This Cookie Policy was last updated on, and therefore its effective date is, 18 May 2023.


This Cookie Policy sets out the basis on which we, BRAVO VICTOR® ( and the VI Charity Sector Partnership(the Partners), use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to the VI Insight Hub (the Hub)

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, often encrypted, containing a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identify your browser or device.

2. What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site to know if your computer or device has visited that site before and help us to understand how the site is being used.

It will also help you, by storing your preferences and login information, to navigate between pages efficiently, as well as helping to remember your preferences and improve your browsing experience.  Cookies also enable us to ensure that any marketing that may be displayed is more relevant to you.

3. Which cookies do we use?

We use first-party and third-party cookies on the Hub.

  • First-party cookies are mostly necessary for our website to function properly and they do not collect any of your personal data.  They are placed on your device by the Hub domain.
  • Third-party cookies mainly help us to understand how our website performs and how you interact with it.  They also help us to keep our site secure, make the site quicker and easier for you to use and may provide you with personalised advertisements.  They are placed on your device by third-party website domains.

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

  • Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open.  They expire when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Necessary Cookies.  These cookies are essential for our website to function properly and remain secure.  They do not store any personal information.  You can only disable them by changing your cookies preferences in your browser’s settings.
  • Performance (or Analytical) Cookies.  We use cookies to analyse and understand how you interact with our website.  They tell us things like how the number of visitors who have visited the Hub, how you got to our site, what pages you visit and how long you spend on each page.  The more we learn about how you use our site, the better we can make our site perform for all users.  We use Google Analytics cookies on the Hub.  You can opt out of these cookies, but it may affect our ability to monitor the Hub’s performance and make improvements.
  • Functionality Cookies.  We use these cookies to enhance our website’s functionality and to remember your preferences so that we can personalise your experience of using the Hub.  They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.  You can opt out of these cookies, but as a result some Hub features may not function properly.
  • Advertisement Cookies.  We may use these cookies to provide you with relevant ads and marketing campaigns of interest to you, if appropriate.  They may be set by our third-party advertising partners who use cookies to build up a profile of your interests and show you customised adverts.  These cookies do not directly store your personal information, but they work by identifying your browser and internet device and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites.  Information obtained through these cookies may be shared with organizations other than BRAVO VICTOR.  If you opt out of these cookies, the advertisements you may see may be less tailored to your interests.

These are all standard use of cookies and they do not retain sensitive personal data such as information that is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address) or financial information.  You can opt out of many of the described cookies at any.

4. List of cookies Used.

We use the following cookies on or in relation to the Hub:

Name of Cookie  Essential or Non-essential Type of cookie First or Third party? Session or Persistent? Expiry Time Purpose
_ga Non-essential Analytics First Party Session To distinguish website visitors
_ga Non-essential Analytics First Party Persistent 2 years To distinguish website visitors
_ga_# Non-essential Analytics First Party Session To distinguish website visitors
_ga_# Non-essential Analytics First Party Persistent  2 years To distinguish website visitors
CookieConsent Non-essential Cookie Preferences First Party Session Your cookie preferences
CookieConsent Non-essential Cookie Preferences First Party Persistent 1 year Your cookie preferences
CookieControl Non-essential Cookie Preferences First Party Persistent 3 months Your cookie preferences

5. How to accept or reject cookies.

You are welcome to opt out of the use of some of the cookies we use on the Hub.  However, please be aware that doing so may impair the Hub and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.  You have the option to control cookies when you first open the Hub site but can access your cookie preferences at any time using the cookie control widget that can be found on the Hub (usually the bottom left corner of each page indicated by a letter ‘C’ in a star icon).

You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences.

You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.orgFor more information on deleting and managing your cookies we direct you to the website of your browser, for example:

6. Other technologies.

We also embed web beacons where appropriate in our emails and/or on the Hub.  Web beacons are small GIF image files that enable us to track your receipt of our emails, how often you view the Hub pages, your location, IP address and browser information.  Web beacons are activated whenever you open an email or access a page on the Hub which contains a web beacon.  Web beacons transmit data when you view them but are not capable of accessing any other information on your computer.

Web beacons are not stored on your hard drive unless you download a GIF image containing them.

Some (but not all) browsers enable you to restrict the use of web beacons by either preventing them from sending information back to their source (for example, when you choose browser settings that block cookies and trackers) or by not accessing the images containing them (for example, if you select a ‘do not display images (in emails)’ setting in your email server).

7. Changes to this policy.

We reserve the right to change this document from time to time to reflect any regulatory or legal changes.   Please check back frequently. You will be able to see the date it was last updated at the top of the page.