Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Cookies are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next. You can learn more about cookies here.
You can opt in or out of cookies at any time by changing your preferences. To access the cookies dashboard and change your preferences, click on the “C” in the bottom right hand corner of the webpage.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Necessary cookies||Various||Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.|
|These cookies are used to remember your cookies preferences when you choose to accept the analytics and social sharing cookies used on this website.|
|Analytics (Google)|| _ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
|Social sharing||Various||We use some social sharing plugins, to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.|
In some cases, when you interact with content from other organisations embedded on this website, such as videos or widgets, they will require cookies to function.
This includes the Vimeo and YouTube players we use for videos and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) widget we use for online donations.
For more information, you should consult these organisations' own cookies policies.
To adjust your preferences, click on the "C" below to open your cookies dashboard.