Cookies

Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) explains what are “cookies” and what Vote Layla – (“Vote Layla”, “we”, “us” or “our”) - use cookies and similar technologies (“Cookies”) for when you visit our votelayla.org as well as any and all subdomains, and any and all Vote Layla controlled domains using the related names (the “Sites”).  Please see a list of our Sites below.  It also explains about third party Cookies (Cookies set by third parties where our Sites’ pages contain content from those third parties and how you can control these.  

 

This Cookie policy should also be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.  We may need to update this Cookie Policy from time to time and will notify you of any material changes by displaying a notification on our Sites.  

2. What are Cookies and what do they do?

A Cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier.   When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for Cookies.

Information gathered through Cookies may include the date and time of the visits made to a website, the pages viewed and the time spent at a website.

We use first and third party Cookies on our Sites and/or in our emails.  First party Cookies are Cookies placed by us to collect information about you. However, certain Cookies available on our Sites and/or in our emails are placed by third party website operators.  Please refer to the relevant third party website operator’s privacy notice for more information about how they may use such information. You can manage third-party Cookies set on our Sites using our Cookie preference management system and Cookies from third parties set outside our Sites by using their privacy control settings.

For further details on Cookies, please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookies.

3. Consent to the use of Cookies

Essential or necessary Cookies – Please note that we do not need your consent to store and access essential or necessary Cookies on your device, although you can still block or delete them (see below).

 Non-essential Cookies – We may only store and access non-essential cookies on your device with your permission. You are not obliged to give consent to our use of non-essential Cookies. Further, if you give your consent and then change your mind you can block or delete them (see below).

4. Refusing, Blocking and Deleting Cookies 

You can change your Cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “C” icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the home page of each of our Sites.  Once in the Cookie preference management system you can adjust the toggles for marketing and analytics cookies to “on” or “off”, then close the panel by swiping left or clicking on the “x” at the top right-hand corner of the panel – no further action is needed to confirm your preference.  Alternatively, if you wish to accept the recommended settings, which enable all Cookies, you can click “apply the recommended settings”. You may need to refresh your browser for changes to take effect. 

You can also block the use of Cookies by activating the relevant settings in your browser. Please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookie management and blocking or deleting for a wide variety of browsers. 

Please be aware that in order to use some parts of our Sites you will need to allow essential or necessary and certain optional functionality Cookies.  If you subsequently block or delete those Cookies, some aspects of our Sites may not work properly and you may not be able to access all or part of our Sites.

5. How long do Cookies last?

All cookies have expiration dates that determine how long they stay in your browser:

Session Cookies – these are temporary Cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) whenever you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies – these usually have an expiration date and so stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.

6. How we use cookies

Essential or necessary CookiesEssential Cookies are those Cookies which are essential for the operation of a website.  Essential Cookies include Cookies such as login Cookies and shopping cart Cookies. 

Optional Functionality CookiesThese Cookies recognise you when you return to a website, they remember your preferences and they provide enhanced, more personalised features. Cookies are used to personalise your interaction with social media, such as Facebook.  Such Cookies recognise users of those social media sites when you view social media content on our Sites. They also allow you to quickly share content across social media, through the use of simple ‘sharing’ buttons.  

Analytics Cookies - We use analytics or performance Cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Sites and which parts of our Sites are most popular.  This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Sites and better serve our users. We do not generally store any personal information that you provide to us in a Cookie.

Marketing Cookies - Marketing Cookies (also known as advertising or targeting Cookies) deliver adverts that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement on a website and help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.

You can find more information about some of the main Cookies we use on the Sites and the purposes for which they are used in the table below.  Information on Marketing Cookies is contained in the section ‘Managing third party Cookies’:

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Variety

Name

Intent

Description

Duration

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_login

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to identify the user's control panel login.

2 weeks

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_nocache

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used for determining if content caching should be used.

1 year

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_session

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as the session key that is used to identify the user's current session on the site.

session

First-party Cookie

_nbuild_token

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as an authenticity token for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks.

session

First-party Cookie

_public_login

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to ensure the platform reflects the user's preference to 'remember me' to identify the user's public site login.

2 weeks

First-party Cookie

csrftoken

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used as an authenticity token for use on forms to prevent CSRF attacks.

11 months

First-party Cookie

ban

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla's technology provider Nationbuilder and is used to mark someone that tries to login with a banned account.

1 month

First-party Cookie

CookieControl

Necessary

This cookie is set by Vote Layla to remember your preferences on cookies.

90 days

First-party Cookie

_gid

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

First-party Cookie

_ga

Analytics

This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utma

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

First-party Cookie

__utmz

Analytics

This cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached our site.

6 months

First-party Cookie

__utmb

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 minutes

First-party Cookie

__utmc

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits.

session

First-party Cookie

__utmt

Analytics

The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate.

10 minutes