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Cookies policy

  1. Introduction

1.1    Our website uses cookies.

1.2    By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

  1. Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

  1. About cookies

3.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

3.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

3.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

3.4    Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

  1. Our cookies

4.1    We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

4.2    The purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a)    we use cookies to recognise a computer when a user visits our website and  track users as they navigate the website and to improve the website's usability.

  1. Analytics cookies

5.1    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

5.2    Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

5.3    The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv].

5.4    The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

5.5    Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at: [http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/].

Advertising cookies

6.1    We use Google Analytics ‘Demographics and Interests Reporting’ — which provides insight into things like age, gender and  interests, to understand more about who visits our website.
6.2    When you are signed into your Google Account, Google will provide demographics information based on your account settings and activity. You can always edit your information and turn off Ad personalisation here:  https://adssettings.google.com/ 
6.3    For people who aren't signed in to their Google Account, Google will sometimes estimate their demographic information  based on the websites they visit using cookies.
6.4    Google Advertising cookies are: ‘NID’, ‘SID’, ‘IDE‘ , ‘ANID’, ‘DSID’, ‘FLC’, ‘AID’, ‘TAID’, ‘exchange_uid’, ‘__gads’, ‘__gac’,  ‘__gcl’. You can find out more about Google Cookies here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
6.5    You can always opt out of target advertising here: https://adssettings.google.com/

6.6    We use advertising cookies with social media sites like Facebook to better understand what content you engage with and to tailor our communications. 

6.7   Read more about Facebook’s data protocols governing the sharing of information.

6.8   Read more on how to control your privacy settings in Facebook and what marketing information Facebook stores.


7. Blocking cookies

7.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";

(b)    in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

7.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

7.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

8. Deleting cookies

8.1    You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)    in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b)    in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

8.2    Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

9. Cookie preferences

9.1    You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting: http://www.becomecharity.org.uk


10. Our details

10.1    This website is owned and operated by Become Charity

10.2  Become is the trading name of Become Charity, a registered charity (No. 1010518) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 2700693), registered in London. VAT Reg No. 577-8530-91.

10.3  Our principal place of business is at 15-18 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PG

10.4  You can contact us:

(a)    by post, using the postal address given above

(b)    by telephone, on 020 7251 3117

(d)    by email, using the email address mailbox@becomecharity.org.uk