Cookies and privacy

What information do we collect?

To help you get the best experience from our website, we’d like your consent to use small text files called cookies. These collect anonymous usage statistics and give you a personalised experience, enabling us to understand how many people we are reaching and how to improve our fundraising.

Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and what they are used for.

Some of our cookies are essential to enable our website to work correctly. You also have the option to enable non-essential cookies, which help us improve your experience, understand the most popular content on our website, and raise more funds for Sightsavers.


Essential cookies

These cookies enable our website to work correctly, such as by storing the settings on this page, and showing the most relevant version of a page for your country. Other essential cookies may be set in response to actions made by you, such as filling in a form.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but then some parts of our website will not work as expected.

Analytics cookies

These cookies help us understand information about your visit to our website, such as which pages you read, whether you’re using a computer or a smartphone, and whether your visit includes a donation. This information is completely anonymous, and it helps us to improve our most popular web pages and encourage more visitors to make donations to Sightsavers.

Analytics information is never used to profile individual visitors or to contact you in any way. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Personalisation cookies

These cookies may be used to customise the content of Sightsavers’ web pages or to give you a smooth experience when you view content from other websites through our website, such as watching a video on our website that is stored on YouTube. By accepting these cookies, you will have a more tailored experience when interacting with Sightsavers’ web content.

Personalisation cookies may be managed by Sightsavers, or by trusted third parties whose content we have added to our web pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some content on our web pages may not function correctly.

Advertising cookies

These cookies help us to understand if you are likely to want to learn more about Sightsavers when you leave our website. If so, we’ll also use these cookies to show you relevant adverts about Sightsavers. By accepting these cookies, our advertising partners may use anonymous information about your device to understand your interests and show you our adverts on other websites that you visit.

If you do not enable advertising cookies you will still see adverts on other websites, but they may be less relevant to you. For more information about advertising cookies, see the Google Advertising Privacy & Terms.

You can turn off all these cookies at any time. This can be done through your browser. If you do, you may notice that the site doesn’t work as expected and some content or services may not be available.

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