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COOKIES ON MY CAUSE UK WEBSITE

This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them. This page contains information on what ‘cookies’ are, the cookies used by My Cause UK’s website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, and some useful links for further reading on the subject. If it does not provide the information you were looking for, or you have any further questions about the use of cookies on My Cause UK’s website, please contact us.

WHAT ARE ‘COOKIES’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

HOW DOES MY CAUSE UK’S WEBSITE USE COOKIES?

A visit to a page on My Cause UK’s website may generate these two types of cookie:

ANONYMOUS ANALYTICS COOKIES:

Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before.
Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. 
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. We use these cookies to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page.

GEOTARGETTING COOKIES

These cookies are used by software, which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content.

HOW DO I TURN COOKIES OFF?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

USEFUL LINKS

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful: Microsoft Cookies guide, All About Cookies

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising: youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful: Data Protection Act 1998, The Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you would like to contact us about cookies please contact us.

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