How We Use Cookies

How we use Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information about the use of the site.

When someone visits our website we set a Session Cookie to help with the operation and navigation of the site and cookies to collect standard internet log information. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Third Party Cookies

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube as well as from Charity and other partner organisations. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons such as FaceBook or Twitter, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. We do not control the use of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information or use your browser settings to block third party or tracking cookies.

The table below explains the cookies we set and use, and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Session Cookie PHPSESSID This cookie is used for the operation and navigation of the web site. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Cookie acceptance CookiesAccepted This cookie is used to record if you have accepted the use of cookies on our site. If not set you will receive the ‘How we use Cookies’ warning every time you visit the our web site This cookie expires after 1 year

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

YouTube cookies

We may embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.