St Mungo's is committed to protecting your privacy. This Cookies page explains our policy on collecting, storing, and processing your personal and financial information, and steps you can take to protect your privacy on our website. If you have any questions, please contact our Data Protection Officer on InfoSec@mungos.org.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file of letters and numbers that is downloaded from our website by your computer. We use these cookies to help provide you with a good experience when browsing our website and they also allow us to improve our site.
Cookies are not programs and do not collect any data from your computer.
The St Mungo’s website uses a number of ‘essential’ cookies that allow the site to function, particularly related to taking online donations. These are run by our payment platform, WooCommerce, and only activate when you go to make a donation. These cookies are removed at the end of your session on the site.
Our website also uses ‘analytical' cookies from Google Analytics, which recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and also allow us to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
The information that we gather through these cookies is completely anonymous and visitors to our website cannot be identified personally.
Third party and social media site cookies
Below are details of the cookies we use on our website, and their purpose.
|Functional Cookies (Essential)||Description|
|Used by our payment platform, WooCommerce to allow us to take online payments through the website – only active if you make a payment on site and lasts only the duration of your session.|
|Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|Analytics Cookies (Non-Essential)||Description|
|Provides basic, anonymised data about the number of users to our site.
Stores each user's amount of visits and the time of the first and subsequent visits
Used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends
Stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)
|Marketing Cookies (Non-Essential)||Description|
|Allows users to share content from the St Mungo’s website to their social media networks.
|This cookie is set by Facebook – If a user visits the St Mungo’s website through a Facebook advertisement (clearly labelled as “sponsored”) this cookie activates.|
|This cookie is set by Twitter - The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.|
Controlling and deleting cookies on your computer
All browsers allow you to manage which cookies you accept, reject and delete via controls found in the 'Preferences' settings. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our websites and your use of our sites may be restricted.
Except for session cookies (which lasts only for the duration of your visit to the website), all cookies will expire within 2 years.