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INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE – COOKIE NOTICE

 

This Cookie Notice (“Notice”) explains how the International Rescue Committee (“IRC”) uses cookies and other tracking technologies through our website www.resettlementresources.org. This Notice is to be read alongside the IRC’s Privacy Notice which explains how the IRC uses personal information. If you do not accept our use of cookies please disable them following our guidance below.

What are web cookies?

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognise the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, the IRC’s websites use cookies.

Although this Notice refers to the general term “cookie”, which is the main method used by our website to store information, the browser’s local storage space is also used for the same purpose and we may use other tracking technologies through this website such as web beacons. As a result, the information included in this Notice is likewise applicable to all such tracking technologies that we use.

You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Why do we use cookies?
 

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, cookies enable you to log in to secure areas of our website, fill in application forms or view content.
  2. To collect anonymous statistics – the information collected by cookies enables us to improve the website through usage figures and patterns. For example, it is really useful to see which pages of the website – and therefore which of our services – are the most popular and how users are interacting with them.
  3. To improve your experience of our website – for example, to prevent you having to re-enter details when you have already done so, or by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  4. To ensure that our website is secure – for example, to make sure that personal information that you give to us does not fall into the wrong hands.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why.

Name of Cookie Provider Purpose of the Cookie Duration
_ga, _gid Google There cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the sites, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.  Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. 2 years
euCookiesAcc Cookie Bar This cookie is to remember your acceptance of our cookie policy. 12 hours
wordpress_test_cookie iThemes Security Pro Visiting the login page sets a temporary cookie that aids compatibility with some alternate login methods. 1 hour
wordpress_[hash] WordPress On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/ 2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in_[hash] WordPress After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 2 weeks
wp-settings-{time}-[UID] WordPress WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 2 weeks

IRC also uses some cookies which are strictly necessary in order for you to use our services available on our website.

Website cookie acceptance

By [clicking accept tab/ticking box] when you visit the website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time. In particular, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer and/or mobile device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, most browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. What you are able to do depends on which browser you are using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please [click continue without cookies tab/don’t tick box] or please set your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that this may impair or limit your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in the options, settings or preferences menu of your browser or mobile device.

You may opt-out of Google’s analytics cookies by visiting Google’s opt-out page – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Click on the links below to find out how to change your cookie settings in:

Internet explorer

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Opera

iPhone and iPad

Samsung

Updating this Notice

We may update our use of cookies from time to time and consequently we may update this Notice. We therefore recommend that you check this Notice regularly. We will notify you of any significant changes by way of a notice on our website or by contacting you directly when reasonably possible.