Cookies

At givingabit.com we want to be transparent in our use of cookies. We hope the information below helps. Using cookies is essential for us to enable to keep our promise to you that we will make donations to 'your' chosen charity. We also use them to enhance customer experience. Our use of Cookies is included in our Terms & Conditions which you have the option to agree to when you sign up.
We use them so that we can deliver content tailored to you. For example, when you choose ‘Remember Me’ at sign in, the ‘cookie’ enables us to do just that, so when you return in future, it will take you directly to your dashboard without the need for you to sign in. We only use ‘cookies’ to streamline your customer experience & deliver the givingabit service. There is no way to use ‘cookies’ to collect personal data from your computer or from subsequent purchases you make from our partner retailers. If the end user chooses to click on the drop down offer they will be redirected to the partner's (aka advertiser's) site via affiliate cookies. We do not use ‘cookies’ to serve advertising on third party sites. If you choose to disable ‘cookies’ in your web browser, when you visit a retailer site we may not be able to track your purchase back to givingabit.com, therefore we will be unable to allocate donations to your chosen charity.
When you sign up to givingabit.com & agree to the terms & conditions you agree to our use of ‘cookies’. We use three types of ‘cookies’ to ensure we can deliver our service:
Session cookies’ – These types of cookies are not stored permanently on your computer – they expire when you end your browser session. We use these types of cookies are to ensure you can perform essential functions. These could include ensuring you stay logged in for the duration of your visit, & reducing the amount of information transferred over the internet.
'Persistent cookies’ – These types of cookies are stored for a longer & pre-determined period of time on your computer & are automatically removed once this time period ends. We use these types of cookies when you opt in to ‘remember me’ at sign in. The cookie enables us to ‘remember you’ when you return to the site from the same computer without the need for you to sign in again. This is commonly termed as ‘Session Tracking’
The specific name of the cookie givingabit.com use for session tracking is ‘user_id’
Third Party Cookies’ - These types of ‘cookies’ are used by our business associates & enable us to deliver the givingabit service. These include our affiliate network partners (Amazon, Affiliate Window, Tradedoubler, Commission Junction, Affiliates4u, Affilinet, Linkshare, Webgains, OMGPM) to ensure that your individual purchases can be tracked & so they can inform us when a purchase has been made from the retailer. We use this information to ensure your donation can be assigned to you, your community & your charity. This is essential for us so that we can make donations to the correct charity.
We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a ‘cookie’ in order to evaluate your use of our site. We use this information to enhance customer experience. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google´s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the givingabit.com website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
The specific names of the ‘cookie’ used are ‘Utma’ ‘Utmb’ ‘Utmc’ & ‘Utmz’
To reject or delete this ‘cookie’ visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
allaboutcookies.org is a third party website which offers free information about ‘cookies’, what they are, how they are used & how to enable / disable them. We have no control over the content on this site.
We hope we have provided enough information, if there is anything else you think we should have on the site about cookies, please let us know vip@givingabit.com