What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. It is generated by a web page server (which is basically the computer that operates the website) and can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tells a website when the user has returned.

Cookies can’t harm your computer and we don’t store any personally identifiable information about you on any of our cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

The Big Give uses two types of cookies: cookies set by the Big Give and cookies set by third parties (i.e. other websites or services).

If you would like more information about the cookies we use, as well as details on how to opt-out, please see below.

What cookies do we use on the Big Give?

Cookies set by the Big Give apply to charities only (i.e. not donors), and simply enable us to keep charities signed in to their accounts throughout their visit.

Below are the main cookies used by the Big Give, and what each is used for (please note this is not exhaustive and is subject to change):

Logging into your Charity Account

This keeps you signed in to your account during your visit so that you can access the features of your Big Give account.

Cookies set by third parties

Some of our partners use cookies to help them deliver their services. A list of third party cookies can be found below (please note this is not exhaustive and is subject to change):

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers in the US. These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session. This in turns helps us to improve our efficiency and generate more income for our charitable work.

To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html

Twitter

If you use a ‘Tweet’ link on the Big Give to share content on Twitter, Twitter sets a cookie to remember that you’ve already shared this information.

To reject or delete these cookies: http://twitter.com/privacy

Google +

If you use a ‘+1′ link on the Big Give to share content on Google +, Google sets a cookie to remember that you’ve already shared this information.

To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Facebook

If you use a ‘like’ or ‘send’ link on the Big Give to share content on Facebook, Facebook sets a cookie to remember that you’ve already shared this information.

To reject or delete these cookies: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Cookies on third party sites

When you click a link on the Big Give (for example to visit a charity website) you may be redirected to an external site. These external sites may use cookies and will have their own cookie policy.

How can I manage my cookies on the Big Give?

If you wish to stop accepting cookies, you can do so through the Privacy Settings option in your browser.

Please be aware that by not accepting cookies you will not be able to use some of the key functions of the Big Give, including:

  • Logging in to your charity account
  • Using social media
  • Making donations or trustee applications through the Big Give

Where to find information about controlling cookies

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