Cookies Policy




We take your privacy seriously, whether you’re visiting our websites or contacting us in other ways. We know that sharing your information with us takes great trust, so we want you to be confident it’s being looked after.
Like most websites, we use data from our servers as well as cookies to get a better understanding of the way people use our websites. We don’t collect personal information that would identify you, unless you choose to share that with us. You don’t have to give any personal data to us – doing that is voluntary.

This Cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

This Policy also tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us. If you have any questions about this Cookie policy please contact:

Address: 320 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 7RP.
Phone: +44(0)141 423 4242
Email: rajak@sarwarfoundation.org


Cookies are small text files on your device (e.g computer or mobile device). They are made by your web-browser when you visit a website. Every time you go back to that website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website’s server. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. These sites also provide details on how to delete cookies from your computer and general information about cookies. (Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites.)

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. We use cookies to collect anonymous data on how visitors use our website.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site.
Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

There are 4 varieties of cookies which operate on our website:

1. The essentials
Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. For example, these cookies are necessary for the operation of our site, supporting functions such as logging in and making donations. Without these cookies, some parts of our site just won’t work as they should.

2. The customisers
These cookies (also called functional cookies) allow our site to remember your preferences, these cookies are not essential, but they enhance your use of our website. These cookies store information regarding user consent on loading specific features which then set the third party cookies e.g. You Tube videos.

3. The performance improvers
These cookies are used to enhance site performance. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a user. All information that these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

4. The targeters
These cookies (also called advertising cookies) are used to place Sarwar Foundation advertising on third-party sites. These cookies are placed on our site by our third party service providers and they may remember your web browsing activity and may be used to understand about your demographics. Only anonymised information is captured and used and the purpose is to provide you with content which is relevant to you.

We don’t store any information that would identify you personally in the cookies we create, but we do look at trends and patterns to try to improve your experience of using our website.


We analyse trends and patterns in the data, so that we can improve your experience. It helps us to identify problems with the website, ensure we are giving users the information they need, and to monitor the number of people we are reaching with our work. We recognise when you log in and any preferred settings.

We don’t share any personal data that you supply, although we may share information about general user trends with our partners and donors. We also don’t track user behaviour after you have left our site, although you may see Sarwar Foundation banners on other websites.

After visiting our websites, you may see personalised banner advertisements on other websites. This relates to content which has been viewed whilst browsing our websites on your computer or other devices.

We use reputable third party specialist partners to do this, again using cookies placed on your computer or other mobile device. You can block cookies from your browser if you would like to prevent this.

Online Donations

All your transactions are secure and meet strict compliance standards including HMRC, the Charity Commission, Payment Card Industry (data security standards) and the Data Protection Act.

This means any data sent to and from our secure servers, is encrypted to prevent any possible fraud. Credit card details are not kept following a transaction. Our online donations are made using the Charitable Plugin.


Below are details of the main cookies on our site, what they do and how you can alter your settings to stop cookies.

These cookies are essentials and customisers. They allow you to navigate our site, log-in, display the correct page for the device you are using, verify your details when you make a donation and they allow us to process that donation.

To opt out of these cookies you will need to change the settings on your browser Cookie preferences. If you choose to block these cookies our website may not work as it should and any preferences you have may be lost.

Third Party cookies

Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

This is a performance improver cookie and we use it to track visits to our website and movement around the site. The data which is collected is anonymous and is used for benchmarking purposes to monitor the performance of our site and to measure user engagement on our site.
You can read more and change your preferences here: https://www.adobe.com/uk/privacy/opt-out.html


This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to place advertising content onto Facebook which is relevant to you based on the information which your web browsing patterns allow Facebook to infer. This information is never connected to your profile and it is always anonymous.
You can read more and change your preferences on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/

You can control and opt-out of Facebook adverts and other third party cookies here: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Twitter cookies

We may use Twitter Pixel to track and record events on our websites for analytics, audience creation and retargeting of adverts. For further information, see Twitter’s privacy statement (https://twitter.com/en/privacy).

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a tool that lets us analyse how visitors use our site. We may use this information to improve our website. This tool collects anonymised data. Please see Google’s privacy policy for further information (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en) and to opt out of these tracking cookies, please visit Google’s website (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None).

Google DoubleClick

This is an advertiser cookie which we use to help us to track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. It enables Google to serve our adverts on other sites based on your browsing history on our page and engagement with our adverts.
You can change your preferences about the adverts you see on Google by clicking here: www.google.com/settings/ads

You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices

Google Dynamic Remarketing

This is an advertiser cookie and a performance improver cookie. It allows us to serve relevant advertising content to users that have previously visited our website. The data which is collected is anonymous.
You can read more and change your preferences here: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html

You can control and opt-out of Google adverts and other third party cookies here: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices


This is a performance improver cookie which records your browsing experience as you move around our site. We use it to spot any issues on our site and to improve your experience. No personal data is obtained or processed.


Within your browser (for example, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari), you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

For further information please refer to: https://www.aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Cookies pop-up

By clicking “OK” or “Accept”, a permanent cookie will be set on your machine to remember your preference, subject to you managing and changing your cookie settings.


We may update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes we will let you know but please regularly check this policy to ensure you are aware of the most updated version.

This Cookie policy was last updated on 9 January 2020.