Cookies help us manage our website and the Brooke Shop and to process online donations.
What exactly are cookies?
Cookies are basically tiny text files, sent from our website and stored in your browser or on the device you're using. They can do all sorts of clever things, like tell us which parts of our website you’ve visited, allow us to analyse traffic patterns, and help make our communications even better! If you’d like to learn a bit more, visit www.aboutcookies.org
Does Brooke use them?
Yes, we think they’re really useful. Also, some of them are essential and our website wouldn’t work properly without them. Keep reading and you’ll discover why.
Before using our website, subscribing to our services, making purchases on Brooke Shop or donating to us, you can agree to us placing the cookies listed below on your device… or, if you prefer, you can set your computer's browser to reject them. It’s up to you.
We’ll place a temporary cookie to remember your consent for 12 months.
Turning off cookies
Most browsers allow you to turn them off. To do this, just go to the “Help” menu on your browser. Be warned though: turning them off may restrict your use of a website, or affect the way it operates. You might find things don’t quite work as you’d expect.
Types of cookies
We use a few different types of cookie. Here’s what they do, and how they help:
1. “Strictly necessary” cookies:
As the name suggests, these are essential to navigate the website and use its features e,g. filling in forms. Without them, you can’t even move around the website properly.
2. “Performance” cookies:
These collect information about how you use the site, e.g. which pages you visit the most. They don’t collect information that can identify you, but they do help us monitor our website’s performance, so we can make improvements where we need to.
3. “Functional” cookies:
These cookies remember certain choices you make, e.g. your preferences for font size. They’ll improve your experience next time you visit us and without them, our services might not function to the best of their ability.
4. “Targeting” cookies:
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits, such as your use of social media sites and how you interact with our website. They identify your browser and internet device, but don’t worry, they don’t store directly personal information. NB: They may also be used by our advertising partners, so you can experience adverts of greater interest and relevance to you.
5. “Social Media” cookies
These cookies are set by social media services that we have added so you can share our content with your friends and networks. They can track your browser across other sites and build up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content on other websites you visit. If you don’t allow them you may not be able to use sharing tools.
As well as our own brand cookies, which we call “first party”, others are served by a service provider on our behalf. We call those “third party” cookies.
Google Analytics is a web-based service provided by Google, Inc. It compiles reports for us on your website activity, but it’s all anonymous. When you choose to accept the “performance cookies”, you also agree to this processing of data but just, like any other cookies, you can reject them if you wish. Find out how here.
Google Doubleclick is another product from Google. It lets us use anonymised data to see how our website’s performing. Find out more here.
Some of our pages contain embedded content such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. Just click on the links to find out more.
At the end of this page, you’ll find a full list of cookies, specifying their hostname and if they are 1st party or 3rd party.
Want to know more?
If you still have questions, we’re happy to help. Just email us: [email protected].
Or you can write to our Data Protection Officer at:
Brooke, 2nd Floor, Hallmark Building, 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3M 5JE.