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Cookie Policy

If you register with us on this website or if you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  You can read our Privacy Policy here.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, mobile device or browser by a website’s server.  Only that server is able to access 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, the site name and some digits and numbers.  Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your experience as they allow a website to remember things like your preferencest. 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 and it won’t be able to keep you logged in. This could be very frustrating when using an online forum, for example.

Some websites also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits. KDC do not use cookies for this purpose, as our site does not carry advertising. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). Our site uses both these types of cookie.

The cookies we currently use

Google analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz): these cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including our facebook pages.  The information includes the time of your visit, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you here.  We use this information to see how many people use this site and what information people are reading and downloading, so that we can improve our site by understanding how people use it. Click here for more information from Google on Google Analytics and your privacy.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference civicCookieControl This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on kdc.org.uk. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.
YouTube cookies PREF*
VSC*
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*
remote_sid*
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.  This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.PREF – * Expires after eight months
VSC – * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE – *expires after eight months
remote_sid – * expires at the end of your session
Prezi cookies We embed some presentations on our website using Prezi. Prezi may set cookies on your computer as you reach the page containing the presentation. For information about Prezi cookies please read the Prezi cookies policy.
Third-party security service incap_ses_*
visid_incap_*
__utmva*
__utmvb*
__utmvm*
KDC uses a third-party service, Incapsula, to filter out malicious requests. This service may set the following cookies:

– incap_ses_* – expires at the end of your session
– visid_incap_* – expires after two years
– __utmva*, __utmvb*, __utmvm* – expires after 15 minutes

Information we may collect from you

We collect information when you register on the site, subscribe to our mailing list, provide feedback or contact us using our site.  The information may include your name, address, email, telephone number and company details if entered.

These details are contained within our MailChimp account a secure server that helps us send emailed information out in bulk to our clients and subscribers about events, workshops, consultation events and other information we think may be of interest in the disabled community. You can view MailChimp’s Cookie Policy here

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive.  We recognise this and keep our use of cookies to a minimum, and ensure that they are used only for the effective running of our website. If you prefer, you can block cookies by using the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site.

Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from KDC’s sites, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from KDC to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not have control over any third-parties that you authorise to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Google groups, or an IRC chatroom) and you allow such a third-party access to you User Content you do so at your own risk.