Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy applies to the website (the “Site“) which is run by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (“JRF”), a registered charity in England and Wales under company number 210169.

Our trading address is: The Homestead, 40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP.

This Cookies Policy explains how we use cookies and other similar technologies to collect information about the way website users visit the Site.

Cookies – what they are, how they work and why we use them

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our cookies are small files containing a unique reference number. They’re created by our Site and sent to your computer’s browser (and subsequently stored on your computer). They take virtually no space up and are there so that our Site can tell that you’re the website user as you move from page to page.

The cookies also allow us to keep a log of what happened whilst you visited – this helps us to resolve problems if things go wrong and understand how users use the Site and how we can improve it.

We use the following cookies:

Google Analytics – These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data

Why we use these cookies:

As mentioned in the table above, when someone visits the Site we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the Site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our Site. Currently, we do not collect any personal information through this Site. If that changes, we would make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. However, to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit

Please note that JRF has no control over how Google use the data they collect via cookies.

How to change your browser’s privacy settings

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For instance, most Mac and Windows browsers let you see exactly which cookies have been stored on your computer (by that browser), where they came from and they let you delete any you don’t want. To change your privacy settings, you’ll usually need to go to the preferences, tools or options panel for your browser. Every browser is different (and a single browser may change as it evolves through different versions) but you’ll probably find a privacy or internet data control box

If you have any questions or concerns about how we record your data, please feel free to contact us.

Updates to this Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy may be updated regularly as and when new cookies are implemented, or existing cookies removed.  If necessary, we will draw the changes to your attention when you next visit the Site.

We may also update this Cookies Policy based upon cookie best practices and both UK and EU legal requirements.

You are encouraged to check back here in order to keep up-to-date with the latest version of this Cookies Policy.