Voluntary Organisations Disability Group
Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Once cookies are stored on your hard drive, they help analyse website traffic or let us know when you visit a particular feature on our website. Cookies allow website applications to respond to you as an individual and help us provide you with a better website.

How can you manage your cookies?

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use the following cookies

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  2. Analytical or performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  3. Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  4. Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
__cfduid The _cfduid cookie helps Cloudflare detect malicious visitors to our Customers’ websites and minimizes blocking legitimate users. It may be placed on the devices of our customers’ End Users to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It is necessary for supporting Cloudflare’s security features.

 

https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-Understanding-the-Cloudflare-Cookies#12345682
_gat

 

Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_ga

 

Estimate our audience size and usage pattern. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
_gid

 

Estimate our audience size and usage pattern. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
cookieacceptance

 

Used to hide the cookie bar on subsequent page visits n/a
iflychatSoundCid

 

Essential cookie used when logged in to identify your chat preferences. n/a
iflychatStatusCid

 

Essential cookie used when logged in to identify your chat status. n/a
iflychatUserId

 

Essential cookie used when logged in to identify your chat user. n/a
iflychatUserName

 

Essential cookie used when logged in to identify your chat user. n/a
PHPSESSID

 

Essential cookie to maintain logged in user sessions. n/a
wordpress_logged_in_(HASH)

 

Essential cookie to check user is logged in for logged in users

 

n/a
wordpress_sec_(HASH)

 

Essential cookie used as a security token to validate the user for logged in users

 

n/a
wordpress_test_cookie_(HASH)

 

Essential cookie to check that your browser will accept cookies for logged in users

 

n/a
wp-settings-(UID)

 

Essential cookie to customise the view of your admin interface for logged in users

 

n/a
wp-settings-time-(UID)

 

Essential cookie to customise the view of your admin interface for logged in users

 

n/a

 

Who has access to your cookies?

Predominantly, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group will have access to your cookies, however, please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, providers of external services like chat forum and/or web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

  • Google Analytics – this allows us to monitor and measure usage on our website,, including but not limited to, session duration, pages per session, bounce rate etc. of individuals using the site, along with the information on the source of the traffic.

To learn more about how Google uses cookies, please click here.

How long do we store your cookies for?

Some cookies, called “Session cookies“, remain on your computer only while your browser is open, and are automatically deleted once you close your browser. Other cookies, called “Permanent cookies“, remain on your computer or mobile device after the browser is closed.

Please note that our use of the information we collect about you through your use of cookies is subject to our Privacy policy.