What are cookies?
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– Help us better understand how visitors engage with this website
The ASI has introduced Google Analytics to assist us in redeveloping our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.
This website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and which pages are visited.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
Cookies help us to ensure that our website is as good as it can be for our users. Cookies pose little threat to your privacy, but some people may want to turn them off anyway.
Cookies we use
This section lists all the cookies used by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used before coming to this site.
Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
gtag.js and analytics.js – cookie usage
Distinguish unique users
Throttle the request rate
Note: gtag.js and analytics.js do not require setting cookies to transmit data to Google Analytics.
gtag.js and analytics.js set the following cookies:
|_ga||2 years||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||1 minute||Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac||90 days||Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked yourGoogle Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.|
Read the analytics.js Domains & Cookies developer guide to learn all the ways these default settings can be customized.
Read the Security and privacy in Universal Analytics document for more information about Universal Analytics and cookies.
- Determine which domain to measure
- Distinguish unique users
- Throttle the request rate
- Remember the number and time of previous visits
- Remember traffic source information
- Determine the start and end of a session
- Remember the value of visitor-level custom variables
By default, this library sets cookies on the domain specified in the document.host browser property and sets the cookie path to the root level (/).
This library sets the following cookies:
Default Expiration Time
|_utmt||10 minutes||Used to throttle request rate.|
|_utmc||End of browser session||Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.|
|_utmv||2 years from set/update||Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
The following methods can be used to customize how cookies are set:
_setDomainName – Sets the domain to which all cookies will be set.
_setCookiePath – Sets the path to which all cookies will be set.
_setVisitorCookieTimeout – Sets the Google Analytics visitor cookie expiration in milliseconds.
_setSessionCookieTimeout – Sets the new session cookie timeout in milliseconds.
_setCampaignCookieTimeout – Sets the campaign tracking cookie expiration time in milliseconds.
_storeGac – Pass in false to disable the GAC cookie. Defaults to true
Read the Tracking Multiple Domains guide to learn how to configure ga.js to measure user interaction across domains. urchin.js – cookie usage
Cookies used on the website
This section outlines the cookies used on Alzheimer.ie and purposes for each cookie.
Content management system
WordPress is the content management system used to power most content on www.alzheimer.ie.