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Do We Use Cookies? Yes.

By using our Service, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), subscribing to our services, contacting us online you agree that we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use your data in accordance with this policy. 

In order to remember that you have accepted our use of cookies, we will place a temporary cookie to remember your consent for 3 months. 


What Are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. 

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. 


Types Of Cookies

There are two broad types of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’: 

First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies. 

Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes. 

In addition, cookies may be either ‘session cookies’ or ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached. We use both session and persistent cookies. 


Categories Of Cookies We Use: 

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the Service and to use its features. 

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user. 

Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or users location. This cookie is also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customisable parts of a web page. 

Targeting or advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about the users’ browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, e.g. Facebook, etc. or how you interact with our Service which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. NB. These may also be used to remarket to you in limited circumstances. 

We have assessed our cookies based on the ICC Cookie Guide. The majority of our cookies fall into the first two categories. However, we also use cookies on our webpages which are in categories 3 and 4. 


What Information Do We Collect?

We may collect some, or all, of this information when you visit our Service, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our Service so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously. 

However, you can use our Service anonymously without giving us any information. 

If you visit our Service, we may record information about including (but not limited to): 

the areas of the Service you visit 

the amount of time you spend on the site

whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before 

how you came to our Service– for example, through an email link or a search engine

the type of device and browser you use. 

how you use the Service and the quality of your experience 

We use cookies to track how donors come to our site. For example, we use approach codes in our internet addresses (URLs) to give us insight into the effectiveness of our marketing material. 

Some of this will be used by third party cookies to target you with relevant advertising (see below). 

Although not through cookies, we do measure the success of the emails we send – so we know what subject lines and stories people liked the most. We receive this information anonymously, we don’t share this information. 


Service Statistics Analytics

Our Service uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Service. By using this Service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details please read Google’s Analytics overview. 

You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by Google’s opt-out tool. 


Third Party Cookies

You may notice some cookies that are not related to the Heraclea’s Service whilst visiting www.Heracle.io. Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube video, Twitter feed, Facebook likes or Google plus share, and you may receive cookies delivered from these Service. Heraclea does not govern the publication of third party cookies. To understand more about their cookies and privacy statements, please visit the relevant sites. 

Some of our cookies will remind you about our work and how you can help after you have left the Service. These are the targeting/advertising cookies we use. It is a useful tool for us to keep public awareness of our campaigns and how they can be supported. 

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC it is possible to disable this function without affecting your navigation around the site. 

Find more detailed information on disabling cookies from www.allaboutcookies.org.