What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.

How does NYJO use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used and to monitor how our advertisements perform. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Your rights

Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Changing your cookie preferences

The ‘Help’ menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

Cookie terminology

We have classified our cookies into two broad types: ‘first-party cookies’ and ‘third-party cookies’:

  • First-party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site.
  • Third-party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other websites. Third-party cookies are used for a variety of reasons, most commonly website analytics or advertising purposes. More details are provided in the third-party cookie section below. In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.

List of the main cookies used on our website

To help you understand how we use cookies, this is a list of the main cookies set across our website and what each is used for:

  • Firstparty cookies – NYJO does not currently use any firstparty cookies
  • Thirdparty cookies – We work with a number of third party suppliers who set cookies on our website to enable them to provide us with services. These cookies are mainly used for reporting and advertising purposes so that we can improve the way we communicate with our participants and supporters and ensure the money we invest in our online presence is well spent. More information about the main suppliers we use and their privacy policies is listed below.

Cookie name: Google Analytics

Description and privacy policy: Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google inc. that enables us to measure how people use our website using cookies. We use this information to improve our website experience for website visitors and to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising.

For those site visitors who have explicitly opted in to Google’s data privacy policy, Google will associate your IP address with other data held by Google in order to identify you across multiple devices. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You may also stop the transmission of information generated by the cookies about your use of the website and of your IP address to Google, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Optout Browser Addon available here (link is external)

Google Analytics privacy policy (link is external)

Cookie name(s): __utma, __utmb,__utmc, __utmz, __utmv _utmt

Expiration: 2 years (utma, utmv); 6 months (utmz); When session ends (utmc); 30 minutes (utmb); 10 minutes (utmt)

Cookie name: YouTube

Description and privacy policy: YouTube hosts the video(s) that are shown on our site. When you view a web page on our site with an embedded YouTube video, YouTube creates at least three cookies. We use the YouTube service as a convenience for our visitors, and we use it on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy (link is external).

We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. 

Cookie name(s): PREF, VISITOR_INFOR1_LIVE, YSC, remote_sid

Expiration: 9 months (PREF); 6 months (VISITOR…); When session ends (YSC); Up to 2 years (remote_sid)

Cookie name: Google Maps 

Description and privacy policy: We may use Google Maps on our website to provide detailed information on how to locate our premises. We use Google’s interactive maps because we believe they provide a helpful way for our visitors to identify how best to travel to us, and on the basis that Google adheres to its privacy policy which can be found here (link is external) and its terms of service for Google Maps here (link is external).

We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the thirdparty website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Cookie name(s): khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF

Expiration: When session ends (khcookie); 6 months (NID, SNID); 2 Years (PREF)

Other Cookies: We may use additional cookies from third party advertising or analytics partners on a short-term basis to help improve the effectiveness of our advertising, for example by enabling us to reach or exclude our website visitors across partner networks. These cookies are listed as of the time this page was updated and is reviewed regularly. 

No other cookies are currently in use.

Additional references

Further information about cookies and how to control their use is available from All About Cookies (link is external) and Your Online Choices (link is external).

This policy was last updated in May 2018.