Cookie Policy

Our Use of Cookies

May 2011 saw the EU e-Privacy directive, often referred to as the ‘Cookie Law’ come into effect in the UK. Below we set out our use of cookies on the Claire Wand Fund website. A link to this information is shown on our the bottom of every page in this website.

Cookies are text files of information, downloaded to your computer or mobile device. The information is stored in the form of a small data file written to your hard drive. These contain information which enables us to personalise your use of our website and present you with relevant content.

Access to the secure areas of the website is dependent upon the use of cookies.

Cookies also enable us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website. Most browsers allow the user to control the cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If you disable cookies on your computer or device, some of the features of our website may be unavailable to you.

At Claire Wand Fund, our primary use of cookies is to identify which web pages are accessed. This helps us to analyse and improve the navigation and content of the website.

We do this mostly through traffic log cookies and analytics services provided by Google Analytics.

We also use cookies tracked through Google Analytics to optimise our Google search rankings in order to help users find relevant content.

We have conducted an audit of the cookies used on the Claire Wand Fund website using the Attacat cookie audit tool. We browsed a number of pages on the site to build up an accurate list of cookies used.

Granting us Permission to Use Cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Cookies Used in the Claire Wand Fund Website

The table below describes the cookies being used in the website now. As the website develops, cookie usage may change and this list will change - we will update this page to include any changes:

Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utma
Description Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors.
Expiry 2 years
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
   
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmb
Description Used by Google Analytics for generally visitor tracking.
Expiry 30 mins
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
   
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmc
Description Used by Google Analytics to identify unique visitors vs. returning visitors.
Expiry Cleared on browser close.
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
   
Cookie Group Google Analytics
Cookie Name _utmz
Description Used by Google Analytics for tracking source visits (ie where the user came from such as a search engine result, or direct link).
Expiry 6 months
Explanation Used by most sites – it does not track or store personal data.
   
Cookie Group Claire Wand Fund
Cookie Name Has_js
Description Checks the functionality of your web browser so we can show alternative content, if your browser does not support the default content.
Expiry Cleared on browser close.
Explanation Does not track or store personal data.
   
Cookie Group Twitter
Cookie Name pid
Description Third-party cookie, set by Twitter.com. We have no control over this.
Expiry 18 months
Explanation Only used on our Twitter page.
   
Cookie Group Twitter
Cookie Name guest_id
Description Third-party cookie, set by Twitter.com. We have no control over this.
Expiry 2 years
Explanation Only used on our Twitter page.

Learn more about Google Analytics cookies.

Please note that we do not control the use of third party cookies (such as Google - you should check their privacy policies if you have any concerns.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information without first clearly asking for your express permission (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form).
  • Collect any sensitive information (we would only do this openly by requesting such information in an online form).
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Information on the new Legislation on Cookies

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our, and a large proportion of the world's, websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.