What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, stored by your Internet browser. Cookies help us provide you with a good experience on our site and allow us to make it more efficient. In accordance with the E-Privacy Directive (May 2012), we’re asking you to consent to the way we use cookies.

Changing your cookie settings 

There are two types of cookie that you can choose not to allow us to use – social media cookies and personalization cookies. Opting out of these cookies will limit the features available to you on

A few things to note:

We use cookies to run key processes such as making a donation and to make our website easier to use. If you choose not to allow the optional cookies listed below, you won’t be able to use certain parts of

We will only use social media cookies and the personalization cookie if you consent to their use.

You can change your settings at any time by clicking on the cookies link that’s at the bottom of every page.

If you change your settings, you may want to delete the cookies that were added to your computer before you made the change. You can do this using your browser settings.

We use a cookie to remember your cookie settings. This means that if you delete all your cookies through your browser, you’ll have to update your cookie settings again. You’ll also need to do this if you use a different computer or smartphone, computer profile or browser to the one you usually use.

Cookies we use on our website.

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are automatically allowed because the website won’t work without them. They are essential to allow you to navigate our site and to make sure the core processes work.

  • Performance cookies

These cookies are automatically allowed because the website won’t work properly without them. They collect information in aggregate about how visitors use our site, which allows us to improve its performance over time.

  • Social media cookies

These cookies allow you to connect with social media, so you can log in to using Facebook and share what you’ve been doing on on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

  • Personalization cookie

This cookie helps us show you content that’s relevant to you. For example, it could help us suggest a charity that you might like to support, based on the way you use