Cookies policy

We use cookies on our website to help us provide you with a better website experience and to improve our website performance.

In this statement, whenever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’, it refers to ‘Alcohol Change UK’. Alcohol Change UK is the operating name of Alcohol Research UK, a registered charity number 1140287 and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales number 7462605.

This policy covers the information collected through our website. See our privacy notice to learn about how we manage your personal information.

This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them on our website

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following types of cookies on the Alcohol Change UK website

Strictly necessary cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary for our site to work properly. They are needed to allow you to move around the site and use our features.

Analytical or performance cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. (We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.)

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Strictly necessary

Cookie title

Cookie name

PurposeMore information
CSS Caching CookieCachedCssMTimeThis cookie is used to cache site CSS, which aids in page loading times and performance.
Shopify_abThis cookie is used in connection with access to admin.Shopify privacy policy
Shopify_secure_session_idThis cookie is used in connection with navigation through a storefront.Shopify privacy policy
ShopifycartThis cookie is used in connection with shopping cart.Shopify privacy policy
Shopifycart_sig, cart_ts, checkout_token, SecretThis cookie is used in connection with checkout.Shopify privacy policy
ShopifySecure_customer_sig, storefront_digestThis cookie is used in connection with customer login.Shopify privacy policy
Shopify_shopify_uThis cookie is used to facilitate updating customer account information.Shopify privacy policy
Google Tag Manager_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxxThis cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.
UntitledtestCookieThis is used to see if the browser is set to block or allow cookies.
Shopify_shopify_dThis cookie is used to facilitate updating customer account information.

Analytics and performance

Cookie titleCookie namePurposeMore information
Google Analytics_ga, _gat_UA-7775226-1, _gid, _gcl
utm_source
utm_content

utm_medium utm_campaign

We use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous.Google Analytics privacy policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Google Optimize__gaexpWe use this to record a person’s involvement in a website experiment e.g. an A/B test where half of our website users see one webpage, and the other half see an alternative version. This helps us test that the changes we make to our site are actually making it better.Google Analytics privacy policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopify_tracking_consentTracking preferencesShopify cookie policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopify_landing_page, _orig_referrerTrack landing pagesShopify cookie policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopify_s, _shopify_fs, _shopify_s, _shopify_y, _yShopify analyticsShopify cookie policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopify_shopify_sa_p, _shopify_sa_tShopify analytics relating to marketing and referralsShopify cookie policy
These are third party cookies (see below)
Shopifytracked_start_checkoutShopify analytics relating to checkoutShopify cookie policy
These are third party cookies (see below)

Targeting cookies

Cookie titleCookie namePurposeMore information
GoogleDoubleClickWe use Google Doubleclick for conversion tracking purposes, to track the performance of our own AdWords and display advertising campaigns. If you visit certain pages on our website, Google and Alcohol Change UK will be able to tell that your visit was a result of a click on one of these ads.You can view how Google uses cookies in advertising and how you can manage the Google ads you see and opt out of Ads Personalisation through Google’s Ads Settings. You can find out more about their privacy policy and get tips and tools on privacy and safety.
This is a third party cookie (see below)
Twitter Pixel Codepersonalisation_id, conversionTracking pixel which matches users anonymously with their Twitter ID, enabling remarketing, analysis and reporting of Alcohol Change UK advertising campaigns.Twitter cookies policy

This is a third party cookie (see below)

GoogleGoogle AdServicesWe use Google Ads to display search results for our website when you search online for the topics or types of services we offer. We do this to create greater awareness of Alcohol Change UK and our servicesYou can view how Google uses cookies in advertising and how you can manage the Google ads you see and opt out of Ads Personalisation through Google’s Ads Settings. You can find out more about their privacy policy and get tips and tools on privacy and safety.
This is a third party cookie (see below)
Twitter Pixel Codepersonalisation_id, conversionTracking pixel which matches users anonymously with their Twitter ID, enabling remarketing, analysis and reporting of Alcohol Change UK advertising campaigns.Twitter cookies policy

This is a third party cookie (see below)

Third party cookies

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies and these named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies.

We use the following third party cookies:

  • Facebook Pixel
  • Google – AdServices
  • Google Analytics, including Google Optimize
  • Google DoubleClick
  • Shopify
  • Twitter Pixel

Controlling Cookies

You can control the use and placing of any cookies via the new cookies banner on our website. Our banner will appear on your screen if you are a new visitor to the site and are yet to set your cookies preferences. If you wish to revisit your preferences, simply press the banner's cog icon in the bottom left-hand corner.

You can manage the use of non-Strictly Necessary cookies through our Cookie Settings including third party cookies. This tool enables you to provide consent for each of these categories of cookies to be set on your device or hard drive and withdraw your consent at any time. To provide your consent, click on the 'Accept Recommended Settings' button. To withhold your consent or change your preferences in the future, simply press the on or off toggle and select your preferences.

You should also visit the privacy notices of any third parties in relation to the third parties’ cookies described above. Details for these privacy policies are shown in our Cookie Policy for further information.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

Please note, however, that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, Alcohol Change UK will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/