Cookie policy

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How cookies are used on Food - a fact of life

Food - a fact of life (foodafactoflife.org.uk) puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so we do not show them to you again
  • remember you while you’re changing your foodafactoflife.org.uk email subscriptions
  • remember you when you've logged into the foodafactoflife.org.uk website to manage your collections
  • when you're logged in, we remember your resource downloads so we can better inform you when an update is available 

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use the Food - a fact of life (foodafactoflife.org.uk) website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of our audience and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on foodafactoflife.org.uk
  • how long you spend on each foodafactoflife.org.uk page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies.

 

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit foodafactoflife.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit foodafactoflife.org.uk by tracking if you’ve visited before 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made 10 minutes

 

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Food - a fact of life (as a registered member)

We use a session cookie to keep you logged into our website when you use our website.

foodafactoflife.org.uk stores information about:

  • when you've logged into the foodafactoflife.org.uk website to manage your collections
  • when you're logged in, we remember your resource downloads so we can better inform you when an update is available 

 

Name Purpose Expires
__RequestVerificationToken This is an anti-forgery token (prevent CSRF attack) Never

 

 

 

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