What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.
- make our site work
- collect anonymous data on how users navigate our site, which helps us to improve it
- collect any personally identifiable information
- pass personal identifiable data to third parties.
What cookies will we use and for what purposes?
We have split the cookies used on our site into three categories – strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies and performance cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used, though within each category we may use additional or alternative cookies at any time.
A. Strictly necessary cookies
These are essential for our site to work, for example to allow you to contact us:
|ASP.NET||ASP.NET_SessionId||Used to store a unique identifier for your session, providing a mechanism for persisting information between web pages. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|
B. Functional cookies
These enhance your experience whilst using the site by recognising you when you return to our site, for example, by remembering accessibility preferences.
We use the following functional cookies on our site:
|Sitecore Analytics||SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE||Used to store a unique identifier for you for site usage analysis purposes.|
|Sitecore language||redcrossorguk#lang||Used to store the user’s preferred language. Used for multi-lingual site features.|
Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.
Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.