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If you take the opportunity to ‘share’ content with friends through social networks – such as Facebook and Twitter – you may be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

In addition, we make use of Youtube to deliver video content, and Youtube may send its own cookies to monitor traffic to its site. Again, you may want to check Youtube’s site for more information about these cookies and how to manage them.

Session cookies are placed on your device for the duration of your browsing session, and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain for a certain number of days or months.

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c_user, datr, lu, xs, Facebook functionality – social sharing persistent
__stid, st_optout Share this functionality – social sharing persistent
_twitter_sess Twitter functionality – social sharing session
guest_id, twll Twitter functionality – social sharing persistent
demographics, HSID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, SID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube performance – visitor statistics persistent

Advertising on other sites

After you have visited, you may see Practical Action advertisements or banners on other sites. The technology behind these adverts is based on cookies. The data contained in the cookie used in these adverts is completely anonymous and doesn’t contain any of your personal details.

To learn more about how this cookie works, and how you can restrict, block or delete it, or opt-out of this kind of advertising, please go to

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Managing third-party cookies

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  • Further information

    You can find out more about our approach to data protection and privacy here

    If you would like to make an enquiry about data protection, update the information we hold about you, request or opt out of receiving marketing communications from us or change the way we process your information, you can let us know in the following ways:

    Email: [email protected]
    Post: Supporter Services, Practical Action, The Robbins Building, 25 Albert Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2SD, United Kingdom
    Phone: 0800 389 1624

  • Contact us

    If you have any questions about this policy,  or would like to let us know you do not wish to receive any future information or updates from us, please write to the Data Controller at this address:

    Data Controller,
    Practical Action,
    The Robbins Building
    25 Albert Street
    Rugby, Warwickshire
    CV21 2SD, United Kingdom

    Tel:        +44 (0) 1926 634400
    e-mail:  [email protected]