Cookies policy

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers). It is sent by a web server to a web browser where it is stored. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page.

Cookies may be either "persistent" or "session" cookies.

  • A persistent cookie is stored by a web browser and remains valid until its expiry date or deleted by the user.
  • A session cookie will expire at the end of the user’s session when the web browser is closed.

Cookies may not contain any information that personally identifies a user. But personal data that we store about you may link to the information gathered and stored in cookies.

Why we use cookies

We use cookies for:

  • Registration forms: for example, our events registration forms and donation forms will not work properly without using cookies.
  • Analytics: we collect information via a service called Google Analytics about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. This includes the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from, and the pages they visited.
  • Social Media sharing: you can share content from our website on your own Social Media networks.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of our advertising and understanding the actions people take on our website. Cookies allow us to present relevant Scope adverts to users.
  • Storing the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or any other device you are using to browse our website.

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a series of numbers that identifies any device on a network. Computers use IP addresses to communicate with each other. Both over the Internet and on other networks.

Essential cookies

We need these cookies for our website to work properly and we cannot switch them off on our servers. They are usually only created when you interact with our website. For example:

  • setting your privacy preferences
  • filling in a contact form
  • logging in to a part of the website

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Doing this will mean that some parts of our website will not work as it should.

These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functional cookies

These cookies enable our website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not work properly.

Performance cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and 'traffic' sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help tell us which pages are the most and

least popular. We can also see how visitors navigate around the website. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and kept anonymous.

If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to see how well it is working.

Targeting cookies

These cookies may be enabled through our website by our advertising partners. They may be used by our advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other websites. They do not directly store personal information. But will uniquely identifying your browser and the device or computer you are using.

If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Changing cookie settings

Most modern web browsers will allow you to refuse to accept cookies and delete cookies. How you do this varies from browser to browser, and version to version.

You can find up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies below:

You can also find out more about cookies at and

Changes to this policy

Now and again, we may update our use of cookies. Please check regularly to keep up to date.

This policy was last updated: January 2022