2.0 What are cookies?Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites. The information cannot be seen by any other websites (so the information is secure) and is used by us to provide features to aid the use of our services.
We use three types of cookies on our websites:
Session cookies - These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our websites, such as maintaining log in details for the session. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored permanently on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
Persistent cookies - These cookies remain on your computer for a pre-determined time after which they are removed. They are used for such things as enabling us to recognise returning users to the website and allowing them to carry out fundraising without the need to sign in every time.
Third party cookies - These are cookies that merchants and retailers who are linked to from our websites create. Some are essential, such as those used by stores to track your purchases. Others are not essential but useful, such as those used by Google Analytics - a tool which we use to monitor the general use of our website and allow us to make changes to improve your experience when you visit.
Cookies are used by our partner retailers and intermediaries (such as technology providers, marketing agencies and affiliate networks) to track that you visited them via Giverly as well as any subsequent transactions. Therefore, if cookies are blocked or disabled, then this may prevent donations being raised and passed to your charity.