What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files downloaded to your internet-connected device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc) by websites that you visit. Cookies enable that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. Find out more.
The areas of the Change Makers website mentioned below would not work if you disable cookies in your browser
When you transact with us through one of our online forms, we store a cookie on your computer containing information on what type of form is launched. In addition, as you go through different stages in the transaction, information is passed back to our backend systems and a session cookie is used to reference the transaction.
Our website will still work without the non-essential cookies. However, we would not be able to get a correct image of how our customers use our site (through the website statistics). It would be more difficult for us to improve our web services in the future without understanding the needs of our customers.
Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on.
We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
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