what is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent from our website and stored in your browser or on the device you're using.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can change your browser’s settings to stop cookies.
If you choose not to accept cookies you might find some parts of our websites do not work as you would expect.
Categories of cookie use
1. strictly necessary
These cookies are essential to our website and without them you wouldn't be able to do things like make online donations. They also remember previous actions like, items added to a shopping cart, and are also needed to use the social media and email sharing functionality on the website.
2. performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you arrive at our website, how you use the website and if you get any error messages. The cookies help us identify what information is most useful and relevant and where we can make improvements to the website. These cookies are aggregated and anonymous; we don’t collect information that can be used to personally identify you.
Google Analytics is a web based service provided by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics sets a cookie to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States of America. 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 Brooke website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google as described above.
See how you can reject or delete cookies from Google Analytics.
Brooke uses tags to track, measure and report on activities that happen on our website after you see or click on an advert. The tags allow us to measure the effectiveness of our adverts. Data collected and shared is anonymous and does not personally identify you.
You can delete your cookies any time you want.
3. functionality cookies
These cookies allow the Brooke website to remember choices or changes you make (such as text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise). Functionality cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
4. targeting or advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission.
Third party cookies
These cookies measure the effectiveness of online advertising and enable us to serve advertisements to or exclude people who have visited our website.
Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter and Facebook.
We also use AddThis to provide Facebook, Twitter and email sharing functionality. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.
For further information on third party cookies, see:
- AddThis privacy statement
Further information about cookies and how to control their use is available from
Page updated: 25 May 2018