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Our website uses ‘cookies’, which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They are

sent from the website’s servers to your computer or mobile phone and stored on your device, and

may then be sent back to our website’s servers with updated data as you browse our website.

Cookies are used to record information about your preferences as you browse our website, which

allows us to improve your experience by tailoring the website accordingly. Cookies can also be

used to identify you every time you revisit our website.

 

A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web

browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your

computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.

 

How We Use Cookies

 

The following is a list of cookies used by our website, and what they are used for:

 

 

Cookie Type

Cookie Name

Description

Session cookie

TAFSessionId

TAFTrackingId 

ASP.NET_SessionI 

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The Unite website uses session cookies to maintain information about each visit to the website and enable core site functionality. These cookies do not contain any personal information, and only last for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser

Load balancer cookie

AWSELB

This cookie is essential to help ensure that the  website loads efficiently by distributing visits across multiple web servers. The cookie does not contain any personal information, and only lasts for the duration of your visit, being deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Google analytcis cookie

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please use this link: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

Cookie Acceptance

cc_social 

cc_analytics 

cc_advertising

These cookies are to identify acceptance of our cookie policy.

 

Third-Party Cookies

 

Our website uses the following third-party suppliers and partners who may also set cookies on your

computer or mobile phone as you browse our website. If you would like to know more about how

these third-parties use cookies to collect and store your data, please use the links below:

 

Cookie Type

Cookie 

Name

Description

Twitter

guest_id

twill 

original_referer 

_twitter_sess

These cookies are set by Twitter as the Unite website is drawing in the Unite Twitter feed into the footer of the site.

Share This

__stid 

__uset

These cookies are used by the social network sharing functionality within the site.

 

Please note that, where we embed content from third-party sites such as Flickr and YouTube, you

may also have cookies from these third-party websites installed on your device. Unite the Union do not

control these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more

information.

 

Please also note that, if you use one of the ‘sharing tools’ on our website to share content using

social networks, these social networks may install a cookie on your device. Unite the Union do not control

these cookies and you should check the privacy policy of the relevant website for more information.

 

Blocking Cookies

 

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will

allow you to block cookies from being installed on your device via your browser settings.

 

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

 

Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

 

Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

 

Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

 

Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

 

Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

 

Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to block cookies

using their mobile browser.

 

Please be aware that restricting the use of cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

 

Deleting Cookies

 

The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc.) will

allow also allow you to delete selected / all cookies currently installed on your device.

 

Depending on your browser, further information can be obtained via the following links:

 

Firefox – http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

 

Internet Explorer – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

 

Google Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

 

Safari – http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

 

Opera - http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

 

Similarly, mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual for details on how to delete

cookies using their mobile browser.

 

Please note that this will usually only remove any cookies currently installed on your device; you

must also change your browser settings (above) if you wish to prevent cookies being installed in

future. Please be aware that deleting cookies already stored on your device may impact on the

usability of our website.

 

Contact Details and Useful Information

 

This website is owned and operated by Unite the Union. If you have any questions about our use of

cookies and how we collect and store your data, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more information on cookies and how they work, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.