How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may affect how the website functions for you, such as remembering your login details for rehoming applications.

In the following links you'll find the information required to manage, delete or block the Cookies within your browser.


Cookies used within this site

Cookies within our site are related to Google Analytics, a very popular tool used to analyse sites usage and traffic, it helps us refine the site and tailor the site's content.

Here are all the cookies used by this site:



Hotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores the true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.



Hotjar sets this cookie to detect a user's first pageview session, which is a True/False flag set by the cookie.



Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.



Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.



Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.



The demdex cookie, set under the domain, is used by Adobe Audience Manager to help identify a unique visitor across domains.



Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.



The dpm cookie, set under the Demdex domain, assigns a unique ID to each visiting user, hence allowing third-party advertisers to target these users with relevant ads.



Facebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website.



The Nano cookie allows us to track the effectiveness of our digital display advertising. 



We use Fundraise Up to process donations to us through our website. Fundraise Up uses first-party cookies to ensure that the platform works properly, to detect and prevent fraud, and to understand how people interact with the giving experience. There are cookies that are essential for Fundraise Up to function properly. These cookies are described below.

Strictly necessary cookies

  • Fundraiseup_cidThis cookie is set by Fundraise Up, and is used to identify a user’s browser. This cookie is necessary for the platform to function properly and securely, as it helps detect and prevent fraud.

Functional cookies

  • Fundraiseup_funcThis cookie enables the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization in order to keep our platform working correctly.

Performance cookies

  • Fundraiseup_stat: This cookie is used to determine whether the user has given us permission to track their actions. If permission is granted, we will collect and analyse anonymous statistics about how visitors use the site. This data helps us optimize site functionality and provide a higher quality user experience.

Marketing cookies

  • Fundraiseup_mark: This cookie is used to track user consent to send events to Google Analytics and Meta Pixel. This allows organisations to analyse user behavior, measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and offer the most relevant content.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.