Cookie Policy

  1. Statement

 

1.1        Syria Relief (hereinafter referred to as “The Charity”) uses “Cookies” on our website, as almost all websites do; in order to help us to provide you with the best experience we can.

 

  1. What are Cookies?

 

2.1        Simply, Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. The Cookies gather your information and helps us to recognise you every time you access our website. We are then able to collect your information for the purposes of analysis in helping us to create a better website for you.

  1. Categories of Cookies we use

 

3.1        Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features;

3.2        Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.

3.3        Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or users location. This cookie is also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page.

 

  1. What we do

 

4.1

  • We use Cookies on our website to:
  • make our website work as you’d expect;
  • continuously improve our website for you;
  • make our marketing more efficient.
  • recognise you when you login and make it easier for you to access your account information;
  • estimate our audience size and patterns;
  • ensure that you are not asked to register twice;
  • track preferences and to improve and update our websites;
  • remember your settings during and between visits;
  • improve the speed/security of the site.

4.2

  • We do not use Cookies to:
  • collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
  • pass your data onto advertising networks;
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties;
  • pay sales commissions.

 

  1. Do you have to consent to the use of Cookies?

 

5.1        Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a Cookie. This should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

 

5.2        Please note that Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. If you do not change your browser settings and continue to use our websites, The Charity will infer that you have consented to us using cookies for the purposes set out below.

 

5.3        There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

 

  1. Turning Cookies Off

 

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

 

  1. Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

 

7.1        We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.