What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information sent by us to your computer or mobile device that allow us to recognise you when you next visit. To find out more about cookies, take a look at All About Cookies.
What information do you collect?
We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. If you come to our website, we may record information about your visit, including:
- which pages on the website you visit
- the amount of time you spend on the site
- whether you are new to the site or have visited it before
- how you came to our website – for example, through social media or an email
- the type of device and browser you use
First party cookies
They don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
These cookies only last until you close your browser, with the exception of the "__tid_gtm" cookie, which expires after 30 days, and the "__tid_gtm" local storage entry, which has no expiration date. We use the "__tid_gtm" cookie and local storage entry to prevent counting duplicate transactions.
Third party cookies
We work with a number of third parties who have implemented pixels on our site to trigger cookies. We mainly use these cookies for reporting purposes but we also occasionally use them for advertising and retargeting. We do this to ensure we're using the most cost-effective measures to advertise to existing and potential supporters. It also helps us make sure we communicate with our supporters in the best way possible.
Privacy policies of our main suppliers
Google Ads and Google Marketing Platform
We use Google Ads in order to advertise on third party websites to potential and previous visitors of our website.
Examples of this can include advertising on search terms, display adverts, or advertising to previous visitors of our site.
Third parties, including Google, use these cookies to monitor performance and also to optimise towards the best performing advertisements. This allows us to focus our marketing and ensure that we are reaching the right people for the lowest cost.
We also use Google Marketing Platform to measure the effectiveness of our online adverts. This ensures our advertisements are cost-effective and targeted at the right people. Floodlight is the conversion tracking system for Google Marketing Platform.
Google Marketing Platform cookies occasionally include pixels from other advertising networks we work with. This means Google Marketing Platform allows us to track anonymised data on how many people have viewed and responded to our ads. It also lets us limit the amount of times our adverts are shown to people.
Our website uses Google Analytics. This provides information about your use of the website and is stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google for these purposes.
For more details please read Google Analytics overview of data privacy and security
You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by using Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on
We use JAA to analyse and optimise our website and campaigns. They use your non-personal data to plan to optimise media campaigns to effectively deliver our marketing strategies and ensure the adverts you receive from from us are relevant to you. They do this using the following types of cookies:
- Performance: Performance cookies collect information about how our website works, for example which pages you visit and if experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you as an individual. All information collected is anonymous and help use improve how the website works.
- Analysis: Analysis cookies profile user behaviour and optimise marketing campaigns. For example, we may track which creative and medium has more resonance with the target audience. This helps ensure that relevant adverts are served to you and that you have a better experience.
- Targeting: Targeting cookies use insight for our analysis to match the user with the relevant product and services. This includes retargeting a user as part of a digital audience after they visit our website.
Google Marketing Platform
We use Google Marketing Platform to collect website usage and engagement.
We use Google Marketing Platform and agreed third parties to measure site visits and conversions from digital activity.
We use Mouseflow to monitor how users engage with our website to improve performance.
Controlling cookies on our website
You can restrict or block certain cookies through your browser settings. In your browser (for example, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer), click on the 'help' option to find out how to do change your cookie settings.
You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org which shows you how to do this on different browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.