Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website https://www.dosomethingdigital.com. This helps us to make your experience on this website easy, useful and reliable. We gather information about site usage to assist in the improvement and development of our services. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies; https://www.dosomethingdigital.com.

To do this we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer, mobile phone or device. These small files are known as ‘cookies’ and are used to collect information about how you browse this website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Some cookies (referred to as session cookies) are automatically deleted after you finish using a website, but other cookies (referred to as persistent cookies) can be stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on what function they perform. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted when you leave a website or close your web browser, whereas persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognise your device and track repeat visits.

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better, and to protect our systems from malicious users. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to work and others are non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

How to control cookies on this website

You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser. This allows you to block all or some cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We do not attempt to monitor the browsing behaviour of individual users through any hidden means.

How does the Do Something Digital website use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Here’s what they help us do:

  • Recognise your device so you don't have to repeatedly provide us with the same information, for example filling out forms across the site
  • Measure how people are using different parts of the website, so we can update and make improvements based on your needs
  • Measure website performance so we can show value for money in the delivery of information and services
  • Analyse anonymised data so that we can better understand how people interact with government services, and make improvements
  • Support users’ sharing of information on the website via social media
  • Measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns that we have endorsed
  • Tracking your use of this website so that we can tailor advertising to be more relevant to you on social media and other websites (using third-party networks)
  • Statistical information collected using Google Analytics - No information obtained can be used to identify individual users. You can find more details about how this affects your privacy at the Google Analytics Privacy Centre. To stop sending information to Google Analytics, an Opt-out Browser Add-on is available. Also you can configure your browser to enable you to choose which, if any, cookies are allowed to be created.
  • Information provided by users through online forms is held in our UK based secure data centres and is retained in line with the General Data Protection Regulation and our Privacy Policy, which is available here.
  • When using our online forms we record your IP address and also details of which browser you are using. We may use this information in conjunction with any information entered in the form

What do cookies on this website do?

The cookies used on this website can be grouped into the following categories:

Analytical/Performance cookies – These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our Site and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This helps improve performance and creates a better user experience.

Some cookies are set directly by Do Something Digital. Others are set by third-parties when you visit this website. Third-party cookies include those set by advertising networks, the partners we use for web analytics (e.g. Google Analytics), and external websites delivering embedded content and videos (e.g. YouTube).

The cookies used by this website contain unique identifiers, however this information is anonymised and cannot be used to identify you personally or find out who you are. Do Something Digital does not sell any information collected by cookies.

Data protection and privacy

We take your privacy seriously. For more information about how and why we collect and use personal data, please visit our privacy page.