Cookies Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share with you how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, although this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.

 

How We Use Cookies

Most cookies on this site are session cookies, lasting only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Certain cookies are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session, enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site, such as when filling out a form.

Examples of the sort of information collected via session cookies include but are not limited to;

  • The search term used to find the website
  • The search term used on the website itself
  • Your preferences in terms of accessible viewing options
  • A unique ID to track your session from page to page
  • The page you are looking at within a multi-page index of content or search results

 

Disabling Cookies

Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. Therefore it is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser ‘Help’ for how to do this).

 

The Cookies We Set

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called upon whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.

 

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web, to help us understand how you use the site and different ways that we can improve your experience. These cookie contain no personally identified information but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from. Cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

The Google AdSense service we use, to serve advertising, uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

More Information

To discuss any specific enquiries you may have about our website cookies, please email info@greenfingerscharity.org.uk or call 01494 674749

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