Privacy – 14. Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

In common with many other website operators, Leeds Cares use standard technology called ‘cookies’ on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your devices by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The list below explains the cookies we use and why.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Name: charitable session WooCommerce

Purpose and nature of cookie: This plugin tracks website behaviour between the Charitable donation plugin and the payment gateway to ensure secure status of the application before any transactions are made.

The plugin is essential to allow the site to securely process a donation when instructed by the user.

Any personal data collected by the cookie: This plug-in identifies a user’s device only (not any other personal information) in order to identify the actions they have taken when choosing to make a donation through the site.

The legal basis we rely on to process this data is for the purposes of our legitimate interests of securely processing donations.

Cookie Name: cookie status

Purpose and nature of cookie: This cookie stores the status of the cookie banner message that appears when you first use the website, meaning the user does not need to select the banner upon each visit.

This cookie is essential in order to remember the selection actively made by the user for the site.

Any personal data collected by the cookie: This identifies a user’s device only (not any other personal information), in order to only show the cookie banner message once they have selected and agreed to close the cookie message.

The legal basis we rely on to process this data is for the purposes of our legitimate interests of remembering the selection the user made.

Cookie Name: modalsDismissed

Purpose and nature of cookie: This cookie stores the status when the user has dismissed a website overlay after their first visit to the site in order to prevent the overlay being shown again.

This cookie is essential in order to remember the selection actively made by the user for the site to remember their choice.

Any personal data collected by the cookie: This cookie identifies a user’s device only (not any other personal information), in order to only show the newsletter pop up once the user has interacted or dismissed the message.

The legal basis we rely on to process this data is for the purposes of our legitimate interests of storing the user’s overlay choices.

Cookie Name: Google Analytics cookies _gat_gtat_UA_119482604_1 _gid _ga

Purpose and nature of cookie: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

More information is available on Google:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
The data collected for Google Analytics identifies a device type and location (Town or City), but not data or personal information about the user themselves, and it does not identify a specific device.

It is collected to serve the purpose detailed adjacent, to support the running and performance of our site and optimise its performance for the user.

The legal basis we rely on to process this data is our legitimate interests of tracking the number of visitors to the website, to identify where visitors have come to the website from, and the pages visited.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some personal management of cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.