Cookie Policy

1.   How we use cookies on this website

1.1.   Introduction to Cookies

The FSDB website ( uses cookies and this page explains what cookies we use and why, it also explains how to manage your cookie preferences.

1.2.   What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences.

1.3.   What does the FSDP website use cookies for?

We use cookies for a few different reasons.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies are essential to make the site work. Examples of this are the cookies we need to make the donation and events registration forms work.
  2. Functional cookies improve your experience of the site, remembering your preferences, such as your accessibility settings, helping to make the site accessible to users with different needs.
  3. Performance cookies are used to help improve the performance of our site and help us learn what works best so that we provide you with the best experience.
  4. We use functionality from social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 to allow you to share content from our site on these social networks and use their functionality. These sites use third party functionality cookies to allow this to work.
  5. We may also use third party behavioural advertising cookies to help make our advertising to you as relevant and useful as possible.

1.4.   How do you stop cookies being used

It is possible to stop some or all cookies working on your browser (opt-out), although this may stop from working properly or impair your experience. If, once you’ve reviewed the cookies we use, you may want to opt out. Find out how to Manage your cookies.

1.5.   Cookies and tracking

We use cookies to store an anonymous ID to enable tracking between pages, which is required to enable ecommerce activities on the website. The cookie also stores information to assist the website page behaviour, but no personal information is held within the cookie.

This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.   For further information visit AboutCookies or AllAboutCookies.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function properly as a result.

1.5.1.  Strictly necessary and functional cookies

These cookies are essential for the site to work. They allow certain functionality, such as remembering that you are logged in, allowing you to use only one username between sites, or processing your details when you donate or register for an event.

Name Purpose Persistence
Maintains site state, allowing transaction information through the donation process to be remembered. Three Weeks

1.5.2.  Functional cookies

These cookies improve your experience whilst using the site. For example, remembering your accessibility preferences.

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1.5.3.  Performance cookies

These cookies help us to analyse the performance of the site. They let us see how many people are visiting the site and how users behave once they are here. We use this information to plan improvements to make your experience better. All information we collect is anonymous.

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