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Privacy policy and cookies

Green Alliance is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We don't collect personal data and we don't use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

If you would like to learn more about cookies, please visit the ICO website: www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.aspx

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website or, indeed, any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'help' function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may have an impact on the functionality of our website.

Types of cookies

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functional cookies
These cookies allow a website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. 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. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookies used on our site:

We do not provide shopping and e-billing services and do not collect personal data. We do not feature personally targeted features, such as customisation and advertising. On our site, third party services we use, like Issuu (for reading publications) and Slideshare (for viewing presentations), may use functional and targeting cookies (see above). The table below lists the cookies found on our site:

Cookie Name Purpose Category
EKTGUID 3rd Party: Ektron. This user ID cookie is used to track visitors to the site. A unique identifier for the current visitor is generated for all visitors, including anonymous visitors, and assigned to the visitor at the time they first arrive on the site.
We use this information to uniquely identify the user when they perform unauthenticated actions on the site, such as commenting on content, and also to compile reports on visitor usage.
This cookie may also be used when performing anonymous ecommerce shopping cart functions in which case it is "Strictly necessary" This cookie expires after 1 year.
Performance
EkAnalytics 3rd Party: Ektron. Built-in analytics tracking (not Google) Performance
ecm 3rd Party: Ektron.This cookie is used by the Ektron application to store information about the anonymous and logged in visitor, including language, currency, user culture, and site information. For authenticated users, the user id and a unique ID are stored, and compared with the values on the server to determine valid authentication.
The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
Strictly necessary
RadEditorGlobal
SerializeCookie
3rd Party: Ektron. This cookie is s Ektron text editor et by the ewededit400 editor to store the size, position and visibility of its toolbars and modules on the client. It is set to be a site wide cookie available to all pages so as all editors on a site to retain the same user settings, rather than having the user reset them for each page with an editor. Performance
ASP.NET_SessionId ASPNET. This cookie is the default one used by the site to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. Our application uses the session to track the user's progress in wizards or for passing data which cannot be stored locally.
The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).
Strictly necessary
_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
3rd Party: Google Analytics. Multiple expiry dates (session, 1 day, 6 months, 2 years) depending on cookie name/function. Data is only used in aggregate.

_utma: Determines unique visitors and is updated with each page view. Also provides an unique ID that is used to ensure the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security feature.

_utmb: Establishes and continues an user session on our site

_utmc: This cookie is no longer used by tracking code to determine session status. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility purposes this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.

_utmz: Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site: a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertisement campaigns and page navigation.

More information on Google cookies.
Performance
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_utmc
_utmz
Imsc / itrack / _qca /_qads
3rd Party: ISSU. Cookies created by ISSU when Green Alliance embeds publications into site pages and a user interacts with embedded object. __qca / __qads: These cookies have a persistent life span.

More information on ISSU's privacy policy.
Functionality and Sharing / Targeting
_utma
_utmz
/ v6f / uid / _qca
3rd Party: Vimeo. Cookies created by Vimeo when Green Alliance embeds publications into site pages and a user interacts with embedded object. These cookies maintain your login state and auto log you into your Vimeo account should you have one and choose to auto log-in. Vimeo account login information is encrypted in the cookie. Functionality and Sharing / Targeting
__atuvc / uit / di / dt / uid / uvc / psc / sshs /ssh / ssc / loc / atgotcode / user_segment 3rd Party: AddThis. Social media sharing functions used on home page, blog and news.

Some of these session based cookie expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).

The remainder persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) provide you with a more personal interactive experience.

More information on AddThis's opt out etc.
 
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_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz
/ _qca /_qads
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3rd Party: SlideShare. Cookies created by SlideShare when Green Alliance embeds slideshows into site pages and a user interacts with embedded object.

SlideShare use cookies for two purposes: 1. Persistent cookies to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to SlideShare. 2. Session ID cookies to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage by Visitors and web traffic routing on the Site. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from the Site and Service and then close your browser.

More information on on SlideShare's privacy policy.
Functionality and Sharing/Targeting
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