Cookies policy

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 more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The tables below explain the cookies we use and why.

UNISON specific

Name Expires Purpose
unison_ branch_selected 30 days after set Used for branch auto suggestion on branch search page
unison_ user_dd_switch_ verified 3 hours after set Authentication cookie for direct debit switch form
unison_ user_contact_ details_form_ verified 3 hours after set Authentication cookie for contact details update form
unison- cookie-warning-* 1 year after set This cookie helps us remember that you have viewed and accepted the cookie policy.

 

WordPress

WordPress is our content management system that runs the website.

Name Expires Purpose
comment_ author_* 1 year after set Stored when visitors comment on blog, so that they won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_ author_email_* 1 year after set Stored when visitors comment on blog, so that they won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
comment_ author_url_* 1 year after set Stored when visitors comment on blog, so that they won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment.
wordpress_ test_cookie expires when browser is closed This cookie checks if you have cookies enabled (for registered users only).
wordpress_ sec_* expires when browser is closed This cookie is required to keep you logged into our dashboard  (for registered users only).
wordpress_ logged_in_* expires when browser is closed This cookie is required to keep you logged into our dashboard  (for registered users only).

 

iPerceptions 4Q survey

This is a short opt-in survey we run for a selected number of site users.

Name Expires Purpose
ipe_s When you close the browser. This cookie allows the service to utilize iPeceptions to present anonymous survey questions to users
ipe.29282. pageViewedCount When you close the browser. This cookie allows the service to utilize iPeceptions to present anonymous survey questions to users
IPE119455 90 days This cookie allows the service to utilize iPeceptions to present anonymous survey questions to users

 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.

Name Expires Purpose
_ga 2 years Distinguishes users
_gali 30 seconds Statistics on pages visited
_gat 10 minutes Throttles request rate

 

AddThis

AddThis provides the social share buttons for the UNISON website, allowing users to quickly and easily share content to Twitter, Facebook and other social sites.

Name Expires Purpose
__atuvc 2 years The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.
__atuvs 2 years The __atuvs cookie is created and read by AddThis JavaScript on the client side in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

 

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.