Website Cookie Overview
CommittedGiving provide web based digital services to a range of third party Clients. On behalf of these Clients the CommittedGiving webpages allow you to:
- To make a financial transaction, (for the purpose of donation, purchase, join, or register) either by means of real time credit or debit card or by entering your bank account details in order that a Direct Debit can be set up.
- Register your interest in the services on offer
- Or otherwise participate in a service that requires you to enter personal information.
All public facing webpages developed and hosted by CommittedGiving make extensive use of First Party Session Cookies. Persistent and / or Third Party Cookies are not used at all.
The sole purpose of these Session Cookies is to temporarily store details that you have entered as you move from one screen to the other and to ensure that confidential information, e.g. credit card or bank account details, complies with relevant and appropriate security requirements.
When you complete the transaction (on the final page by clicking “Confirm Process” or after closing the browser) the command "Session.Clear()" is issued to permanently delete the Cookie(s). This ensures that if the webpage is reopened or the browser Back button used no confidential information will remain on display.
If you would like to prevent our cookies from being temporarily stored on your computer in future, you can do so by referring to your Internet browser’s instructions. You can do this by clicking on the Help menu. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our pages and your use of the services may be limited or even made completely inaccessible. Further information about deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org.
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security when a user is accessing internet banking or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session so would not be stored longer term.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a user's device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising.
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user - the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
Strictly necessary - The term 'strictly necessary' means that such storage of or access to information should be essential, rather than reasonably necessary, for this exemption to apply. It will also include what is required to comply with any other legislation the person using the cookie might be subject to, for example, the security requirements of the seventh data protection principle.
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