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Cookie Policy

Introduction

We are Fundraising Futures Community Interest Company (trading as “Charitable Shopping”), a company registered in England and Wales with a company number of 12319823 and a registered office at One Elmfield Park, Bromley, Kent. BR1 1LU (hereafter ‘Charitable Shopping’, ‘we’ or ‘us’).

This is our standard cookies policy implemented to regulate the use of personal data and protect against data breaches (our “Cookies Policy”). This Cookies Policy is applicable to users of our website (https://charitable.shopping/) and must be read in conjunction with our Ts&Cs and or Privacy Policy. When you register your free account with us (your “Account”), you accept to be bound by this Cookies Policy, as well as our Privacy Policy and our Ts&Cs.

Any terms used in uppercase in this Cookies Policy (and not already defined herein) will be defined in our Ts&Cs. For the avoidance of doubt, references to “you” or “your” means a user of our Website who has successfully opened an Account.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies ensure a consistent and efficient experience for users of our Website. A cookie is a text-only string of information that our Website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that our Website can remember who you are, either for a single visit or for multiple visits.

Two types of cookies are used on our Website- session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our Website, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Cookies will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

How do we use Cookies?

Once you have logged onto your Account and click on any of our retail partners (the “Retailers”), a cookie will be “planted” by an affiliate network, allowing us to track your activity. This will assist the Retailers to identify you as a Charitable Shopping customer. When you have completed a purchase from a Retailer (after having passed through our Website), Charitable Shopping will be paid a fee from such Retailers which, in line with our Ts&Cs, will be distributed to the Charity you have selected (the “Thank You Fee”).  These cookies are strictly necessary to perform the service and calculate the Thank You Fee to be paid to your nominated Charity. If you choose not to allow cookies then no Thank You Fee will be paid to Charitable Shopping and no donation to your chosen Charity will occur.

Cookies also allow us to obtain information regarding users of our Website which essentially helps us to provide you with a better user experience and tailor our services to your individual needs.

We may collect information such as your IP address, online activity, web browser details and online activity. We will not however collect or store any of your passwords or other highly sensitive data.

By using our Website with your browser settings adjusted to accept all cookies, we will take this to mean that you want to use our products and services, and that you consent to our use of cookies and other technologies as described in this Cookies Policy.

The Types of Cookies That We Use

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into automatically to secure user areas of our Website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Description

Duration

Type

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary”.1 yearNecessary
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Non-necessary”.1 yearNecessary
__atuvcThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.1 yearFunctional
__atuvsThis cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.30 minutesFunctional
_gaThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.2 yearsAnalytics
_gidThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.1 dayAnalytics
_gat_gtag_UA_170829907_1Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.1 minuteAnalytics
uvcThe cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.1 yearAnalytics
locThis cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.1 yearAdvertisement

Please note that the following third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Examples include Google, Awin, Yahoo, Facebook and other social media platforms.

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page of the third party to manage the use of these types of cookies on browsers and social media platforms as you require.

Objecting To Cookies

Most browsers have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. You may elect to reject or block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers or where the links provided above are no longer in use or active, please visit the browser developer’s website.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website and we will not be able to calculate the Thank You Fee payable to our Charities.

Lifetime Of Cookies

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire in accordance with the timescales set out in the table above.

Further Information

To find out more information about cookies, including hot to see what cookies have been set, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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