Cookie Notice

Last updated: Monday, August 26, 2019

About this Notice

This Cookie Notice (“Notice”) explains how Relief International (hereafter “RI”, “we”, “us”, and “ours”) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at https://www.ri.org/ (“Website”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

Please take the time to read this Notice carefully. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at [email protected].

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies have many different features, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, RI) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

How long do cookies last?

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, which means they only exist when your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or quit the app. Other cookies are ‘persistent cookies’, meaning they survive after your browser or app is closed and can be used by websites or apps to recognize your computer when you re-open your browser or app later. The length of the cookies used on our Website is explained in more detail in the table below.

What cookies do we use

Cookie Agreement

Created when the ‘Accept’ button is clicked in the cookies notice. Hides cookies notice on future visits.

Google Analytics

Name: _ga | Expiry: 2 years

Name: _gat | Expiry: 1 day

Name: _gid | Expiry: 1 day

Relief International uses Google Analytics to monitor and improve activity on this website.

Google Analytics cookies collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

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Expiry: Expiry dates for these cookies vary from the session to 10 years.

We sometimes embed videos from YouTube. YouTube’s use of cookies is governed by Google’s privacy policy.

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We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Facebook

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We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by LinkedIn.

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We use sharing functionality to be able to share on social media, these cookies are owned by Twitter.

We sometimes embed Tweets from Twitter.

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How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

The cookies that were sent in the past

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we can always use information collected by these cookies before the deactivation. However, we cease to collect information via the opted-out cookie.

More information about cookies

For more information about cookies, including explanation about how cookies are placed on your device, or how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Updates to this Notice

We may update this Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.

You can see when this Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Notice.