Types of cookies
Broadly speaking there are four different types of cookie:
Session cookiesThese are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
Strictly necessary cookiesare essential to navigate around some websites and use their features. Without them, basic services like shopping baskets and e-billing wouldn't function.
Functionality cookies permit users to alter how a website looks to them: they can remember usernames, language preferences and regions, and can be used to provide more personal services like local weather reports and traffic news.
Third party cookies Third parties cookies, are often used to research the use of the website and activities on it. These cookies would not contain any personal information that others could read and understand.
Accepting or rejecting cookies
Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how you can accept or reject them. You can also refer to your internet browser's help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies.
You can configure your internet browser to warn you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may make a decision whether to accept or reject it.
By providing your information to us, you consent to us collecting, using and transferring your personal information in accordance with the following terms.
2 How do we collect your information?
3 What types of information do we collect?
3.1 The information we collect from you may include your name, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number, fax number, debit and credit card and other banking and financial information.
4 What do we do with your information?
4.1 We use your personal information to provide you with information, to accept any donations you wish to make to us, for all administration purposes, for the purpose of furthering our charitable objects (including for fundraising activities) and/or to otherwise assist and deal with your queries and comments.
4.2 For the purposes referred to above (and for any additional purposes you may consent to from time to time) your personal information may be shared between our officers, agents and employees and may also be shared with relevant officers and departments of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust. Your personal information may be shared with our service providers, agents and associated organisations whose involvement is reasonably necessary.
4.3 We may also use your personal information to contact you directly to let you know of matters which may be of interest to you and which relate to us and our objectives. If you change your mind and would prefer that we do not contact you in this way, please contact us at the details provided above. We reserve the right to forward your details to the police or other relevant authorities at any time and to disclose your personal data to our professional advisors and to regulatory bodies. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
6 Protection of your personal data and processing by third party payment provider
6.1 We use information security measures to protect your information as far as reasonably practicable from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.
6.2 If you want to make a donation via our Website you should be aware that we use a third party to process the transaction. If you make a donation, we may send your personal data to this third party in order to facilitate such a transaction. As any such payment is processed by this third party, please refer to their terms and conditions when making such a payment."
7.1 We are not responsible for the privacy and data protection practices of or any use of your personal information by third party websites reached through links on the Website. When you leave the Website and move into any linked website, you are responsible for ensuring it has adequate protection in place in respect of your personal information and for ensuring that you comply with its privacy and/or data protection policies. Please see the terms and conditions of use of our Website for further information on our policy towards links.
8 Access and changes
8.1 You are entitled to see the information we hold about you and have the right to ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10, which is intended to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information it holds about you.