Cookies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can and to provide you with the right information.

A small computer file, known as a ‘cookie’, is placed on your computer when you use the Dorothy House website. It means that our system can learn from the content you view what content may be useful to you and others in the future.

How we use cookies

Dorothy House may use cookies to:

  • Store your preference information – the website can then curate more relevant information specifically for you.
  • Analyse the website traffic using Google Analytics – this cumulative data ensures our goal of constant development to improve the overall user experience of the website.
  • Recognise returning traffic to our website – we may therefore, display relevant content specifically to you or present previously used functionality.
  • Identify if you are signed in to the website.

However, please be assured that Cookies do not allow us to access your computer or present any information about you, other than that you choose to share via your search engine browser preferences.

Site cookies

This site uses Google Analytics and so the following cookies are in use:

Cookie Name: _ga Use: This cookie is used by Google Analytics, a third party application (provided by Google) that we use to understand how visitors use our site. You can learn more about this cookie and what Google has to say about it, and others, by logging on to:

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

Cookie Name: notice Use: This cookie is used to remember whether or not you have closed the notice which appears at the top of your browser to inform you of the use of cookies on this site. Once set, it is saved on your computer for 45 days or until you delete your cookies.

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID Use: This cookie is used to distinguish you from other users of the site. It is deleted as soon as you leave our website. We also use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Companies like these use cookies within their systems which may, depending on your privacy settings, allow us to access some information from your accounts.

You have the right to object to this tracking and to stop it happening.

How do I prevent being tracked by Google Analytics?

If you are uncomfortable with this tracking, you can take the following actions:

  • Use a tracking-blocker, such as Privacy Badger
  • Clear cookies after every browsing session