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Cookies policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile phone when you visit a website (like this one). These cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow our website to recognise your computer or mobile phone and to show you the content that is most relevant to you.

How does Voluntary Arts use cookies?

Cookies enable us to remember who you are so that each time you return to the site you do not have to re-select your website options or keep logging in to the Running Your Group information service. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable these basic features.

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

If you wish to control what cookies are set on your device through the Voluntary Arts website then you can find out how to do this below.

How do I manage my cookies?

You can manage and/or delete cookies as you wish. If you do disable our cookies you may find that certain sections of our website do not work. However, if you do want to change the way that cookies work on your computer, try the following:

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck at ‘Accept cookies for sites’

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, click here.

Google Chrome

  • Click on the ‘wrench’ icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu
  • From the tools menu select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab from the menu on the left.
  • In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option
  • To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information click here.

Safari on OSX

  • Click on ‘Safari’  at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’
  • To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information click here.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information click here.

Opera

  • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”

Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information click here.

All other browsers
Please look for a ‘help’ function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Thanks to Community Matters for guidance on this issue.

This post is also available in: Welsh

Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EH, Scotland, UK.