Cookie Policy

The DSA website and mobile applications may use technology called “cookies.”

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a server. Cookies allow the DSA website and mobile applications to respond to you, the data subject, as an individual.

The website or mobile application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

For instance, the DSA server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to enter a password more than once during a visit to a website.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored if you prefer. Please refer to your Internet browser’s instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions and to specify your cookie preferences.

If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our websites or any other websites that you visit.

You can manage these small files yourself and find out more about them at

Our use of cookies

Below is a list of all the cookies that are set by the Downs Syndrome Association website. If you have any questions or would like more information about these cookies, please contact us.

Cookies for improving service

We use Google Analytics to monitor the number of visitors to the Down’s Syndrome Association website and the content visitors value. This allows us to ensure that the website is available when you want it, and to understand what content is useful to you.

Name Content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number When you close your browser
_utmz Randomly generated number and information on how you navigated to the site 6 months

For further information about the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.

Cookies for improving your user experience

We also use cookies to help improve your use of the site:

Name Content Expires
Randomly generated string Session cookie used by our website framework. When you close your browser
dsa_cookie_message Text to test if you’ve been shown the cookie warning message. 1 week
style Stores your font size preference. When you close your browser

Other cookies

As well as using cookies to make our site work, we use them to keep track of what you’re interested in. This helps us understand which adverts you might be interested in seeing.

If you spend some time looking at a page about our World Down Syndrome Day sky dive, for example, you might see an advert for that particular event on Facebook later.

These cookies also help us understand which adverts are working, so we can spend our advertising budgets in the most effective ways.

Facebook Pixel: We occasionaly use Facebook Ads to  and have placed the Facebook Pixel Code on this site | Opt-out Options

If you have any questions about these cookies and how they are used, please contact us.

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