Cookie Policy

Cookies on the Somerset Carers & CCS website and Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever device you use to surf the Internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer, or to help provide a service that you request.

How are Cookies used on

The cookies we use at CCS/Somerset Carers Service are there to enhance your experience of the site, or to allow you to perform the services you require. We do not use cookies to store information that identifies you as an individual, or pass information recorded in cookies to others.

We use Google Analytics cookies (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) to hold information about your visit to our site. This helps us better identify those services that matter to you. If you do not wish us to do this, you may either remove these cookies, or opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser. This can be found at

Third party cookies

We embed videos from YouTube and news feeds from other websites such as Twitter to enhance the user experience of our websites. These third party websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages. Below are links to their cookie policies:

Google privacy policy for YouTube and all its websites


The table below lists the types of cookies used on the CCS website.

A guide to commonly used cookies

Session Cookies Session Cookies are used by the server to store information about user page activities so users can easily pick up where they left off on the server’s pages.  They are usually removed when the browser is closed.
Persistent Cookies Persistent Cookies are used to store user preferences. These changes make the site easier to navigate and/or lets user leave a part of the user’s “personality” at the site.  These cookies expire after a certain period, or can be removed manually.
First Party Cookies issued from the site you are visiting.  We use a number of suppliers to provide the services we offer, but the majority of cookies we place on your machine fall under this category.
Third Party Cookies issued that are different from the site you are visiting e.g. a Twitter or Facebook feed on a page.

What can you do?

We encourage you to accept the cookies we serve.  Alternatively, you can amend your web browser settings to prevent cookies, but this might affect your use and the functionality of this site and some features will not work if cookies are turned off or restricted.

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