Our website uses cookies, as most websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect.
  • Remember your settings during and between visits.
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (reducing costs for the charity).

We do not use our cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission).
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission).
  • Pass data to advertising networks.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.
  • Pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

When you first visit our website, you’re asked if you’re happy to accept our cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, please adjust the settings in the software that you are using to view this website (your browser) or do not use the website further. If the settings on your browser  are adjusted to accept our cookies, we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below, but doing so may mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

We have set out below the cookies used on our website. Not all of these cookies are used on every page, and many are only used when delivering content via third parties.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not (if you are an authorised editor of content).
  • Determining the format in which to display content to you.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Google (privacy policy) – We use Google Maps as a source of free interactive maps for our websites.
  • SurveyGizmo (privacy policy) – We embed SurveyGizmo content on some web pages to create enquiry or registration forms.
  • YouTube (owned by Google – privacy policy) – Powers some of the videos on our site.

Disabling these cookies may break the functions offered by these third parties.

We sometimes link to third party websites to provide additionally functionality.

Social website cookies

We use a Twitter box (privacy policy) on our homepage.

Some social websites will have information available to them if you have provided it elsewhere. For example, if you allow Facebook to share your data with other websites, your visit may be notified to Facebook if we have a ‘Like’ box on a page (we do not currently use these). The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, which pages they look at, etc. This information is recorded anonymously.

We use:

  • Google Analytics (privacy policy) – This enables us to see how people find our website, measure the popularity of individual web pages, and improve our site based on how people use it, to provide the best service we can.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how to turn cookies off). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our websites, and a large proportion of other websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

To exclude cookies from a specific source, reference the relevant domain from this list in your browser’s cookie settings:

Source Domain(s)
Be Safe Stay Safe
Leonard Cheshire Disability or other Leonard Cheshire website domain(e.g.:,
Active Network,

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called ‘spyware’. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser, you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with anti-spyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.