies remember when someone visits a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. So it is often the case that targeting or advertising cookies are linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.