Why we use cookies

Diabetes Safety Organisation uses cookies on its website in order to:

    • Enhance your web experience, by optimising our site to meet your computer’s browser and display settings.
    • Allow us to use multimedia content on our site (eg Flash videos) via third-party cookies.
  • Provide us with anonymised analytical information about how people use our website such as number of visits to a page.

While the cookies we use may collect information about your browsing habits, they do not retain any personal data about you.

Your choices

There are two types of cookies: session cookies – which are temporary cookie files that are erased when you close your browser – and persistent cookies, which will stay in one of your browser’s subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie’s file.  You can choose to block the setting of cookies, or remove any cookies that have been issued to your computer or device, at any time. 

To do this, you should review your browser’s settings via the settings menu, and adjust your user preferences accordingly.  For more information on how to do this, and for general guidance on cookies, please visit

If you do not consent to our use of cookies, you must do one of the following:

    • Avoid using our website,
  • Take necessary steps to block the setting of the cookies we use (or all cookies) on your computer/device,

In accordance with our Privacy Policy, by continuing to use our website you are agreeing to the terms included within it, which includes the setting of cookies on your computer or device. 

What cookies do we use?

The cookies we currently use on our website (any changes to these will be updated on this policy) are listed below in the following table:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 year Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
_gac_<property-id> 90 days Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more.

Please note that the owners of third party websites that our website links to may also use cookies, over which we have no control. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

For further information about this policy, please contact us

    • Phone us on 0333 577 5735

Last revised 21st November 2018