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Privacy policy and use of cookies

Citizens Advice is committed to safeguarding your privacy, while providing a high quality of service. Citizens Advice will treat your personal information as confidential and your details will not be given or sold to anyone.

We will use the information collected online to help us understand more about how our site is used by visitors, and to develop and enhance our services to you.

Cookies

We use cookies* on this website to:

First party cookies

Cookie nameAbout this cookie (where known)Expires
__utmaThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.† 2 years from set/update
__utmbThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.† 30 minutes from set/update
__utmcThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser.
__utmzThis is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.† 6 months from set/update
__utmvThis is an optional additional cookie set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.0 days
testSessionCookie
eprivacyStops the banner message about cookies showing on every page. It is only shown on the first three pages visited, or until it is closed.1 year
CABTagViewRemembers if a user has choosen to view tags as a list or cloud.1 year
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Third party cookies from .twitter.com, twitter.com

Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

Cookie nameExpires
_twitter_sess0 days
k7 days
guest_id331 days
remember_checked3254 days
remember_checked_on3254 days
secure_session6906 days
twll3254 days
auth_token6906 days
pid547 days
lang0 days

Third party cookies from .google.com, .youtube.com

Cookie nameAbout this cookie (where known)Expires
SIDThis cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.3646 days
NID183 days
PREFThis is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches.730 days
APSID331 days
HSIDUsed by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.331 days
SAPISID331 days
SSID331 days
LOGIN_INFO3650 days
lwb7 days
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.241 days

Third party cookies from plusone.google.com, apis.google.com, plus.google.com

Cookie nameExpires
BEAT1 day
ULS0 days
OTZ30 days

Third party cookies from accounts.google.com

Cookie nameExpires
GAPS730 days

Third party cookies from .facebook.com

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wd0 days
datr331 days
lu331 days

Third party cookies from .wufoo.com

Cookie nameExpires
ep2010 days
ep2021 year
SSID1 year
SSLB0 days
SSPV1 year
SSRT1 year
SSSC0 days

Third party cookies from .logo-net.co.uk

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LGNref360 days

Third party cookies from newsletter.citizensadvice.org.uk

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IEMSESSIONID0 days

*cookie - a bit of information kept on a user's computer.

† For more information: http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html

How you can manage or delete cookies

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change settings in your web browser so that your browser tells you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies, the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, these sites can provide more information on how to do this:

Your personal information

When you provide Citizens Advice with personal information, for example, when using the email alert or volunteer request forms, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. For full details of how we handle your personal information:

Citizens Advice makes every effort to ensure the

security and integrity of emails on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, Citizens Advice cannot ensure or guarantee the security of information when it is being transmitted.

Note: This privacy policy only covers this website citizensadvice.org.uk and all pages within it; other websites linked from this website are not covered by this policy. Once you have accessed another website via one of our links you will be subject to the security and privacy policy of that site.

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