What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer, mobile or tablet by websites that you visit. They help to make websites work or work better and allow us to recognise and remember you. A cookie often has a unique number that is used to recognise your computer. This helps to recognise your preferences or browsing behaviour when you return to a site.
Cookies help us understand how to improve our website for our users. The information we collect through is anonymous and not identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
- Understand how our website is being used so we can improve it for users.
- Check if the website is operating as expected.
- Understand your preferences and establish what areas of our site are relevant to you.
Types of cookies that we use
In general, there are two types of cookie: first-party cookies and third-party cookies. These cookies include session cookies or persistent cookies.
These are sent from our website to your browser. This small file sits on your computer's hard drive, tablet or mobile device. They're used to recognise you when you come back to our website. They also remember your preferences as you browse the site.
These are sent by other service providers we use. They are used to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. They're often used for website analytics or advertising.
Session and persistent cookies
- Session cookies get removed from your computer once you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies stay on your computer until their expiry date or you remove them.
We use first and third party cookies involving both session and persistent cookies.
Cookies that we use
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for people to use our website and its features.
Cookies used: __stripe_mid, __stripe_orig_props, machine_identifier, merchant, private_machine_identifier, scfc, session, user, __stripe_sid.
eDirectDebit is a third-party service provided by Rapidata Services. It's used to process regular gift donations that will be set up as Direct Debit payments.
Cookies used: __SessionId.
CleanTalk is an anti-spam plugin which protects our website from spam messages and other harmful spam-related activity.
Cookies used: ct_check_js, ct_fkp_timestamp, ct_pointer_data, ct_ps_timestamp, ct_timezone.
These cookies collect information about how people make use of the site. For example, which pages people visit the most and how people use our website. Performance cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.
Google Analytics (GA)
GA is a web analytics service provided by Google. We use GA to improve and measure the effectiveness of our website. We may use these cookies to serve advertisements to people who have visited areas of our site. We may also use them to exclude audiences from advertising.
To stop sending these details to Google, install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Cookies used: __ga, __gid, __gat_UA, __gat.
We use Google Optimize to test variations of our web pages to improve the user experience for website users.
Cookies used: _gaexp
We use Hotjar to analyse web page performance and identify problems our site users may be experiencing.
Cookies used: _hjid, _hjIncludedInSample, hubspotutk, ajs_group_id, __hstc_ ajs_user_id _gcl_au, _ga.
Targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about site visitor browsing habits. This may include your use of social media sites or how you interact with our website. This means you may see relevant content elsewhere on the internet. These cookies may be used to show you content such as advertising banners.
We use DoubleClick cookies to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising. This means we can ensure that any money spent on digital marketing gives us a good return on investment.
- Track anonymous conversion data so that we can measure the effectiveness of advertising.
- Serve or exclude advertising to people who have visited our website.
- Allow us to limit the number of times you see an advertisement.
For more information, read Google's Advertising Policy.
We use Facebook to communicate with supporters through unpaid posts and paid advertising. These cookies allow us to measure the effectiveness of paid Facebook advertising. They also enable us to serve or exclude advertisements to those who have visited our website.
Cookies used: _fbp, datr, fr, sb, sfau, wd.
Cookies used: UserMatchHistory, bcookie, lang, lidc.
Cookies used: eu_cn, guest_id, personalization_id, tfw_exp.
Changing your cookie preferences
The ‘Help’ menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.
How to disable cookies
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and want to block our cookies:
- On your browser tools menu, select Internet Options
- Click on the Privacy tab and then on the Sites button
- Type into the Address of website field: leonardcheshire.org
- Click on the Block button
- Click on the OK button
Find more detailed information on disabling cookies from www.allaboutcookies.org.