What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. Cookies are little data records which are placed by your browser on your computer. They for example allow users to be recognized while staying on a website and therefore serve to improve user-friendliness.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, we would point out that if you do so you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Cookies allow a server to read private data from your computer or data contained on another server. They do not damage your computer in any way and dot not contain any malware.

What types of cookies does Volunteer World use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Volunteer World routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Performance Cookies.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality Cookies.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as remembering your email, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting Cookies

These types of cookies are set by digital advertising businesses for the prime or sole purpose of managing the performance of adverts, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles to determine the display of adverts elsewhere.

These will almost always be third party cookies and mostly persistent. They can be set even if the site itself does not display advertising. In some cases cookies will be set so the site being visited can target the user with adverts elsewhere after they have left, a practice known as remarketing.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Volunteer World, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Volunteer World, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at How to Clear Your Browser’s Cookies. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at How to Disable Cookies. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as All About Cookies.

To find out more about third-party tools and external software, please have a look at our privacy terms.