1. Cookies and how they benefit you

      Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

      Our cookies help us:

      • Make our website work as you'd expect
      • Remember your settings during and between visits
      • Improve the speed/security of the site
      • Continuously improve our website for you

      We do not use cookies to:

      • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
      • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
      • Pass data to advertising networks
      • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
      • Pay sales commissions
      • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

      More about our Cookies

      Website Function Cookies

       Our own cookies

      We use cookies to make our website work including:

      • Making our donate function work
      • Remembering your search settings
      • Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
      • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout
      • There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

      Third party functions

      Our site will link to, or have functions embedded from, 3rd party websites. These sites (www.facebook.com, www.twitter.com, www.youtube.com and www.vimeo.com) will have their own cookies and this policy does not cover them. The 3rd parties will have their own privacy notice so please consult these.

      Visitor Statistics Cookies

      We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc.

      This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

      We use:

      Cookie Name Expires Information 1st or 3rd party?

      has_js When session closes Session Cookie 1st

      _ga 2 years Google Analytics 1st

      _gid 24 hours Google Analytics 1st

      _stripe_mid 1 year Stripe 3rd _stripe

      _sid When session closes Stripe 3rd

      Turning Cookies Off

      You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here).