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Our website uses cookies to improve the functionality of our website and monitor its performance.

We have recently reviewed our use of cookies in line with the guidelines set by the UK Information Commissioner's Office. If you'd like to talk to us about our use of cookies, please contact our the Communications team at

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone browser (e.g. Chrome or Firefox) from a website's computer and is stored on your computer. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. A website can only send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Each website can only access cookies stored by that specific web domain, meaning that only can access the cookies set by the domain.

Which cookies are used on this site?

This list shows which cookies are used on this website. For an explanation of each type of cookie, please see below.

Google Analytics Cookies:

  • _utma
  • _utmb
  • _utmc
  • _utmz

Session Cookies:

  • apex_MembersID
  • CFID

AddThis Cookies:

  • _csuid


Google Analytics Cookies

These are annoymous analytics cookies that enable us to analyse the performace of our site. These cookies can tell us whether or not you've visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.

By using Google Analytics we can see how many people visit each our training courses, read our news stories or find out about our Recruitment Service. We're then able to see what is popular and what isn't in our ongoing effort to provide the most relevant and interesting training and support to aid workers and aid agencies.

Find out more about Google Analytics cookies.

Session Cookies

Session cookies only last for the duration of a user's visit to a website. Session cookies help improve the functionality of website by passing information on from one page to another. For example, if you log in to our website as RedR Member, session cookies are used to keep you logged in. Also, if you apply for one our Member job opportunities session cookies are used to keep track of your Membership ID from one page to the next as you go through the online application process.

AddThis Cookie

AddThis is used to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. You will see icons on the top and bottom of each of our web pages. This cookie allows us to annoymously track how many users recommend our web pages on social media. You can opt-out of AddThis for all the websites you visit by visiting their website.

Find out more about AddThis.

How do I prevent cookies being used on my computer?

You can change your cookie settings in your browser settings, by going to the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. The following links will take you to browser-specfic help about changing your browser cookie settings:

Where can I find out more information about cookies?

You can find out more information about cookies by visiting:

Question or query?

If you have a question or query about the cookies used on this site, please contact our Communications team at