Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Charities Trust’s websites make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files stored by your internet browser when you visit certain websites. Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience on our site and allow us to make it more efficient.

We do not store any personally identifiable information such as name, address, or location details, but we do use encrypted information gathered via cookies to help improve your experience on the site. For example, we have cookies which contain random numbers so that we can identify that you have visited this site before.

If you do not wish to enable cookies, you will still be able to browse the website, but certain cookie dependent features will be unavailable to you. Most web browsers have cookies enabled by default but can be disabled easily if you would prefer.

There are three types of cookies that you can choose not to allow Charities Trust to use – social media cookies, marketing, and analytics cookies. We will only use these cookies if you consent to their use by opting in to receive these.

Opting out of these cookies will limit the features available to you on our website. If this is what you would like to do, please follow the instruction below. You can change your settings at any time by clicking on the cookies link on the website.

If you change your settings, you may want to delete those that were added to your browser before you made the change – this can be done using your browser settings.

If you choose to delete cookies from your browser, you will need to update your Charities Trust cookie settings again as we use cookies to remember the cookie settings that were in place. You will also need to do this is you use a different computer, tablet, smart phone or mobile device computer profile or browser to the one you usually use.

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some features, such as access to secure areas.

These cookies are automatically allowed because our websites will not work without them. They are essential to allow you to navigate our site and to make sure the core processes work.

Essential cookies allow you to:

  • Donate to charity
  • Make a fundraising page
  • Log in and out of donation accounts provided to you by Charities Trust

Analytics and customisation cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form either to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our websites for you.

Social Media cookies

These cookies allow you to connect with social media, so you can log into Charities Trust’s products and services using your social media accounts and share what you have been doing on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to target advertising to a user (behavioural targeting). They are often served by third party companies and track a user across websites. Where these are in place across our websites you will be able to opt out of these cookies using the cookie management tool on the site.

What our cookies do

To have the best possible experience whilst using our websites, your computer, tablet, or mobile device will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain features by using them.

Our cookies simply hold a random string of numbers that is associated with your computer. However, if you would prefer to restrict, block, or delete these non-privacy invasive cookies from this website or any other website, you can use your browser to do this.

Our websites have a mix of first party and third-party cookies. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to our websites and are commonly used to enable specific functionality. Third party cookies are created by carefully selected third parties to improve the user experience.

We use third party service providers to provide certain analytics services to us in connection with the operation of our website, including the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our website.

The following list details the cookies we use, what we use them for and what type of data is stored. Where appropriate we will also confirm where these are just session rather than persistent cookies:


Name Expiry Purpose
wpEmojiSettingsSupports Session WordPress cookie that stores browser details. This is required.
has_js Session Criteo cookie provides functions across pages. This is required.
Google Fonts API Immediately Reads the user IP address to. We use Google Fonts for the display of webfonts..
WP_DATA_USER_3 Session
365 days Complianz cookies set to remember your consent preferences
_ga 2 years These are Google Analytics cookies, additional information is available
wp_lang 1 month Used to remember the language set on your device
cf_* 24 hours Cloudflare Clearance Cookie stores the proof of challenge passed. It is used to no longer issue a challenge if present. It is required to reach an origin server.


Further information about cookies

If you would like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit

How often will you update this cookie policy?

We may update this cookie policy from time to time to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this cookie policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the bottom of this cookie policy indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at


Date of last revision: 2nd April 2024