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We may collect information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system, and browser type for system administration as part of our audit trail process. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can adjust your browser’s setting to prevent it from accepting cookies on your computer – go to www.allaboutcookies.org for instructions on how to disable cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Websites if you do so.
We use the following cookies:
– Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the normal operation of our Site.
– Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
– Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
– Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
We use Google Analytics, which sets a first-party cookie in order to anonymously identify when users return to specific websites.
Google uses the information sent with this cookie to store a history of website pages visited in a user’s session. This data will not be used to associate any part of your identity, anonymous or not, with any other data held by Google.
Further information about how to opt-out of this cookie can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
From time to time, advertisers may include digital assets that set cookies on an advertiser’s domain or on the domain of our Website. These cookies will only store anonymous information about your interaction with a specific advert and will not be used to personally identify you.
We may also share anonymized behavioral data with advertising partners, to improve the quality and relevance of our advertising. This means that when you are on other websites, you might be shown advertising based on your behavior on our Website. We may also show you advertising on our site based on your behavior on other sites.
You may find out more information, including how to opt-out of these cookies being set in your browser by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
Google Advertising cookies
We use Google Double Click to serve advertisements. Advertisements are received from Google Double Click servers to your browser along with a cookie to anonymously identify you as you visit websites that serve advertising from Google Double Click servers.
In addition to providing website usage data as described above, Google Analytics may also collect anonymous demographic data such as age, gender, and interests by placing a Google DoubleClick cookie in your browser. This data is aggregated and anonymized and helps us understand the types of users who visit our site. This cookie may also help us serve advertising tailored to your interests and preferences when you visit our sites or other sites that we advertise on.
More information about this cookie, including how to opt-out of receiving the cookie can be found at http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
If you opt-out of this cookie, you will still see advertising when you visit our sites, but the content of the ads may not be as relevant to you.
We use Facebook technologies such as the Facebook Pixel to show you interest-based marketing content from our brands and selected advertisers if you have viewed GVI Charitable Programs’ website. Data collected by the Facebook Pixel may also be anonymized and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts.
You can find out more about Facebook Advertising and manage your Facebook Advertising settings or opt-out of Facebook interest-based advertising at https://www.facebook.com/ads/about/
Facebook Like Button cookies
When you create or log in to an account on http://www.facebook.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your Facebook account when visiting http://www.facebook.com again.
The Facebook Like Button used on our Website is hosted by Facebook and your browser, therefore, sends this cookie data to Facebook when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Facebook in order to associate the Facebook Like Button with your Facebook account. This information is not accessible to us and is not sent to us by Facebook.
Twitter Share Button
When you create or log in to an account on http://www.twitter.com cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain logged-in to your Twitter account when visiting http://www.twitter.com again. The Twitter Share Button used on our Website is hosted by http://www.twitter.com and your browser therefore sends this cookie data to Twitter when creating the button inside your browser. This data is used by Twitter in order to associate the Twitter Share Button with your Twitter account. This data is not accessible to us and is not sent to us by Twitter.
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