What are cookies?
(a) Essential cookies – these are required for the operation of our website and include, e.g. to enable you to log in to the secure area, ‘My Account’, of the website or make use of e-payment services. These cookies are only placed on your computer while you are logged on to our website or are in the process of making a donation. They are not retained at the end of the session. They will not be used if you are just browsing the information on the site.
(b) Analytic/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
The information collected includes technical information regarding the user’s browser, operating system, IP address and screen resolution. It also includes how users came to the website (which search engine and search terms were used, which links were clicked on) and the user’s navigation on the website (number of visits, dates and times of visits, time spent on the website, which pages have been loaded etc.). A tracking cookie from Google is also used to protect users from known malicious sites.