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By using the MyCharity Limited (everydayhero) website, you are confirming that you accept our use of cookies. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. So we recommend you keep cookies active.

  • What are cookies?

    A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

  • Why does everydayhero use cookies?

    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

  • How secure are cookies?

    Cookies do not in themselves present a threat to privacy, since they can only be used to store information that the user has volunteered or that the web server already has.

  • What cookies does everydayhero use?

    Please find below details about the cookies we use and why we use them:

    Category Cookie Purpose How long does it last?
    Essential Session Determines if you are logged in to everydayhero. Session
    PayPal Used by PayPal to identify you and assist in making a donation. Indefinitely, unless you delete it
    Performance Chartbeat Helps us improve the site by analysing how the site is used. 1 Month
    Google Analytics Helps us improve the site by seeing how and how often the site is used. 2 Years
    Mix Panel Helps us improve the site by analysing how the site is used. Session
    New Relic Monitoring Measures technical performance of the page, such as how long does it take to load. Session
    Segment.io Helps us improve the site by analysing how the site is used. Session
    Vero Helps us communicate with our users by understanding how they are using our site. Session
    Functionality Facebook Used to help personalise the 'Like box' on our front page. Also to allow social sharing on the site. 2 Years
    Twitter These are used to allow social sharing on the site. 10 Years