Cookie Policy

Cookies and how we use them

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when you access certain websites or emails, including The Printing Charity website. Cookies allow a website to recognise your device.

Do we use cookies?

Yes.

Types of cookies we use

We use strictly necessary, performance, functionality and targeting cookies on our website. We have assessed our cookies based on the ICC Cookie Guide (http://www.international-chamber.co.uk/blog/2012/04/02/launch-of-icc-uk-cookie-guide/).

On the website generally

We use Google Analytics as well as others, to understand how people use our website so we can make it more effective. Google Analytics collects anonymous information about what people do on our website, where they’ve come from, and whether they’ve completed any tasks on the site, for example, signing up to volunteer or donating. Google Analytics tracks this information using cookies and JavaScript code.

When you make a donation

We use cookies to track how donors come to our site. For example, we use approach codes in our internet addresses (URLs) to show us whether a donation came from:

1/         a particular online marketing campaign; or

2/         a link shared on social media such as Twitter.

If you click a link we’re tracking, a session cookie will be dropped on your machine. This lets us know whether you make a donation subsequently.

In Email

Although not through cookies, we do measure the success of the emails we send – so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most. We receive this information anonymously, we don’t share this information.

Online forms

 We use cookies to remember the information you type into our forms, until you finish and submit the form.

Website statistics analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Google Analytics overview.

Third party cookies

You may notice some cookies that are not related to The Printing Charity website whilst visiting  printingcharit.wpengine.com  Some of our pages contain embedded content such as Youtube video, Twitter feed, Facebook likes or Google plus share, and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. The Printing Charity does not govern the publication of 3rd party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites.

Some of our cookies will remind you about our work and how you can help after you have left the website. These are the targeting/advertising cookies we use. It is a useful tool for us to keep public awareness of our campaigns and how they can be supported.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC it is possible to disable this function without affecting your navigation around the site.

How do you disable cookies?

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block The Printing Charity’s website cookies, you can perform the following:

1.     On your browser tools menu, select ‘Internet Options’

2.     Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and then on the ‘Sites’ button

3.     Type into the ‘Address of website’ field:

4      printingcharit.wpengine.com

5.     Click on the ‘Block’ button

6.     Click on the OK button

Other browsers:

Other browsers have similar cookie management abilities in their preferences settings, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ facility.

Further information about cookies can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website www.allaboutcookies.org.

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