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What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device when you visit a website.

They are widely used to enhance the user experience, optimise the performance of websites, save options chosen by visitors, provide website owners with information about how their websites are being used and offer goods and services to users.

This allows website operators to identify areas for improvement, offer personalised and secure services and develop our websites effectively.

Do I have to agree to cookies?

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you do not have to accept any cookies deployed to your device.

If you wish to control the cookies that are placed on your device, you should be able to customise the settings of your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Edge Firefox, etc.) and adjust your cookie settings yourself.

Please note that if you disable some or all of the cookies, you may find that our website doesn’t function correctly. This includes features such as secure log-in and sign-up options.

We keep this policy under regular review.

Types of Cookies Used on Our Website

Cookies which are necessary to run our website

Some cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website.

These cookies perform functions like:

  • Allowing you to add items to your shopping basket

  • Remembering that you are logged in to our website


Other cookies

We may set cookies that are not essential for our website to run. These cookies perform functions like:

  • Remembering that you have visited our website previously

  • Providing us with anonymised usage information, for example about which pages are viewed, how often and on which kinds of devices


Third party cookies

In keeping with many other organisations, we work with several trusted third parties to deliver content and/or functionality on our website. These third parties may set cookies on your device unless you disable them.

Cookies We Use – we use Google Analytics to collect anonymised data about user activity on our website – these cookies are used to maintain session relating to donations – these cookies are used to maintain logins

Third Party Cookies

When you use our website, you may find that additional cookies are set by websites that we do not operate. These cookies are set by third parties, and are used by them for a variety of functions.

For example, cookies will be set when you access and use pages that contain content from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Facebook, Google or other third parties.

The cookies that are used by these third parties will vary from time to time without our knowledge.

As far as we are able, we have provided details below of the companies we use and links to their privacy and cookies policies.

Changes to the Cookie Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly.

Details of the sections of the policy that have been changed will be noted here.

You do not have to agree to any changes if these are not compatible with the initial purposes for which you provided or we collected your data.

This policy replaces all previous versions and is correct as of 1st October 2019.

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