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What are Cookies

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, mobile app or use an online platform. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, ISPCC) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. videos, social media, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer or device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

 

Why Do We Use Cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

 

Essential Website Cookies

Served by: ISPCC and Blackbaud

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as donating to ISPCC or Lodging your Funds after an event.

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings (as described bellow under the heading "How can I control cookies?") however you might not be able to use the website to its full extent anymore.

The cookies served by ISPCC help the website remember your default language and your session information to remember what you type into forms so that you don't have to re-enter the data if you move away from the page and then come back. Theses cookies disappear when you close the browser client.

You can read more about the cookies served by Blackbaud here.

 

Analytics and Customisation Cookies

Served by: Google Analytics

These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how the website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise the websites for you.

To refuse these cookies, please click on the following opt-out link: Google Analytics.

 

Social Networking Cookies

Served by: Twitter

These cookies are used to display the ISPCC Twitter feed on our website. Twitter may receive information including the web page you visited, your IP address, browser type, operating system, and cookie information.

You can find the ways of controlling these cookies on Twitter's website.

Served by: Youtube

Our Youtube videos have privacy-enhanced mode enabled: therefore YouTube won’t store information about our visitors, unless they play the video, according to the Google-Youtube guide.

 

How Can I Control Cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the links provided above.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information or click on the relevant link bellow:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web
 and Safari for iOS.

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