Cookie Policy

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use cookies for a few different reasons:

1. Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make the site work. Examples of  this are the cookies we need to make the donation and events registration forms work.

2. Functional cookies improve your experience of the site, remembering your preferences, such as your accessibility settings, helping to make the site accessible to users with different needs.

3. Performance cookies are used to help improve the performance of our site and help us learn what works best so that we provide you with the best experience.

4. We use functionality from social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 to allow you to share content from our site on these social networks and use their functionality. These sites use third party functionality cookies to allow this to work.

5. We may also use third party behavioural advertising cookies to help make our advertising to you as relevant and useful as possible.

We use traffic log cookies on sites we build to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website however.

_utmz    This cookie stores where a visitor (you) came from. E.g. search engine, search keyword, link, etc.

_utma   This cookie stores each user's amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit.

_utmc, _utmb    These are used to check approximately how long a user (you) stay on our site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends.

is_returning        This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors (you) use our site, all information is collected anonymously and helps us inprove our site.

_atuvc   This cookie lets us integrate our site with social networks, allowing our users to share content over social networks

How to manage cookies

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

How to manage cookies

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies provided by our site – or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences, or use the following on your particular browser.

 Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on the ‘burger menu’ icon (three horizontal lines, one above each other), within Firefox - this is located to the right of the address bar
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Select the Privacy panel from within the pop up
  4. From the History section, change the “Firefox will” drop down select and “Use custom settings for history
  5. ”Un-check “Accept cookies from sites”
  6. Click OK

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the gear-wheel icon in the top right corner of the browser
  2. Click Internet Options
  3. Navigate to the Privacy Tab
  4. Set the slider to “High” or above
  5. Click OK to confirm

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the ‘burger menu’ icon (three horizontal lines, one above each other), within Chrome - this is located to the right of the address bar
  2. Select “Settings”Client on the “Show advanced settings” link to unveil the additional settings
  3. Click “Content Settings” in the “Privacy” section
  4. A pop up will appear, and under the “Cookies” section select “Block sites from setting any data”

 Safari

  1. Go to Safari Preferences (Cmd ,)
  2. Click the “Privacy” icon
  3. Choose “Cookies and website data” as “Always block”
  4. Close window

Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website and others cannot be provided to you.

Third Party Cookies

To help improve your experience of our site we use content from other sites to help users and improve usability for example Google Maps for store locators. We also use social sites such as Facebook and Twitter In to allow businesses to communicate with their clients along with analytics to help improve user experience. We don't control these sites and we suggest you read their cookie policy to see which ones they use and how to manage them.

Third-party  cookies  

What their cookies are used for

Google

We use Google Maps to show our location.Googles privacy policy:http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Social Tools

We take advantage of social networks and like to share our content with friends across these networks, such as twitter, you may receive cookies from these websites. We are not in control of these third-party cookies, if you'd like to learn more about them - visit their websites.Facebooks privacy policyhttp://www.facebook.com/policy.phpTwitters privacy policyhttps://twitter.com/privacy

Further information

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

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