A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.
Find out more about cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org.
In general, there are two types of cookie: 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies'.
First party cookies are created directly by our website on your computer. They’re used to recognise your computer when it comes back to our website, and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies.
Third party cookies are created by other service providers we use, and used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. They’re commonly used for website analytics or advertising.
Cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Session cookies are removed from your computer once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will stay on your computer until an expiry date is reached (or you remove them). We use both session and persistent cookies.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for people to use our website and its features.
- Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how people make use of the site. For example, which pages people visit the most. These cookies do not collect information which identifies people individually.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies remember choices made by the people who visit our websites to enable us to enhance the features. For example, if you accept the cookie notification which appears when you first visit our main website.
- Targeting or advertising cookies. These cookies collect information about the people’s browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and so on), or how you interact with our website which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. Note: these may also be used to show content to you such as advertising banners.
- We use this so that people can share our content easily on social media.
- AddThis uses third parties for research and analytics.
- We use this so we can see how people use our site and make improvements.
- Google provides an opt-out plug-in for most common website browsers.
- We use this so we can serve Facebook adverts based on past visits to our website, using non-personally identifiable information.
- We also use this to allow people to easily share content on social media.
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- We use this to allow people can easily share content on social media.
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.
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block Leonard Cheshire ’s website cookies, you can perform the following:
- 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
- Other browsers:
- Firefox cookie management
- Chrome cookie management
- Safari cookie management
Find more detailed information on disabling cookies from www.allaboutcookies.org.