Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files of information automatically downloaded by your computer or mobile phone when you visit our site. We use cookies to help us improve our website, by telling us, for example, what pages people spend the most time on, or how many people view the site on a mobile phone or desktop computer.

The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you an improved and more personalised web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, all but Strictly Necessary cookies —those that are required for the website to correctly — are blocked by default. Other cookies will only become active if you choose to allow them.

For more information about cookies visit allaboutcookies.org and youronlinechoices.eu.

How to control and delete cookies

Some cookies we use are essential for our website to function correctly, but for all non-essential cookies you can choose whether you want us to use them or not. When you first visit our website, a message will appear giving you the opportunity to accept cookies or select the option to manage your cookie preferences. The cookies we use can be grouped into the following four categories: Strictly necessary, Performance, Functionality and Advertising.

The cookies we use within each category are listed below. You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by following the ‘Manage cookies’ link in the footer of every page.

The following information covers cookies on the main Oxfam GB website (www.oxfam.org.uk). We will shortly be releasing a Cookie Preference Centre across our other sites, including Oxfam's Online Shop and some legacy donation pages. In the meantime, please refer to separate policies for Cookies on Oxfam's Online Shop and Cookies on Oxfam's Policy and Practice website.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential to the functioning of our website, and as such cannot be switched off. They are used for important functions such as administering cookie preferences.  Strictly necessary cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

  • OptanonConsent
    Purpose:
    Stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 365 days
  • OptanonAlertBoxClosed
    Purpose:
    Allows us to not show the Cookie Consent message more than once to a user. This cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 365 days
  • eupubconsent
    Purpose:
    This cookie is used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user's consent. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user's consent.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: Session.
  • ARRAffinity
    Purpose: This cookie is set by websites run on the Windows Azure cloud platform. It is used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: Session

Functional cookies

These cookies improve your experience on the Oxfam website. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. Switching off these cookies will mean that areas of our website may not work properly.

  • BrowserId_sec
    Purpose:
    This cookie is used by the Salesforce Live Chat Tool, which enables website users to contact Oxfam's Supporter Relations Team.
    Provider: Force.com
    Duration: 365 days.

Performance cookies

These cookies gather information such as how many people are using our site or which pages are popular to help us improve customer experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

  • s_cc
    Purpose: Used by Adobe Analytics to determine whether cookies are enabled in the browser.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: Session
  • s_fid
    Purpose: Used by Adobe Analytics. It contains a randomly generated, unique id.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 2 years
  • s_ppv
    Purpose: This cookie is required by Adobe Analytics and records the Percentage of Page Viewed (PPV)
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: Session.
  • s_lastvisit
    Purpose: This cookie lets Adobe Analytics know when you've been to our website once and then have made a return visit.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 3 years
  • s_nr
    Purpose: An Adobe Analytics cookie which stores the date of a visit and if the visitor is new or returning.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 30 days
  • s_sq
    Purpose: Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, stores information about the previous link clicked within the site.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: Session
  • s_vi
    Purpose: Adobe Site Catalyst cookie, used to identify unique visitors, with an ID and timestamp.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 2 years
  • s_visit
    Purpose: Adobe Analytics. It is used to determine when a new visit is starting.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: < 1 day
  • _ga
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as an identifier.
    Provider:
    Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration:
    2 years
  • _gid
    Purpose: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to distinguish unique users and also assigns a unique value for each page visited. We use this to monitor and improve the performance of our website.
    Provider:
    Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration:
    1 day
  • _gcl_au
    Purpose: Used by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to determine whether a user has arrived at a particular page.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 90 days

Advertising cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners so that they can show you relevant adverts on other sites. This helps to ensure our advertising works as effectively and efficiently as possible. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.

  • _fbp
    Purpose: Facebook pixel which assigns a unique ID to the user, similar to how the _ga cookie works with Google Analytics.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 90 days
  • ATN
    Purpose: This cookie is served by Atlas, a subsidiary of Facebook, and is used as a third-party cookie by several websites.
    Provider: atdmt.com
    Duration: 2 years
  • _pin_unauth
    Purpose: Used by Pinterest to track the use of its services.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 1 year
  • _scid
    Purpose: This cookie is used by Snapchat to assign a unique ID to a user.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 1 year
  • _uetsid
    Purpose: This cookie is used by Microsoft Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to its users.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 1 day
  • _uetvid
    Purpose: Used by Microsoft Bing to present relevant advertisements based on the user's preferences.
    Provider: Oxfam.org.uk
    Duration: 17 days
  • X-AB
    Purpose: This cookie is associated with embedding content from Snapchat.
    Provider: Snapchat.com
    Duration: 1 day
  • MUID
    Purpose: Used by Microsoft Bing as a unique user identifier.
    Provider: Bing.com
    Duration: 390 days
  • IDE
    Purpose: Used by Google DoubleClick to monitor the success of advertisements and to present targeted ads to the user.
    Provider: Doubleclick.net
    Duration: 390 days
  • fr
    Purpose: Contains a combination of unique IDs for browser and used by Facebook for targeted advertising.
    Provider: Facebook.com
    Duration: 3 months
  • sc_at
    Purpose: Cookie associated with embedding content from Snapchat.
    Provider: snapchat.com
    Duration: 390 days
  • personalization_id
    Purpose: Twitter does not provide information on the use of specific cookies, although this is likely to be used to deliver adverts more relevant to their users' interests.
    Provider: Twitter.com
    Duration: 2 years
  • lang
    Purpose: Twitter does not provide information on the use of specific cookies, although this is likely to store language preferences, potentially to serve up content in the preferred language.
    Provider: Twitter.com
    Duration: Session.

Cookies set by Third Party sites

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

  • PREF — Expires after eight months.
  • VSC — Expires at the end of your session.
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE — Expires after eight months.
  • remote_sid — Expires at the end of your session.