Cookies Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 23 May 2018.

At Blind Veterans UK we respect the privacy of our visitors. This policy explains how we use and manage cookies. If you use our website, it should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use for the website and Privacy Policy.

This policy is split into 6 sections, which can be accessed below. This policy explains:

  • 1. What are Cookies?

    Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are useful because they allow websites to work, or work better, as well as provide information to the owners of the site.

    You can find more information about cookies at: allaboutcookies.org.

  • 2. How do we use cookies?

    We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used. This enable us to provide our visitors with a better user experience. Cookies, may tell us, for example whether you have visited our site before if whether you are new visitor.

  • 3. Your rights

    Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

  • 4. Types of cookies

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

    • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. For instance, our content management system will set cookies without which the site could not function.
    • 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 when you visit other web sites. These are most commonly used for web site analytics or advertising purposes.

    Third Parties Cookies we use:

    • Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For more details, please read Google’s Analytics overview.

            You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by Google’s opt-out tool. 

    • Social media cookies – Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube video, Twitter feed, Facebook likes or Google plus share, and you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. These cookies allow you to interact with our website. 
    • Our website also contains embedded “share” buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through a number of popular networks, for example, Facebook and Twitter. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

    We do not control the publication of third-party cookies, so to understand more about their cookies or privacy policy, please visit the relevant sites. 

    In addition, cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies.

  • 5. You are in control

    Cookies can easily be deleted or disabled by selecting the options on your browser. To find more information on how to delete them please visit allaboutcookies.org or aboutcookies.org.

  • 6. Cookies register

    Domain Name Information
    www.blindveterans.org.uk/ 

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  • 7. Changes to this Policy

    We may change this document from time to time to reflect the latest views of how we use cookies and legal and regulatory changes. Please check back frequently. You will be able to see changes have been made by the date it was last updated.