The Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub (RSH) is operated by a consortium of organisations, including Options, SDD, GCPS, Terre des hommes and Sightsavers.
2. What is a cookie
Cookies are text files that may – depending on your settings – be stored on the hard drive of your device (be it a computer, tablet, mobile phone or any other device that can access the internet) when you visit a website or click on an advertisement. Cookies are used to identify the device on which they are saved and are operational for a limited period of time.
There are three different types of cookie that may be saved on your device while browsing the RSH. The intended purpose of each is described below.
i. Essential cookies
Essential cookies help make the RSH work by enabling basic functions required to navigate the website, access secure areas, authenticate logins and use contact forms, as well as other enhanced functionalities. This type of cookie cannot be disabled. You can set your browser to block or alert you to them, but if you block their use some parts of the RSH will not work.
ii. Session cookies
Session cookies allow the RSH to link your actions during a particular browser session. These cookies will expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterward.
iii. Performance cookies
Performance cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of the RSH. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and show us how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and used only to improve how the RSH work. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited RSH and will not be able to monitor their performance.
iv. Which cookies do we use?
The table below provides more information about the cookies and trading pixels we use and why:
Drupal session cookie - stores only a session ID code with which to identify the user who is currently logged in. Expires on logout from website
Google Analytics - We use these to record and report the usage of the website. We IP anonymise all visitors to country level using google tag embedded code so that we do not record any personally identifiable data belonging to you. We ensure we minimise what is recorded and Google adwords tracking is disabled.
We store very basic anonymous cookies to help count how many times our podcasts are listened via the Podbean service.
This is an auto generated number such as SESSffbcdb67dca02d807e3b6c5a8861ed54
_gat _ga _gid __atuvc
We ask for your permission (consent) to place cookies, tracking pixels and any similar technologies on your device, except where these are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested (e.g. to enable you to put items in your shopping basket and use the check-out process).
4. How do I manage cookies and tracking pixels?
Adjusting your settings via our Cookie Preference Centre
The Cookie Preference Centre can be used to customise your cookie preferences at any time according to your needs and preferences. This tool records your consents and specifically controls the performance and targeting cookies activated when using the RSH.
For ease of navigation, RSH recommends that you accept cookies on RSH and do not delete them. Otherwise, some of the features of the RSH may not display or function properly.
Adjusting your settings on different browsers
Cookie management varies from browser to browser. Use your browser's help menu to find out how to adjust your cookie settings, or click on the relevant link below:
Third-party cookies and how to block them
Blocking audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these specific cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on and installing it on your browser. This add-on is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Google Analytics deactivation link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics.
For more information on Google Analytics' privacy information, click here: Safeguarding your data
Blocking social network cookies
To block cookies used by social networks (e.g. via sharing buttons), follow the instructions in the links below:
Tracking pixels and how to block them
Blocking cookies will not automatically block tracking pixels from sending information to the pixel server. You can block this by setting your browser to be as restrictive as possible with external graphics, by adjusting your firewall settings and/or by using certain browser extensions. This may, however, restrict other functions.
5. How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about this cookie information or the information we hold about you. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to [email protected].