Types of cookie we use

Like most large websites, Virgin Money Giving uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies collect any personally identifiable information.

Session cookies

We use session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit (your 'session') and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page.

Without session cookies many user functions on our website would not work. So, to make sure things run smoothly while you are using our website, a unique ID will track your session from page to page. This keeps you signed in whilst you update your fundraising page or make a donation online.

Persistent cookies

We also use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session. Persistent cookies help our website remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us.

Persistent cookies help our website remember you when you revisit us. This helps us know things like how many unique visitors we are getting to the site. Persistent cookies last for a pre-defined period unless they are deleted.

We use Google Analytics to allow us to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time such as tracking which pages users go to. Cookies used for this purpose don’t contain any personally identifiable information – just your computer’s IP address (its unique number) to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.

Third party cookies

As well as using cookies from our advertising partners, from time to time we may also embed external content from other third party websites within our website. These include sites such as Facebook and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own websites.

See all cookies currently used on the Virgin Money Giving website