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Valid from May 2012

As a result of new European Union legislation, we need your consent to use cookies when you visit our website.

This policy explains about cookies and how we use them.

A cookie is a small file of text and numbers that is created by our website and attached to your computer or other device when you visit our site. The cookie doesn't access your hard drive. If you revisit our site, the cookie is recognised by our website.

Cookies are widely used by almost every website on the internet. They are useful because they identify the type of device you are using (PC or phone for instance) and help you navigate pages more easily. Some cookies help you translate web pages, log into the site or remember your region or country preferences. Other cookies help the website owner to measure how many people visit the site and which pages they visit.

The cookie poses no security or virus risk to your computer. Some cookies 'expire' immediately after you close your browser tab or window.

Of course, you can still make full use of the site if you specifically choose to delete or not to accept the cookie on your browser.

Here are details about the type of cookies that we set on our site.

Necessary or Session Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as when you add items to a shopping cart. We don't have to ask for your explicit consent to use these cookies as these are necessary to run the website.

The session cookies set on this site have the following names and they expire when you close your browser:
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By using our website, you agree that we can place the following types of cookies on your device.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about you use our website when you visit it and help us to improve the site's performance. They don't collect information that can identify you personally.

For example, we use Google Analytics cookies to collect anonymous information on all site visitors. We use the information to help us improve the site. The information collected includes the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

The Google cookies on this site have the following names:

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_utmc This cookie expires when you close your browser
_utmz This cookie expires remains for 6 months on your device

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, please visit: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html and http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to opt out.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow websites to remember choices, such as your user name, language or country. (An example of this type of cookie is on the BBC site for instance, where it allows you to quickly see relevant weather or traffic information according to where you are located.)

This site doesn't use any functionality cookies.

Advertising or Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to show you relevant ads and measure the effectiveness of campaigns. They will sometimes remember that you have previously visited a website and sometimes the information about your visits will be shared with a third party, such as another advertiser or publisher.

This site doesn't use any advertising or targeting cookies.

How to manage cookies set by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored.

Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience.

Your web browser has settings that let you manage which cookies can be dropped onto your computer. To learn more about the settings, click on the link for your browser:

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Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&;answer=95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies.

For further information on cookies and how to switch them off see www.allaboutcookies.org

Jurisdiction

These policies shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If any of these policies should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these are intended to be effective, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause. All other policies, terms of use, and terms and conditions shall remain in full force and continue to be binding and enforceable.

The Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity reserves the right to change these any of its policies, terms of use, and terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. If you do not accept these in full, you must stop using this website immediately.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about how we protect your personal information and ensure your privacy.

Or send a letter to:

The Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity, 91 Royal College St, London NW1 0SE

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