Our website uses cookies to help us to improve our website and the way you use it. The cookies we use mean that our website will remember you and may pre-populate fields such as your name and address when you’re filling them in on our website. Cookies are small text files that websites transfer to your device (computer, phone or tablet) and provide us with information such as what type of device you’re using, what specific device you have, what operating system you’re using, what your device settings are and why our website might have crashed on your device. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.

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.

The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purpose for which we use them are set out below. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, but blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the usability of our website and you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Cookie Name

Used by




Google Analytics

Stores the amount of visits of a user, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes

2 year from set / update


Google Analytics

This performance cookie stores where a user came from, eg search engine, search keyword, link

6 months from set / update

_ga and_gid

Google Analytics

Used to distinguish between website users in Google Analytics

2 years and 2 hours


Google Analytics

Used to moderate calls to the Google Analytics Service

1 minute



Set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, eg web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them consent. Checks how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is only used for analytical purposes.

14 months



Stores whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not.

365 days



Used for authenticating a user’s session after logging in. Closes when you exit in the browser.

End of session



Tells our infrastructure which server to handle the request.

End of session



A binary flag which stores whether a user is logged in or not.

End of session

ai_session and ai_user


Tracks users as the navigate the website predominantly for infrastructure performance insights.

1 day



Keeps track of a donor’s preference to show their name during a Direct Debit.

End of session

IDE, DSID, _ct_rmm


These cookies are managed by DoubleClick, an advertising platform we use to display adverts. They help us identify which visitors to our website have seen or clicked one of our adverts.

2 years from set / update



Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

365 days