Cookie Policy

This privacy policy was last updated on 24 May 2018

This policy explains:

  • What cookies are
  • Why we use cookies
  • What cookies we use
  • How to manage cookies



As the majority of websites do, we use cookies to see how individuals use our website so that we can improve usability and recognise when people have logged in to their account.

Cookies are a small piece of data which is made by a website and saved by your browser to remember information about you. For example, a cookie is generated sometimes on websites when you tick ‘Remember Me’ to save logging in each time you visit.

Cookies don’t typically contain information which can personally identify an individual but the personal information we hold may be linked to the information which cookies store.

On your first visit to a pop up will appear and you will be asked if you agree to the use of cookies on our website.



We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: The relevant cookies have the following names:_ga, _gid, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv

We may process data about your use of our website and services. The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

Our service providers, such as our transaction provider, use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.



Our website was created by a company called Raising IT and below is a list, provided by them, of cookies that may be used on our website. This also explains how long each cookie is active for as some are persistent cookies (they remain after you have left the site) and some are session cookies (which only remain during the time you are on the website)

Cookies used by Google Analytics

_utma – Stores the amount of visits of a user, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. Expires 2 years from set/update

__utmz - This performance cookie stores where a user came from (eg. search engine, search keyword, link). Expires 6 months from set/update

_ga and _gid - Used to distinguish between website users in Google Analytics. Expires 2 years and 2 hours

_gat_UA-XXXXXXXX-X (where the Xs are replaced by the Google Analytics ID number) - Used to moderate calls to the Google Analytics service. Expires 1 minute

Cookies used by ShareThis

__unam - Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. Checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes. Expires 14 months

Cookies used by Website

cc_cookie_accept - Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not. Expires 365 days

ASP.NET_SessionId - Used for authenticating a user's session after logging in. Closes when you exit the browser. Expires end of session

ARRAffinity - Tells our infrastructure which server to handle the request. Expires end of session

MemberLoggedIn - A binary flag which stores whether a user is logged in or not. Expires end of session

ai_session and ai_user - Tracks users as they navigate the website predominately for infrastructure performance insights. Expires 1 day.

DisplayName - Keeps track of a donors preference to show their name during a Direct Debit. Expires end of session


Cookies used by

IDE,  DSID and _ct_rmm - These cookies are managed by DoubleClick, an advertising platform we use to display adverts. They help us identify which visitors to our website have seen or clicked one of our adverts. Expires 2 years from set/update


Cookies used by CloudFlare

__cfduid - Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. Expires 365 days



Most internet browsers give you the option to refuse to accept or delete cookies. Each browser and version has different ways of doing this which can be explained by searching your browsers help and support. For example, you can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting

Refusing to accept all cookies may potentially have a negative impact on the way you can use and interact with websites and may limit the different features that you can access on our website.