Cookies policy
Find out how we use cookies on our website

How we us cookies

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners to provide you with a good experience while you browse, and also to provide information which can help website owners to improve websites.

Our site uses cookies to:

We do not use cookies to:

What cookies will we use and for what purposes?

We have split the cookies used on our site into four categories – strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used, though within each category we may use additional or alternative cookies at any time.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be performance cookies or advertising cookies.

A. Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for our site to work, for example to allow you to make a donation, submit a service request or register for an event. We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our site:

Cookie Name Purpose
ASP.NET ASP.NET_SessionId Used to store a unique identifier for your session, providing a mechanism for persisting information between web pages. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
ASP.NET ASP.NET_AutId Used to store a unique identifier for your session, providing a mechanism for persisting information between web pages. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

B. Functional cookies

We use the following functional cookies on our site:

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookies RememberMeCookie Stores whether or not the visitor has ticked the ’Remember Me’ option when they log in or register.
Cookies CookiesDirective Records that the visitor confirmed they have read the cookie banner so that it does not appear again. This doesn’t store any other information.
Login and application SavedVacanciesCookie Stores the vacancy ID which is used for keeping a list of saved jobs. It will only store a vacancy ID if the visitor clicks on ’save job’.
Login and application UsernameCookie This enables the site to remember the visitor’s login name if ’Remember me’ is ticked.
Time zone LocalTimezoneVariable Used to store the visitor’s time zone so dates and times are translated to their location. This doesn’t store any other information.
Language CultureSystemCodeID Only used for multi lingual sites to store the visitor’s culture and set formatting of currency, dates etc. No personal information stored.
Language CultureSystemLanguageID Only used for multilingual sites to store the visitor’s culture and set formatting of currency, dates etc. No personal information stored.

C. Performance cookies

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics _ga Used to distinguish users.
Google Analytics _gat_UA-203531-17 Used to throttle request rate.
Google Analytics _gid Used to distinguish users.
HotJar _hjid Used to persist the random user ID, which is set when a user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script, unique to that site on the browser.

D. Advertising cookies

Remarketing is a way for us to connect with people who have recently interacted with our site. We may place remarketing cookies on your device during your visit so that our carefully selected third-party suppliers, including Google, may use the information gathered to show you British Red Cross advertising when you visit other websites.

E. Third party cookies

We use some third party services or software on our website. If you go to a page on our website that contains this embedded content you may be sent cookies from these websites, for example YouTube videos, Google maps, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook and Twitter. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Controlling use of cookies

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies unless you change your browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by any websites, you can generally do this through your browser settings. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your internet browser.

Please note however that if you set your internet browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your internet browser settings to block cookies, our site will set cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.uk/.