Cookies Policy

When you visit the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust website (https://chect.org.uk), one or more “cookies” are generated. If you do not agree to our use of cookies, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the website. Please be aware that if you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while using the website.

The information below summarizes the different types of cookie we use on the website, together with their respective purpose and duration (ie how long each cookie will remain on your device).

Two types of cookies may be used on the website – “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the website. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or “lifetime” of the specific cookie and your browser settings).

Cookies used on the website:

  1. Necessary: Cookies that are essential to making the website work correctly. They enable visitors to move around our website and use our features. Examples include remembering previous actions (eg entered text) when navigating back to a page in the same session. These cookies do not identify you as an individual. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect the performance of our website.
  2. Performance / Analytical: Cookies that help us understand how visitors interact with our web properties by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website and any issues encountered, such as error messages. They help us improve the performance of our website, alert of any concerns and more. These cookies don’t identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.
  3. Functionality: Cookies that allow our web properties to remember the choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) to provide a more personalised online experience. The information these cookies collect may include personally identifiable information that you have disclosed, such as a username, for example. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it and with whom we share it. If you do not accept these cookies, it may affect website performance and functionality and may restrict access to web content.
  4. Targeting / Advertising Cookies: Cookies that record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and any advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. They are also used to track the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. The information these cookies collect will include your IP address and your online browsing preferences.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet-enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the website. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the “lifetime” of the cookie (ie how long it will remain on your device) and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

We use cookies to make the website easier to use and to better tailor our web presence and products to your interests and needs. Cookies may also be used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the website. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use our web properties and to help us improve web structure and content. We cannot identify you personally from this information.

Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.

If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the website. For example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of the website.

If you use different devices to view and access the website (eg your computer, smartphone, tablet etc), you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

If you would like more information about cookies, CHECT can recommend www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org as helpful resources. Both websites also provide instructions on how to reject cookies if you would like to do so.