Cookie policy

About this cookie policy

We use cookies to help improve your experience of using Disability Horizons. This cookies policy will help you to understand:

  • what cookies are
  • what types of cookies we use
  • the information we collect using cookies and how we use them
  • how you can control your cookie preferences.

You can, at any time, change or withdraw your consent for the use of certain cookies on our website.

Your consent applies to the following domains: disabilityhorizons.com.

For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, as well as how to get in touch with us, see our privacy notice.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of information that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device you use when you visit a website.

These are stored on your browser (for example Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge) and hard drive and contain details (such as your IP address and broad location) that identify you as a user, and your browsing history on that website.

You can learn more about cookies here: What Are Cookies?.

How we use cookies

As with most online services, our website uses first and third-party cookies for a number of purposes.

Cookies help us make the website function properly and make it more secure. They also help the website to recognise you and remember certain details, such as the accessibility features you use, so that you don’t have to enter them each time you visit the site.

Cookies are also used:

  • to help us understand how you use a website and improve it as a result
  • show you more relevant information, adverts or related products and services
  • create a more seamless journey across different platforms, such as from our website to Facebook.

What types of cookies we use

The cookies used on our website are grouped into the following categories.

Necessary

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensure the basic functionalities and security features of the website work. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Functional

Functional cookies help the website to perform certain functionalities, such as loading the website faster or remembering a user’s preferences so that they don’t need to input them each time.

Non-necessary

These cookies are not necessary for the website’s basic functions, but they help to make your experience better. They do this by collecting user data via analytics, social media usage, embedded content (such as videos and podcasts) and ads, which enables the website and other third-party sites to show you more relevant information.

Performance and Analytics

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with a website. These cookies help provide information on the number of visitors, where people come to the site from, what they’re most interested in etc. This helps a website to continually improve for the people that visit it.

Advertisement

Advertisement cookies are used by us or third-parties to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide advertising that is more likely to be of interest to you.

CookieDescription
Necessary
bm_szThis cookie is set by the provider Akamai Bot Manager. It is used to manage the interaction with the online bots that might try to hack the website. It also helps in fraud preventions.
_abckThis cookie is used to detect and defend when a client attempt to replay a cookie. This cookie manages the interaction with online bots and takes the appropriate actions.
AWSELBThis cookie is associated with Amazon Web Services and is used for managing sticky sessions across production servers.
ak_bmscThis cookie is set by the provider Akamai Bot Manager to optimise site performance and security.
__cfduidThe cookie is used by CND services, such as CloudFare, to identify individual people behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-person basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "functional".
cf_use_obThis cookie is used by Cloudflare Always Online (part of Sucuri website protection tool). The cookie informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resource from the Always Online cache on the designated port.
cf_ob_infoThis cookie is used by Cloudflare Always Online (part of Sucuri website protection tool). The cookie informs Cloudflare to fetch the requested resource from the Always Online cache on the designated port.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "non-necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "performance and analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "advertisement".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-otherThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool to record the user's consent for the cookies in the category "other".
viewed_cookie_policyThis cookie is set by the GDPR cookie consent tool and is used to store whether or not a user has consented to the use of various cookies. It does not store any personal data.
Functional
AWSELBCORSThis cookie is used for load balancing, in order to optimise the website. It also stores the information regarding which server cluster is serving the visitor.
Performance and Analytics
_gatThis cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics (the predecessor to Google Analytics) to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
WMF-Last-AccessThis cookie is used to calculate unique devices accessing the website.
vuidThis domain of this cookie is owned by Vimeo. This cookie is used by vimeo to collect tracking information. It sets a unique ID to embed videos to the website.
_gauges_uniqueThis cookie is set by the online analytics tool Gauges. It helps us improve the website by tracking a user's behaviour when browsing the site.
_gauges_unique_dayThis cookie is set by the online analytics tool Gauges. It helps us improve the website by tracking a user's behaviour when browsing the site.
_gauges_unique_monthThis cookie is set by the online analytics tool Gauges. It helps us improve the website by tracking a user's behaviour when browsing the site.
_gauges_unique_yearThis cookie is set by the online analytics tool Gauges. It helps us improve the website by tracking a user's behaviour when browsing the site.
_gaThis 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 assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics and is used to store information on how visitors use a website to help a website improve what it offers. The data collected, including the number of visitors, where they have come from, and the pages visited are logged in an anonymous form.
_gauges_cookieThis cookie is set by the online analytics tool Gauges. It helps us improve the website by tracking a user's behaviour when browsing the site.
_gat_gtag_UA_67185605_1This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics (the predecessor to Google Analytics) to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
Non-necessary
R6kq3TV7Used by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
csrf_session_idUsed by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
tt_webidUsed by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
tt_webid_v2Used by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
attribution_user_idThese cookies are necessary for the function of embedded forms created using Typeform, for example, to detect language preference and set visual design elements of the forms. We use this service to run surveys for content or to help improve services.
tt_csrf_tokenUsed by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
_reverbnation_sessionUsed by music website ReverbNation for tracking the use of embedded services.
PBSECURESUSIDUsed by podcast service Podbean to deliver embedded audio content on the website.
mp_ab0889532ba21199bab26025f9001ffd_mixpanelUsed by music website ReverbNation for tracking the use of embedded services.
MONITOR_WEB_IDUsed by the social media platform TikTok for tracking the use of embedded services.
YSCThis cookie is set by Google and tracks information from embedded YouTube videos on a website, for example, whether they are watched and how long for.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVEThis cookie is set by Google and tracks information from embedded YouTube videos on a website, for example, whether they are watched and how long for.
Advertisement
_pxhdThis cookie is used by Zoominfo. This cookie collects information on user behaviour on multiple websites. This information is used to optimise the relevance of advertisements.
test_cookieThis cookie is set by doubleclick.net, a Google Marketing platform, to determine if a user's browser supports cookies.
IDEThis cookie is used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
Other
CONSENT
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How you can control your cookie preferences

You can manage your cookies preferences by clicking on the “cookie settings” button and enabling or disabling the cookie categories on the popup according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your preferences later on through your browsing session, you can click on the “manage cookies” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Here’s how to do this for each browser:

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience when using Disability Horizons and some features may not function properly.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this cookie policy, you can get in touch by email: editor@disabilityhorizons.com.

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