‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately. If you want to find out more, check out http://www.aboutcookies.org/
First, is for reasons of functionality. Cookies help us to register and book volunteers through our database and e-commerce platform; to sign people up to our newsletter if they’re not already on it; and to manage the content that we send out to our subscribers. Please see below for the full list of functionality cookies.
Secondly, is for reasons of analysis. We use two services, Google Analytics and HotJar to explore how our users interact with the site and book volunteering. We have a big emphasis on ‘user journey’ at Benefacto and these tools help us improve the experience for would-be volunteers. Please see below for more information on Analysis Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).
Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
WordPress is the central database and contact management system we use at Benefacto. It is built on PHP.
We use WooCommerce to manage and process bookings through VolunteerHub
To keep track of cart data, WooCommerce makes use of 3 cookies:
The first two cookies contain information about the cart as a whole and helps WooCommerce know when the cart data changes. The final cookie (wp_woocommerce_session_) contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within these cookies.
We use Klaviyo to manage all our newsletter and marketing subscriptions and the content we send out
We use HotJar to understand how people interact with our charity booking pages
We use Google Analytics to better understand how people use our website