Privacy and cookies policy

Information collected automatically

We (SOS Children) automatically collect information about your visit to our site. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements. We also automatically log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device. Most domestic internet service providers allocate IP addresses dynamically so that your IP address changes over time.

Use of Cookies on our web sites

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information.

Pages featuring videos displayed using Flowplayer store Flash local shared objects, which are similar to cookies, to remember user preferences and to provide usage statistics. Cookies are also used to record the webpage which referred each visitor to us.

Some third party applications used on our website set cookies. Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, uses cookies to help us analyse how visitors use our site, and so that we can display adverts to individuals who have visited our site previously. These cookies are specific to our websites and visitors are not tracked across websites belonging to other Google Analytics users. The social buttons on some pages allow visitors to share content via social media, and use cookies to remember whether a user is logged in to the relevant social media network as they navigate our site. Our mailing list archives are provided by MailChimp, our email distributor, and these pages set cookies for analytics and to remember which MailChimp server is hosting the archive in question.

Managing your cookies preferences

Our cookies policy was framed in view of the widespread acceptance of cookies across the internet, the ability of any individual surfer to set their PC to refuse cookies and the fact that it allows us to further reduce our fundraising and administration costs. For further information about cookies and for an explanation of how you can disable them please visit

We are open to any comments on this policy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your views about it.