1. Definition

 Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our site and are used to make the users experience more efficient. We are able to store cookies on your computer where they are necessary for the operation of the site however, for non-essential cookies we need your permission.

 2. How we use Cookies

 We do not track individual users or use cookies to identify individuals. We use cookies to recognise you and your preferences, improve our site's performance and to collect analytical information for ourselves and the Charities and Community Interest Companies registered to offer items for sale on the BuyCharity Website. Without the knowledge gained we would not be able to provide the service we do.

 3. 'Session' and 'Persistent' Cookies

 'Session cookies' allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session, but they do not remain on your device afterwards.

 'Persistent cookies' remain on your device between sessions. We use them to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We can also use them to balance the load on our servers and improve your experience on our site. Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third party cookies. A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited; a third-party cookie is set by a different website. Both types of cookie may be used by us or our business partners.

 ‘Third Party Cookies we use include’ for example, we use Google Analytics, this is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The cookies used by Google Analytics help us to analyse how users use the site and to count the number of people who use the site. Google Analytics stores your IP address anonymously and neither Age UK South Lakeland, it's administration department, Charitek CIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

 4. Disclaimer

 All our cookies are categorised by the role they fulfil on our website:

a.    Strictly Necessary: these are essential to enable you to move around our website and use features such as secure services. Without these cookies such services could not be provided;

 b.    Functionality: allow the website to remember your choices for certain features. These cookies may be anonymised and cannot track your browsing activity on other websites;

 c.    Performance: collect information as to how users use the website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is aggregated and used to improve

 d.    None of the cookies employed are classified as Behavioural Targeting. If at any time you wish to disable our cookies, you may do so through the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable or delete our cookies that will prevent certain important areas and features of our service from functioning properly. (but if you do so you will not be able to use certain important features of our service). You can find additional information at

 Notwithstanding the audit undertaken regarding our cookies, it is possible we may have missed one from our list above. If you happen to find one that is being set on our site, please let us know.