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The cookies we use

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. 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.

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All of our sites use Google Analytics for web traffic statistics. That involves the following cookies:

Expires - 2 years 
Purpose -Tracks your visits to the site 

_utmb & _utmc 
Expires - 30 minutes
Purpose - Records when you enter and leave the site

Expires - 6 months 
Purpose - Records where you come from - your geolocation and how you found our site

Here's the other cookies we use for each of our websites:

Terrence Higgins Trust

Expires - 30 mins
Purpose - To authenticate a logged in user

Expires - 1 year
Purpose - To identify returning users of the site prior to log in (acquired on logging in)

To identify the active basket for a user

Expires - Unlimited 
Purpose - To identify the user's preferred currency

Expires - Session only
Purpose - Used for site statistics

Expires - 1 day
Purpose - Used for site statistics

Expires - Session only
Purpose - Used to remember what choices you have made on the site

Expires - Session only
Purpose - Remembers if you have logged in

Expires - 2 days
Purpose - Records whether the My Health Status box is open or closed

Expires - 2 days
Purpose - Records whether th In my area box is open or closed

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Used to help deliver our quiz tools. Expires at end of session.

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Facebook - Used in social sharing and logging in
Twitter.com -Used in social sharing