Cookie Policy

What are cookies?
How Smile Train UK uses cookies
Types of cookies
The cookies Smile Train UK uses
Contact us
Turning cookies off
Further information

This is the Cookie Policy for Smile Train UK, accessible from www.smiletrain.org.uk

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may limit your usage of the website.

How Smile Train UK uses Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons as detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features that they add to this site. You may choose not to disable cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. See below for instructions on how to disable cookies.

Types of cookies

There are four types of cookies: (defined by the Information Commissioners Office).

The four categories, from the least to the most intrusive, are:

  1. Strictly necessary

    These cookies allow you to move around the website and use areas such as the donate form, log in and e-news sign up. They do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remember where you've been on the internet.

    These cookies only last until you close your browser.
     
  2. Functionality

    These cookies remember any choices you've made on a website. This could be changing the text size, preferences or colour. They can also remember if you've already completed a survey. They can’t track you on other websites.
     
  3. Performance

    These cookies help us understand how you use our website and if you’ve users have had any problems. They also let us know if you see one of our adverts online or click on our banners.

    The information they gather is anonymous. We only use the information to improve the way the site Website works.
     
  4. Targeting

    These cookies collect info for third parties and remember what you looked at on a website.

    They’re used for things including ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons, as well as online advertising.

    Do you see ads for things you've looked at online appear on random websites? It's because of targeting cookies.
     

The cookies Smile Train UK uses

Contact us

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. However, if you are still looking for more information, you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please mark the cookie bar consent form accordingly when entering the website, adjust your previous selected cookies in the 'The cookies Smile Train UK uses' section on this page, or please set your browser to reject cookies . However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menus of your browser or mobile device.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Further information

For more information about the use of cookies see: www.allaboutcookies.org. Check out allaboutcookies for instructions and advice.