Like other websites, helpmusicians.org.uk uses 'cookies' that enable it to operate and to provide an understanding of how the website is being used, and to support our digital marketing and fundraising activity.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser. They allow information about your visit to be recorded, and enable websites to recognise a user (anonymously) based on the information stored in the cookie.
Cookies can either be 'session' based, where they are deleted after each visit (and are generally used in order for the site to operate), or 'persistent', where the cookies last for a longer, defined period.
Cookies can either be 'first party', which means they are set by the owner of the website you’re on, or ‘third party’ where they are set by a third party service provider whose service is being used as part of the website you’re on.
What information is collected and how do cookies work?
No personal information is collected in the cookies we use, so this information is anonymous, and cookies don't harm your computer. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how they operate, a good site to visit is aboutcookies.org.
What happens if cookies are blocked?
You are free to choose to block the cookies on our website and on other websites that you use. If you block cookies, this would prevent us from using cookies to store information about your visit to our site.
Blocking cookies can have an impact on the functionality and operation of the Help Musicians UK website, e.g: we wouldn't be able to record the fact that you've logged in to your account to manage your preferences, and so you would need to log in again on every page that you visit within your account area.
Additionally, if we're unable to measure how the website is being used by our supporters and visitors, it makes it much harder to improve the way the site works – an essential part of operating a website today.
Digital fundraising is increasingly important for us as a way to find new supporters to fund our work, so if we're unable to measure the effectiveness of our digital fundraising activity then our ability to use this increasingly important channel would be affected.
Your use of the site and how to control cookies
Your browser's Help function should also show you how to do this. We are working on other ways to help ensure we're clearly showing how our website operates and allowing you to make an informed choice about using the site and the cookies that the site uses.
We sometimes embed photos, videos, and other multi-media content, onto our website from sites such as YouTube. When you visit a web page that contains this type of embedded content, you may be presented with a cookie directly from those sites. Help Musicians UK does not control these cookies, and you should check those websites for details about these cookies and the privacy policies of these organisations.
We also use 'social sharing' buttons on the website which make it easy to share our web pages on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons may also present a cookie (to enable the sharing functionality and to allow these sites to measure button usage), which come directly from those sites. Again, Help Musicians UK does not control these cookies, and you should check those websites and the organisations’ privacy policies for details.
If you have any questions about cookies or this website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.