Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your device to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

Follow the links below for instructions on managing cookies in popular browsers:

Alternatively, take a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

You may also wish to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites. To find out more about how to do this visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

What cookies do we use?

Below is a list of cookies currently used by this website which may change from time to time. For a current list of cookies you may wish to use a tool such as Cookie Bot.

Preference Cookies

Preference cookies remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks.

Cookie Name: lang
Provider: cdn.syndication.twimg.com
Type: HTTP
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Remembers your language preference for this site

Statistical Cookies

These help the OA to understand how visitors interact with our websites by anonymously collecting and reporting information.

Cookie Name: _ga
Provider: officersassociation.org.uk
Type: HTTP
Expires: 2 years
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique user ID to generate statistical data on website usage.

Cookie Name: _gat
Provider: officersassociation.org.uk
Type: HTTP
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: This cookie does not store any user information; it’s used to limit the number of requests that have to be made to doubleclick.net.

Cookie Name: _gid
Provider: officersassociation.org.uk
Type: HTTP
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique user ID to generate statistical data on website usage.

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites (for example between our social media channels and our website). The intention is to monitor which OA marketing activity is most effective.

Cookie Name: ads/ga-audiences
Provider: google.com
Type: Pixel
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors across websites.

Cookie Name: collect
Provider: google-analytics.com
Type: Pixel
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about your device and behaviour across marketing channels.

Cookie Name: fr
Provider: facebook.com
Type: HTTP
Expires: 3 months
Cookie purpose: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products.

Cookie Name: i/jot/syndication
Provider: twitter.com
Type: Pixel
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Used by Twitter to monitor impressions from the OA Twitter feed.

Cookie Name: tr
Provider: facebook.com
Type: Pixel
Expires: When your session ends
Cookie purpose: Used by Facebook to track users across websites.

Cookie Name: NID
Provider: google.com
Type: HTTP
Expires: 6 months
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning users device. The ID is used for targeted ads.