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Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

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. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Why does CAMFED use cookies?

Like many websites, CAMFED uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. Cookies help us identify which bits of our website people are using, and help us do work on those sections of the website to improve the user experience. We also use cookies to help show content on our site which is relevant to you and your interests, for example if on a previous visit you went to our pages about emergencies, appeals or events, we might find this out from your cookie and show you other information on our website related to emergencies, appeals or events on subsequent visits. Information supplied in cookies also allows us to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for CAMFED. This enables us to ensure any money we spend on digital marketing gives us a good return on investment.

We also use marketing or referring tracking codes in internet addresses (URLs) to show us whether a visitor has come to our site via a link on a referring website or in a specific piece of marketing and to give us insight into the effectiveness of our marketing. Some of this information may be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below).

We also measure the success of the emails we send – so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most. When clicking on a link from our emails your browser will be cookied. These cookies will show as under go.camfed.org. 

Cookie Consent

By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram), subscribing to our newsletter, and/or donating to us, you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

In order to remember that you have accepted our use of cookies, we will place a temporary cookie to remember your consent for 3 months.  For more information about how we use cookies on this site, please review our Cookie Policy below.

How to control and delete cookies

Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example:

  • remembering if you are logged in so you can move around the website without having to log in again on each page (for example if you are in checkout)
  • measuring how people are using each page of the website so that we can try to improve the quality of our website
  • enabling you to view content shared on other sites e.g. YouTube or Twitter
  • collect information about the users' browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook, etc. Or how you interact with our website which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet.

 However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the CAMFED website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the CAMFED website.

List of the main cookies used by CAMFED

This is a list of the main cookies set by the CAMFED website, and what each is used for.

Cookie

Cookie Name

Description

Website Tracking

country

currency

visitor_id######

visitor_id######-hash

csrftoken

This cookie logs vital information about the website user and their location so we can display relevant content, ie currency. It also secures our website against attacks.

Google Analytics

_ga

_gid

__utma

__utmc

__utmz

This cookie enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Twitter

__atssc

This cookie carries information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Facebook

_fbc

_fbp

This cookie carries information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Pardot
go.camfed.org

pardot

visitor_id######

visitor_id######-hash

This cookie tracks services from our marketing automation and lead generation platform Pardot, which we use for emails.

CloudFlare

__cfduid

This cookie is used to speed up page load times. It is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.

Add This

__atuvc

This cookie enables visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

What type of Cookies does CAMFED use?

Session Cookies (sometimes called temporary cookies)
Are temporary cookies that memorize your online activities, so that the website can follow your journey through the site, rather than thinking you are a new visitor with every click. They expire as soon as you close out of a web-page.

Persistent Cookies (sometimes called permanent, stored or functionality cookies)
Track your online preferences. A new visitor to the website will see all the default options, as you use a site you are personalizing it to your preferences. Persistent cookies remember this information for your next visit to the website, such as your login info, language, and currency preferences. These cookies are stored in your hard drive, they normally have an expiring date, when they will be deleted. 

Third Party Cookies and Pixels
CAMFED uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on our website in order to deliver the services that they are providing to CAMFED. These cookies enable us to understand how visitors use the website (e.g. whether they are browsing via a mobile device, what pages they look at) and we use this information to improve the effectiveness of the website. We also use cookies to tell us if a user has come to our website via an online marketing campaign. We use this information to help us ensure any money we spend on online advertising is well spent. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policies.

Pixels work in a similar way to cookies, they are set in certain pages and can trigger a cookie to be downloaded to your browser. They register when a particular device visits a particular page, allowing a user to be identified across sites so that relevant, targeted ads can be served. 

Some of our Pixels and/or cookies will allow CAMFED to 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.

Cookies set by Third Party sites
To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, these sites may set a cookie.

The CAMFED website also carries embedded 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

CAMFED does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy or our processing of your personal information, please contact:

CAMFED International St Giles Court,
24 Castle Street,
Cambridge
CB3 0AJ

Or by email: [email protected] or contact our team by telephone at 01223 362 648 (or 00 44 1223 362 648 if you are calling from outside the UK).

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