POLICIES

DATA PROTECTION

Last updated on 27th June 2018.

This policy explains how the Whirlwind Charitable Trust (“we”, “our”, “us”) uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website www.whirlwindcharitabletrust.org.uk. This is to be read alongside our privacy policy  which explains how we use personal information.

If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What are cookies?

Like most websites, our website use cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, laptop and/or mobile device, that contain details of your browsing history on the website and distinguish you from other users. They are widely used and help to provide you with relevant and personalised content and advertising, and help make websites work more efficiently. Your browser sends cookies back to the website every time you visit, so it can recognise you and can tailor what you see on the screen. 

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why do we use cookies?

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, fill in application forms or view content.

 

  1. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them. 

 

  1. To improve your experience of our website – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.

 

  1. To ensure that our website is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.

 

  1. To provide you with information and content which we think is relevant to you .

 The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

 

Name of cookie

Provider

Purpose of the cookie

Duration

Google Analytics

Google

There cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Currently data is held by google analytics for at least 25 months

 

We also use some cookies which are strictly necessary in order for you to use our services available on our website.

 

Website cookie acceptance

By clicking accept tab when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

 

Turning cookies off

 

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above,  please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.

 

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in: 

 

Internet explorer

 

Firefox

 

Chrome

 

Safari

 

Opera

 

iPhone and iPad

 

Samsung

 

In addition, there is software available which enables you to use settings that allow to you choose which cookies are set on your computer or mobile device, such as the Ghostery app.

 

Updating this policy

 

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this policy. We therefore recommend that you check this policy regularly. We will notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.