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Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file 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.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website 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.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Owner Name Purpose

Concern Worldwide



Cookie- agreed –ie




Boolean value to indicate whether the user has accep

ted our cookie policy or not. Example value : 0 or 1

For more information see:





When a user on the site selects their preferred currency of payment, this cookie is set and used as a default for certain future donations by the same user. Example value : EUR or GBP




This cookie stores a boolean value to indicate whether or not the user has javascript enabled or not. Certain parts of the site require javascript and are blocked if the user does not have javascript enabled Example value : 0 or 1


SSESS [session id]


This cookie stores the users session ID. This is used by the backend to determine whether they are logged in and if so as who. Example value : xAJdVhby5TYm8uceoFgHoXoMh037MbCWKhNwe-ouh34b




When a user visits certain urls to make a donation, the server issues a redirect. The url that the user is to be redirected to gets stored in this cookie to help facilitate the redirect process


STYXKEY -concernuserlanguage


When a user first visits the site, their geographical location is determined by analysing their IP address.If the user is located in the UK this cookie gets the value “en” otherwise it gets the value “ie”. This is used to automatically redirect users to the most appropriate language version of pages on the website. Example Value: en or ie



This cookie gets set when a user makes a donation on the website. The purpose is to enable us to identify repeat donors so that we can optimise their experience Example value : 0 or 1

Certain additional cookies may be set by the following third parties: Google (, Hubspot (, Visual Website Optimiser (, TVSquared, (, and Indiegogo (





You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. 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.

Except for the cookie named SSESS [session id], all cookies will expire after 1 year.

In the case of third party cookies and referred to above, please refer to their respective Privacy Policies or Privacy Statements as well.