Cookie Policy

Cookies policy

Find out how we use cookies on our website

How we use cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

Our site uses cookies to:

We do not use cookies to:

What cookies will we use and for what purposes?

We have split the cookies used on our site into four categories – strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used, though within each category we may use additional or alternative cookies at any time. 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or advertising cookies.

A. Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for our site to work, for example to allow you to make a donation, submit a service request or register for an event. We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our site:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Currency

Currency 

Used for choosing the chosen currency on the site. 

Language

Language

Used for choosing the chosen language on the site

B. Functional cookies

These enhance your experience whilst using the site by recognising you when you return to our site, for example, by remembering accessibility preferences.

We use the following functional cookies on our site:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Cookie Policy

 cookieagree

Used to determine if the user is happy to accept cookies on the website.

Cookie Notice

cookienoticetimes

Records how many times the cookie message has been shown.

Cookie Font Size

brc-fontresize

Used to determine the font size of the site for the user

 

C. Performance cookies

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_ga

Used to distinguish users.

Google Analytics

_gid

Used to distinguish users.

Google Analytics

_gat

Used to throttle request rate.

Google Analytics

AMP_TOKEN

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Google Analytics<

_gac_UA-203531-1

Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

Add This

Various Names

Used to display the buttons for the add this functionality

D. Third party cookies

We use some some third party services or software on our website. If you go to a page on our website that contains this embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites, for example YouTube videos, Google maps, Facebook and Twitter. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Controlling use of cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser. 

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. 

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/