How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website. Cookies allow web browsers to respond to you as an individual. This allows websites to tailor their  operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Types of cookies we use

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

We use both session and persistent cookies.

Categories of cookies we use

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features, e.g. making a donation and e-billing.
  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. 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.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies 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. NB. These may also be used to remarket to you in limited circumstances.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how visitors use the site and ways that we can improve the experience. These cookies may track things such as how long visitors spend on the site and the pages that they visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

You are able opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by using Google’s opt-out tool. For more details about Google’s Analytics you can read this overview.

Controlling your cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please be aware that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the all the features of this website.

You can read more detailed information on disabling cookies from http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we have no control or oversight over those external websites and cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Accountability

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement so please periodically visit our privacy policy in order to keep up to date with any changes.

You are welcome to request a copy we hold of any personal information relating to you or make a complaint if you are unhappy with anything we have done while communicating with you. Additionally, we are always happy to receive questions and feedback about our privacy policy.

You can write to us at Habitat for Humanity Great Britain, 10 The Grove, Slough, SL1 1QP or hello@habitatforhumanity.org.uk.

We will respond promptly to your questions and complaints.