Our website and our microsites that are available from our website (“our sites”) use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our sites.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The cookies we use include "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the sites when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our sites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also use "marketing cookies" which are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Royal Voluntary Service website functions cookies  ASP.NET_SessionId Cookies that are used to allow our sites to function properly. The cookies remember text size and allow you to use our sites in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient.   
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the sites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including information such as the number of visitors to the sites, where visitors have come to the sites from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Allows tracking of YouTube video views and preferences
Allows tracking based on location


Facebook places both a Pixel and a cookie that enables Royal Voluntary Service to measure, optimise and build audiences for advertising campaigns served on Facebook. In particular, it enables Royal Voluntary Service to see how our users move between devices when accessing the Royal Voluntary Service website and Facebook. By analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the Royal Voluntary Service website, it ensure that Royal Voluntary Service’s Facebook advertising is seen by those users who are most likely to be interested in such advertising.
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