Cookie Policy

  1. Introduction
    1. Our website uses cookies.
    2. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
    3. This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018
  2. About cookies
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    4. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
    5. More information can be found at www.aboutcookies.org
  3. Cookies that we use
    1. We use a cookie to provide personalisation features on this website. The relevant cookie is:
      Cookie Expiration Description
      consent 30 days Remembers that you’ve dismissed the cookie bar.
  4. Cookies used by our service providers
    1. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    2. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of 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. Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The relevant cookies are:
      Cookie Expiration Description
      _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
      _gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
      __utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
      __utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
      __utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
      __utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
      __utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
      __utmx 18 months Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment.
      __utmxx 18 months Used to determine the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
      _gaexp Depends on the length of the experiment but typically 90 days. Used to determine a user’s inclusion in an experiment and the expiry of experiments a user has been included in.
  5. Blocking & deleting cookies
    1. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
      1. in Internet Explorer, you can delete and manage cookies by following instructions at support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
      2. in Firefox, you can delete and manage cookies by following instructions at support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect-your-privacy/Cookies-Information-that-websites-store-on-your-computer/ta-p/1483
      3. in Chrome, you can delete and manage cookies by following instructions at support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
      4. in Opera, you can delete and manage cookies by following instructions at www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/privacy
      5. in Edge, you can delete and manage cookies by following instructions here at privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
    2. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    3. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
  6. Our details
    1. This website is owned and operated by Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid.
    2. We are registered as Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid as a charity with The Charity Commission in the United Kingdom and are subject its rules.
    3. You can find the online version of the register here, and our registration number is 1078312
    4. Our principal place of business is at 302A Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton Park, Manchester, M21 8AY.
    5. You can contact us:
      1. by post, to the address given above;
      2. Using our website contact form;
      3. by telephone, on 0161 881 8118 or
      4. by email, at
  7. Data protection responsible individual
    1. Our data protection responsible individual is our Data Protection Officer, who may be contacted via any means detailed above.