Tibet Foundation

Tibet Foundation Cookies policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.

How does Tibet Foundation use cookies?

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used and to monitor how our advertisements perform. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Your rights

Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Changing your cookie preferences

The "Help" menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser's cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. An online guide for Google Chrome is available here, for example (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform=Desktop). Please check for other browsers.

Cookie terminology

We have classified our cookies into two broad types - 'first party cookies' and 'third party cookies':

  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by Tibet Foundation’s website to your computer, and are used to recognise your computer when it revisits our site. They also enable you to add items and donations to a shopping-cart as you browse the site.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of us, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other web sites. Third party cookies are used for a variety of reasons, most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes. More details are provided in the third party cookie section.

In addition, cookies may be either 'session cookies' or 'persistent cookies'. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.

List of the main cookies used on our website

To help you understand how we use cookies, this is a list of the main cookies set across our website and what each is used for:

First party cookies set by Tibet Foundation

Name: tibetfoundation
Type: first-party
Purpose: session identification - allowing us to provide a consistent service throughout your visit to tibet-foundation.org
Contents: a random unique code used to allow your browser to identify itself to the website
Expiry: when you close your browser

Third party cookies set by Tibet Foundation

We work with a number of third party suppliers who set cookies on our website to enable them to provide us with services. These cookies are mainly used for reporting and advertising purposes so that we can improve the way we communicate with our supporters and ensure the money we invest in online advertising is well spent. More information about the main suppliers we use and their privacy policies is listed below.

Name Purpose
Facebook Tracking interaction between Tibet Foundation and Facebook
Google Website Analytics - monitoring use of the Tibet Foundation website
Paypal Initiating Paypal donations & payments
Twitter Tracking interaction between Tibet Foundation and Twitter

Cookies set by third parties

If you go on to a page on our website that contains embedded content, for example YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites.

If you visit Tibet Foundation's content on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter, these sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Additional references

Further information about cookies and how to control their use is available from All About Cookies http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ (link is external) and Your Online Choices http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ (link is external).