What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer when you visit to enhance your user experience.
Cookies serve a variety of functions. Some help a website remember your username and password. They can help a website remember your personalised user preferences. It is how virtual shopping carts remember what you have put in them. Other cookies track which pages you visit, so the website can make improvements based on what its visitors like and dislike.
What cookies we use and why
These cookies are strictly necessary to for the website to function. Without these cookies, certain aspects of the site wouldn't work.
In order to keep the site relevant and interesting to visitors, we use Google Analytics to track how people use the site. This includes how they came to the site, how they behave on the site, what browser they are using to access the site and what country they are accessing the site from. This information allows us to improve the site content based on what's popular and what's not, creating a better user experience.
These cookies do not communicate any personal information that could identify you in the real world, such as your name, address or email address. They purely track how the site is used.
Our email analytics software tells us how you have interacted with the email campaigns we send. This information allows us to create more targeted emails, designed to appeal to your interests.
'Share' buttons and social media widgets on the site allow you to stay in touch with us across easily a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
We sometimes use YouTube and Vimeo on site to provide links to useful videos. YouTube and Vimeo will also set cookies to determine video views and provide them with analytics information. They will not store anything personally identifiable.
Chelsea Children's Hospital Charity does not control the use of these cookies and you should check with the relevant third party website for more information.
Turning off cookies
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies of prevent automatic acceptance of cookies. Generally, you have the option to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies.
We strongly recommend you keep all cookies on the website enabled to ensure the site functions correctly and to deliver a richer, more satisfying user experience.
However, if you do wish to alter your browser settings and disable some or all cookies, the links below will provide you with the information needed to do so.
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You can disable third-party advertising cookies by visiting the Internet Advertising Bureau's consumer advice site here .
We are unable to disable our email analytics software. However, you can click unsubscribe in the next email we send or contact us to ask us to remove you from our mailing list.
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