To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
This website uses both first and third party cookies to allow us to analyse and enhance your experience on our website.
We use website tracking tools provided by Google Analytics and Statcounter to analyse how people use our website, understand which pages are accessed the most and how long people interact with various sections. This allows us to better understand our audience and adjust future content. To do this we store cookies on your device that allow us to track how you use and interact with our website.
We use a select few third party services, such as social media tools, on our website. These services may also store cookies on your device to enhance your experience when interacting with their services.
Information stored in cookies does not identify you personally.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
We use the following cookies on our website:
We use Google Analytics to track how you use our website and better understand our audience which allows us to enhance your experience by creating optimal content. We track your usage of our website by storing Google Analytics specific cookies which contain non-personal information that Google Analytics can use to identify you as you use and interact with our website.
We use Statcounter to track how you use our website and better understand our audience which allows us to enhance your experience by creating optimal content. We track your usage of our website by storing Statcounter specific cookies which contain non-personal information that Statcounter can use to identify you as you use and interact with our website.
Information gathered about your usage of our website by these cookies is stored on secure web servers by Google Analytics and Statcounter. Our charity trustees, employees and select contractors may have access to view website tracking and usage information.
Our website also uses several third party cookies. Third party cookies are used by other services that we may use on our website, such as social media like and share buttons, embedded video content and other embedded HTML content.
Third party cookies may be used to identify you and determine whether or not you are signed in to a particular website, such as a social media platform.
We use Facebook like and share buttons on our website. To do this Facebook stores cookies on your device that identify you and how you may have interacted with these buttons, such as whether you have liked a page or shared some information to your Facebook page.
We use JustGiving.com embedded content on our website to allow people to donate to our charity. JustGiving.com stores cookies on your device about how you have interacted with this content, such as whether you have donated via the form.
We use Twitter follow and tweet buttons on our website. To do this Twitter stores cookies on your device that identify you and see how you may have interacted with these buttons, such as whether you have liked a page or shared some information to your Twitter feed.
We use YouTube to embed YouTube video content on our website. To do this YouTube stores cookies on your device that identify you and see whether you are signed in to YouTube, and how you may have interacted with this video.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.