1.0 Introduction

This document details how we use cookies. Please note that this policy applies to Giverly website (

2.0 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites. The information cannot be seen by any other websites (so the information is secure) and is used by us to provide features to aid the use of our services.
We use three types of cookies on our websites:
Session cookies - These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our websites, such as maintaining log in details for the session. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored permanently on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
Persistent cookies - These cookies remain on your computer for a pre-determined time after which they are removed. They are used for such things as enabling us to recognise returning users to the website and allowing them to carry out fundraising without the need to sign in every time.
Third party cookies - These are cookies that merchants and retailers who are linked to from our websites create. Some are essential, such as those used by stores to track your purchases. Others are not essential but useful, such as those used by Google Analytics - a tool which we use to monitor the general use of our website and allow us to make changes to improve your experience when you visit.

3.0 Why do we use cookies? Can they be blocked?

Cookies are essential for the proper function of our websites and services - including the raising of donations. Therefore, we do not recommend that you block or disable cookies (which can be done through your browser settings).
We use cookies to keep you signed into our website and services. Therefore, if cookies are blocked or disabled, you will not be able to log in or access your account.
Cookies are used by our partner retailers and intermediaries (such as technology providers, marketing agencies and affiliate networks) to track that you visited them via Giverly as well as any subsequent transactions. Therefore, if cookies are blocked or disabled, then this may prevent donations being raised and passed to your charity.
We may use cookies for other purposes - for instance to monitor and understand how our website is used. Such cookies can be blocked without a noticeable impact to your browsing experience.