Cookie policy

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files on your 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.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

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Why does International Alert use cookies?

Like many websites, International Alert uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. 

Cookies help us identify which bits of our website people are using, and help us do work on those sections of the website to improve the user experience.

We also use cookies to help show content on our site that is relevant to you and your interests. For example, if on a previous visit you went to one of our country pages, we might find this out from your cookie and show you other information on our website related to this country on subsequent visits.

Information supplied in cookies also allows us to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns for International Alert. This enables us to ensure any money we spend on digital marketing gives us a good return on investment.

Restricting or blocking cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies that are set by the International Alert website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the International Alert website.