This policy relates to your use of our website, social media pages, subscribing to our services and/or making a donation to us online. If your browser settings are configured to accept cookies then we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are happy for us to set the types of cookies outlined below on your device and use that data in accordance with this Policy.

You can also find out more about how we use your personal data within our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies, small files containing letters and numbers which are placed on your device, to help give you a better experience when using our website. Cookies are widely used to ensure websites can function effectively as well as provide information to website owners.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and information is provided below on how to do this, but please be aware you may limit some functionality of our website by doing this.

Further details are provided below on the cookies our website sets and the information which we and others may collect through cookies.

Why do we use the cookies we do?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To collect information about your preferences and how you use our website
  • To carry out research and analysis to help us improve our content and to understand our users' requirements
  • To target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing adverts which are personalised to your interests
  • To make your experience when using our website more enjoyable and useful
What types of cookies are there?

Cookies can either be first-party or third-party. First-party cookies are set by us and help our website to function properly as well as provide anonymised data about how our website is being used. Third-party cookies are set by organisations other than ourselves and help us to understand who is using our website as well as provide a more personalised service, including through advertising.

When you use our website the following types of cookies may be generated:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are required for the functioning of our website
  • Analytical or performance cookies: these allow us to see how many users are visiting our website and how they use the website. This allows us to improve the way our website works to provide you with a better experience
  • Functionality cookies: these are used to recognise you whenever you return to our website and to remember any preferences you had set
  • Targeting cookies: these record your visit to our website, the pages you visited and the links you followed. We use these to make our website more relevant to your interests
  • Third-party advertising cookies: we use these to help target our advertising to you or people similar to you, or to exclude you from our advertising. For example if you have signed-up to a campaign on our website we may use these cookies to ensure you don't receive any further adverts asking you to sign-up to this campaign again. These cookies may be used by our advertising partners to create audiences on our behalf to ensure we can target our advertising more efficiently and make the best use of our charitable funds
  • Other third-party cookies: when we use applications on our website which are provided by other organisations, third-party cookies may be used to track your use of that application and its success
Which third-party cookies do we use?

We use third-party cookies for delivering advertising and for analytics. The list below details which third-party cookies we currently use, the purpose for each and links to their policies. Please note that third-party cookies may change as we work with different suppliers and this list will be periodically reviewed and updated as necessary.

  • Google Adwords, Analytics and DoubleClick - these cookies show us how visitors found and explored our website and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (for example, how long they stayed on the website, the average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had. They also allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
  • Facebook - these cookies allow conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
  • - these cookies link your behaviour on our website to links you have clicked in e-bulletin communications from us
  • Twitter - these cookies allow integration with Twitter as well as conversion tracking, optimisation and remarketing
  • YouTube - these cookies use a unique identifier to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube you have seen. It also estimates your bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos
How do I control my cookie settings?

Cookie settings can be controlled within your web browser. How and when cookies are used on our website will depend on these settings, so you are in control. For more information about cookies including to see what cookies have been set, how to manage them and how to delete them please use the following links, or if you are using a different browser visit the browser developer's website.

By blocking all cookies please be aware that you may not be able to access or use all the features of our website and you will not receive a personalised service.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices website. Also, you can visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Initiative. From their website, you can control third party online advertising by managing your browser or mobile device opt-outs.

Note that these links will take you to other websites. Fields in Trust is not responsible for the information or the setting of cookies on these other websites.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please visit the Information Commissioner's webpage on cookies.

Finding out more

You can view information about how we use your personal data within our Privacy Policy, which also contains details on how to get in contact with us.

We keep this policy under regular review and may make changes occasionally, so we advise you to visit this page periodically to keep up to date with anything which has changed. This policy was last updated in March 2019.