Cookie Policy

Cookies and information that we automatically collect

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use the Website and for internal reporting purposes.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives or mobile devices of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer or mobile device returns to a website that it has visited previously. We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your preferences and letting you navigate between pages efficiently) and to better understand how the Website is used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before or whether you are a new visitor. [We also use cookies to enable our and third-party advertising both on and off the Website].

There are two broad categories of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:

• First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website or mobile device operator to your computer. They are used only by the website operator to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits that site.

• Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are 'permanent cookies', meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by websites to recognise your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

The Website serves only the following cookies to your computer [or mobile device]:

Cookie Who serves it What it does More information
Security cookie
www.elliesfriends.org To recognise registered users of the website when they have logged in. connect.sid

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.

You can block cookies by [using the opt-out links provided in the table above, or by] changing your browser settings so that cookies from the Website cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device.

Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, is available at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org