This Policy contains important information about the cookies and other similar technologies we use on the Site. The Policy should be read together with our website privacy information, which sets out information about how and why we collect, store, use and share personal data in connection with the Site, as well as your rights in relation to your personal data and details of how to contact us and supervisory authorities if you have a complaint.
Who are we?
The Site is operated by Royal Voluntary Service (‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us), a charity registered in England and Wales under number 1015988 and in Scotland under number SC038924. Our registered office is at Hanley Centre, 29 Charles Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 3JP.
We are regulated in England and Wales by the Charity Commission and in Scotland by OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator.
This Policy only relates to your use of our Site nhscarevolunteerresponders.org
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g. your computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use a website, creating a unique ID. Cookies enable a website to recognise a user’s device and collect and store information about that user’s visits to the website.
Some of the information collected by cookies will be aggregated or statistical (meaning that it cannot be used to identify an individual). Other information may be capable of identifying an individual and therefore constitute personal data and be protected under data protection law.
The cookies we use on the Site fall into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that help ensure that the content of a webpage loads quickly and effectively;
- Analytical/performance cookies: These enable a website to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This information helps website operators to improve the way a website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Detailed information about the cookies we use on the Site can be found in the section below ‘The cookies used on the Site’.
Cookies may be planted by the website itself (i.e. when a user visits the website) or by third parties (such as where a website incorporates media or plugins from other websites).
Consent to cookies and changing settings
Generally speaking, cookies can only be placed on your device with your consent. However, an exception applies where a cookie essential for the operation of a website (referred to above as a ‘Strictly necessary cookie’).
We use a Cookie Management Platform civicuk.com/cookie-control or click on the ‘C’ icon at the bottom right hand corner of any page on our Site to enable users of the Site to give their consent to the cookies we use. Our Cookie Management Platform gives you the ability to indicate whether or not you consent to a particular cookie using ‘adjust slides’. Please note that we only ask for your consent in relation to cookies which are not strictly necessary.
The cookies used on the Site
The table below lists the cookies we use on the Site. For ease of reference, cookies are grouped into the categories referred to above. In relation to each cookie the table also specifies:
- The entity which owns the cookie;
- The name of the cookie;
- The purpose of the cookie and the nature of the information the cookie collects;
- When the cookie will expire;
- Whether the cookie or information can be accessed by a third party; and
- Whether your consent is required before the cookie can be placed.
|Owner of cookie
|Name of Cookie
|Purpose of Cookie and information collected
|Third Party Access?
|Strictly necessary cookies (no consent required)
|This cookie is essential for the online operation of the site to enable the user to move from one page to another.
|This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
|This cookie is set in order to remember the user's preferences in regards to cookies.
|This cookie is set in order to remember the user has seen the cookie message.
|Performance/analytics cookies (consent required)
|Hotjar cookies show us how visitors explored our site, and how we can enhance their experience.
How to turn off all cookies and the consequences of doing so
If you do not want to accept any cookies, you may be able to change your browser settings so that cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) are not accepted. If you do this, however, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of our site.
How to withdraw consent
If you change your mind about consenting to any of the categories of cookies listed above (other than strictly necessary cookies. The user can update their preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ link at the bottom of right hand side of any webpage on the Site.
How to contact us
Changes to this Policy
This Policy was published on 5 August 2020.
We may change this Policy from time to time and if we do so, we will include information about any changes on the Site.