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Cookie Policy

Website cookies and how we use them

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or mobile phone if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the website and record that you are a user of our website, or whether your web browser has Javascript enabled.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can also find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Cookie Name Purpose More Information

Salvation Army Dismiss Takeover 

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This cookie checks if you have dismissed the Charitable donation Takeover on the homepage to ensure you don’t see it again until it expires 7 days later. 

 
Salvation Army Dismiss Cookie popup IIcomplianceCookie This cookie checks if you have dismissed the cookie popup message to ensure you don’t see it again.  

Adaptive Images

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This cookie is used to help determine the best size image to serve to your device so that you do not download larger than necessary images. http://adaptive-images.com/details.htm
Drupal has JS enabled has_js Used by the website to indicate whether or not the visitor's browser has JavaScript enabled.  
Quantcast Audience Cookie

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This is a Quantcast cookie, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and allows us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/
Google Tag Manager dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx This helps us store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site and to provide you with offers that are targeted at your individual interests.  
Google Universal Analytics _ga This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  
Google Universal Analytics Thottle _gat This cookie is used to help the performance of _ga cookie and to throttle the data request rate.  
Google Analytics __utm* These cookies are used to help us understand how people use the website, how they find out about the website, and what pages people visit.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit here

Cookie popup message (on microsites only)

 

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This cookie checks if you have dismissed cookie popup message to ensure you don’t see it again. 

 
YouTube   We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Third Party cookies

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 analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Disabling cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the settings of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 5 years.

Web browsers may allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.  For information on how to do this on a mobile phone, please refer to the handset instructions.