We operate a single website, with regions serving tailored fundraising, giving and shopping content. We use your device’s IP address to find the most appropriate region for you to get the most out of our website. If you would like to switch to another region, for content or currency reasons, you can do so at any time.
Our Global region presents an online merchandise store, and fundraising and giving options, appropriate for people living all over the world.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers sent to your browser by a website you visit and is stored by your browser. It allows the website or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies in your web browser.
We use the following cookies:
Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to use a shopping cart or make donations.
Performance (analytical) 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 remember choices you make to improve your online experience, such as recently viewed pages.
Third party cookies – we also use some tools on our pages from third parties such as YouTube (for tracking usage statistics for YouTube videos embedded on our website) and Google (Google Tag Manager – to track user journeys and actions on our website). They also set cookies on our website(s) on its behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. These cookies are placed on our website, and may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from, and what actions you take on our website. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
Name of cookie: GPS
Purpose: Used by YouTube to track device type
Duration: 1 day
Name of cookie: YSC
Purpose: Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes - https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Name of cookie: _dswt_session
Purpose: Used to authenticate the user and allow access to their account area
Duration: 30 days
Name of cookie: rack.session
Purpose: Session management, by default expires in 30 days, unless persistent sessions is disabled
Duration: 30 days
Name of cookie: _dswt_current_currency
Purpose: Track the currency being used for the user, allows switching currencies in development
Name of cookie: _dswt_order_token
Purpose: Find a user’s most recent order each time they return to the site
Duration: 1 year
Name of cookie: _dswt_site_id
Purpose: Sets a user to a particular site to allow administrators to switch sites and view content as the user does
Name of cookie: _dswt_completed_order_token
Purpose: When an order completes, we store a reference to its token so that the ‘complete’ stage can be displayed
Name of cookie: _cfduid
Purpose: Used by CloudFlare to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information
Duration: 2 years
Name of cookie: _ga
Purpose: Tracking cookie for Google analytics – used to distinguish users (all information is anonymous)
Duration: 2 years
Name of cookie: _gat
Purpose: Tracking cookie for Google analytics. Used to throttle request rate
Duration: 10 mins
Name of cookie: _gid
Purpose: Performance cookie with Google analytics
How to manage cookies
If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. How you do so will depend on the browser you use, but the Help function within your browser should tell you how. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new cookies are placed on your computer or other device.
However, if you use your browser settings to delete or block cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our website and some pages may not display properly.