Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for example accessing video content or services from another provider.

Specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in navigation; for example, locating you nearest food bank
  • Assisting in registration to volunteer, donate or support our campaigns, and your ability to provide feedback;
  • Analysing your use of our website, services or form submissions;
  • Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts. (including behavioural advertising)

 

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website. Our Website has been audited with a cookie scanning tool to ensure a list is as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “cookie settings” at the bottom of any page on our pages:

 

Cookie List

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.    You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies used

Cookie Name Description
_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

 

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

Cookies used

Cookie Name Description
_gid This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish 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.
_gat_UA-XXXXXX-XX This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

 

Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.    If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Cookies used

Cookie Name Description
vuid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing
_atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. It make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated
_atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget. It make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated

 

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.    They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookies used

Cookie Name Description
awxxxx Used to attribute commission to affiliates when you arrive at the website from an affiliate referral link. It is set when you click on one of our links and used to let the advertiser and us know the website from which you came.
_fbp Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
remember_checked_on Twitter owns this domain. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
YSC YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
fr Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.
PREF This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches
secure_session Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
GPS YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
remember_checked Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
twll Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
IDE This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Google’s real time bidding advertising exchange