Introduction

As a charity it’s important to us to make the best use of our limited resources, both financial and the time our volunteers devote to running and maintaining the website.

To understand how users interact with our website and make the best use of our resources we use cookies (small text files placed on your computer) to monitor our web traffic and make the website function effectively. 

This includes managing your viewing session, serving pages correctly, the shopping basket facilities and login access to restricted areas (where available). 

Consent to the use of cookies

By using the website you consent to the use of cookies. We let you know about this when you first visited the site – a footer banner displays the fact cookies are used.

Technical Information

Categories of cookies

We use the International Chamber of Commerce categorisation system of cookies:

CategoryType of Cookies 
1 – Strictly Necessary
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like the shopping baskets cannot be provided.
 
2 – Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.
 
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
 
3 – Functionality Cookies
These cookies may be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or listening to audio. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
 
4 – Targeting or Advertising CookiesOur website does not use this category of cookie. 

Cookies this site sets

None of the cookies set contain personally identifiable information.

Cookie NameCookie CategoryDescriptionDuration
wordpress_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_logged_in_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_test_2WordPress cookie for a logged in user.session
wordpress_test_cookie2WordPress test cookiesession
wordpress_sec_[UID]2WordPress security based cookiesession
wp-settings-1WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
wp-settings-time-2WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.1 year
cookie_notice_accepted1This cookie is set when a visitor has accepted our cookie policy.1 month
_koko_analytics_pages_viewed2Self hosted analytics plugin cookie used to assist tracking unique page views.6 hours
DYNSRV1This cookie is added by our webhost's load balancer to manage traffic and site peformance.session
ADMINDYNSRV1This cookie is added by our webhost's load balancer to manage traffic and site peformance.session
autoptimize_feed1Used to improve site performance.1 year

Read more about the new electronic privacy regulations at the ICO website.

Learn more about cookies.

Please also refer to our data retention policy.

Cookies set by others

In addition our website also uses other internet services that do use cookies. This includes fundraising tools, multi-media and social media services. We can’t control whether such cookies are set as they are set by the third party providers. We believe that the providers that set the cookies deliver features and benefits that we could not otherwise provide to users of our website.

The card payment services and fundraising services we use (including WorldPay, easyfundraising and easysearch) are operated by third parties on separate web domains. Please refer to their websites for information about the cookies that they set.