What are cookies?

Every time you visit our website, it sends us a cookie. Warm, crumbly and delicious? Sadly not. This is a text file that tells us about your visit. The information is all anonymous, so we’re told about your computer, not you. And when the data comes to us it’s bulked together with information from all the other visitors to our site. Cookies tell us, for example, about traffic data, location data, device information, the date and time people visit and the pages they visit.

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How we use cookies on our website

To make the most of our website you should leave cookies turned on, otherwise you might not be able to see all of our lovely site.

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Managing cookies

You can turn off cookies on most browsers. To find out how, use the help function.

List of the main cookies used on our website

This is a list of the main cookies set by the Tearfund website, and what each is used for.

Name of cookie owner/ service Associated cookies Description
Wordpress lumberjack_session This is a standard session cookie that would allow us to handle normal site operations, like redirecting back, validating form errors etc.
Wordpress cookies_accepted How we know that someone has accepted the Cookie banner.