What are cookies

When using the Working Well website, a small text file called a ‘cookie’ (made up of letters and numbers) is placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone’s storage device. Using cookies is a really common practice and helps organisations to give the best user experience on our websites. Cookies are completely harmless and can’t be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

You can find out more about cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) website.

What’s a pixel

We also use pixels, which are snippets of code that enable cookies to be downloaded to a device. Pixel tags identify a device as it browses different websites, partly so that targeted adverts can be shown to that user. We don’t receive any identifiable data from pixels. If you disable cookies, your visit to our website will just register as an anonymous visit.

What cookies we use

We use a variety of cookies across our different websites depending on what the website does. We use them to:

  • make website features work;
  • analyse how you’re using the websites so we can make it even better and relevant to you;
  • count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the websites to improve the way the websites work; and
  • help us advertise to you on other websites, like Facebook.

Below we run through the cookies we use on our different websites and list them all so you can find out more about each one specifically if you’d like to.

Managing cookies in your browser

You can control which types of cookies you allow in your web browser. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also remove cookies and clear your browser’s history.

The following links describe how you can change your cookie settings in the popular browsers:

How to manage your cookies

You can view and delete the cookies stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone and if you want to you can prevent cookies from being stored in future. There’s information about how to do this in your internet browser’s ‘Help’ pages or you can find out more about how to manage your cookies on the ICO’s website.