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The National Funding Scheme’s cookies policy

The National Funding Scheme (details of which are given at the end of this Policy) uses cookies on its website at platform.nationalfundingscheme.org (the Website). This Policy explains how we use cookies.

What are cookies?

A "cookie" is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and they have different functions or uses. For example, some cookies help us improve the experience of our Website or help us tailor our services to you.

The type of cookies we use

Different terminology is used to describe cookies (and a lot of websites and organisations use different types of terminology which can be confusing). To help you understand the table below setting out the cookies used on this Website, we have categorised the 3 types of cookies we use on our Website as:

Performance Cookies (also often called analytic cookies) – that help us collect information about your use of the Website to improve the Website and your user experience

Functionality Cookies – that help the Website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the Website for you once you are a return visitor

Essential Cookies – that are essential cookies for you to use parts of the Website The types of cookies we use on the Website are set out below:-

Type of cookie Function and further information
Google analytics This is a common perfomance cookie that many websites use. It allows us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use the Website and helps us to improve the Website.
utma cookie Tracks yours and other users' amount of visits to the Website. It is known as a repeat user analytic or performance cookie.
utmb cookie Tracks how long you stay on the Website. It is known as a user activity analytic or performance cookie.
utmz cookie Tracks where you came from when visiting the Website. It is known as a user activity analytic or performance cookie.
add_this cookie A social analytics tracking cookie. This is a type of performance cookie that analyses how you use the Website.
language cookie This functionality cookie enables default language to load on the Website.
currency cookie This functionality cookie enables the default currency for donations to show on Website pages.
Name cookie This functionality cookie enables the Website to display a personalised "welcome back [USER NAME]" message for return users when visiting the Website.
PHPSESSID cookie A type of memory cookie which means that it persists on the Website only as long as you have the browser open and creates a unique server ID for you for that session. If you close the browser the cookie is not stored on your device.

More detail on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org/

Website cookie acceptance

By using our Website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

We have a visible banner on our Website to remind users that by using the Website they consent to our use of cookies.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.

We may update our cookies from time to time and this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.

Information about us

The National Funding Scheme is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered company no: 8223187) and a registered charity (registered charity no: 1149800). Its registered office address is: 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH.

If you would like to contact us, please email.

This Policy was last updated on 27th March 2013