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OCD-UK Cookie Policy

Use of cookies
The OCD-UK websites ( http://www.ocduk.org, http://www.ocdshop.com and http://www.ocdforums.org) do not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences and are not shared with any third parties.

Cookies are small text files of information sent from a website to your computer where it is stored on your hard drive. Most websites send cookies of some description, they are widely used in order to make websites work, or to improve your browsing experience and enable the website to function effectively, as well as to provide statistical information to the owners of the site and help us to recognise you if you return to our site at a later stage. Cookies sent from our website do not contain any personally identifying information and are used solely to personalise your visits to the site. This can save you time on future visits by storing information you may have previously entered onto our site. Our cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. A cookie is created when you visit the OCD-UK website. You can choose not to accept cookies, or delete existing cookies, by adjusting your internet security preferences. However if you choose not to accept cookies some parts of our web site will not work properly.

OCD-UK uses certain essential cookies which are needed to enable the provision of our website’s core service. In accordance with the Information Commissioner and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) which came into force on the 26th May 2011, no consent is needed to place these cookies on your browser. 

In addition to these essential cookies, other non-essential cookies that help OCD-UK improve your website experience and measure our statistical activity are used. By using our website you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your browser, however you can disable them using your browser settings. Details of how to do this are listed below.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name  Description
ccShowCookieIcon This is a tool to improve the performance of the website for the user which is set to expire after 90 days. It is the cookie which prevents the need to show the cookie compliance icon.
ocd-uk_cookiecontrol This is a tool to improve the performance of the website for the user which is set to expire after 90 days. It is the cookie which prevents the need to show the cookie compliance text and acceptance button.
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Change Textsize:
This cookie is used by the website for users to change the size of their text, using the tool in the top right corner of the website.

This is a tool to improve the performance of the website for the user which is set to expire after 24 hours of your last visit to the OCD-UK website.

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This session cookie records whether the user has javascript enabled which can help the site present information appropriately. The cookie expires the moment you close your browser.

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Google Analytics:
OCD-UK uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of four cookies (see left), which are stored on your computer. Although these cookies are not essential to the core function of the website, they are useful in enabling the charity to identify website usage. 

Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as your name, address or contact details. All the information collected is anonymous. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites (not just OCD-UK) please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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OCD-UK Forums:
The OCD-UK forums are powered by the Invision Power Board (IPB). These cookies are essential for the Invision Forums on our website to operate. These are created when you browse the forums to allow the system to remember the topics and posts you have viewed and other settings that you have chosen.

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Drupal.toolbar.collapsed This session cookie is set by the OCD-UK website system which uses the Drupal content management system (CMS) to power the website and allow the authenticated users to remain logged in.
SESS This session cookie is set by the OCD-UK website system to power the website. It stores user's current session ID so the website can store temporary data in a $_SESSION variable. It is set to expire after 25 days of your last visit to the OCD-UK website.

 

Browser cookie settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you would like to prevent cookies from being set by this site, or any other site, you can change your browser settings, the following links will assist in that aim:

Firefox
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Google Chrome
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Safari (OS X)
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Safari (iOS)
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Android
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Links to other websites
This cookie privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the cookie and privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

 

Copyright © 2004-2017 OCD-UK.
Charity Registration Number: 1103210
OCD-UK, Marble Hall (Office 5), 80 Nightingale Road, Derby DE24 8BF

OCD-UK is a non-profit making charity and not associated with any other organisation. Medical information is provided for education/information purposes only, you should obtain further advice from your doctor. Any links to external websites have been carefully selected, however we are not responsible for the content of these third party websites.