What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to target the content displayed to the user’s interests.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
By using and browsing The Light Outreach website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.
What types do we use?
Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie that we use:
Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Targeting or Advertising cookies. Similarly to performance cookies, these cookies collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.
What information do we collect using cookies?
We may collect some, or all, of the information available from cookies when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously. However, you can choose to use our website anonymously without giving us any information. Please see ‘Changing your cookie preferences’ below.
- the areas of the website you visit;
- the amount of time you spend on the site;
- whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before;
- the country, region, city and/or borough associated with your IP address or device;
- how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine;
- the type of device and browser you use;
- how you use the website and the quality of your experience – for example, we may track your bandwidth when viewing videos;
- how you interact with our donation, contact and application forms – for example, what you select as your communication preferences; and
- any error messages that you receive on the site
Some of this information collected may be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below).
You may notice some other cookies that are not related to The Light Outreach’s website whilst visiting www.thelightoutreach.org.uk. Some of our pages may contain embedded content such as YouTube videos, Twitter feed, Facebook likes or Donorbox donation forms, and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. The Light Outreach does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites.
The Light Outreach may use third-party agencies to advertise and bring traffic to certain parts of the site, for example where we have a specific campaign. These cookies are placed by one of our third-party agencies to allow them to track the activities of visitors that have come to the site from their adverts.
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 to disable cookies
If you wish to block The Light Outreach website cookies, you can find out how to do so by clicking the relevant link below, pertaining to the browser you are currently using: