This website, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help customise your use of our website.

This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by our website, how to switch cookies off in your browser and some useful links for further reading. If it does not provide the information you require, or you have any further questions about how we use cookies, please contact us at

1. About cookies

1.1. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser (eg Chrome, Firefox) and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

1.2. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

1.3. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

2. Cookies that we use

2.1. We use cookies for the following purposes:

2.1.1. authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

2.1.2. status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

2.1.3. security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

2.1.4. analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services (see 3.2)

3. Cookies used by our service providers

3.1. Our service providers (see Section 3.1 of Privacy Policy) use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

3.2. We use Google Analytics to analyse how visitors use 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 and does not contain any personally identifiable information. Google’s privacy policy is available at

3.3. We use YouTube, Vimeo, Stripe, Zettle, Bookwhen, People’s Fundraising and MailChimp. These services use cookies. You can view the privacy policy of these services at:

4. Managing cookies

4.1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version but will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser or via the ‘help’ option of the browser. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

4.1.1. (Chrome);

4.1.2. (Firefox);

4.1.3. (Opera);

4.1.4. (Internet Explorer);

4.1.5. (Safari); and

4.1.6. (Edge).

4.2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

4.3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

5. Useful links

To find out more about cookies and their use on the internet, please see:

Microsoft Cookies Guide –
All About Cookies –