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.
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.
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.
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||Used to help personalise the 'Like box' on our front page. Also to allow social sharing on the site.||2 Years|
|These are used to allow social sharing on the site.||10 Years|