Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

This policy will tell you about cookies and how we use them on our website.

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 provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.  

Our site uses cookies to: 

  • make our site work 
  • collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it 
  • allow you to share our content on social networks 

We do not use cookies to: 

  • to help us provide relevant advertising to those who may be interested in it  
  • collect any personally identifiable information 
  • pass personal identifiable data to third parties

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 third party 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: 

PHPSESSID This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website.  The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.
ts This cookie is provided by the PayPal. It is used to support payment service in a website. 3 years 
ts_c This cookie is provided by PayPal when a website is in association with PayPal payment function. This cookie is used to make safe payment through PayPal. 3 years 
x-cdn This cookie is provided by the PayPal. It is used to support payment service in a website. 3 years

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: 

X-PP-SILOVER This cookie is generally provided by PayPal and supports payment services in the website. 30 minutes  

C. Performance Cookies 

These cookies allow us to count visits and visitors to our website, as well as what people do when they’re on our websites (e.g. play a video, download a document). This allows us to measure and improve the performance of the website.  The data collected is anonymous.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, to inform decisions around website design (e.g. prioritising the more popular fundraising appeals); collect information about how visitors arrived at our website, so we can invest cost-effectively in marketing activities (e.g. seeing how many donors came from an ad in a newspaper, to decide if we should run an ad in that newspaper again); and, allow us to test different versions of our website, to see which designs work better for our website users (e.g. changing the words on a button to make more people click on it). 

These cookies will be set by us, or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. 

GPS This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location 30 minutes
YSC This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos. At end of session 

D. Third party advertising cookies 

We use 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. 

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.  5 months  
IDE  Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile. 1 year  

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, one way you can generally do this through is 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. 

Alternatively, you can use Tor if you wish to keep your connection information anonymous.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit